2014 Funko Classic Sci-Fi Mystery MinisBrand: Mystery Minis
One of the most anticipated blind box minis series is the 2014 Funko Classic Sci-Fi Mystery Minis set. As we’ve seen with recent releases like The Walking Dead Series 2 and Game of Thrones, Funko's attention to detail just keeps getting better.
Although there is no official release date, no images and no final list of included figures, the following is what I do know.
These incredibly collectible minis will be blind boxed, which means that each figure will come in a sealed cardboard box. Inside the box, the figure will be enclosed in a sealed black bag. So, if you think you’re smart and can peel back a corner of the lid to sneak a peek, think again because it isn’t happening.
As with all previous Funko minis the figures should be approximately 2 1/2" by 3" inches tall and can be sold individually or by the case. Each case has 24 blind boxes with the usual anticipated random insertion of figures ranging in rarity from 1/24, 2/24, 1/72 and 1/144. The random case layout and chase insertions make these figures highly collectible. As well, it can be difficult to complete a full set short of resorting to eBay and purchasing the exact pieces needed.
Unfortunately, I have noticed that, on some occasions, there are discrepancies with the rarity scale listed on the back of each box. For example, the Horror Collection Classics rarity scale showed the Jigsaw (Saw) figure as 1/72, when it is most likely a 1/24. Additionally, the NES Jason figure was listed as 2/24 when it was appearing about 1/72. This is important to keep in mind when attempting to complete your set.
If there are specific figures that you plan to buy from eBay or a private seller then there are some things you might want to be aware of. You may encounter figures with slight scuffs, blemishes or paint mishaps. Although not ideal for the serious collector, it is completely normal to receive the items like this straight from the manufacturer. Sometimes the minor defects actually add extra character to the figure.
Although the details have not yet been officially released they should be fairly similar to Funko's Horror Movie Collection Classics set with brightly colored and detailed figures as well as encompassing several different eras of Sci-Fi movies. The set is speculated to include the following figures (plus more):
- Mars Attacks Alien
- Judge Dredd
- Robby the Robot
- B-9 from Lost in Space
- Amok Time Spock
- Metaluna Mutant
If you’re a Sci-Fi fan and a Mystery Mini fan like I am, then upon reviewing this list you can probably see why I’m so excited for the release. It is expected to be out in late summer or early autumn.
Happy hunting and stay tuned for more details on 2014 Funko Classic Sci-Fi Mystery Minis as they're released.
The following was contributed by Karyn Caryl of J and K Stuff. Besides baseball cards, she harbors an obsession of all things Funko as well as action figures.