Rush Immortalized as Limited-Edition Funko Pop! Figures
The members of Rush will be the next rock stars to get their own figures in the popular Funko Pop! toy line.
Funko released a list on its website of limited-edition figures that will be made available exclusively at the upcoming FAN EXPO Canada event Aug. 30 through Sept. 2, at the Metro Toronto Convention Center. Among them were Funko Pop! likenesses of Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart in a three-pack.
The Lee figure appears to be wearing a dragon-covered kimono, a la his stage outfit from Rush’s many tours in the ‘70s, and holding a bass guitar. The Lifeson likeness is wearing a printed shirt and holding a guitar fashioned after a Gibson Les Paul. Peart’s counterpart (mustachioed, as the great drummer was through most of the ‘70s) wears a red kimono and holds drumsticks, and appears to be twirling one in his right hand.
The Funko Pop! website lists no price for the set.
Funko Pop! has released a number of rock 'n' roll figures and sets, including, most recently, likenesses of Alice Cooper and Motley Crue.
According to its website, FAN EXPO Canada “is the largest comics, sci-fi, horror, anime and gaming event in Canada and the third largest pop culture event in North America.” The convention is in its 24th year and is expected to attract more than 129,000 people from around the world.
Rush appear to be on permanent hiatus, due in large part to Peart’s desire to give up touring. Last year, Eddie Trunk reported that Lee and Lifeson were considering starting a new project, LeeLifeson, to play Rush songs and make new music, but Lifeson denied that any such plans were underfoot.