If you’ve been collecting vinyl toys for awhile, you might remember the curious Monkey Assassin (2004) from Vinnie Fiorello, perhaps best known as the lead singer of Less Than Jake. What you might not remember, is that the cold-blooded ape was produced and released by Funko, long before Pop! took the world by storm.
Recently Funko unexpectedly released a new version of Monkey Assassin, this time in Pop! form. Originally released as a Funko Exclusive, the new edition features the sword-wielding pose featured in later versions of the toy rather than the behind-the-back OG pose. It’s available now directly from Fiorello’s Paper + Plastik shop for $15.