If the online reactions following the recent release of the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever trailer were any indication of how excited Latines are about the casting of actor Tenoch Huerta, then these toy collectables featuring his character are guaranteed to fly off the shelves fast.
Funko Pop! vinyl figurines will soon be available for a handful of characters from the sequel, including Huerta’s Mesoamerican anti-hero Namor. In the original comic, Namor is from the fictional underwater empire of Atlantis. However, based on the trailer, it looks like Marvel may have reworked Namor’s origin story to incorporate an Aztec or Incan narrative.
The Namor Funko Pop! features the character holding a blue-tipped spear and wearing Mesoamerican regalia. He is standing in water that seems to be splashing upward.
Other Latine characters from the film are included in the new set of toys like Namora (Mabel Cadena) and Attuma (Alex Livinalli). Namora is designed with a blue hue to her skin and is wearing a Mesoamerican headdress and outfit and carrying a spear. Attuma, also blue, is wearing an animal’s skull on his head and a Mesoamerican outfit and is carrying an ax.
Lupita Nyong’o’s character Nakia is also featured as a Funko Pop! She is dressed in a green and blue suit and is carrying a pair of Vibranium-made Ring Blades.
The Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Funko Pop! figurines will be available for purchase this November with pre-orders already rolling in for Tenoch Huerta’s Namor.