Funko, the brand behind arguably the worst form of physical collectibles, will soon be getting a triple-A video game. The announcement was made during a panel at San Diego Comic-Con. The video game won't exclusively be made by Funko, instead it will be co-produced along with newly set up studio,10:10 Games. Development will be spearheaded by 10:10 studio director Paul Flanagan, creative director Jon Burton, and design director Arthur Parsons – all of whom have worked on games in the Lego series.
Not much is known about this game, except that it will be an action-platformer which will launch in 2023, and will feature the brand's mascot Freddy Funko. As noted by GameRant, one of the more interesting things mentioned during the announcement in Hall H was that the game will feature "major third-party integration". It's not clear what that means, but since there's a Funko Pop for almost every major IP, we'll probably see some familiar – and expressionless – faces.
Considering the previous projects worked on by the people at 10:10, and the fact that this triple-A game will be an action-platformer, it wouldn't be far-fetched to think that it could be similar to the structure of the games in the Lego series. This isn't the first time Funko has delved into the realm of video games. The brand has worked on a couple of mobile titles, the most popular one being Funko Pop! Blitz – however, it has never dabbled with anything in the triple-A space.
Other than that, Funko also revealed a whole line of new collectibles for MCU projects like Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and Spider-Man No Way Home among others.
Funko wasn't the only toys and collectibles brand flaunting itself at SDCC. Among the various action figures and statues was an impressive 663,900 piece Lego Bowser. Not only was it massive, standing at 14 feet tall, but it was also animatronic. This king-sized Bowser was capable of moving its arms, eyes, eyebrows, and could even turn its entire head. Unfortunately, that one isn't for sale, but you could take home a relatively smaller, 2,800 piece Bowser, which doesn't move.
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