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Pop! (a.k.a. Funko Pop!) figures are collectible vinyl characters and bobbleheads.

Style[]

Funko's line of Pop! figures are based on the Japanese style known as Chibi, which means short and cute.[1] The heads of the Pop! Vinyl figures are the most recognizable part as they are substantially larger than the bodies in which they sit. They also feature large solid black eyes widely spaced on the face. Typically the mouth and eyebrows are notably missing from a standard Pop! Vinyl.[2]

Categories[]

Main article: Pop! Categories

Pop! Vinyl[]

Pop! Vinyl figures are categorized into categories or collections such as Movies, Television, Disney, Star Wars, Marvel, Heroes, and Game of Thrones.[3][4][5][6][7]

Each Pop! Vinyl has an incremental number assigned to it based on the collection it is a part of, eg. #01, #02, etc.[8] Exclusives often share the same number as their standard variant.[9]

Pop! Minis[]

Main article: Pop! Minis

Pop! Pins[]

Main article: Pop! Pins

Pocket Pop![]

Main article: Pop! Pocket

Exclusives[]

Main article: Pop! Exclusives

Exclusive limited release Pop! Vinyl figures are made available at trade shows such as Comic-Con and on web-shops such as Gemini Collectibles. Exclusives are generally variants of existing Pop! figures that offer an alternative look. Exclusives also feature a sticker on the outer plastic of the original box. Exclusives are commonly made in a limited release of 480 units; however, this number varies from figure to figure. The sticker may also provide details such as the number of limited units made, where the item was exclusive to, and the type of exclusivity (e.g. glow in the dark).[10][11]

Common Exclusive Variants[]

  • Metallic: a shiny coating of paint on part of or all of the item.[12]
  • Flocked: a furry or fuzzy 'skin' on part of or all of the item.[13]
  • Glow-in-the-Dark (GITD or GID): when exposed to a light source, the item will glow in the dark for a short time. This may apply to a part of or all of the figure.[14]
  • Black and White (B&W): the color scheme is grayscale instead of colorful. This is usually the entire item; however; some may have parts of color.[15]
  • Patina: a bronze, oxidized surface that covers all of the item.[16]
  • Outfits: different shirts or designs.[17]
  • Colorway: the use of a particular color scheme that differs from the item's usual color.[18][19]
  • DIY ("Do It Yourself"): these figures are all white so you can paint them and add clay to make them look however you want.

Prototypes[]

Main article: Pop! Prototypes

Pop! Vinyl prototypes often referred to as 'Protos', are extremely rare Pop! Vinyl figures with very little to no paint detail on it. The final shape and features (like the eyes or hair) are visible, but may not have paint detail on them.[20]

As the name suggests, prototypes are not always the final design. With collectors in mind, these prototypes are made available in a Pop! Vinyl box for those that wish to collect them and keep them mint.

  1. DarkKnightNews.com - Funko To Release New Pop! Vinyl Batman Figures
  2. CardboardConnection.com - 2012-13 NBA Funko POP Vinyl Figures
  3. FreddyInSpace.com - Funko's POP! Horror Movie Vinyl Figures : Coming January 2011!
  4. TheNerdFu.com - Supernatural Pop!'s - Funko Brings us the Winchester Boys
  5. VinylMationWorld.com - Preview Upcoming Disney Marvel Star Wars Pop Vinyls Funko
  6. DCCollectors.com - FUNKO Reveals New DC Comics POP! VINYL Figures
  7. ToyArk.com - Game of Thrones Pop Vinyl Figures From Funko
  8. TheBlotSays.com - First Look: Game of Thrones Pop! Vinyl Figures by Funko
  9. [http://www.theblotsays.com/2012/05/sheldon-big-bang-theory-pop-television.html TheBlotSays.com - Sheldon The Big Bang Theory Pop! Television Vinyl Figure by Funko
  10. TheBlotSays.com - SDCC 2011 Exclusive Martian Manhunter Metallic Variant DC Universe Pop! Vinyl Figure Toy Review
  11. TheBlotSays.com - GID Green Lantern DC Universe Pop! Heroes Vinyl Figure Toy Review
  12. ToyArk.com - San Diego Comic-Con 2013 Exclusive Pop Vinyl Figures
  13. TheBlotSays.com - Gemini Collectibles Exclusive Flocked Beast Pop! Marvel Vinyl Figure by Funko
  14. MarvelToyNews.com - Funko Glow in the Dark Captain America POP Vinyl Released!
  15. TheBlotSays.com - SDCC 13 Exclusive Black & White Wolverine Marvel Pop! Vinyl Figure by Funko
  16. TheBlotSays.com - SDCC 12 Exclusive Patina Batman The Dark Knight Rises Vinyl Figure by Funko
  17. TheBlotSays.com - SDCC 2012 Exclusive Big Bang Theory Sheldon Pop! Vinyl Figures - Batman, Superman & Hawkman
  18. TheBlotSays.com - Fugitive Toys Exclusive Inverse Deadpool Pop! Marvel Vinyl Figure by Funko
  19. TheBlotSays.com - MegaCon Exclusive Blue & Yellow Deadpool Variant Pop! Marvel Vinyl Figure by Funko
  20. TheBlotSays.com - Crazy Color Edition Pop! Vinyl Figure Prototypes by Funko
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