Funko Pop figures aren’t going away any time soon. Gaming, movies, and other media fans have walls lined up with their favorite characters and are always on the hunt for new ones and rare, limited-edition ones. Fans of the Crash Bandicoot series have a new reason to be excited, as Funko will be releasing a new wave of regular-sized Pop figures and three-inch mini racers this September.
Joining the roster of regular-sized Pop figures are a new version of Crash mid-spin, Tiny Tiger who first appeared in Crash Bandicoot 2, and Nitros Oxide, the antagonist of Crash Team Racing. Preorders are available on various sites with an estimated September 2019 release window.
As for the Funko mini racers, those preorders are open for the same window as the regular-sized Pops. This series features a number of characters in their Crash Team Racing: Nitro Filled karts. Coco, Neo Cortex, Nitros Oxide, Polar, Riper Roo, and Crash Bandicoot himself will all be available.
These aren’t the only Pop Funko figures to be released for the gaming series. Existing Crash Bandicoot Pops include the original Crash, Aku Aku, Coco, Neo Cortex, and Crash variants like Scuba Gear, Biker Outfit, Jetpack, and others. Comic, toy, and anime conventions also have unique variants.
Speaking of Crash Bandicoot characters, a host of new ones were just released during the recent Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled Grand Prix seasonal event. The characters include Ami, Isabella, Liz, Megumi, and Tawna. A leak also mentioned future DLC characters, such as a few from the Spyro the Dragon franchise, including Spyro, Gnasty Gnorc, Ripto, and the Sorceress. Future Grand Prix events will add in more DLC characters, with a recent data mine showing baby versions of popular Crash characters, among others.
The vanilla CTR has a good amount of characters already, like Crash, Neo Cortex, Coco, Komodo Joe, Papu Papu, Pinstripe Potoroo, and Ripper Roo. Many of these characters need to be unlocked, so if players need a boost to help get them, they can use cheat codes to make the game a bit easier.
Unlike the original Crash Team Racing, you can customize the characters in the game. In this remake, you can change the design of the carts with new skins, colors, and parts. Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled is a complete remake of the original game with all assets completely rebuilt from scratch. This includes characters, tracks, music, voiceovers, etc. The remake includes a new online multiplayer in addition to the game’s story mode and local multiplayer.
Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled is out now for PS4, Switch, and Xbox One.