I have found that one of the coolest aspects about collecting Funko’s Pop! Vinyls is how to diverse the line can be. Your favorite characters from television, movies, and comics are interchangeable with a beloved musician, wrestler, or even an advertising icon. Everyone has their own wish list of figures they’d love to see, and with the ever-expanding waves of exclusives, chases, and even the Specialty Series, I don’t think anything is too much to hope for now.
Big is back in style! Both Godzilla and King Kong have been resurrected (and are ready to be pitted against one another), Pacific Rim was granted a sequel, Anne Hathaway shares a link with one in Colossal, and the Rock is about to go up against several giant monsters in Rampage. Sometimes a character is just too big to contain in a regular Pop, and there are certainly other extra-large faces that deserve the extra room on my shelf.
5. King Shark (The Flash)
Who doesn’t want a giant human/shark hybrid? Appearing on the television series The Flash, King Shark is one of the most visually interesting antagonists the show has given us. I would love to see him added to the growing rogue’s gallery of Flash villains.
4. Galactus (Marvel Comics)
As far as big baddies go, is there really a villain bigger and badder than Marvel’s Galactus? He may rock the purple and some horrible headgear that looks like a TV antenna, but the dude eats planets. Besides it’s an iconic look that would look great next to my other Marvel characters.
3. Treebeard (The Lord of the Rings)
Funko is gracing us with a whole wave of Lord of the Rings characters later this year, and I could make a whole list of characters that didn’t make the initial cut. One of the biggest of the bunch would be Treebeard, and he absolutely deserves a spot next to the Balrog I’m going to buy.
2. ED-209 (Robocop)
We already have Alex Murphy (the titular Robocop), and while I do enjoy Kane from Robocop 2, ED-209 is just plain iconic. Please put down your weapon. You have thirty seconds to comply. Go ahead and take my money now!
1. Graboid (Tremors)
While the sequels delved deeper and deeper into the camp factor, the original Tremors had it all: actual horror and suspense (who doesn’t scoot closer to the edge of their seat with that pogo stick scene?) as well as humor and amazing characters. I can’t be alone wanting a Graboid in my collection: big head sticking up from the bottom of the box, mouth open, and tentacles (what the heck are those things? Tongues? Smaller mouths?) bursting forth, waiting for some prey.
As always, I’d love to hear what you all think. Are there any other great super-sized characters I have missed?