According to Instagram user funkofinderz, Funko is releasing Kingdom Hearts Pop! Vinyl figures for Sora, Riku, Kairi, and an unnamed Heartless. There is no release date for the figures yet but the Instagram post mentions it is coming soon.
This rumor follows the recent releases of the Mickey, Donald, Goofy, Pete, and Chip & Dale Funko Pop! Vinyl figures.
What do you guys think of this news? Are you going to buy these new figures to add to your collection? Let us know in the comments below
UPDATE 1: The Sora, Riku, Kairi, and Heartless Pop Funko figures are now available for pre-order with Gamestop. The figures will be $11.99 USD.
UPDATE 2: The Heartless Funko Pop! Vinyl figure has been revealed! It's a Shadow Heartless!
UPDATE 3: Funko has revealed their upcoming Series 2 of Kingdom Hearts Funko Pop! Vinyl figures. They are Sora, Riku, Kairi, a Shadow Heartless, and a glow chase Shadow Heartless (1 out of 6). They have also revealed two new exclusives: Final Form Sora only at Best Buy and Valor Form only at Toys "R" Us. They will be available in December 2017.
UPDATE 4: A new image that shows off the Shadow Heartless Funko Pop! Vinyl and the limited edition glow chase Shadow Heartless Funko Pop! Vinyl was released by PopCurated. Check it out below:
UPDATE [Nov. 8, 2017]: A new photo that shows off the Final Form Sora Funko Pop! Vinyl has been released by Instagram user, @var1ant.sg. Take a look at it below:
UPDATE [Nov. 11, 2017]: Several more images of the Shadow Heartless Funko Pop! Vinyl and the limited edition glow chase Shadow Heartless Funko Pop! Vinyl have been shown off by @sw_up_wr20 on Instagram. You can view them in the gallery with the other Shadow Heartless Funko Pop! Vinyl images above.
UPDATE [Nov. 15, 2017]: More photos of the Final Form Sora, Riku, Kairi, and Shadow Heartless Funko Pop! Vinyls have been released by @spoiled.zen on Instagram. Also, a single photo of the Sora, Riku, Kairi, and Shadow Heartless Funko Pop! Vinyls was released by the official Funko Twitter account. You can check out these photos in the gallery with the other photos above.
UPDATE [Nov. 17, 2017]: Twitter user @SFENGaming contacted GameStop, and they stated that they have changed their release dates for the Sora, Riku, Kairi, and Shadow Heartless Funko Pop! Vinyls. The updated date is now apparently set for January 1st, 2018. Amazon has the figures listed for release on December 15th, 2017.
We have contacted GameStop about the change in date and they have confirmed once again that the Vinyls are coming on January 1st. We have also reached out to Funko about this and they declined to comment.
However, several Twitter and Facebook users have reported information that they received that conflicts with these statements. Twitter users @darksoulsdylan, @lunastarmochi, and Facebook user Matthew Jamar claim to have contacted GameStop, who apparently stated that the Sora, Riku, Kairi, and Shadow Heartless Funko Pop! Vinyls are coming out on November 23rd, 2017. Facebook user Caity Dornan stated that November 23rd is the pre-order date she got from MyGeekBox as well. Twitter user @geek1928 says that his Vinyls are coming from a place other than GameStop on Monday (November 20th, 2017), while Facebook user Marcus McKiddy was apparently told by his local GameStop that the pre-orders for the Vinyls will be arriving next Wednesday (November 22nd, 2017), and Facebook user Ian Juntunen replied and stated he was told that they will be arriving on Thanksgiving, which is November 23rd. On November 15th, Ian Juntunen said that he was told that they were going to be released "tomorrow" (November 16th), which has since passed. Rose Strife on Facebook expressed that she was told they were releasing at GameStop in December.
It's unknown which of these statements are true, which of these dates are just placeholder dates, and which one is real. It might be different for each location and each store or online store. Stay tuned to this space for further updates.
UPDATE [Nov. 19, 2017]: The Shadow Heartless Funko Pop! Vinyl is now available to purchase at Hot Topic! You can buy it on the Hot Topic website for $12.50 USD here. The glow chase variant will be shipped randomly, as usual.
You can view the Hot Topic product description for the Shadow Heartless Funko Pop! Vinyl here:
A Shadow Heartless from Disney's Kingdom Hearts is given a fun, and funky, stylized look as an adorable collectible Pop! vinyl figure from Funko! If you're lucky, you may receive a chase variant!
Please note: Chase variants shipped at random. No guarantee of receiving chase with purchase. All sales final; no returns or exchanges.
- Pop! Disney 335
- 3 3/4" tall
- By Funko
UPDATE [Nov. 23, 2017]: After many miscommunications and misunderstandings surrounding the release dates of the Sora, Riku, and Kairi Funko Pop! Vinyl figures, Hot Topic finally resolved the issue by stating that the figures will be releasing on Thanksgiving on November 23, 2017.
As stated, they are out today! They are available to purchase for $12.50 USD each, or you can order all three for $25.00 USD.
Check out the full article here to find out how to purchase these Funko Pop! Vinyls.
UPDATE [Dec. 5, 2017]: Best Buy Canada is now accepting pre-orders for the Best Buy exclusive Final Form Sora Funko Pop! Vinyl figure. The figure is listed at $13.99 and will be available for purchase on January 31st, 2018. You can pre-order the figure here.
UPDATE [Dec. 10, 2017]: Best Buy is now accepting orders for the Final Form Sora Funko Pop! Vinyl figure. The figure is listed at $9.99 and is now available at Best Buy stores. You can purchase it here.
Currently the only option available online is Store Pickup, so if you order online, then you will need to pick it up at a Best Buy store.
Thanks to Nick on Instagram for the tip!
UPDATE [Dec. 12, 2017]: Toys 'R' Us is now selling the store exclusive Brave (Valor) Form Sora Funko Pop! Vinyl figure along with the Kingdom Hearts II Sora, Riku, Kairi, and Shadow Heartless Funko Pop! Vinyl figures. The figures are listed at $9.99 each.
Sora, Riku, and Kairi figures can be bought in store or online. Valor Form Sora and the Shadow Heartless figures are currently available to purchase only in store, but are listed on their website. You can purchase the Sora figure online here, the Riku figure online here, and the Kairi figure online here. You can also check out the Valor Form Sora figure's website page here, and the Shadow Heartless figure's website page here.
Thanks to @STUNNAB on Twitter for the tip!