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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.

Jaws Funko Pop Shark with tank

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 couple of years later, and they are pretty much showering us with Jaws stuff. From Pops to t-shirts and even exclusives, like the one I’m reviewing.

Jaws Funko Pop target exclusive shark with blood

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.

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The fact that it’s not one of the Funko Movie Moments is a bit odd since it plays out a pinnacle moment in the film. It literally is two — well, one and a half Pops, with Quint sticking partially out of the shark’s mouth while he grips his not-so-handy machete and blood covers both him and the shark.

Jaws Shark Biting Quint SDCC 2019 Exclusive

The first thing I tried to do when I got mine is take them apart. I was kind of hoping that you could pull Quint out and have a full bloody Quint figure; maybe even with teeth marks for fun. Alas, it’s all one piece, with Quint’s waist securely attached deep inside the shark’s throat. The paint is nice — it’s typical of Funko’s work, with minor scuffs right out of the box. That part is a shame because I’m a bit of a perfectionist, and I would have loved to pick out my own figure without any markings on it.

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.

Jaws Shark Biting Quint SDCC 2019 Exclusive in box

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.

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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 posability, it’s pretty safe to leave this guy in the box. The windows on the front and top give a collector enough of a look at the toy that you could even light him up from those windows and set a pretty cool display. The only reason I took mine out confidently is because Funko shared a video on how to open their boxes and reseal them. Turned out I was doing it all wrong — Now I know.

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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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Written by Mr. Frights
I’m Justin Lewis. I’m an absolute fanatic of all things Halloween and Horror. For over 15 years I’ve been seeking out horror collectibles of all kinds. Combining my love of collecting with my passion for writing I review the things I collect so you know what’s good, what’s bad, and what’s downright horrific. They call me... Mr. Frights.