These 10 Valuable Funkos Could Make You Some Serious Cash
Funkos exploded onto the scene just a few years ago and have taken the collecting world by storm. We like to call them a gateway collectible — because they’re an ultra easy way to scratch that collector itch. Funko Pop!s are cheap, small, and there are so many lines there is guaranteed to be something for everyone, which makes them a great addition to almost any collection.
Funko has also done something incredible: they introduced chase Pop!s and convention exclusives that limit the number that hit shelves. Collectors love the hunt for the rarest, most coveted figure — and Funko makes it easy to get obsessed with the chase (we think we’re hilarious). This makes for some incredibly valuable Pop!s.
10. D23 2013 Nightmare Before Christmas Metallic Three Pack
We start our list off with a three pack. Sure this feels like cheating — the fact there are three Funkos in the pack already ups the value (but not that much). D23 is the yearly convention Disney throws to talk about upcoming movies and theme park expansions. But Disney also rewards the happiest fans on Earth with exclusive D23 items. This three-pack included Jack Skellington, Sally, and Oogie Boogie and was limited to 500 Pop!s, which means that it quickly became highly coveted by fans. As it will never be sold again, the value has exploded. If you want to add this exceptional three-pack Pop! to your collection, you can expect to pay as much as $2,200.
9. SDCC 2013 Game of Thrones: Jaime Lannister Freddy Funko
It all started with Freddy Funko, and Funko will never forget it. Freddy has dressed up as so many famous characters, it’s honestly incredible. This is the first (but not the last) Freddy cosplay on this list. In 2013, Game of Thrones was at its height and Freddy put on the outfit of none other than Jaime Lannister. Funko only released 96 of this fantastic cosplay, so it’s tough to find one for sale. If you manage to locate one, expect to spend as much $2,300 for the honor of owning him.
8. SDCC 2012 Glow in the Dark Holographic Darth Maul
Darth Maul is a fan favorite villain from the Star Wars prequels who did not get enough screen time. If we had our way, he would have lasted through all three movies as a major player. But there were a lot of things wrong with the prequels (and this isn’t a blog for that), so we’ll swing the convo back around to this incredibly rare Funko. The Glow in the Dark Holographic Darth Maul was a small Comic-Con exclusive run of 480 pieces. Star Wars collectors scramble for this really cool Funko to add it to their collection, but the small run size makes it hard to come by and drives up the value. Sadly, you will never find one for half off (too easy) — expect to spend as much as $2,500 to get your hands on one.
7. SDCC 2011 Metallic Notorious B.I.G.
Notorious B.I.G. lost his life in one of the most mysterious murders in hip hop history. He was an incredible rapper who has a massive following to this day. His SDCC 2011 Funko is almost as notorious as he is. His metallic Pop! can sell for as much as $2,600.
6. NYCC/ Toy Tokyo 2014 Dragon Ball Z: Planet Arlia Vegeta
Sometimes Funko makes an exception to their rules and sells a con exclusive Pop! twice. This was the case for the Planet Arlia Vegeta who got sold at two different conventions on opposite sides of the world. Even with the popular Dragon Ball Z character’s two-time appearance, this Funko’s popularity is over 9000!!! If you want to pick one up, you might pay as much as $2,800.
5. SDCC 2017 Freddy Funko Black Ranger
Once again Freddy went digging through his costume closet, and he found himself a new outfit. This particular cosplay was a super limited run, and only 24 pieces were produced. The Power Rangers movie had debuted less than 4 months earlier which made this Black Ranger Freddy Funko really popular when he came out. His super limited run size has morphed his value to as much as $2,900.
4. SDCC 2014 Glow in the Dark Freddy Funko Joker
Freddy Funko has been busy putting on outfits, and another one of his cosplays made the list. We wish our cosplays got this much attention! This was another super limited run, and only 24 pieces were released. The Joker is already an incredibly popular Funko choice given they’ve released 39 different Joker Pop!s (Batman has his work cut out for him), but add to that an ultra limited run? Well, the value becomes almost laughable. If you want to add this particular Joker Freddy to your collection, you could be looking at a $3,000 price tag.
3. SDCC 2018 Stranger Things: Golden Hopper
This is the most recent Funko to make our list — and we know why. Stranger Things is insanely popular, and Hopper is a huge fan favorite. To make things even more challenging for fans and collectors, Funko played a cruel joke on us and only released 40 of our favorite small town cop. The small run has caused collectors to leap all over the few that have hit the market. If you want this golden Hawkins sheriff to join your collection, you could pay as much as $3,000.
2. SDCC 2011 Blue Suit Mr. Incredible
This Funko requires a bit of an explanation as to why it is so expensive. The original Incredibles is many a fan’s favorite Pixar movie. When the initial set of Incredibles Funkos came out in 2011, people didn’t think much of them (Funko was still pretty new) — and they were retired quickly. This drove up the value of these Pop!s a lot. Now take these overlooked Pop!s and make one of them an SDCC exclusive that only released 480 pieces? Well, that causes blue suit Mr. Incredible to sell for as much as $4,800 — which is pretty incredible when you think about it.
1. Metallic Purple Haze Chase
Are we happy or in misery to find out how much this Pop! is worth? Honestly, it’s blowing — blowing — our mind. We didn’t expect to find Jimi Hendrix on the top of this list, but here he is in all his metallic glory. This chase is the Holy Grail of Funkos and is considered by many to be the most coveted Funko Pop! money can buy. If you want to own this highly sought after Funko, expect to spend as much as $5,999. And yet, even with that price tag, the Pop! addict in us wants it desperately.
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