“Exciting Funko Pops and Soda Vinyl Figures Unveiled for Upcoming ‘Blue Beetle’ Release
Despite DC experiencing some setbacks in 2023 with disappointing box office performances of ‘Shazam! Fury of the Gods’ and ‘The Flash,’ the newly established DC Studios aims to turn things around with the highly anticipated film, ‘Blue Beetle,’ hitting theaters this summer. Warner Bros. has begun building momentum for the movie by launching an extensive marketing campaign, which now includes a new wave of Funko Pop figures for the beloved DC hero.
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The Funko Pop lineup for ‘Blue Beetle’ features the hero himself, Blue Beetle’s civilian identity Jaime Reyes, and the film’s antagonist Conrad Carapax. Additionally, the Chase variant of Blue Beetle will glow in the dark. Exclusive to GameStop, there will be a Pop version of Blue Beetle holding his iconic cannon weapon. Funko doesn’t stop there—the heroic action continues with a series of Soda vinyl figures, including Blue Beetle, Jaime Reyes, and Conrad Carapax. The chase variants for these figures include a glow-in-the-dark Blue Beetle, Jaime holding his iconic blue scarab, and Conrad Carapax in his villainous armor. As a delightful exclusive, an Amazon Soda figure of Jaime’s Nana will also be available. Finally, the collection is completed with a Pop keychain of Blue Beetle striking a ‘superhero landing’ pose, just like the regular Pop figure.
What’s ‘Blue Beetle’ All About?
The film centers around Jaime Reyes (Xolo Maridueña), the second Blue Beetle, who stumbles upon a mysterious blue alien scarab that grants him an extraordinary super suit with abilities such as flight, weapon conjuring, and super strength. Jaime must learn to control his newfound powers, which occasionally have a mind of their own, while navigating the challenges of everyday life as a young adult. Although this storyline has been explored in the comic book genre many times before, ‘Blue Beetle’ is special because it marks the first time a Latino superhero takes the lead in a major blockbuster film. The significance of this representation in Hollywood cannot be overstated. Moreover, the star-studded cast, which includes George Lopez, Susan Sarandon, Adriana Barraza, Bruna Marquezine, and Becky G, is truly remarkable. Given DC’s recent disappointments, it will be intriguing to see how ‘Blue Beetle’ performs at the box office. Hopefully, the film receives a fair chance, as the character and his lore are among DC’s most cherished hidden gems.
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When Does ‘Blue Beetle’ Hit Theaters?
‘Blue Beetle’ will soar onto the big screen on August 18, 2023. In the meantime, fans can pre-order the film’s Funko figures on Entertainment Earth’s website. Don’t forget to check out the Funko collection and the official ‘Blue Beetle’ trailer below.”
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about DC hero merchandise
What is ‘Blue Beetle’ about?
‘Blue Beetle’ follows Jaime Reyes, the second Blue Beetle, who discovers a mysterious blue alien scarab that grants him a super suit with extraordinary abilities. He must learn to control his powers while navigating the challenges of being a young adult.
When does ‘Blue Beetle’ release?
‘Blue Beetle’ will be released in theaters on August 18, 2023.
Where can I pre-order the Funko figures for ‘Blue Beetle’?
You can pre-order the Funko figures for ‘Blue Beetle’ on Entertainment Earth’s website.
Who are the main characters in ‘Blue Beetle’?
The main characters in ‘Blue Beetle’ include Jaime Reyes (Blue Beetle), Conrad Carapax (the villain), and other supporting characters played by actors such as Xolo Maridueña, George Lopez, Susan Sarandon, Adriana Barraza, Bruna Marquezine, and Becky G.
Is ‘Blue Beetle’ connected to James Gunn’s DC Universe?
Yes, ‘Blue Beetle’ is confirmed to be part of James Gunn’s DC Universe.
What makes ‘Blue Beetle’ unique?
‘Blue Beetle’ is significant because it features a Latino superhero leading a major blockbuster film, marking a milestone for representation in Hollywood. Additionally, the film explores the rich lore of the Blue Beetle character, which is highly cherished by DC fans.