Netflix Animated Series Fans Tree can now bring home a limited edition Funko Pop of titular protagonist Alexandra Trese in her original comic book skin.
The Funko Pop – known as “The Chase” – is in black and white as a tribute to the original Tree comic book series, which began in 2005. On Facebook, the toy’s exclusive distributor, Filbar’s, explained that “The Chase captures the original black and white look of the character as seen in the comics illustrated by Kajo Baldisimo.”
The limited edition ‘The Chase’ Funko Pop can only be purchased in a six-pack Alexandra Trese Funko Pops and is available on Filbar’s website or their stores in the Philippines for P4,800. Filbar’s has limited Funko Pop in-person purchases to six per person, although online purchases are not limited.
The Netflix adaptation of Tree was released in June to an enthusiastic audience and positive reviews, with NME Calling it “gloriously rich” and “the best and coolest Filipino folklore animated series bar none” in our four star review.
Liza Soberano, who voiced Alexandra Trese on the Filipino version of the show, said NME that her character is “a very brave and badass chick.” Even though what she is going through is scary – because of course she fights these evil supernatural beings – she is not afraid of them â.
“It’s very cool to see a woman [character] like that because most of the time we see male detectives and these amazing male superheroes.
Writer Budjette Tan and artist Kajo Baldisimo first created the series while they worked in advertising together, stapling photocopied pages together during their lunch hours. The series quickly moved beyond its humble beginnings, winning several local literary awards with the original graphic novel released in North America by publisher Ablaze last year.