Late last year, vinyl toy manufacturer Funko Pop announced that it was teaming up with game developer Bungie to produce and release a line of figures of characters from the beloved shooter title Destiny. Fast-forward a few more months, and the collaborative team confirmed that Destiny Funko Pop models would be hitting shelves sometime August 2017. Though a set release date still hasn’t been announced, and some sources have stated they’ll be available in September, all-new images of the upcoming figures have hit the internet — and they look pretty fantastic.
The first snap was posted on Twitter by Lorraine McLees, a senior graphics designer and art lead at Bungie’s Visual ID and Design team, and features a closer look at three of the soon-to-be-released Destiny figures. Ikora Rey, the Warlock Vanguard in the Tower, stands between Commander Zavala, the Titan Vanguard, and Cayde-6, the Hunter Vanguard. Lined up next to one another on McLee’s desk, the Destiny Funko Pops are all the same height, coming in at the standard figure size of 3.75 inches in height.
Aaaa! They are on my desk! pic.twitter.com/2kiB1esDxb
— mehve (@mehvechan) July 27, 2017
A second photo popped up on Instagram from user unoudid and centered on just a single Destiny figure: Atheon. Known as Time’s Conflux, Atheon is quite powerful in Destiny lore, as it’s the final boss of the Vault of Glass raid. Its corresponding Funko Pop is just as exceptional, as it’s a retailer-exclusive figure. Those in the market for an Atheon figure will have to pop in to their local GameStop to pick one up. Unoudid’s post indicated that the model shown is simply the prototype, a statement that seemed to imply the final version would be slightly different.
I am beyond excited to add this Atheon @originalfunko Pop! Proto to my collection. @bungie & @destinythegame managed to suck in a large chunk of my free time over the last few years with Destiny. Can't wait for D2. #funkofundays #funkofundays2017 #funkoproto #destinythegame #bungie #funko #Atheon #destinycollector
The upcoming Destiny Funko Pops are yet another set in a laundry list of collections based on video games. In the recent past, the toy company has joined forces with Blizzard to roll out Overwatch vinyls, with Disney and Square Enix for Kingdom Hearts figures, and even with BioWare to release a sizable selection of Mass Effect: Andromeda Funko Pops.
With Destiny 2 fast approaching its fall 2017 release, it looks like the Destiny Pops will serve as a way to shift fans’ attention to the upcoming sequel and get them even more excited about diving back into the sci-fi shooter.
Destiny is available now for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. Destiny 2 is set for release on September 6 on PS4 and Xbox One, and on October 24 release on PC.