Funko has announced two new lines of Mystery items – Marvel mini plush and DC mini plush keychains. I’m going to let the pictures tell the story here, because product-wise there’s not much to say about them. I do have a few words, though.
You ever notice that everything new from Taco Bell is just a mash-up of existing products? “Hey…we’re completely out of ideas. We should just combine two existing products and call it “new”! Let’s put a hard shell taco inside a soft shell taco…AMAZING! Let’s roll up a quesadilla and fry it like a churitto! Let’s make taco shells out of Doritos!” This is where Funko is heading. Why use our creative thinking to make new lines when we can mash up something already existis? Say, Mystery Minis and Plush? Or even better, make some of them Keychains? I like what Funko does – I wouldn’t be running this site if I felt otherwise – but I feel like a company that has been praised hand over fist for innovation is beginning to become the Taco Bell of the collecting industry.