The Funko Pop craze shows no signs of slowing down, and yesterday the manufacturer announced perhaps its most inevitable line of Pop Vinyls yet, featuring the core cast of Batman: The Animated Series. It also announced a new line of Dorbz based around Green Lantern and the various Lantern Corps and, in a delightful surprise, a line of Mystery Minis based around DC Super Heroes & Pets.

The announcement of a line of Batman: The Animated Series Pop Vinyls is a surprise only in that the merchandise behemoth hasn't already tapped that particular vein for its mega popular line of toys. The first wave of vinyls includes Batman, Robin, Batgirl, Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy and The Joker. While I'm not generally a fan of merchandise featuring the Clown Prince of Crime, I like it when Funko goes slightly off-mold for a Pop Vinyl, and the animated Joker's cheekbones and jaw are well represented here.

 

 

I must admit that while I'm a sucker for a good Pop Vinyl, the Dorbz have never really appealed to me, and it's the same here with a line featuring Green Lantern Batman, Green Lantern, The Flash and Sinestro. There are, however, chase variants to hunt down featuring White Lantern Batman, White Lantern Flash and glow-in-the-dark Green Lantern, as well as a GameStop exclusive Blue Lantern Flash which comes with its own glow-in-the-dark variant.

While Dorbz aren't really my bag, I'm a sucker for a good Mystery Mini and DC Super Heroes & Pets might be the first line that I try and complete because it's such a specific and niche selection of characters. Each superhero comes with their own pet, most of which are taken from the pages of the comics but a strange exception in Wonder Woman who comes with a horse, rather than her traditional superpet Jumpa The Kangaroo.

 

 

The DC Super Heroes & Pets line includes: Harley Quinn & Bud/Lou The Hyena, Wonder Woman & A Horse, Batman & Ace The Bathound, Superman & Krypto The Superdog, Supergirl & Streaky The Supercat, Joker & His Laughing Fish, Catwoman & Isis The Cat and Aquaman & Storm The Seahorse.

All the new releases from Funko are due for release in November.