Written by John Squires
A handful of brand new POP! vinyl horror toys are on the way from Funko in the remainder of this year, including ones based on The Exorcist, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, The Strain, and Shaun of the Dead. But that’s not all, as Freddy is set to inject some awesomeness into the line.
One of the most iconic death scenes in Nightmare on Elm Street history is found in the third installment, Dream Warriors, when Taryn encounters Freddy in the dream world. The blades of Krueger’s glove turn to syringes and he injects the drug abuser with a deadly blue liquid, killing her instantly.
Toy company NECA recently paid tribute to the death scene with both an action figure and even a wearable replica of the syringe glove, and now Funko gets in on the fun with a POP! vinyl toy based directly on that memorable moment. It’s the second Freddy POP! toy, the first featuring his standard look.
**UPDATE: IT APPEARS THIS IS A HOT TOPIC EXCLUSIVE**
The new toy was brought to our attention by Australian shop Pop Cultcha, where it’s currently selling for $13. It doesn’t appear to be an exclusive to the shop, so we can expect that the toy will soon be available wherever POP! vinyl toys are sold – which, at this point, is pretty much everywhere.
LET’S GET HIGH!