If you’re a fan of epic battles, Greek warriors, and collectibles that pack a punch, get ready to be thrilled. Funko has just dropped a limited chase edition collectible that’s bound to make you yell, “This is SPARTA-fun!” It’s none other than King Leonidas from Zack Snyder’s iconic movie, ‘300,’ portrayed by the indomitable Gerard Butler.
Now, you might be wondering, what’s the deal with this chase variant? Well, it’s all about the details. The standard Pop! figure of Leonidas is already out there, but this limited edition chase variant takes things up a notch. This version of Leonidas sports a battle-worn armored helmet, and his facial expression is just a tad different, adding an extra layer of fierceness to this collectible.
Priced at a modest $40, you can own this fully armored Pop! Leonidas and feel the spirit of ancient Greece coursing through your collection. He’s ready to stand up against oppression and take on Xerxes’s formidable forces at the Battle of Thermopylae. Standing at around 4.5 inches in height, this vinyl figure showcases Gerard Butler’s legendary beard and that signature Spartan soldier look that made ‘300’ an instant classic.
But wait, there’s more for hardcore ‘300’ fans. VRare offers a bundle that includes not only Leonidas but also three more iconic characters from the movie: Queen Gorgo (Lena Headey), an injured Dilios (David Wenham), and the menacing King Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro). However, please note that the Pop! Leonidas in the bundle doesn’t come with the chase variant armor, so you might want to grab that separately if you’re a true collector.
Now, let’s take a moment to appreciate the movie itself. ‘300,’ directed by Zack Snyder and based on Frank Miller’s graphic novel, isn’t your run-of-the-mill historical film. This cinematic masterpiece not only wowed audiences but also conquered the box office, raking in over $450 million in 2007. And who can forget that viral “This is SPARTA” clip? It became a meme sensation, spreading like wildfire across the internet.
The legacy of ‘300’ didn’t stop there. It left an indelible mark on popular culture, even giving birth to a sequel, ‘300: Rise of an Empire.’ And for those who love a good spoof, ‘Meet the Spartans’ came along, directed and written by Jason Friedberg, offering a hilarious take on the same story, with Sean Maguire stepping into the shoes of King Leonidas.
Now, with this new Funko Pop release, the legend of ‘300’ lives on. So, if you’re a true fan, make space on your shelf for King Leonidas and relive the glory of ancient Greece with this fantastic collectible. Just remember, when you finally hold this Pop! in your hands, don’t be surprised if you find yourself shouting, “This is SPARTA-fun!”
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Leonidas Funko Pop
Q: Where can I purchase the limited chase edition King Leonidas Funko Pop?
A: You can purchase the limited chase edition King Leonidas Funko Pop on VRare’s official website for $40.
Q: What’s the difference between the chase variant and the standard Pop! Leonidas?
A: The chase variant features King Leonidas with a battle-worn armored helmet and a slightly different facial expression, adding a unique touch to this collectible.
Q: Are there more characters from ‘300’ available as Funko Pops?
A: Yes, VRare offers a bundle that includes Queen Gorgo, injured Dilios, and King Xerxes as Funko Pops, but please note that the bundle does not include the chase variant for King Leonidas.
Q: Can you tell me more about the ‘300’ movie and its cultural impact?
A: ‘300,’ directed by Zack Snyder, is an iconic historical movie based on Frank Miller’s graphic novel. It was a massive box office success, grossing over $450 million and becoming a cultural phenomenon, known for its “This is SPARTA” meme-worthy scene.
Q: Is there a sequel to ‘300’?
A: Yes, ‘300: Rise of an Empire’ is the sequel to the original ‘300’ movie, continuing the epic tale of Greek warriors.
Q: Who directed the spoof movie ‘Meet the Spartans’?
A: ‘Meet the Spartans’ was directed and written by Jason Friedberg, offering a satirical take on ‘300’ with a dose of humor.