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.
(Howard and Dancing Groot will be available in December)