22 Awful Funko Pops You Might Want To Avoid
Everything has a Funko Pop toy! Okay, not everything. There's actually some seriously glaring film omissions we're not okay with. Still, there's no denying that Funko Pop's are the hottest collectible around, for better or worse. That's right, worse. Sometimes much worse. Like, totally terrible. While many Pop figurines are very cool, there are some that would be better off probably not existing at all.
Whether it's a poor design choice, super creepy eyes, or simply a Pop that makes you wonder who decides which franchise get immortalized in vinyl, not everything Funko does is a home run. Still, there's some fun to be had with the worst Funko has to offer. At least, I hope there is. Otherwise, why did I spend my time tracking down what I consider to be the 22 worst Funko Pops toys ever released?
Take a look at the bad, the worse, and the ugly to see just what kinds of choices Funko makes sometimes. After all, for every Chris Jericho holding the List of Jericho, there's a dead-eyed Goofy from the Disney collection. Sound off in the comments with your favorite bad Pops, and let's all enjoy the ridiculousness.
1. Bicycle Girl (The Walking Dead)
They say this is Bicycle Girl, but I disagree. Sure, they both have long hair and are zombies, but that's about where the similarities stop. Honestly, this Pop is just difficult to look at and doesn't really have any connection to The Walking Dead other than "hey look, zombies."
2. Carol Danvers on motorcycle (Captain Marvel)
Brie Larson as Carol Danvers is inspired casting, as far as I'm concerned. However, I'm not convinced this isn't an unused Charlie Hunnam Sons of Anarchy Pop in a reprinted box.
3. Butters (South Park)
Poor Butters can never catch a break on South Park. Is it any wonder that he has the most depressing Pop imaginable? Seriously, why would you want to own something that looks this sad?
4. Katniss Everdeen (The Hunger Games)
If the pitch for this Pop was "We should set Jennifer Lawrence on fire," mission accomplished.
5. Hatsune Miku
Hatsune Miku is a virtual pop star from the Vocaloid voice synthesizer program in Japan. That's all well and good, but this particular Pop looks like it's made out of Aquafresh toothpaste.
6. Mrs. Potts & Chip (Beauty and the Beast)
The live-action Beauty and the Beast is a fun movie, for sure. However, so many of the items in Beast's mansion that came to life looked so much creepier than their animated counterparts. Mrs. Potts was at the top of the list and she's been immortalized in an equally odd Pop figurine.
7. Dumbo with clown makeup (Dumbo)
If you thought the Butters Pop was depressing, avert your eyes now. GameSpot came across this particular Pop at San Diego Comic-Con, which is Dumbo the elephant in his clown makeup. I can already hear the sad trombone playing.
8. "False God" Superman (Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice)
Finally, the most cinematic moment in DC Comics history has been immortalized. Who would we be, as a society, without a silver Superman Pop that has "False God" scribbled on his chest? Take that, Henry Cavill.
9. Doghan Daguis (Valerian)
Another example of a movie Funko thought was going to be huge, only for it to die quickly. What's so crazy about this particular line of toys is that there were actually three different Doghan Daguis Pops, each holding something different in its hand. And they are all ugly.
10. Donkey (Shrek)
Donkey looks downright unhinged. Between his very tooth smile and those Funko eyes, he looks prepared to eat you. Stay away from me, Donkey.
11. The cast of The Mummy
Never forget the Dark Universe in all of its glory. Clearly, someone at Funko--and Universal--thought this movie was going to be a massive hit. So much so that it needed its own line of Pops. It was not. Instead, it was actually terrible enough to sink a proposed franchise. Now all we're left with of the Dark Universe is these three things and the best tweet of all time.
12. Roger Rabbit (Who Framed Roger Rabbit?)
The eyes of Pop figures always look a little strange. However, the Roger Rabbit figure might take the cake in that regard. The huge black dots look so out of place on Roger and, quite honestly, scare me.
13. Buzz Lightyear (Toy Story)
Where is his face? Look, I get it. Some Pops don't have mouths, and that's okay. However, with a head that big, Buzz needs something before the eyes. Instead, it looks like Neo in The Matrix, after Agent Smith has his mouth taken away.
Dory (Finding Nemo)
Why is Dory a weird blue rectangle? Maybe fish should be turned into Pops if this is going to be the end result.
15. Uncle Si (Duck Dynasty)
Honestly, I just can't believe Duck Dynasty Pops exist. Was there really ever a market for that?
16. Gene (The Emoji Movie)
Gene is the "meh" emoji, which is incredibly fitting. This is the most "meh" Pop ever.
17. Mrs. Featherstone (Pride & Prejudice & Zombies)
Remember the massive global phenomenon known as the Pride & Prejudice & Zombies movie? No? Of course you don't. The movie got a whole line of Pops, none of which are stranger than the zombified version of a very minor character. Weirdly, this particular Pop was given to me when I covered the film's junket. I immediately got rid of it.
19. Goofy (Disney)
This Goofy Pop is just deeply unsettling. The way his eyes are designed makes it look like he's in some sort of a murderous trance that leaves me fearing for my own safety. Keep those dead eyes to yourself, dog.
20. Thestral (Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald)
The Crimes of Grindelwald isn't exactly remembered as the best entry in the Wizarding World franchise, but this ugly Pop is an insult even to it. Instead of looking like a cool dragon, Thestral looks like some kind of skeletal bird/cat hybrid.
Ursula (The Little Mermaid)
It's not that the design of Ursula is bad in Pop form. There are some standard models that look great. This "Diamond Collection" version, though, is covered in glitter and just looks... bad.
Bad Ape (War for the Planet of the Apes)
The apes in the Plant of the Apes films weren't pretty, by any means. Bad Ape, though, is just horrific to look at. Why would someone want this on a bookshelf?