Stop What You're Doing: Ateneo and La Salle Funko Pop Figures Exist
From Jollibee to Darna and Manny Pacquiao, Funko isn't letting us breathe with its releases of exclusive figures through the years. In case you need more reason to believe that: Now, we're getting the Ateneo Blue Eagle and De La Salle Green Archer figures as part of the Pop College line.
That's right, the universities' official mascots of the Blue Eagle and Green Archer have their own Pop figures, becoming the first university mascots outside of the United States to be in the line (previously, the line has produced figures based on mascots of Michigan State, Notre Dame, and UCLA, to name a few) and we have the country's oldest chain of comic and collectibles stores Filbar's to thank for the pair of vinyl figures.
"We are thrilled that Funko has chosen to expand its line of figures based on popular icons from our country," said Jacob Cabochan, co-owner of Filbar's. "I think that alumni and sports fans from both universities will be very excited to take home a small keepsake of their alma mater. Funko's tagline is 'Everyone is a fan of something,' and there are certainly huge fans of the Blue Eagles and Green Archers. In many ways, these mascots represent their school pride."
Ateneo Blue Eagle
You didn't know that vinyl figures of an anthropomorphic eagle and an archer that wears a lot of green were what you needed in your life, but they are. The whole Ateneo-La Salle rivalry connected with the release also isn't lost on us.
Priced at P800 each, the pair of vinyl figures will be available exclusively at Filbar's stores starting July 12. If you know your Funko Pop figures, then you already know these are about to be highly sought-after just like Jollibee, Darna, and Manny Pacquiao. Better prepare a game plan if you want your hands on these.