Funko Pop! figures seem to have taken on a life for kids and collectors like Beanie Babies, if Beanie Babies pulled in every licensed property under the Sun.  The latest Funko Pop! figures tie in to the latest season of Stranger Things.  Their marketing team even mocked up a Tiger Beat magazine spoof that brings it together.  Maybe it’s because the Duffer Brothers succeeded at pulling together some good nostalgia, or maybe these new likenesses are some of Funko’s best so far, but whatever the reason, we think Funko fans are going to want to take a good look at this new line.

The 2017 Toy of the Year and People’s Choice award winning figures seem to be getting better.  More clever designs?  The more… odd… the combination of characters and styles, the better these seem to appeal to Funko collectors.  Stand-outs for the first round of characters include Scoops Ahoy Steve, Will the Wise, Flayed Lifeguard Billy, Date-Night Hopper, and Joyce with her magnets.  This time there’s an over-sized monster available, too.

Three other new figures announced this month will appeal to that good guy in you.  Funko has released Mr. Rogers Pop! figures previously, but the latest comes from the new film starring Tom Hanks.  Two others feature everyone’s favorite Australian animal lover, the late Steve Irwin.  Funko has two designs, a common type with Steve and an alligator and a rarer chase figure with Steve holding a turtle.

Most of these figures are available now and others have just been posted for pre-order.  Click on any of the first 14 images below to find out more about the main line of figures, or to order any at Amazon, and don’t miss the pre-order for the new exclusive Eleven figure available only at Amazon.  Below you’ll also find preview images of Stranger Things retailer exclusive Funko Pop! figures from Target, Wal-Mart, and more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The following are only available at select retailers.  Target has a glow-in-the-dark Will the Wise, a Dustin with vest, and an El with Bear:

 

Baskin Robbins has a different Scoops Ahoy Steve and Wal-Mart has a third version of Dustin:

 

And Hot Topic has its own Eleven:

Unfortunately Funko sneaked in a Robin and early bird Steve in Scoops Ahoy outfits in an exclusive series an entire year ago, so you’ll need to track these down on eBay:

  

And here are the two Steve Irwin releases (styles my vary):

  

Sorry, no Purple-Dress/’80s Hair Nancy, Same Ol’ Jonathan, Strawberry Slurpie Russian Scientist, Terminator Russian, Conspiracy Murray, As-You-Wish Mayor, or Phoebe Cates-lookalike Suzie figures–yet.

Stranger Things season three is now streaming on Netflix.  If you missed it, check out our review here.

C.J. Bunce
Editor
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