Here's a first look at the Darna Funko Pop! figure


Posted at Jul 19 2019 07:20 PM

MANILA -- A photo of the Darna Funko Pop! figure was revealed on Friday.

Posted on a Facebook page dedicated to the planned "Darna" movie, the photo shows Funko replicating the trademark look of the Pinay superhero, complete with a winged headpiece to match her red and gold costume.

It was apparently taken at the famous Comic-Con International in San Diego, US, which began Thursday.

Here's a first look at the Darna Funko Pop! figure 1
The Darna Funko Pop! was unveiled by a Facebook page dedicated to the planned Star Cinema movie about the Pinay superhero. Facebook

The image was later used by the local Funko distributor Big Boys Toy Store as a teaser for what appears to be a release date.

Big Boys Toy Store promised that the figure will go on sale at an event called "Fun Con," to be held from August 2 to 4 at the Glorietta mall activity center in Makati City.

The Darna Funko was first introduced at ToyCon 2019 to celebrate the upcoming 70th anniversary the beloved superheroine.

A creation of komiks icon Mars Ravelo, Darna first appeared in a comic published in the 1940s.

She has since gone on to become the most recognizable komiks character in Philippine history, spawning a number of TV series and movie adaptations featuring some of the biggest names in local showbiz.

The first look comes just days after little-known actress Jane De Leon was revealed to portray Darna for the Star Cinema movie, to be directed by Jerrold Tarog of "Heneral Luna" fame.

Funko is a novelty toy manufacturer based in the US. Its popular Pop! line features characters from various pop culture properties such as Marvel Comics, DC, Disney, and many more.

Last year, Funko partnered with Jollibee to release a collectible version of the fast food chain's mascot.