I’ve never reviewed any Funko items. There isn’t much to them and discussing a typically singular piece of vinyl, I mean…what is there to say? The pull to review a Funko item was powerful though, so I’m going to give it a try. This is the Jaws Shark biting Quint SDCC 2019 Exclusive Funko Pop! And it deserves this review.
We have scarcely had legitimate Jaws movie memorabilia…like, ever. So when Funko put out their Jaws Mystery Mini, we collectors thought that was pretty great. Cut to a
I personally fell hook, line, and sinker for these doll-eyed shark figures. I literally bought all the variations of Jaws Pops I could find. I camped out on Entertainment Earth’s website for weeks even though I knew they couldn’t put Quint’s demise on sale until a day after the con started. I think I’m one of the first people to purchase him because they posted it for sale a few minutes early and I didn’t have to wait in their virtual queue.
The look on Quint’s face, as generalized as it is for a Funko Pop, still looks sad. I feel bad for the guy. I mean, if this was Toy Story – how horrible would it be to be stuck like that forever?! Anyway, they did an excellent job with the expression. Something else they may have missed or decided against is when the shark’s eyes roll back. I kind of wish they had added that in specifically for this figure. Not sure how they would have done that aside from a bit of paint, but it’s definitely another missed opportunity.
Let’s face it though, Funko’s deal is specifically to narrow down any detail to its essential elements and still give us something WE recognize from our love of Pop Culture. And in that respect, they did a fantastic job here. They did get some of the shark’s finer lines and scars to help fans identify him. Quint’s clothes are generally accurate, as are his hair and chops.
You can turn Quint’s head, but not very much. Otherwise, the figure has no articulation. Since there isn’t much in the way of
As far as Pop! figures go, I have over 230 of them, and out of all of those, I really think this one in particular is probably my favorite. I paid around $40 (including shipping) for this, and now it’s sold out on Entertainment Earth. You can pick one up off of eBay pretty easily, but you’re going to pay around $50 for it. That’s an excellent deal as it is officially worth around $75 according to the Funko App. If you’re a fan of Jaws and you like Pop! figures, this is one you should grab before the price goes up much more.
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