Funko brings a few TV & movie franchises to toy shelves in February

rachel-green-friends-funko-pop-15A few famous faces from television and movies are getting the Funko Pop! treatment and are on their way to stores next month.

Characters from Friends, The Hateful Eight, Pirates of the Caribbean, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and a new dose of Star Wars toys are all on their way from the Everett, Wash.-based company.

the-hateful-eight-major-marquis-warren-funko-pop-2Four figures will be coming for the latest Quentin Tarantino film, which has grossed $41.5 million in three weeks at the box office. The character-driven Western includes Samuel L. Jackson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Kurt Russell and Walton Goggins — and their characters make the cut here.

For the Friends cast, we’ll get a reunion of Ross, Rachel, Joey, Monica, Chandler, Phoebe — the characters from the 1990s hit that lasted 10 seasons and 236 episodes and helped propel Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer to new heights in Hollywood.

Star Wars has banked more than $812 million at the box office in the U.S. alone and the latest wave of toys includes some big names — Han Solo, Princess Leia and Admiral Ackbar to name a few — while Pirates of the Caribbean gets a release in advance of its new movie next year with the likes of Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp), Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush) and Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley) from the past films.

The heavily collected toys have a presence for many franchises and are often widely available at chain stores as well as speciality toy and comic shops.

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