Prince Gets His First Three Funko Pop! Figures
Prince will be the subject of three different Funko Pop! figures this fall.
The trio of figures from the popular collectibles manufacturer will feature the Minneapolis genius in outfits from the Purple Rain era, the "Raspberry Beret" video, and his on-stage outfit from a more recent 3rdEyeGirl tour. A "glitter" version of the Purple Rain figure will be available exclusively at FYE. The exact release date has yet to be announced.
Prince will join luminaries such as Alice Cooper, Guns N' Roses, Metallica and, most recently, Rush in the Funko Pop! music line. You can see a complete collection of their rock-related offerings below.
Two years after his death, Prince's fabled vault full of unreleased music is slowly starting to make its way to the public. His own version of "Nothing Compares 2 U," originally covered by his proteges the Family and made famous via a chart-topping Sinead O'Connor cover, was released in April.
On Sept. 21, Warner Bros. will issue Piano and a Microphone 1983, a nine-track, 35-minute project featuring a previously unreleased 1983 home-studio cassette recording of Prince at his piano. His legendary vault was said to contain enough music to complete 100 albums, a stash of money and some old studio equipment.
Plans are also underway to publish Prince's handwritten notes and lyrics in a new collector's book, as well as an official biography. Prince had reportedly submitted 50 handwritten pages for the latter project before he suddenly passed in April 2016.