Into every movie’s life a sequel must come. But will it be a welcome addition to the canon that evolves the original idea into a franchise, or become just another disappointing money grab?
The jury may still be out on Mary Poppins Returns (2018). It stars Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins and Lin-Manuel Miranda as Bert… er, sorry: Jack! Let’s start with a look at the new ‘couple’:
Just as Bert was firmly in the Friend Zone in the original movie, so to is poor Jack. How Mary Poppins keeps meeting these guys and then leaving them is perhaps a story for the next sequel.
I like that the backing card that is placed behind the figures in the box has cherry tree blossoms on it. This is of course a nod to Cherry Tree Lane where the Banks family lives.
Now I know the perfect thing to show next:
Well, practically. The heads are oversized as is usual for Funko Pop! figures (although these are of the Vynl line of products) but the bodies are square or boxy. I like it!
Let’s check out the new leading man:
I’ve been trying to ween myself off of Funko acquisitioning but fell off the abstinence wagon when I saw Jack’s smile!
I wish I had bought this set back in 2018 so I could have downloaded the new song mentioned in the promo card above left. Also, there was a code to scan to hear the entire soundtrack on Spotify. Both offers were for a limited time.
These sold retail in 2018 for just under $20.00 CAN but can still be purchased on Amazon and other selling sites for around $15.99 US.
Well, I’m off to the Royal Doulton Music Hall for an encore performance of “A Cover is Not the Book” by Mary and Jack! Won’t you join me?
P. S. – If you know what the new song was from the movie and downloaded it from the Special Music Offer contained in this set of figures, please let us know what you thought of it in the comments section below!