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29
Sep
2020
Posted in gadget

Go Go Inspector Gadget Funko Pops

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Wowsers! Beloved ’80s cartoon Inspector Gadget just got its first Pop figures from Funko, and wave 1 includes Inspector Gadget (with a chance to score a rare hat badge Chase), Inspector Gadget with his Gadget ‘Copter deployed, and Inspector Gadget’s niece Penny.

Pre-order links for the Inspector Gadget Pop figures are available below. Go Go get them. Hopefully we’ll get Pop figures of Brain, Chief Quimby, and M.A.D. Cat down the line, but it’s safe to say that everyone is waiting how Funko will handle Dr. Claw. How do you make a Funko Pop of a metal hand on a chair?

For those who might not know, Inspector Gadget was something of a staple in programming blocks aimed at children back in the 1980s and 1990s. The American-Canadian collaboration centered around a police inspector that resembled an extremely lighthearted Robocop. The gruff but determined Chief Quimby sent the hero out to thwart all manner of evil schemes. He had all sorts of gizmos hardwired into his body and solved cases with his niece Penny and her dog Brain. Gadget’s nemesis was the evil Dr. Claw who led an organization called M.A.D. (Fun fact: that acronym has multiple meanings that were never really clarified.)

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29
Sep
2020
Posted in gadget

Inspector Gadget is Back! Go Go Gadget Funko Pops!

The iconic 1983 cartoon Inspector Gadget is back as Funko announces a brand new wave of Pop Vinyls. The simple-witted inspector is back with his niece Penny with a wave of 3 Pop collectibles that are all ready for action. Sadly some of the other iconic characters outside of Penny are not in this wave with however one of these figures does have a chase variant! Inspector Gadget is up first with a magnifying glass in hand and wearing his classic carton styled outfit. The chase is nearly the same but shows off some Go Go Gadget action with an extended hand showing his police badge. I can imagine that this will be the usual 1/6 ratio like most Funko Pop chases. We are then getting another Inspector Gadget who is displayed motion with one of his helicopter hat engaged. This design is very fun and it easily shows off the new tech that Funko is bringing to their Pop with these dynamic designs. Last but not least, Penny is here and wearing her outfit from the show. Each of these Funko Pops is very well done and brings the animated carton back from the 80s.

I am pretty surprised that we are getting Penny in this wave and not Brain. I would not be surprised if he showed up later on as a convention exclusive as he is a major part of the show. Even Dr. Claw didn’t make an appearance so maybe we will see a second wave of this series later on. Each of these Inspector Gadget Pops is already up for preorder and can be found here. They are expected to release in January 2021 and good luck going for that Case variant! Go Go Gadget Copter!

Inspector Gadget is Back! Go Go Gadget Funko Pops!
Credit: Funko

“Wowsers! Coming soon: Pop! Animation: Inspector Gadget.