We Can’t Figure Out Why Funko Hasn’t Jumped On These Ideas
There are so many great Funkos, but we’re firmly in the camp that there are never enough. After all, more is more, right? We have so many fandoms here at Gemr, our fandoms have fandoms. Okay, that’s a bit extreme, but some things we really want to see still haven’t been made.
It turns out, there are a lot of other people in the same boat. We did some digging into what Funko fiends are clammoring for, and what we really want, and compiled it into a list of some of the most wanted Funkos that don’t exist (yet).
Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy
We really wish we could tell you DON’T PANIC, that these are on the way–but as far as we can tell, there are no plans right now to release anything Hitchhiker’s themed. Can’t you imagine Arthur Dent with his towel (the chase would have a flocked towel of course), Marvin, Zaphod, and maybe even some intelligent creatures? Perhaps, as a con exclusive, a Sperm Whale with a tiny bowl of petunias could happen! We would definitely toast a Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster to that.
Avatar: The Last Airbender
We don’t get it, Funko. Why haven’t you capitalized on this cash cow yet? Fans have been clamoring for more Avatar stuff for years. If you gave us Pops, we would be all over them. Give us an Aang with a glow-in-the-dark chase variant. Give us Zuko with and without his scar. Give us uncle Iroh with a cup of tea. Give us a the whole crew! We want them so bad.
This incredible comic is finally in the public eye, thanks to the Hulu original series. Now that it’s gotten a taste of the love it deserves, it definitely needs some merch to match its newfound fame. Give us Funkos! We want a two pack of Cyanide and Old Lace. We want to collect the whole gang, and maybe even their parents (maybe). We want anything Runaway related!
Legend of Zelda
Come on Nintendo, we know you have a bunch of Amiibos, but we want more! We’re willing to cover our house in posters, figures, dolls, clothes, anything with even a hint of Zelda theming. Why wouldn’t we want Link and his famous sword in all it’s adorable Pop goodness? How about Gannon, and a 6” pig form? What about a Link Ride with Epona? Pleeeeease –we’re not above begging.
We know Funko has the Disney license. They have been popping out Princesses like it’s going out of style, and if we know one thing, it’s that Disney Princesses never go out of style. So give us another franchise! We want Hercules, Megara, Pegasus, Hades — heck, maybe even a 6” Cerberus (It was an awesome design, okay?). Just pop out a few more Pops and we will stop trying to climb Mount Olympus to get them!
Giant Robots and Kaiju: how could you not want this in Pop form? We already have a Pop Godzilla and we love it, (the glow-in-the-dark version is totally worth it) but we want more Kaiju in our Pop lineup. With the new movie coming out March 2018, how could we not think about this as our next giant monster want?
Ghibli has always kept their licenses close to their chest. They don’t let a lot of companies produce products with their characters, so we know this is a pipe dream, but we would love to see Kiki, Haku, Nasikaa (with a baby Ohm or a Fox Squirrel) — or how about a giant Totoro! We would buy them all, even if we don’t have space for them. These movies are so beloved that Pop versions would make our year — or maybe our decade.
If Funko asked us if we loved them, we would respond “As you wish.” Well, we wish they would make us some Princess Bride Funkos! We would struggle through any number of ROUSes, or even hunt down the six fingered man to get our hands on some.
They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and ooky, they’re all together spooky–so why aren’t they Funko Pops yet? This would be a set worth screaming about. It would go along with all of our other creepy Pops, and would also fit in with our more family friendly ones, too. Honestly, it feels like such a missed opportunity! We would buy them in a snap, snap.
This just seems like common sense to us. Pokemon already has the built in “Gotta Catch ‘Em All” slogan. Just pump out the Funko Pops and people will scramble to fill their Pokedex–and by Pokedex, we mean shelf space. It doesn’t stop there, either! There are so many trainers that could be released, too. The protagonists of all the games, their rivals, Ash and a small Pikachu Pop, Misty, Brock — the list just goes on and on.