That partnership between Funko and WWE has spawned some delicious Pops over the years, and the latest wave is easily one of the best yet. As part of Funko Fair 2023, Funko unveiled a brand new wave of WWE Pops featuring a great mix of legends and current stars, including the two Royal Rumble winners in Rhea Ripley and Cody Rhodes. The core wave, which will be available at all retailers, includes Ripley, Bianca Belair, and Ricky The Dragon Steamboat. Rounding out the wave is The Rock in his 1996 Rocky Maivia look. You can pre-order the nuclear wave here on Entertainment Earth.
There will also be several exclusive stores, starting with Cody Rhodes, which will be a Walmart exclusive. Rhodes made his return to WWE at WrestleMania 38, and many have been waiting for Rhodes to appear in WWE’s collectibles line. Now he’s making his Funko Pop debut and he looks fantastic. You can pre-order it here.
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There will also be a metallic version of Rocky Maivia, and that will be a Funko Store Exclusive, that can be found here. Next up is Gamestop, who will have an exclusive Diamond Collection Ted DiBiase Pop, who will also have his Million Dollar Championship and dollar bills in his hand on top of the sparkling suit. There will also be a Chase version with the same features, but in a green suit. Both can be pre-ordered here.
The retailer’s latest exclusives are Target’s set of WWE Magazine Covers: WrestleMania Pops. They have a mr. T box and a Hulk Hogan box, and both have the WrestleMania magazine cover behind them. They retail for $29.99, and you can pre-order them here.
As for the nuclear wave, this is Belair’s second doll in line, but this includes her gear from WrestleMania 38, where she faced Becky Lynch. For Ripley, this is her current look as part of The Judgment Day, and she even got to reveal her doll in a social media video. To say she was very happy would be an understatement.
“Ever since I started here in WWE, I’ve wanted an action figure so bad,” said Ripley. “I definitely wanted a Funko Pop. And she’s such a little badass.” She added: “I’ve loved Funko Pops since I was younger. I had so many Dragon Ball Z copies, and so many Vegeta copies in general. It’s wild that I actually became one. I’ve been waiting for this for a long time.”
What do you think of the new WWE Pops and which one do you want to see next? Let us know in the comments or as always you can talk to me about all things wrestling with me on Twitter @MattAguilarCB!