Funko announce new Metallica Master Of Puppets Pop Vinyls, as well as new and exclusive 'live' AC/DC and Kiss figures

Master Of Puppets Funko Pop!
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Love for Metallica's 1986 classic hit and album Master Of Puppets this year has known no bounds. Following the song's inclusion on the smash sci-fi/horror series Stranger Things, everyone has been ramping up on the nostalgia for the metal heavyweights' early thrash anthem.

Now, Funko have announced a new Exclusive Pop! deluxe product, a Metallica four-pack inspired by their 1986 Master Of Puppets tour, containing figures of James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett and the late Cliff Burton positioned on an included stage, in front of the artwork of the famed album. The special Pop! offering will be available later this month for a retail price of $49.99 via Funko and Walmart exclusively. 

"Pull a few strings and get stage-front access to the Metallica Master of Puppets Tour (1986) with this Walmart Exclusive POP! Deluxe Moment" says a statement.

Funko have additionally unveiled collaborations with AC/DC and Kiss, also both positioned on stages. The corpse-painted quartet's Pop! is based on their Alive II Tour of 1978 while the hard-riff rocker's version reads: 'AC/DC In Concert'.

In celebration of Funko's 2022 virtual music event Popapalooza, they recently shared details of their new Funko Pops! of Dio, Pantera, Iron Maiden and Dee Snider of Twisted Sister.

Other artists to have previously collaborated with Funko include Ozzy Osbourne, Guns 'N Roses, Slipknot, Slayer, Ghost, Motorhead and more.

Check the new releases below. Metallica headline two days of Download 2023 next June - the first time the metal legends will have played two sets at one festival in the UK.

For more Funko fun, check out our guide to the best Funko Pop! Rocks figures.

Funko Pop! Moment Deluxe: Metallica Master of Puppets Tour (1986) Vinyl Figures (2022 Limited Edition Walmart Exclusive) - $49.88 (opens in new tab)

Funko Pop! Moment Deluxe: Metallica Master of Puppets Tour (1986) Vinyl Figures (2022 Limited Edition Walmart Exclusive) - $49.88 (opens in new tab)
This Walmart-exclusive features Pop! Cliff Burton, Pop! Lars Ulrich, Pop! James Hettfield, and Pop! Kirk Hammett on stage during their 1986 Master Of Puppets tour, set with spotlights, scaffolding, a drum set, and a backdrop of the Master Of Puppets album. 

Funko Pop! Moment Deluxe: Kiss’ Alive II Tour in 1978 Vinyl Figures (2022 Limited Edition Walmart Exclusive) - $49.88 (opens in new tab)

Funko Pop! Moment Deluxe: Kiss’ Alive II Tour in 1978 Vinyl Figures (2022 Limited Edition Walmart Exclusive) - $49.88 (opens in new tab)
This exclusive Pop! is inspired by Kiss’ Alive II Tour in 1978 and features Pop! The Demon, Pop! The Catman, Pop! The Starchild, and Pop! The Spaceman on stage, next to spotlights, scaffolding, a drum set, and an explosive backdrop.

Funko Pop! Moment Deluxe: AC/DC in Concert Vinyl Figures (2022 Limited Edition Walmart Exclusive) - $49.88 (opens in new tab)

Funko Pop! Moment Deluxe: AC/DC in Concert Vinyl Figures (2022 Limited Edition Walmart Exclusive) - $49.88 (opens in new tab)
This Walmart-exclusive collectible features Pop! Brian Johnson, Pop! Malcolm Young, Pop! Phill Rudd, Pop! Cliff Williams, and Pop! Angus Young 'live in concert' on an included stage, featuring spotlights, scaffolding, speakers and amplifiers, cannons, and hats with devil horns.

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