THE BIGGER PICTURE
Funko pays tribute to the seminal High School Musical, launching fresh miniature figurines of Troy Bolton, Gabriella Montez, and Sharpay Evans, bound to attract long-time devotees.
The High School Musical franchise persists as one of Disney’s most triumphant productions, catapulting the careers of luminaries such as Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, and others.
The franchise’s enduring popularity culminated in the series, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, continually capturing the allure of the original cinematic offerings.
To celebrate Disney’s century of creating mesmerizing and spellbinding entertainment, Funko has expanded its portfolio with another set that will undoubtedly enthrall millennial fans: Funko Pop figures inspired by High School Musical. Drawing from the 2006 Disney blockbuster, the toymaker unveiled miniatures of the beloved characters Troy Bolton, Gabriella Montez, and the “Fabulous” Sharpay Evans. Priced at $11.99, these newly launched figures can be pre-ordered from Entertainment Earth.
Funko continues to delight fans with figurines modeled after beloved Disney characters, encompassing Moana, Mirabel from Encanto, Elsa from Frozen, Aurora from Sleeping Beauty, and Disney’s emblematic mascots Mickey Mouse and Minnie. In terms of live-action offerings, the company has released a variety of Disney Channel-inspired collectibles, covering Hannah Montana, Lizzie McGuire, That’s So Raven, and the 2006 hit, High School Musical. With the spin-off of the franchise, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, unveiling its fourth season on August 9, Funko has shown respect to the original characters who laid the groundwork for the emerging ones.
More Than a Decade On, the Original High School Musical Continues to “Fly” and “Soar”
The teen musical saga remains among Disney’s most successful productions till date. It turned its then-up-and-coming stars, including Zac Efron (Troy), Vanessa Hudgens (Gabriella), Ashley Tisdale (Sharpay Evans), Lucas Grabeel (Ryan Evans), Corbin Bleu (Chad Danforth), and Monique Coleman (Taylor McKessie) into familiar faces in many homes. Following the first film’s success in 2006, High School Musical 2 debuted a year later, followed by High School Musical 3: Senior Year in 2008. In 2011, Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure, a standalone offshoot featuring Tisdale as Sharpay Evans, hit screens.
Even though High School Musical may be held accountable for inflating our high school expectations back in the day, the franchise undoubtedly blessed us with an array of memorable, catchy tracks such as “Break Free,” “Start of Something New,” “What I’ve Been Looking For,” “We’re All In This Together,” “Gotta Go My Own Way,” “Fabulous,” “You Are the Music in Me,” and “Can I Have This Dance.” Furthermore, the film franchise represents a pivotal milestone for Disney Channel Original Movies.
“Embrace the New While Cherishing the Old”
2019 saw the rise of a fresh generation of Wildcats with the launch of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series. Even though the series presented a completely fictional take on the High School Musical universe, it successfully echoed the charm originally portrayed across the three film installments.
The series showcases theater students preparing for a stage musical inspired by the franchise. It features Olivia Rodrigo as Nini Salazar-Roberts, Joshua Bassett as Ricky Bowen, Matt Cornett as E. J. Caswell, and Sofia Wylie as Gina Porter. The series’ fourth and concluding season will land on Disney+ on August 9.
The Funko Pops of Troy, Gabriella, and Sharpay are ready for pre-order through Entertainment Earth. Take a closer look at the figures below:
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about High School Musical Funko Pops
What are the new Funko Pops mentioned in the text?
The new Funko Pops mentioned in the text are mini figures inspired by the original High School Musical. They feature popular characters like Troy Bolton, Gabriella Montez, and Sharpay Evans.
Where can I pre-order the High School Musical Funko Pops?
You can pre-order the High School Musical Funko Pops from Entertainment Earth.
How much do the High School Musical Funko Pops cost?
The newly released mini figures of Troy, Gabriella, and Sharpay are priced at $11.99 each.
Are there other Disney-themed Funko Pops available?
Yes, Funko has released a variety of miniature figures inspired by popular Disney characters, including Moana, Elsa from Frozen, and classic Disney mascots like Mickey Mouse and Minnie.
What is the High School Musical: The Musical: The Series?
High School Musical: The Musical: The Series is a spin-off TV series that follows theater students as they prepare to perform a musical inspired by the original High School Musical franchise.
When will the new season of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series be available?
The fourth and final season of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series will be available on Disney+ starting August 9.