Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Funko Announces Pop! Nacho Libre Figure

Funko takes us into the ring south of the border with the introduction of Pop! Nacho Libre!

The titular character from the 2006 film of the same name from Nickelodeon Movies and Paramount Pictures, Nacho parades out two new Pop! Movie vinyl figures: an Unmasked, Regular Version and a Masked, Chase Version! Look at how perfect that Jack Black head sculpt is! These both turned out really well.

In the film, Black played Ignacio (Nacho), a cook for a Mexican orphanage, who makes his dreams of wrestling superstardom come true when he turns to wrestling after he was robbed for the the tortilla chips he was collecting for the orphans.

The opening bell doesn’t ring on Pop! Movies: Nacho Libre just yet. There are conflicting reports that the figures will release in January, February or March 2019. As soon as there's a concrete release date, I'll update this post!

Official Funko Pop! Nacho Libre! Product Description and Details:

Join Ignacio "Nacho" on a campaign to simultaneously fund an orphanage and claim luchador glory. This Nacho Libre Nacho Pop! Vinyl Figure #647 measures approximately 3 3/4-inches tall and comes packaged in window display box.

Company: Funko
Theme: Nacho Libre
Product Type: Pop! Vinyl Figures
Characters: Nacho
Celebrities: Jack Black
Age: All Ages

The Funko Pop! Nacho Libre! figures are available to pre-order now, including from Pop In A Box (US), Pop In A Box (UK), ToyWiz, and Entertainment Earth!

Raised in the monastery where he is now the cook, Nacho (Jack Black) finds a way to earn money for the holy place by wrestling, even though it is strictly forbidden by the church elders. Naturally, Nacho isn't acting out of purely altruistic measures, as he wishes to help Sister Encarnacion (Ana de la Reguera), a beautiful Mexican nun who has recently arrived at the monastery.

Nacho Libre, written by Jared and Jerusha Hess and Mike White, directed by Jared Hess and produced by Nickelodeon Movies and Paramount Pictures, was loosely based on the story of Fray Tormenta, a Mexican Catholic priest who had a 23-year career as a masked luchador and competed in order to support the orphanage he ran.

Black produced the film with White, David Klawans and Julia Pistor, which went on to gross around $100M worldwide for Paramount Pictures against a budget of $35M.

Nacho Libre was Jack Black’s first solo vehicle after Richard Linklater’s School of Rock made him an even bigger star than he already was. It was also director Jared Hess’ follow-up to his break-out indie Napoleon Dynamite.

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Source: Pop Price Guide; Additional source: Bleeding Cool.
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