Over the last decade, the world has gone crazy for Funko’s pop culture figurines. The cute collectibles have drummed up millions of dollars for the company whose products now encompass nearly every media franchise imaginable. TV shows, movies, video games, and even celebrities now have their own figurines that have generated widespread appeal across the Western world. With so many to choose from, though, which are the best of the best?
Daenerys Targaryen & Dragon
Game of Thrones fever has been at an all-time high this year what with the final season airing in spring. With the popular series generating so much publicity, the show’s figurines are understandably in demand. None are cooler than the one of Daenerys Targaryen with her loyal dragon, though. Considering she’s one of the most beloved characters in the show, why wouldn’t you want a figure of her looking as fierce as hell with her pet?
Suicide Squad might not have gotten the best rep amongst viewers, but there’s one thing that most fans can agree on - Harley Quinn was awesome! Charlize Theron’s portrayal of the character was on point, and her look was absolutely everything. The actress really brought Quinn’s tortured craziness to life on screen, and that lives on in this Funko Pop figurine. She even has a little baseball bat by her side for when she wants to cause more trouble.
A lot of people feel unsettled around clowns, and Stephen King’s portrayal of the circus performers hasn’t helped things. Pennywise is legitimately the stuff of nightmares, especially the version of him that was featured in 2017’s retelling of It. Bill Skarsgård brought a whole new dimension of creepy to the character which looks just as horrifying in Funko form. If you want a figurine that will terrify you when you wake up in the middle of the night, this is it.
Thor Ragnarok Hulk
The Hulk has always been one of our favorite characters. It’s hard not to relate to him because who doesn’t get angry and want to smash things up at some point in their lives? Of course, the hero alone is great, but he went to a whole new level of awesome when he appeared in Thor Ragnarok. It was mainly because we got to see him in this gladiator-esque outfit which looks superb on the Funko Pop figure. The detail in the design is incredible and makes it a very worthy addition to anyone’s shelf or mantelpiece.
Anyone who was playing video games in the ‘90s is probably familiar with Crash Bandicoot. The wacky marsupial was one of the biggest gaming mascots at the turn of the century, and he formed an important part of many people’s childhoods. After a remake of the original titles launched on PS4 a few years ago, excitement around Crash was higher than ever. That’s probably why people loved this Funko release so much. Who doesn’t want a figure from their childhood watching over them day and night? The fact this product glows in the dark helps too. How cool is that?
We can only see the popularity of Funko Pop figures continuing to rise in the coming years as the company adds more franchises to their collection. Eventually, they’ll run out of characters to turn into figurines, but we reckon it’ll be a long while before that happens. After all, there’s still a fair few they’ve yet to immortalize.