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Funko Just Cancelled the Tom Cruise POP! Vinyl Toy from ‘The Mummy’

Sorry, Cruise fans.

We told you out of Toy Fair in February that Funko was releasing three POP! vinyl toys based on this summer’s The Mummy, with the title character getting two and Tom Cruise’s character Nick Morton getting one. If you planned on collecting all three, well, don’t count on it. Because while the Ahmanet toys are hitting shelves, Morton isn’t coming along with them.

Universal Monsters Universe confirms this week that Funko has for whatever reason cancelled the Nick Morton POP! toy. The site speculates that Cruise himself is to blame for this one:

While “licensing issues” was the reason cited for the cancellation of the first POP vinyl figure of Tom Cruise, there’s reason to believe that Cruise was the reason for its cancellation. The actor is known for not allowing his likeness to be used for merchandising and it is quite possible that this is what ultimately led to the cancellation of the Nick Morton POP!

Who is Nick Morton? It’s been rumored that he’ll either become the new Mummy or a Van Helsing-like character who will appear throughout Universal’s new universe.

But for now, those are only rumors.



  • The_Gentleman

    I blame Scientology. Because why not.

  • They’re about the same height so I could see why he would be sensitive about this

    • The chicken man

      Lolololol 🙂

  • They should cancel this horrible reboot too.

  • Creepshow

    Fucko POOP!

  • Reese Witheredpoon

    His likeness?? That looks so generic that it could be anyone.

    • Vesuvian Villain

      That just about sums up Tom Cruise.

    • World’s Finest Comments

      It looks like the Nathan Drake Pop without the 5 o clock shadow painted on.

  • Vincent Kane
    • World’s Finest Comments

      If they had pulled the Willy Wonka Pop, then people might be bummed.

  • Josh Blitzenbrox Myers

    It would have been the first pop vinyl to be made to actual scale

  • Vesuvian Villain

    Here’s one idea of hell:

    You are sitting in a huge room with one of every single Funko Pop! “collectible” figure unpackaged with their boxes nowhere to be found. Your job is to label who each character is based only on seeing them. You cannot leave the room until you correctly identify them. No bathroom breaks.

    • World’s Finest Comments

      I sold my entire collection at auction for over $14,000 about 6 months ago. But you just keep putting collectibles in quotes, buddy.

      • Vesuvian Villain


        How was that?

        • DucksonAPlain

          I don’t think he can hear you over all the slushee machines I assume he bought with that money.

  • World’s Finest Comments

    Must be the reason why we also never got the Top Gun Pops that were announced 2 years ago.

  • zombie84_41

    lol this is a funny story, I smiled even laughed a tad.

  • Ricky Ortiz

    Just to be accurate, though they wear what characters wear in their movie/comic/story/show, they really don’t have any likeness to the character or, in this case, the actor.
    But what do you expect from a Scientologist? Weirdo.

    • Lacey Sheridan

      I think this is Cruise as a businessman, not a scientologist.

      • Satanzilla

        How does he benefit as a businessman?

        • Lacey Sheridan

          By controlling his image. When it is used like this, he earns nothing from sales, however, when it is used on a t-shirt, say “Top Gun’s” Maverick, Cruise gets a percentage on the shirts sold because he approved it. He rarely does, by the day.

  • Carlton Fisher

    “Who is Nick Morton?” If we’re lucky–the second kill, about twenty minutes into the film…..

  • Ocelot006 .

    What the hell did TT Games do to get the rights to use his voice and I guess what could be considered his likeness for the LEGO Dimensions Mission Impossible game? Is LEGO involved in Scientology?

  • FromTheAshes21

    I’m not surprised at all that Tom Cruise saw too much of himself in this Pop Vinyl figure. I mean, they’re practically Twins, right?

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