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A revolution is drawing over the fan landscape: Gone are the days when superheroes, bad guys and strange creatures could only be adored on the screen. Who hasn't always wanted to have a tea party with the mad hatter, wake up next to Thor or share their living room with Batman?
But what was long ago a crazy dream is now becoming a reality - Funko Pop! Figures make exactly that possible!
The history of the Funko Pop characters
Funkos are made of vinyl and are on average 10 cm high. This means they fit onto the smallest shelf and in every corner. What makes them special though is the oversized head.
With some specimens, the head is not only huge, no, it also wobbles! So if Loki and Hulk nod from the dresser, there's no need to worry - rather it’s a good reason to laugh!
The pop figures are not only small and equipped with a large head, they are also designed in the Japanese Chibi style. The cute figures with their numerous details are easy to fall in love with!
It was not foreseeable that the small characters would be so popular, because the success initially failed to materialize. Only with the Funko Pop Game of Thrones figures did the pop figures experience real hype.
Together with their small plastic clones, the GoT performers posted photos on social networks and made the characters really well known to their fans. Then when the Rolling Stone Magazine published an article about the funny figures in 2014, the path to success for the collectibles was paved.
The funko-pop! universe
The vinyl pops come in all sorts of designs in the Funko Pop universe! Figures include the Arkum Asylum from Gotham City as well as Westeros from Game of Thrones. With Pops, whole worlds can be brought into your own four walls. The home office becomes a wonderland in no time.
Once the lust for collecting has got you, it is not so easy to get rid of it. But why? The cute characters sweeten every day anew. To make things even more exciting, there are also limited editions by the little heartbreakers. The special editions, like the normal vinyl pops, are packed in protective window boxes.
These boxes protect the figures from scratches and other damage. The figures can be seen through the viewing window, even if you decide to leave them in the box. In this way, the collectible figures are kept in better condition and their value increases. Of course, the figures can also be collected and unpacked for private pleasure.
Where can you buy Funko Pop figures?
There is a large selection of small funkos in the EMP online shop. For example, discover the
Funko POP! Harry Potter Figures figures. Albus Dumbledore can move in with you with his lilac-coloured cape, gray glasses and the mighty Elder Wand. Of course, it is also a great gift.
Not convinced yet? Discover your favourite heroes from the DC and Marvel Universe, plunge into exciting adventures with our film and TV series Funkos or rock the stages with Funko Pops from your favourite bands.
Funko Pop questions from the community
Here we answer all the important questions about the Funko Pop universe.
How many Funko Pops are there?
There are now over 8,000 different Funko Pop figures worldwide. And there are more and more. You can look forward to many more characters.
What are my Funko Pops worth?
Some Funko Pop figures are worth thousands of dollars - a glowing Alex DeLarge Funko Pop raised over $ 13,000 recently. The rarer a figure, the more valuable, and the original box should always be unopened.
What are Funko Pop figures?
Funko Pop! Figures are small vinyl figures that are based on your favourite characters from film, series, gaming and music. The big heads and eyes are what characterises them.
What are Chase figures?
A chase figure is the rare variant of a Funko Pop figure. You cannot buy a Chase figure directly. With a bit of luck, you will get this when you buy the normal Funko Pop figure. This is exactly what makes a Chase figure so popular and valuable.