After tinkering with the concept for a while, Funko is now able to produce stylized 8-Bit Pop! vinyl figures that meet the necessary requirements for a series with such complicated schematics. The line debuted with New York Comic Con 2017 exclusives from Batman, Dig Dug, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Pop! 8-Bit will focus on 80s and 80s-inspired licenses in order to showcase familiar figures in a new format without sacrificing its nostalgic sensibilities. “We are so excited with the look and feel of all of our first attempts at this 8-bit approach,” says Ben Butcher, Funko’s Vice President of Creative. “So many of our licenses have had some sort of vintage video game at one point or another that it allows us to produce a broad and varied line.”
While the first few will be released in conjunction with New York Comic Con 2017, 8-Bit Pop! shows no signs of slowing down in the future with more figures coming from some of your favorite TV and Netflix shows set in the 80s!