Blink-182 Funko Pop! Figures Coming in September, But Missing Third Member
Blink-182 are entering the rarefied air of musicians immortalized as 3 and 3/4-inch vinyl versions of themselves, getting their very own Pop! Rocks figures made by Funko. Unfortunately, some fans of the band have been left saying "dammit," as only drummer Travis Barker and singer/bassist Mark Hoppus are being represented, with ex-guitarist/singer Tom DeLonge and his replacement Matt Skiba nowhere to be found.
"Blink-182 bassist Mark Hoppus and drummer Travis Barker are joining the ranks of music icons as Pop! Rocks vinyl figures," Funko says in a press release. "In true Blink-182 fashion, Mark is depicted wearing the blue octopus that has become his signature logo and carrying his signature hot pink bass guitar and Travis is depicted with a backwards cap, face tattoos, skater punk attire and his drumsticks."
DeLonge became estranged from the band in 2015 to focus to a variety of projects, mostly consisting of books and films investigating the mysteries of science, the universe and UFO research. He was even named UFO Researcher of the Year by the International UFO Congress for his work and interest regarding extraterrestrial life and has written books on the subject. Skiba came onboard in 2015, splitting time between Blink and his main outfit, Alkaline Trio. He performed on the band's most recent LP, California, which came out in 2016.
Barker and Hoppus can now share shelf space alongside fellow Pop! mini-models Metallica, Guns N' Roses and Lemmy Kilmister. As for DeLonge and Skiba, maybe their busy schedules will make it so they don't sweat "all the small things."
Earlier this year, Blink-182 announced a 16-date Las Vegas residency set to take place during select weekends between May through mid-November. The band will be performing their "Kings of the Weekend" sets at the Palms Casino Resort at the Pearl Concert Theater. However, recent Travis Barker health issues forced the cancellation of several shows. The remaining dates are Oct. 26-27 and Nov. 2-3, 9-10, 16-17.
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