Captain Planet and the Planeteers are available in a pack of six on Amazon, for $79.99, but each figure is also available individually for $12.99 each. But the big news has to deal with the new exclusives. The two figures include Gaia, who is on sale at Funko for $15, and a POP of Captain Planet flying, that is unfortunately already sold out. The latter is part of their POPs! with Purpose initiative, where proceeds from each purchase go toward charity. In the case of the flying Captain Planet and Gaia, a percentage of the purchase cost will benefit Rivet, an organization that focuses on utilizing the collective economic power of Gen Z to fund youth-led social change. The minimum contribution guaranteed from these sales is $5,000, which is certainly a nice chunk of change for any charity.
While this is certainly a reputable charity to support, it seems odd that Funko isn’t outright partnering with an organization looking to combat climate change or an environmental-specific charity. It’s also a weird-as-hell bit of irony to make Captain Planet figures at all, as this is a product coming from the company that dumped over $30 million worth of stock into a landfill earlier this year. The polyvinyl chloride (PVC) used to make the POPs does not degrade in landfills, meaning that all $30 million worth of product will remain in the ground for centuries. But hey, at least now we can all buy a bit of hard plastic to prove to everyone looking at our shelves that we super care about the environment! The power is yours!