Funko POP!s, the Most Affordable Diamond You Can Collect
Disney fans, you might have noticed your world is now just a little more glamorous thanks to Funko’s Hot Topic Exclusive Diamond Collection. These sought-after, glitter-encrusted Funkos only release once per month, which makes them really, really hard to find. But, when you wish upon a star, you can get lucky and find them in your local store.
Word is Flounder from The Little Mermaid is next to get the diamond makeover! (We’ve only seen a sneak peek via Periscope but it was ah-mazing.) These super special, extremely fancy POP!s are downright difficult to get your needy little hands on.
Collectors have been customizing their Funkos for as long as…well, for as long as Funkos have been released, and glitter has always been a popular customization, but now Funko has brought it to the next level and slapped their official seal on it. Just another very good reason why Funko was named People’s Choice of the Year at the prestigious 2018 Toy of the Year Awards for the second year in a row! While only a few editions from the Diamond Collection have been released, we’ve gone ahead and ranked them from Glitter-tastic to Diamonds are Forever.
9. Snow White
Magic mirror, on the wall – who is the fairest one of all? Unfortunately, it’s not you this time, Snow White. Don’t get us wrong, we think she’s beautiful with her hair as black as ebony, lips as red as the rose, skin as white as snow, but all the glitter in the Funko universe couldn’t get her to the top of our list. If you need something a little extra special to go along with your Blu-ray diamond edition of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, we recommend this oh so sparkly Funko to brighten your shelves.
8. Tinker Bell
Tinker Bell was the fifth Pop! from the Diamond Collection to be released, but she’s eighth on our list. We’ve seen this fairy covered in pixie dust before, so it’s not a huge stretch to see her reimagined for the Diamond Collection. Before we send her back to Pixie Hollow, we’ll give you a chance to bring her to the top of the list…by clapping your hands of course (and by leaving a comment in the Funko Club).
The lovable bad boy turned girl’s best friend simply shines like a Diamond Collection edition! As a Diamond Funko, Stitch is as beautiful outside as he is inside, and we’d be happy to display him on our shelves. Originally only available at Hot Topic, you may be able to find Lilo’s sidekick on auction sites. This edition will surely stand out among Experiment 626’s other Funko POP! versions (we have soft spot for Elvis Stitch). After all, Ohana means family, and family means no POP! gets left behind (or forgotten).
Another predictable diamond-encrusted princess, but Belle is exceptionally executed and not depicted in the overdone yellow ballgown (yeah, we said it — it’s nice to get some variety). Even her two bird friends have received the glitter treatment and add to the overall pleasant sparkling effect. Unfortunately, you’ll have to supply your own Beast to complete the winter scene (no glitter for him). Get this Belle before Beast steals her away forever!
YASS QUEEN! This is the Diamond Collection POP! that first blew our minds! When we saw this brilliant, dazzling, luminous creature we just knew she deserved her rightful place on our shelves. Ursula unexpectedly gets the glitter treatment normally reserved for princesses and cuddly wuddly characters. Don’t mind us, we’ll just be over here singing about the poor unfortunate souls who haven’t found this difficult to come by POP!.
4. Harley Quinn
Hey puddin’, are you surprised to see a member of the Suicide Squad here with classic Disney characters?! We sure were! We nearly went crazy when we saw Harley Quinn snuggled up between Belle and Snow White on the shelf at Hot Topic! The supervillain’s classic harlequin costume is given a glamorous makeover and is fully bedazzled head to toe. Is this the beginning of a beautiful DC glittery diamond relationship? We hope so!
Seventh to be released, but boy oh boy, he’s third on our list! Funko went right back to their Disney kick with their Diamond Collection POP!s and no collection would be complete without the iconic mouse himself: Mickey! The best part? You won’t need to wear gloves like Mickey Mouse, because this glitter won’t rub off on your hands — ever!
Dumbo might have been introduced to the world in 1941, but you can rediscover the adorable pachyderm all over again with this sparkly POP!. As if the adorably tiny hat perched on his head wasn’t cute enough, those giant glittering ears will steal your heart. Whether you’re a classic animation fan, animal lover, or just plain soft-hearted, this POP! is for you.
Hands down, without a doubt, The Mistress of All Evil is our absolute favorite of the Diamond Collection. Even in our highly unscientific poll (we asked a bunch of people on the internet and in our office), she came out on top! People can’t get enough of this evil fairy — and for good reason! She’s totally unexpected and absolutely fabulous from her arched eyebrows to her pink-lined robe. The glitter disbursement is perfect and catches the light just so. If you’re going to get just one highly coveted Diamond Collection POP! it should be this one! But really, with Funko, can you ever truly go wrong?
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