Thursday, October 27, 2016

Random Thoughts On... Funko Pops

Funko Pops sure have gotten big over the years. It seems like everywhere I go - whether they'd be an HMV or Gamestop/EB Games or Best Buy or wherever - there seems to be walls of these numerous and completely interchangeable figures waiting for people to blow their money on so they can collect the whole bunch of them for speculator purposes or something.

I don't get these things.

For those unaware, a Funko Pop figure is those little miniature figures where they take a popular character and reconfigure him or her into this generic big-head, black-eyed, featureless figure. And it's all the same generic body type and the same facial and all that. And... they all look some bland. They're not like chibified versions of characters because those are actually cute and somewhat resemble who they're supposed to.

These Funko things... they look all the same. No facial expressions. No emotions. Virtually no functionality whatsoever. They're almost like Lego figures, in a way... but at least you could mess around with those and play with those for a bit. Funko things do jack shit.

Even the cheap-o knock rubber figures are more interesting.

Exactly what the fuck do people see in these things anyway? Is there such a market for regurgitated plastic crap they continue to make more of these stupid things? (That was a rhetorical question, by the way.)

I guess I'll never be a convert to the Funko religion or whatever.

And I'm perfectly fine with that.

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