The 35 best Funko Pop Vinyls from movies
This past weekend at New York’s Toy Fair, we saw a lot of awesome movie-related items, but the big standout was Funko‘s massive booth featuring hundreds of their adorable Pop Vinyls. Since these adorable little figures seem to be taking over the geek collectable landscape, we thought we’d honor them with a gallery of The 35 Best Funko Pop Vinyls from Movies, which you can flip through below! Our selections include pieces from major franchises like Star Wars and Harry Potter, as well as upcoming items from recent hits like Marvel’s Doctor Strange.
Founded in 1998 by Mike Becker as a way to make pop culture-related bobbleheads, the company was sold in 2005 and began taking on more licensed projects and eventually got into the Pop Vinyls around 2010. Since then, the Pops have become a mainstay of comic book stores and Hot Topic, as well as subscription boxes like Loot Crate, with many becoming highly collectable as they were discontinued, or “vaulted.”
Which of these movie-related Funko Pop Vinyls is your favorite? Was there a good one we left out that you own? Let us know in the comments below!
Doctor Strange (2016)
Marvel’s recent hit introducing The Sorcerer Supreme to the MCU was ripe for a POP makeover, including Baron Mordo and Kaecilius (with glitter eyes!).
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
Groot comes in both full-grown and baby form, so why shouldn’t his Pop as well?
The Dark Knight (2008)
Heath Ledger’s Joker with bank robber mask is somehow still creepy even in toy form.
Awww, look at Rorschach? So cute! Maybe “The Simpsons” was onto something with that “Watchmen Babies” joke…
The Rocketeer (1991)
Dave Stevens’ cult comic book creation got a near-perfect 1991 adaptation that didn’t set the box office on fire but captured the hearts and minds of a generation of children.
Scott Pilgrim vs the World (2010)
We love how they even included Scott’s horribly-vague drawing of Ramona from the party scene.
Star Wars (1977) / Return of the Jedi (1983)
The thing that makes the Ewok Wicket and a Tusken Raider so especially suited to a Pop figure is they already had black, vacant eyes… like a doll’s eyes, as Quint would say.
Harry Potter films (2001-2011)
We love it when pop does an extra-big 6″ figure for an extra big guy like Hagrid, and Voldemort is looking pretty adorkable here as well.
Jim Henson’s cult fantasy film starring the late, great David Bowie has a huge teenage following who would love to have these figures on their nightstand.
Flash Gordon (1980)
The disastrous Dino De Laurentiis version of Alex Raymond’s sci-fi hero has gotten a (slight) re-appraisal since its inclusion in the comedy hit Ted.
Nobody steps on a church in Venkman’s town, unless its the super hugable Stay-Puft Marshmallow man!
Planet of the Apes (1968)
Minister of Science and Chief Defender of the Faith, Doctor Zaius (Maurice Evans) gives modern-day corrupt politicians a run-for-their-money in the morally bankrupt/racist department.
Sigourney Weaver’s Ripley is really detailed here, right down to the slightly-wounded cheeks she sported in the finale with the Alien Queen.
Paul Verhoeven made a a sly commentary on consumerism and fascist corporate control run amuck in his sci-fi classic, so why not turn that figure of satire into a toy?
Taxi Driver (1976)
It seems only fitting that Martin Scorsese and Paul Schrader’s screw-loose Vietnam vet/vigilante Travis Bickle should get a sweet Pop figure.
John Wick (2014)
As played by Keanu Reeves twice now, John Wick is the quintessential boogeyman assassin you don’t want to mess with… even in toy form.
The Godfather (1972)
Best Picture winner The Godfather gets the Pop treatment, complete with cat. It’s an offer you can’t refuse!
Another gangster in the roster is Godfather alum Al Pacino as Tony Montana, the ruthless head of a cocaine empire who wants the world.
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Not only did Pop deem to make a post-S&M slaughter Butch, but they also made a vinyl of director Quentin Tarantino himself in his small role as the ever-helpful Jimmie, complete with coffee cup.
They can never take Mel Gibson’s freedom, his Best Director Oscar or this Pop Vinyl!!!
Steamboat Willie (1928)
The first appearance by Mickey Mouse and the first synchronized sound cartoon are immortalized in this black & white tribute to Walt Disney’s greatest creation.
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Tim Burton and director Henry Selick’s landmark stop-motion movie helped revive the art form and made Jack Skellington a Hot Topic icon.
Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
The Robert Zemeckis hit helped bring about a traditional hand-drawn animation renaissance in the late 80’s at Disney, and here we have Roger and Jessica in all their glory.
Gizmo was literally made to be a Pop vinyl, but here his cuteness surpasses even our wildest imaginations.
Evil Dead 2 (1987)
The first time Bruce Campbell wore the chainsaw it instantly made him a horror icon, and he’s still going strong today on Starz’s series Ash vs Evil Dead.
Clive Barker’s most memorable Cenobite has such sights to show you if only you’ll open his puzzle box.
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
Robert England wore the make-up over decades, and is now considered the pinnacle of slasher heroes.
This Island Earth (1955)
At the time in the 50’s this Universal monster movie was among the higher-end sci-fi films of its day, but now the Metaluna Mutant is considered corny at worst, nostalgic cute at best.
Max Schreck’s vampire, loosely based on Bram Stoker’s Dracula, may still be the most terrifying vision of that subgenre, and kudos to Pop for appreciating cinematic history!
Big Trouble in Little China (1986)
John Carpenter’s cult kung-fu fantasy martial arts action comedy is one of the best-loved films of the 80’s and here we have Jack Burton and Gracie Law all ready to take a ride in the Pork Chop Express. It’s all in the reflexes!
The Big Lebowski (1998)
The Coen Brothers’ never imagined their 1998 box office dud would become the most popular and enduring film in their filmography, but here we are. The Dude abides.
The movie that introduced the world to Jonah Hill and McLovin got a set of Pop vinyls for all the horny teenagers in your life.
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
This version of the Graham Chapman as King Arthur even has his hand positioned on the reigns of his imaginary horse. Brilliant!
A Christmas Story (1983)
Here’s Darren McGavin’s dad, complete with a very “FRAGILE” leg lamp from the Christmas favorite.
Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
We saved this for last, because the author of this list holds this onscreen couple in a special place in his heart, since they were the cake toppers at his 2015 wedding…
Max & Nicole’s Wedding Cake
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