Thursday, January 30, 2020

Funko Announces 'The Legend of Korra' Pop! Figures

Funko has announced the very exciting news that they are expanding their popular Nickelodeon range with brand-new Pop! figures inspired by the iconic animated series The Legend of Korra! The new lineup of figures includes a spectacular new Korra Pop figure, plus Mako, Amon, and Asami Sato.


The company revealed the news as part of their London Toy Fair 2020 line-up.

The new line of Pop! figures includes Korra in her Avatar state, which is a limited-edition glow-in-the-dark variant available only at Hot Topic. The figure depicts one of Korra's alternative outfits from the show. The Legend of Korra line also features a Pop! figure of Korra displaying her fire- and water-bending powers, as well as three other major characters: Mako, Asami and Season 1's villain Amon, all in standard poses.

You can pre-order all of these new The Legend of Korra Funko Pops here on Entertainment Earth, with shipping slated for June 2020. Each figure measures approximately 3 3/4-inches tall and comes packaged in a window display box. Each figure currently carry a price tag of $10.99. Take a closer look at the figures below!:


Funko's new line of The Legend of Korra vinyl figures join the company's previously released Avatar: The Last Airbender line, which includes Pop! figures of Aang, Katara, Sokka, Zuko, Appa, Toph and Iroh, and Funko Avatar: The Last Airbender FunkO's Cereal with Pocket Pop! Appa Cereal.

The mythology of the beloved animated franchise from Avatar: The Last Airbender creators, Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, continues with The Legend of Korra. The series centers around a new Avatar named Korra, a 17-year-old headstrong and rebellious girl who continually challenges and bucks tradition on her quest to become a fully realized Avatar in a world where benders are under attack.

The Legend of Korra takes place 70 years after the events of Avatar: The Last Airbender and follows the next Avatar after Aang – a girl named Korra (Janet Varney) who is from the Southern Water Tribe. With three of the four elements under her belt (Earth, Water and Fire), Korra seeks to master Air. Her quest leads her to Republic City, the modern “Avatar” world that is a virtual melting pot where benders and non-benders from all nations live and thrive. Korra quickly discovers that the metropolis is plagued by crime as well as a growing anti-bending revolution that threatens to rip the city apart. Under the tutelage of Aang’s son, Tenzin (J.K. Simmons), Korra begins her airbending training while dealing with the dangers at large.

The Legend of Korra cast includes Janet Varney (Stan Against Evil) as Korra, David Faustino (Married…with Children) as Mako, P.J. Byrne (Horrible Bosses) as Bolin, J.K. Simmons (The Closer) as Tenzin, Steve Blum (Cowboy Bebop) as Amon, Lance Henriksen (Aliens) as The Lieutenant, Mindy Sterling (Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery) as Chief Lin Beifong, Daniel Dae Kim (Hawaii Five-0) as Hiroshi Sato, Seychelle Gabriel (Falling Skies) as Asami Sato and Eva Marie Saint (Superman Returns) as Katara. Joaquim Dos Santos served as co-executive producer.

The Legend of Korra premiered on Saturday, April 14, 2012, running for 52 episodes over four seasons ("books") until Thursday, 18th December 2014. The series is notable for ending with Korra and Asami about to embark on a same-sex relationship, one of the first times a same-sex relationship had been featured in a children's television series. The Legend of Korra's story continues on in numerous books and graphic novels. Korrasami 4eva!

The Legend of Korra is currently available to stream on CBS All Access.

The beloved series Avatar: The Last Airbender and the follow-up series The Legend of Korra got complete series Blu-ray sets in 2018 and 2016 respectively. Back in October, they were released as part of a single set that you can grab right here on Amazon for only $58.99 (40% off). Not bad for a 17-disc set that clocks in at 2672 minutes. The Avatar set is available individually for $26.28 (42% off) and the Korra set is available for $32.99.

Paramount Home Entertainment and Nickelodeon Home Entertainment are also set to released the Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Complete Series 15th Anniversary Limited Edition Steelbook Collection on February 18, 2020.

More Nick: Netflix to Host Open Casting Call for Live-Action 'Avatar: The Last Airbender' Series!

Originally published: Monday, January 20, 2020 at 22:47 GMT.

Original source: ComicBook; Additional sources: Wikipedia, Pop Vinyl World, CBR.com.
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