Outside of which character I was about to free from its box, there was always one question floating in my mind about Funko’s Mystery Mini’s Line. Why don’t all figures in the line share the same style? All of Funko’s other products do. No matter which Pop, Dorb, or Hikari you look at, you’d never have trouble telling it was just that. But you take a mini out of its box, and you’d have never guessed that the big headed cutesy Disney mini belonged in the same series as the pupil-less Walking Dead ones.
On one hand, I can definitely see why some of the styles might not work for some of the other brands. The missing pupil style of the horror figures would definitely be a bit dramatic for the light and airy feel of say the Disney or Steven Universe Lines.
But why wouldn’t that style work for the Game of Thrones line? And why do the Arkham minis have the pupil-less style as opposed to that of all the other super hero themed mini lines? It seems puzzling to me as you would think having a consistent style would help you sell your brand. Maybe there isn’t one set of artists working on all the minis. We may never know.
What do you think the reason is? Do you like the fact that any new series could boast its own new unique look or would you rather they all look alike? As a collector myself I personally prefer that my figures share a style, but that may just be me. Submit your comments below and let us know your preference is and which of the styles is your favorite.