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Funko Pops (stylized as Funko Pop!) are a line of vinyl figures from Funko. The pops are well known for their signature Black Bead Eyes and Super-Deformed appearance. They were first introduced in 2010, and since then thousands of Pops have been released.

At E3 2018, it was announced that the toyline would receive its first mobile game tie-in with Gears Pop!, a spin-off of the Gears of War franchise. In September 2020, Funko Pop! Blitz, a Match-Three Game, was released.

A film based on the figures is in the works as well, being developed at Warner Bros. A story is reportedly being written by Teddy Newton (Day & Night) and Mark Dindal (The Emperor's New Groove, Cats Don't Dance).

For a tentative list of the works and people who have been given the Pop! treatment, see here.


Tropes pertaining to Funko Pops:

  • Adapted Out: Sometimes, fairly major characters won't have a Pop in a line while fairly minor ones (invokedOne Scene Wonders especially) will get one.
  • Anthropomorphic Food: One line has characters from the Marvel Universe as gingerbread people.
  • Art Evolution: The early Pop figures look rather simple compared to the more recent ones. For example, here's the first Thor Pop tying into his first movie, and here's a later one tying in to Avengers: Age of Ultron.
  • Art Imitates Art: There's an ensemble reproducing the famous painting of George Washington crossing the Delaware.
  • Black Bead Eyes: The defining trait of most Pop figures.
  • Calacas: The Dia De Los DC series figures are Día de los Muertos-themed characters from The DCU.
  • Canon Foreigner: The Mystery Science Theater 3000 series includes a Pop of "Tom Serv-Crow", a fusion of Tom Servo and Crow T. Robot. Such a fusion never appeared in the show itself.
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  • Early Installment Weirdness: Early DC Extended Universe figures are in "Heroes" whereas the more recent ones (except Wonder Woman 1984) are in "Movies".
  • Excited Show Title!: The Pop! logo has an exclamation mark.
  • Expy: The first Pop Rocks figure was Jimi Hendrix dressed in purple...except, it wasn't. It was just a Hendrix-looking guy called "Purple Haze". This may have been done to circumvent the notoriously tight image rights. Subverted later on, when Funko released genuine, estate-approved Pops of him.
  • Imperial China: The DC Comics line of figures called "Imperial Palace", which is made of superheroes from The DCU dressed in medieval Chinese armors.
  • No Mouth: A trait of most figures, mainly the humanoid ones. Some figures keep their mouths, though.
  • Non-Standard Character Design:
    • Certain characters simply don't work in the normal Super-Deformed / Black Bead Eyes style since they're not humanoid, and may be given a different body or eyes. It's particularly the case for animals, with countless examples such as the dragons of Game of Thrones or Alligator Loki from Loki.
    • Due to licensing issues with Hasbro (which uses its Mighty Muggs line to presumably cover the vinyl figure license), the Marvel Comics and Star Wars Pops are bobbleheads rather than static figures. The Star Wars ones also come on black bases, although they can be removed for consistency with other series.
    • Since Jan Brady's imaginary boyfriend George Glass didn't exist until A Very Brady Sequel, his TV-based Funko Pop doesn't exist either, leaving a big empty space in the Jan Brady & George Glass 2-Pack (the only way to get either character).
  • Oddball in the Series:
    • The Pops for The Boxtrolls, Heavy Metal, and Coraline are part of the "Animation" series rather than the "Movies" series (though seeing how the numbers of the Boxtrolls Pops match up with the missing 119-121 in the "Movies" series, it's likely they were meant to go there, but for whatever reason didn't).
    • The various Pops based on Western Animation that are part of the "Television" series rather than the "Animation" series.
    • The "Heroes" and "Movies" series have Pops of Domo cosplaying as the Justice League and Ghostbusters characters.
    • The BFG, TRON, and Gravity Falls Pops are part of the "Movies" and "Animation" lines rather than the "Disney" one.
    • The Mars Attacks! Pops are in the "Sci-Fi" line; to date, they're the only figures represented in that line.
    • The "Heroes" line is mostly reserved for DC Comics characters, though non-DC characters such as Judge Dredd, Gabriel, and The Phantom have figures in the line as well. It's likely the "Comics" line was added so that other non-DC and Marvel comics characters could get their due.
    • Sharknado is part of the "Television" line rather than "Movies". Though it IS a Made-for-TV Movie.
    • The Adventure Time/Minecraft Pops are in the "Animation" series when they had previously been in the "Television" series.
  • Off-Model: Even with the stylizations in mind, Funko sometimes forgets a few important design details for some characters.
    • Every single Stitch figure they've ever released excluded his occipital marking (the marking on the back of his head) and the indigo colorings on the backs of the tips of his ears, but (ignoring the ones where he wears clothing) they usually remember to add the marking on his back.note  And considering that all these figures' heads are bigger than their bodies, they don't have much of an excuse to forget about them (other than "to cut production costs"). Eventually, they've realized their error with the occipital marking and finally added it beginning with "Summer Stitch"note  released in 2019, but they've still yet to add the ear tip markings.
      • Likewise, their Angel (Experiment 624) figure gives her the same exact notched ears that Stitch has, although this is more clearly done as a cost-cutting measure to avoid making new molds specifically for her ears. They later released a keychain version of her with properly molded, notchless ears. However, her second ever full-size figure released in 2021, themed after winter, once again reused the notched ear molds and are even more inaccurate than her previous figure as her ear tip markings have been shifted from the inside of her ears to the outside, despite her original figure actually getting this detail right. To make matters worse, said figure is part of a two-pack with a Stitch figure, who is still missing his ear tip markings, which are on the outside.
  • Original Generation: Freddy Funko, Funko's personal mascot.
  • Super-Deformed: The signature style of the figures, besides the Black Bead Eyes. The big heads really "pop" out, don't ya think?
  • Toyline-Exclusive Character: There's a Pop of Roger Moore's James Bond wearing a space suit for Moonraker. He never dons one in the film itself, the figure is based off the famous promo shots Moore did wearing it as well as the film's posters.