For some strange reason Funko is releasing one additional Pop! Marvel Vinyl Figure Bobble Head in May and it’s their first villain, the evil Red Skull! The Blot’s known Funko would be releasing the Red Skull for a couple of months now, but I assumed it would be the Captain America movie version of the Red Skull released in conjunction with a movie version Captain America (similar to the previously released Thor Movie Wave). Instead, they’re just releasing the Red Skull by himself as an addition to the previously solicited Pop! Marvel Wave 1 Vinyl Figure Bobble Heads.
This seems like a weird way to release Funko’s first Marvel villain of this particular line of figures. Why not either release him as part of Wave 1 a month earlier or create an all villains Wave 2. Instead it seems like they’re trying to tie-in to this summer’s live action Captain America: The First Avenger without it being an official release. I assume if Funko could release Thor movie figures they can release Captain America figures as well. Then again, it really doesn’t matter. We’re getting a pretty awesome Red Skull vinyl figure and what will hopefully be a great Capt America film a few week later.
The Red Skull Pop! Marvel Vinyl Figure Bobble Head by Funko will retail for around $10 and goes on sale sometime in May 2011.