One of the biggest surprises in new toy announcements this week is without a doubt Funko’s Junji Ito Pop! vinyl figures. Sure, fans of Japanese horror manga (such as myself) are quite aware of his brilliant and highly disturbing body of work, but never did I expect to see Pop! figures (or any sort of Western action figures) paying homage to his terrifying stories and illustrations.
I own the Frankenstein collection of stories (though with Christmas around the corner my goal is to purchase more! and some of them very much sat with me for a very long time. I’m looking at you “Neck Spector”! The Junji Ito Pop! vinyl figures collection include Tomie, Yuuko, Ms. Fuchi, and Souichi Tsujii. Each one stands 3.75 inches tall, costs $10.99, will ship February 2021, and are available for preorder today.