Cool Pop Vinyl Figures Based on Movie Characters
Posted on July 13 2014
Pop Vinyl have the rights to classic Movie Characters, TV series, classic icons and character heros.
You may of noticed popping up in shops, collectable shops or geek hang outs, small character figures made from plastic which somewhat resemble famous actors, actresses, cartoon people from movies and television series. Presenting Funko Pop! Coupons where they've created collectable vinyl toys for both adult's and children alike.
The vinyl figures have exaggerated facial features and follow the same toy structure but may have different colouring, hair, accessories or clothing. Funko has also created bobble heads, plush and bookmarks. Recently they bought the licence to Garbage Pail Kids, famous for their the retro 80's card collector theme, tv show and film (although best not to mention it as it rated as one of the worst flicks available according to Rotton Tomatoes). It is welcome news in the community of figures collectors, so expect more of culture's best and most famous faces from over the years.
A variety of figures range from The Walking Dead, Gremlins, Nightmare Before Christmas, Firefly/Serenity, DC Comics, Back to the Furture...even Big Trouble in Little China.
A Selection of 14 Recommended Vinyl Toys
Note: All toys selections are available from Amazon.com
Big Hero 6 has not launched officially from this region, but with cool looking characters, robotic figures or monsters this is looking to be a great film combined with the magic of a company who does well at cartoon blockbusters (see Frozen) then this figure is a great potential collectable.
Johnny Depp camps it up in the Caribean franchise, involving a complex plot which spans a couple of movie collections. This particular figure seems to have more adornments that other figures in this list, showing off a level of detail rarely seem in Vinyl's.
If you're born around the 80's, you must of seen this movie and in particular this crazy Doctor. He is wearing the perfect get-up at the point of the first film where he is controlling the Dorlean with Marty inside, by remote control.
This iconic kid is pure evil in and out. Scarred with stiching in his face, he is armed with a kitchen knife which doesn't mean he's going to cook you a nice dinner!
The cheekiest character who isn't afraid of ghosts. I would expect there to be a series of vinyl figures with each Ghostbuster getting slimed! Look out for the next one with an all women cast, which will be great toys to play with.
One of Will Ferrell's best comedic performances as the Human in an Elf's world. This tall guy gets in trouble where ever he goes, slowly losing his innocence from exposure to the "Real World".
Another Tim/Mr Depp combination of the story of a crafted character with scissors for hands. The scars on his face represent the accidental multilation and the awkwardness of having sharp objects for fingers so be careful with one of these toys...although it's useful for cutting hair.
One of Burton's first animated films which took years to create. Slightly different than other vinyl figures, it still retains it's creepy quality.
Peter Jackson spent ages making this series, played by the heroic Elijah Wood. He has an invisibility cloak and the power of the ring gives him special powers to slow down time.
A cult classic by Kevin Smith, who also made Clerks with Ben Affleck. This guy was the foul mouthed talker who caused alot of trouble.
Stephen King's most famous killer clown character recreated into a vinyl toy.
Quentin T did a fine job of combining all his favourite Kung Fu/Western classics, then made this. Starring Uma Thurman as the deadly assassin, her yellow clothing stands out amoungst other figures.
Jeff Bridges plays a lazy, drug taking, bowling "Dude" who gets into trouble along the way.
(Sir) Anthony Hopkins took scary to a whole new level in SOTL with this vinyl. This is from when he was caged up, to stop him from biting the staff.