Resurrected earlier this year in the form of a completely remade trilogy, Crash Bandicoot has easily been one of the biggest games to arrive this year. Evidently, there was enough demand to justify the original PlayStation mascot’s return to the industry, as the game in question, Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, topped sales charts upon its release. As a result, it was inevitable that additional merchandising ventures would arise in order to capitalize on newfound interest in the I.P., and one line of collectibles en route is from none other than Funko.
Many gamers will already be well acquainted with Funko and its various lines of collectibles, as the company has worked with a number of video game properties in the past – with the second wave of Overwatch Pop! Vinyl figurines arriving not all that long ago. As it turns out, Crash Bandicoot will be the next gaming franchise to get the Funko treatment in the form of a brand new Pop! Vinyl line featuring six different versions of the orange mascot and one of his arch nemesis, Dr. Neo Cortex.
Much like past Funko deals, some of these figures will be made exclusively available through select retailers. As mentioned above, the “Flocked” Crash Bandicoot can only be found at GameStop stores, but it doesn’t end there. For example, the Jet Pack Crash is exclusive to Toys “R” Us, the “Glow in the Dark” variant is locked to Best Buy, and Biker Outfit Crash can only be found at Hot Topic.
On the other hand, the black and white Crash Pop! will be a “chase variant with a rarity of 1-in-6,” according to the official Funko website – ensuring that it’ll be a favorite amongst collectors. Fortunately enough for anyone wondering when they can mosey into a store to secure a figure of their very own, it has been confirmed that all of these Crash Bandicoot collectibles will arrive across retailers this November.
With evidence building that Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy will be arriving on Xbox One, it’s possible that even more gamers will become acquainted with the franchise before finding themselves interested in this particular line of Funko Pop! collectibles. As a result of this potential success, it’s possible (if not very likely) that a second wave of these beloved desk toppers could be in the works featuring other characters in the series. As of this writing, however, this is just wishful speculation.
Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is currently available on PlayStation 4.