New Funko Howard the Duck Toy Keeps His Pants on

By Luke Y. Thompson in Comics, Toys
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 1:00 pm

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The last time there was a Howard the Duck toy, it came with Marvel Legends' Silver Surfer...before disappearing soon thereafter. The problem? It had no pants.

No, this wasn't a concern about Howard having a corkscrew penis on display, but rather an issue that Disney had a problem with any other company's character resembling Donald Duck. Giving Howard pants was a compromise Marvel made to avoid lawsuits. Now Disney owns Marvel, but the pants are staying on, both in his recent big-screen cameo, and this Funko toy that it paved the way for.

Sorry, Beverly.

(Howard and Dancing Groot will be available in December)

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