New Wave of MCU Superheroes Receives Wild Funko Pops

By Pamela Gores Posted:
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In 2021, Marvel Studios and Disney broke onto the streaming world with a new slate of entries on Disney+, including WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Loki, What If...?, and Hawkeye. All these shows introduced both old and new faces as what could arguably be the franchise's next roster of heroes. But now, a whole new wave is approaching as Oscar Isaac's Moon Knight inches closer to its debut.

At the same time, Marvel hasn't slowed down its merchandising roll either. Each of the aforementioned Disney+ shows came with a wide array of merchandise for fans to collect, including the ever-so-popular Funko Pops!.

For instance, WandaVision debuted a figurine of the Scarlet Witch reading the Darkhold in the air while What If...? saw Killmonger taking over Infinity Ultron's armor hit shelves.

Now, as 2022 chugs along and a new batch of Disney+ shows gear up to hit the streaming service, another look back on some of these iconic Funko Pops! has been unveiled–with a twist.

New Blacklight Funko Pops! For MCU Disney+

Collider exclusively unveiled five brand-new Funko Pops! for Marvel Studios' prominent Disney+ heroes from 2021, including the Scarlet Witch, Captain America, Sylvie, Killmonger, and Kate Bishop with Lucky the Pizza Dog. This batch is a continuation of the Marvel Blacklight series from Funko.

Taken from WandaVision's post-credits scene, the Scarlet Witch floats behind the Darkhold in this new blacklight Funko Pop!:

Scarlet Witch, blacklight Funko Pop!

Sam Wilson, aka the new Captain America, yields the shield in wacky colors in this Pop!:

Captain America, the Falcon, blacklight Funko Pop!

Sylvie's broken crown bears pink instead of gold in this Funko Pop! from Disney+'s Loki

Sylvie, blacklight Funko Pop

Killmonger/Warmonger shows off Infinity Ultron's armor from What If...?, now turned green, in this blacklight Funko Pop!:

Killmonger, blacklight Funko Pop

Kate Bishop and Lucky the Pizza Dog sport what looks like the iconic Hawkeye-purple nearly everywhere in the last of the new blacklight Funko Pop! batch:

Kate Bishop, blacklight Funko Pop!

Pre-orders for these Funko Pops! will begin the morning of Friday, February 18, 2022. 

A Neon Line of Brand-New Marvel Heroes 

These Funko Pops! revisit already released figures with an underground vibe; the Marvel Blacklight series gives buyers the chance to test out the Pops! in a new environment, adding a new layer of wonder to them.

It's also good to see that Marvel Studios isn't about to forget about the success of 2021 anytime soon; the year as a whole was major for the company, and Disney+ was a monumental part of that. Each show left its mark on the franchise and pop culture in general, constantly dominating discussions on social media.

Die-hard and casual fans and collectors alike should look forward to adding one, two, or all of these new Pops! to their collection, as others for upcoming Disney+ shows such as Moon Knight, Ms. Marvel, and She-Hulk are surely on the horizon. 

WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Loki, What If...?, and Hawkeye are all now streaming on Disney+.

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Release Date
January 15, 2021
- About The Author: Pamela Gores
Pamela Gores is the Managing Editor of Copy and a writer at The Direct, where she's held these roles for over three years. A diehard MCU fan since 2012's The Avengers, she harbors an extensive appreciation for all things relating to Natasha Romanoff. Pamela serves as the main point of contact for all matters relating to editing and publishing at The Direct, maintains the staff's Writing and Publishing Guide, and helps implement all the latest copy rules, whether in-house or according to AP Style.