‘Golden Girls’ Action Figures Are Coming
Ron Tom/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — As it is every year, next week’s New York Comic Con is famous for its exclusive products — that is, toys and other items that you can only buy there.
This year, the company Funko is releasing action figures of four unlikely heroes: Dorothy, Blanche, Rose and Sofia — yes, of “The Golden Girls.”
The four-day annual nerd mecca, which runs from Oct. 6 to Oct. 9 at the Jacob K. Javits Center in Manhattan, will be the only place to buy the special four-pack, which fans can use to recreate their favorite adventures from the beloved ’80s sitcom.
“The response to our ‘Golden Girls’ products has been wild,” Mark Robben, director of marketing at Funko, told ABC News. “We almost weren’t prepared for the excitement. We created these as a passion project initially, and were blown away when it started trending on social media.”
He adds of “The Golden Girls,” “The show was ahead of its time and it clearly resonates today. I expect long lines at NYCC for Dorothy, Blanche, Rose and Sophia.”
For the record, Funko will also have other exclusives at the event, including new additions to its popular, bobble-headed Pop! series, featuring characters from properties like “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” and “The Walking Dead.”
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