Well guys, they're officially here! Ratatouille Funko "POP!" characters have finally hit shelves. Before the announcement of these a few months back, I had been waiting and hoping that Ratatouille would get the Funko "POP!" vinyl treatment eventually; so of course I was super pumped to find out these were finally on their way and even more psyched today when I found them.
The three characters included in this brand new trio are Remy, Emile and Alfredo Linguini. I found these at my local Hot Topic today for $10 each (that current "3 for $30" deal works out great in this instance) and each one looks fantastic! These are part of the Disney Funko "POP!" Series 10 and are numbers 270, 271 and 272.
Let's take detailed look at them in and out of the boxes...
First of all, Remy is totally adorable. His chef's hat is a great addition to the sculpt and his "OK" pose with his hand is a perfect little detail (it also looks like he could be sprinkling seasonings— what do you think?).
Emile here is just amazing. They captured his character perfectly and with so much Funko charm. I love the addition of the cheese piece he's holding (not to mention the "bite" out of it), his full cheeks and his chewing expression. Emile in the film was constantly eating, so it only makes sense!
ALFREDO LINGUINI (#272)
5 1/2" tall
5 1/2" tall
Linguini was an awesome choice for the third character in this set. It's fun to get one of the human characters! This sculpt is as good as anything I've seen lately from Funko— so, so cute. I especially love his frying pan, freckles and tennis shoes. And did you spot his little patch of facial "scruff" under his chin? Nicely done.
Here's a look at the back of Emile's box which is virtually the same for each figure (the only real difference is the highlighted character on the left gets switched out).
My only complaint here? I just wish there were a few more characters! It would have been fun to get others like Django, Chef Gusteau, Collette, Skinner or Anton Ego. If others ever do come out way down the road, who would you like to see?
Ultimately I really couldn't be happier with this set. It's such a rare treat to get anything Ratatouille these days! With the film's 10th anniversary around the corner though, I guess there couldn't have been a better time. You can buy these now at your local Hot Topic or online HERE (for Remy), HERE (for Emile) and HERE for Linguini. They are also scheduled to hit Amazon on, as of now, April 14th (I'll include those links below).
Finally, be on the lookout for the rare "flocked" (fuzzy) CHASE edition Remy as well...I'm not sure if I'm going for him yet personally (since I don't usually collect the flocked variants), but let me know if you're on the hunt for him.
UPDATE: My video unboxing has been added below. Be sure to like, share, subscribe and ring that bell on my channel so you don't miss any of my future videos!