Funko Pop Review
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About Funko Pop
Have you ever seen some of your favorite movie or video game characters with a giant head and a tiny little body? If you have, then it was most likely a figure made by Funko Pop. The company lives and breathes collaborations with some of the most popular pop culture icons from movies, TV shows, video games, and books you love.
The company almost has a figure for every single superhero or villain you could possibly name!
Our Funko Pop review will take a look at the wildly famous toymaker that specializes in these big-headed icons of pop culture from such world-famous franchises as Harry Potter, Star Wars, DC, Marvel, and just about every anime on Netflix.
With so many amazing pillars of pop culture under their reach, it’s no surprise they have over 1M likes on Facebook and 2.6M followers on Instagram. Calling them popular kind of falls short in describing how big this toy company has become. Their popularity is unmatched as they’ve even been featured in Forbes, The New York Times, and Business Insider.
In this Funko Pop review, we’ll take a look at some of the items from the most popular fandoms out there and discuss what features the figures come with and what previous customers of Funko Pop are saying. Finally, we tell you whether or not the brand lives up to the hype and if these products are worth it.
Overview of Funko Pop
Funko Pop traces its roots back to 1998, where the company started selling Wacky Wobblers to advertise the restaurant chain Big Boy in the US. These big-headed toys were the brainchild of Mike Becker, who’s considered the founder of Funko Pop but when he teamed up with Freddy Funko, the brand really took off from there.
With its HQ located in Everett, WA, the brand partners with other companies to produce collectible vinyl toys for both kids and adults. Funko Pop figures are made overseas in places such as China and Vietnam.
Before we jump further into our Funko Pop review, let’s evaluate some of the advantages of this extremely popular brand of vinyl-made toys:
- Wide range of fandoms
- Customizable toys
- Highly detailed figurines
- Collectible and exclusive products
- Free shipping over $50 (continental US only)
Considering these well-made toy figures, the pros definitely outweigh the cons. Let’s explore the different options from each fandom in our Funko Pop review and see if you want to add any of them to your collection.
Custom Funko Pop Review
Before we look at some of your favorite pop culture figurines in our Funko Pop review, did you know you can make your very own Funko Pop figure? This awesome feature is not well-known, but think how amazed your loved one will be when you gift them with their own figurine.
The Custom Funko Pop customizer is basically the character creation screen, which allows you to pick numerous features in each of the following categories:
- Body type: 6 different sizes from skinny to thick (with 12 skin tones)
- Face: 38 different facial features like beards, brows, blush, eyes, and more
- Hair: 43 hairstyles from man-bun to balding, and curly to straight (with 12 hair colors)
- Outfits: 81 different coordinations from power armor to board shorts
- Accessories: 31 extra choices to choose from, such as gloves, an eyepatch, cape, devil horns, wings
- Background: 22 different packaging options with multiple color choices
Once you decide on all the options for your mini-me, you can then place a custom order for this one-of-a-kind creation. This unique figure would also be the ultimate gift for that toy lover in your life. Or become an absolute all-star for your son or daughter when they unveil their own superhero or fantasy self!
The Custom Funko Pop costs $25.
Funko Pop Anime Review
The company also sells a ton of different Funko Pop anime figures with their signature big heads and big eyes. Some of the animes the company works with are:
- DragonBall Z
- Hero Academia
- Avatar: The Last Bender
- Demon Slayer
As there are so many collaborations, we could only focus on one of the best-selling figures in this Funko Pop Review.
Funko Pop Tanjiro Kamado Demon Slayer Review
Protect your space from any random demons with the Funko Pop Tanjiro Kamado Demon Slayer figure. This figurine really captures the rage and passion with Tanjiro’s angry facial expression and slicked-back hair.
We love the details on this figure: the tiny sandals, the flowing green and black checkered robe, and the tiny sword. Tanjiro stands with a sword unsheathed and ready to strike at any demons that may appear. The vinyl figure is about 4.25” tall.
For the uninitiated, Demon Slayer stars Tanjiro, who is on a quest to avenge his family members and find a cure for his sister who’s been turned into a demon. This rather dark anime challenges your expectations at every turn!
The Tanjiro Kamado Demon Slayer anime figure costs $12 with the option for a $4 gift box or a protective clear plastic case for your figure to stand inside of for $8.
Star Wars Funko Pop Review
The Star Wars Funko Pop collection is quite extensive, and instead of covering them all, we’ve selected one of the best sellers from the Funko site. They offer a lot of characters from the most recent Star Wars movies, but we’ve gone with a classic furry friend that everyone recognizes and loves in our Funko Pop review.
Funko Pop Chewbacca With Porg Star Wars Review
This Funko Pop Chewbacca With Porg Star Wars vinyl figure is an excellent representation of the character. The brown fur is perfectly shaded and textured, making it stand out wherever you decide to display it.
With this Chewbacca, you also get a tiny-sized Porg baby. This small animal was first seen in Star Wars: The Last Jedi which premiered in 2017. While this is probably not your favorite Star Wars movie, you can’t deny how awesome this Funko Pop figure is!
The Porg looks like a tiny penguin with its round black eyes, white body fur, black arm fur, and a patch of brown fur topping its crown. It is adorable from head to toe, and even sweeter because it fits in the palm of Chewbacca’s hand.
Chewbacca is about 5” tall and clad in brown fur with his signature bandoleer across his chest, the only thing missing is his Bowcaster blaster which is sadly not a part of this particular Funko figure.
Display this Chewbacca for $12 with the option for a $4 gift box or get a protective clear plastic case for your figure for $8.
Marvel Funko Pop Review
Though Star Wars is a much older franchise, Marvel is just as popular. Marvel Funko Pop fans absolutely love these comic book characters now brought to life in superhero movies. Funko makes a ton of Marvel heroes for you to choose from, so we have featured one of the best-selling Marvel characters, currently available on the Funko site.
Funko Pop Groot Guardians Of The Galaxy Review
The Guardians of the Galaxy has a long list of cast members and heroes under its flavorful sci-fi banner. However, one character is hands down the most unique — and it’s not even human! The Funko Pop Groot Guardians of the Galaxy is the character we will look at in this section of our Funko Pop review.
This figure of Groot is the sapling version of the loveable character growing out of a tiny pot. Starting off at the top of the figure, we have his charming plant buds that act as the figure’s hair. Moving down, the wood face with big eyes has an infectious smile, and whenever you catch sight of Groot, it will definitely bring some joy to your day.
This version of the creature is from The Guardians of the Galaxy 2 movie, and let’s just say that dancing baby Groot really stole the show. This happy-go-lucky Funko Pop figure is intended to be used as an ornament for a tree branch and is 3” tall.
Unlike the other figures featured so far in this Funko Pop review, this one is made of resin and not from vinyl. Pick up this tiny Groot for $10 or you can buy a keychain version for an additional $5.
Harry Potter Funko Pop Review
When the Harry Potter books and movies captured everyone’s hearts, it wasn’t long before the brand would create Harry Potter Funko Pop figurines.
Again, as there are so many Harry Potter characters to choose from, we’ve gone ahead and picked out our favorite of the best sellers in this category of Funko products.
Funko Pop Quidditch Harry Harry Potter Review
The legendary boy with the lightning bolt scar, the Funko Pop Quidditch Harry Harry Potter features the main character playing the famous broom riding sport the franchise is known for. This vinyl figure comes with a lot of details that really make this an excellent choice for any Potter fan.
Naturally, Harry comes with his signature spectacles and the bolt-shaped scar on his forehead. He also carries two very recognizable objects — the Nimbus 2000 Broom and a golden snitch with its wings open in mid-flight. Finally, Harry is wearing the red robes of the Gryffindor Quidditch team with the house’s coat of arms on his breast.
Like we said, the detail on this figure is stellar and deserves to sit somewhere in any Potter fanatic’s home. The Harry Potter figure stands at nearly 4” and costs $12 with the option for a $4 gift box, or a protective clear plastic case for your figure to stand in for $8.
The Mandalorian Funko Pop Review
The Mandalorian Funko Pop collection includes most of the characters from this TV and once again we could only pick one to review.
While still in the Star Wars universe, the Mandalorian was a smash hit on Disney+. This series brought us a small cast of quirky characters but one stands above the rest and is simply unforgettable. We have included one of the best-selling items from the company’s The Mandalorian catalog in our Funko Pop review.
Funko Pop Grogu With Cookies The Mandalorian Review
Perhaps the cutest creature to ever come out of the Star Wars universe was none other than baby Yoda! Of course, we would only learn his actual name later on in the Mandalorian seasons. The Funko Pop Grogu With Cookies The Mandalorian figure has become a rising star and now has legendary status among many Star Wars fans.
The Funko Pop Grogu figure is made of the same durable vinyl all Funko Pop products are made from. The tiny charming yoda-like creature comes with a brown robe and a tin of blue space cookies.
This figure of Gorgu is a reference to a scene from season 2 of the Mandalorian when the cute figure visits a school and gets his hands on another kid’s lunch. This incredibly cute figure is to die for and sits on a black Star Wars base, perfect for a desk, shelf, or even your kitchen table — he is eating after all!
Grogu is the child the Mandalorian bounty hunter must protect in the Disney+ series, so why not get your very own to protect too. Get it for the low price of $12 with the option for a $4 gift box or a protective clear plastic case for your figure to stand in for $8.
DC Funko Pop Review
It’s only fair we take a look at DC after giving the spotlight to a Marvel character. Both fandoms have so many great characters, and that’s why we have selected one of the most iconic superheroes of all time. Let’s take a look at the best-selling DC Funko Pop figure on the company’s site.
Funko Pop Batman Arkham Knight Review
The Funko Pop Batman Arkham Knight figure is actually not from any movie but from a series of incredibly well-made video games over the past decade. But, if we didn’t reveal this, you would probably think this is still a badass Batman!
With this Funko Pop toy, you are getting a caped Batman with a gold utility belt and body armor you’d expect from any version of Batman. He stands nearly 5” tall and we really enjoy the contrast between his white eyes and black pointy-eared mask.
This Batman is a part of the Arkham Knights series which contains many other cool figures from the world of DC comics. This Batman costs $12 with the option for a $4 gift box, or a protective clear plastic case for your figure to stand in for $8.
Who Is Funko Pop For?
Funko Pop is for anyone who loves collectible items from their beloved franchise. The company has a vinyl figure from every favorite movie, book, or game ever! They make great gifts for children too as they can still be played with as toys.
Funko Pop figures are made with so many different charming details that truly portray the fandoms they are based on. Anyone looking for an easy way to decorate a room or office should look to the brand for their collection.
Funko Pop Reviews: What Do Customers Think?
It should come as no surprise that Funko Pop figurines are loved by customers. In this part of our Funko Pop review, we take a look at what other satisfied customers of this brand had to say about their products. Let’s dive in, starting off with a review from Bestbuy.
This user had this to say about her Groot Funko figure, “So cute! Growing my desk collection. Shipped it to the store, to save on shipping. Thanks!”
Over at Gamestop.com, “I love how the box matches directly with the character.” The reason Funko Pop is so collectible is thanks to the great box it comes in.
The last stop is Amazon where we see what the satisfied customer has to say about his Grogru with Cookies Pop, “I’ve gotten nearly every other grogu pop so far, so I needed to get this one as well. It’s pretty cute.”
Let’s take a look at one more satisfied customer off of Amazon. “I just discovered Funko Pop! this last Christmas, so I’ve started a collection of just strictly Harry Potter Pop!s. And…I gotta say, this one is my new absolute favorite Pop! I have! He’s so cute! The detail is amazing! I can see “Nimbus 2000” written out on his little broom. Definitely recommend! 🙂”
Here are some ratings of the Funko Pop products we’ve mentioned:
- Funko Pop Grogu With Cookies: 4.9/5 Stars out of 313 reviews
- Funko Pop Batman: 4.9/5 Stars out of 177 reviews
- Funko Pop Quidditch Harry Harry Potter: 4.8/5 Stars out of 3131 reviews
Is Funko Pop Worth It?
Yes, 100% worth it. If you are looking for an affordable way to decorate your home, office, or gaming battle station, then the small-sized Funko Pop figure is perfect. If your favorite show, movie, or video game is popular, it will almost certainly have a Funko Pop toy.
The price is excellent and in most cases, the figures cost less than $20. But don’t be misled by the price, the figures are not cheaply made by any means. Take the numerous details on these figures and you can clearly see they are made with care. We’re sure you’ll be happy with whatever one you choose for yourself or give as a gift.
Funko Pop Promotions & Discounts
Funko Pop occasionally has sales but they don’t last long. If you’re on the hunt for a low price, make sure you check the site often.
Where to Buy Funko Pop
You can find Funko Pop figures at almost all big retailers online and offline:
- Funko website
And if you’re looking for an in-person location, you can check their store locator tool to find a Funko Pop store near you.
Who owns Funko Pop?
Funko Pop is owned by a private equity firm called ACON Investments.
Where is Funko Pop made?
Funko Pop vinyl figures are made in China and Vietnam.
Does Funko Pop ship internationally?
Funko does not ship to Canada. However, the brand has a European site where they ship to most countries in the EU, including the UK.
What is Funko Pop’s Shipping Policy?
If you want to receive one of these amazing Funko Pop figures, their shipping policy is:
- For orders over $50: Free (continental US only)
- Below $50: Shipping is $7 (continental US only)
Any orders for Alaska or Hawaii:
- Shipping is $12 (flat rate)
Orders will usually take about 3-5 business days to be shipped out.
If you live in the EU, you can visit the brand’s European website to order your figurine. Shipping will be calculated at checkout, and may take up to 8 business days to be shipped out.
What is Funko Pop’s Return Policy?
For customers living in the US, there is a 15-day window after it’s delivered where you can return your item if you’re truly unhappy with it. But if you try to return an item after 30 days, you will be charged a 20% restocking fee.
How to Contact Funko Pop
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