FUNKO’S FIVE NIGHT’S AT FREDDYS TOYS GET SOME SISTER LOCATION LOVE

The world cannot get enough of Freddy Fazbear and friends, and the merchandise keeps coming to meet demand. In this case, though, it’s a whole new angle: while the first four Five Nights at Freddy‘s games stuck to a reasonably similar formula (keep shining lights and looking into dark spaces in the room you’re in to keep the creepy animatronics at bay), Sister Location took it to a whole new level. Not only could you actually leave the room for once, but you were just as likely to encounter a joke about exotic butter as you were a screaming robotic demon. The mix of tones also worked to perfection in luring the player into a false sense of security, as that kind voice which helped you in the dark—the seemingly friendly robot known as Circus Baby—would end up betraying your trust in the worst way.

It’s probably no coincidence that she looks like a cybernetic version of the Joker and Harley Quinn‘s hypothetical child. And it certainly doesn’t hurt her popularity.

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Funko‘s not just celebrating the game with action figures, although the set of four they are putting out—Baby, Ballora, Funtime Freddy, Funtime Focy and a build-a-figure of the mystery final villain Ennard—are pretty keen. They’re also doing enough Mystery Minis to drive you mad, especially since the possibilities of each blind-bagged figurine will vary store-to-store.  Gamestop is the only place to get Plush Trap, Withered Bonnie, and Golden Freddy; Walmart exclusively has the screaming, open-faced Jumpscare Baby, Jumpscare Funtime Feddy, and Jumpscare Ballora; and Toys R Us is the source for Jumpscare Foxy, Jumpscare Bidybab and Stacked Minieenas.

But you’ll never know who you get till after you buy: Baby, Ennard, Funtime Foxy, Cupcake, Puppet, Nightmare Balloon Boy, Nightmare Chica, Nightmare Foxy, Nightmare Freddy, and Nightmare Mangle are among those available at all retailers. The Nightmare characters , of course, hail from prior sequel Five Nights at Freddy’s 4, which took place entirely inside the bad dreams of a comatose boy, and amped up the horror effects on each Chuck E. Cheese-esque sentient costume.

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Funko is also releasing four-packs of 2-inch vinyl figures, with one set from Five Nights at Freddy’s 4, and the other from Sister Location. All will make you sleep a little more uneasily, and feel like a concerted effort to prove to the internet that it is entirely possible to make animals in little hats the exact OPPOSITE of cute.

Creator Scott Cawthon recently hinted that Blumhouse is now working on a movie adaptation, so it’s safe to assume the Freddy-verse will continue to expand. We have to wonder: just as Chuck E. Cheese’s cute characters inspired this horror twist, will somebody a decade from now pull a similar take on something we find cute—like maybe possessed Funko Pops?

Just a thought. Check out the cool new Funko Freddy swag in our gallery below, and comment with your favorite.

Images: Funko

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Benjamin DeLisi, Editor/Reporter/Co-Owner [email protected] Ben is a Computer Science major, and Co-Owner of Bored Nerdist. He serves as Editor-in-Chief, and reports on various facets culture, and nerd news.

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