Alright, let’s get serious for a second here. Did you know that there are approximately a zillion Funko Pop! Vinyl figures in the world? Ok, maybe not a zillion, but a lot. There are movie ones and TV ones, Stark and Lannister ones, and even sports and holiday themed ones. You can have Kermit next to Bilbo, The Dude next to Heisenberg and Captain America alongside Jack Skellington for vinyls' sakes - the options are limitless! So how do you even begin to decide who and what to start collecting? We’ll break it down for you. (And, as always, start with The Dude.) This can also help serve as a gift guide for someone with an upcoming birthday!
For Fans of Science Fiction
Star Wars Hoth Luke – Shop X-Files Fox Mulder – Shop Star Wars Emperor - Shop
Star Trek TNG Data – Shop X-Files Dana Scully – Shop Star Trek TNG Captain Picard – Shop
Do you have a favorite season of Star Trek? A preferred mythological arc in X-Files lore? Perhaps you've dressed up as a certain nerf-herder at a convention? Then you're a sci-fi geek and you should get all of these pop figures. (AND, Next Gen is the best season, and "Anasazi" is a legendary X-Files episode.)
For Fans of TV Shows
Breaking Bad Saul Goodman – Shop Game of Thrones Brienne of Tarth – Shop
Big Bang Theory Leonard – Shop Arrested Development Gob Bluth – Shop
Breaking Bad Walter White – Shop Game of Thrones The Hound – Shop
Big Bang Theory Penny – Shop Arrested Development Buster Bluth – Shop
TV character-themed Pop! Vinyls are the choice for you if Netflix and Hulu are your go-to sources of entertainment, whether you're on the treadmill at the gym, the train to work, or laying in bed trying to go to sleep. You're still having Breaking Bad withdrawals, even though Better Call Saul is amazing! At least (!!!), Game of Thrones starts again soon to fill that TV-sized hole in your heart. In those cold times between binge-watching seasons, these little guys will keep you company.
For Fans of Horror
Jason Voorhees – Shop Child’s Play 2 Chucky – Shop Freddy Krueger – Shop
Beetlejuice – Shop Scream Ghostface – Shop Pennywise – Shop
Frankenstein – Shop Gremlins – Shop
Classic horror movies are such a large staple in cinema that an entire series of Pop! Vinyls is more than called for. We have Frankenstein, for the super old school fans - Chucky, Gremlins, and Jason, for the 80s horror film-obsessed - and even Ghostface and Jigsaw, for lovers of more current scary flicks.
For Fans of Video Games
Diabo – Shop World of Warcraft Sylvanas – Shop Assassin’s Creed Arno – Shop
World of Warcraft Thrall – Shop Mass Effect Garrus – Shop Assassin’s Creed Altair – Shop
World of Warcraft Murloc – Shop Mass Effect Commander Shepard – Shop
If someone you know has put enough hours into WoW that the time can be translated to DAYS spent playing... maybe a Murloc Pop! Vinyl is a good choice for a gift. If you're that person, you probably have already bought yourself that gift, as well as every other piece of World of Warcraft merch that you've been able to lay your hands on.
For Fans of Kid's Movies
Disney’s Wall-E – Shop Frozen Young Anna – Shop Muppets 2 Kermit – Shop
Wizard of Oz Tin Man – Shop Lilo & Stitch Stitch – Shop Frozen Young Elsa – Shop
Bambi – Shop Despicable Me Hula Minion – Shop
Okay, we alllll know that kid's movies aren't just for kids. And the best part of being a grown up? You can buy your own toys. That means Bambi, Thumper, and Flower can all decorate your desk without having to ask mom and dad "pretty, pretty pleeeeeasseeee."
For Fans of Kid's TV Shows
My Little Pony Princess Celestia – Shop Adventure Time Gunter – Shop
My Little Pony Fluttershy – Shop Spongebob Squarepants Patrick Star – Shop
Adventure Time Lumpy Space Princess – Shop My Little Pony Pinkie Pie – Shop
Spongebob Squarepants Spongebob – Shop Adventure Time BMO – Shop
These kid's TV-themed Pop! Vinyls are a good choice for you if you've spent more than one afternoon catching up on all the seasons of Adventure Time (and becoming deeply entrenched in the historical mythos of Simon/Ice King and Marceline). See also: you know the difference between Pinkie Pie, Rainbow Dash, and Fluttershy, AND you have a favorite between the three. Don't lie, we see right through it!
For Fans of Movies
The Hobbit Smaug – Shop Lord of the Rings Sauron – Shop Kill Bill The Bride – Shop
The Big Lebowski The Dude – Shop Pirates of the Caribbean Jack Sparrow – Shop
The Goonies Sloth – Shop Ghostbusters Slimer – Shop
Back to the Future Marty McFly – Shop
Some movies are instant classics. The first time The Dude shuffled on screen, shopping for ingredients for a White Russian? You knew that he was cinematic legend. Same goes for The Bride zipping through Tokyo in her yellow Bruce Lee-inspired jumpsuit, or Sloth singing out "Hey, you guu-uuuuys!" If these perfect moments in movies are important to you, then a movie-themed Pop! Vinyl collection is up your alley.
For Fans of Sports
MLB Mariner Moose – Shop WWE John Cena – Shop MLB Phillie Phanatic – Shop
WWE Hulk Hogan – Shop MLB Mr. Redlegs – Shop
WWE “Macho Man” Randy Savage – Shop
Alright, this is an awesome and easy one. Say you're shopping for a friend and that friend just happens to love baseball. That friend lives in Philadelphia. BAM! The Phillie Phanatic. DONE. Pack it up, send it. Game over. That Funko Pop! Vinyl will be a surefire, dare we say, home run of a gift. (UGH. Too easy!)
For Fans of Comic Books
Guardians of the Galaxy Groot – Shop DC Comics Harley Quinn – Shop
Marvel Comics Deadpool – Shop The Avengers: Age of Ultron Vision – Shop
The Avengers: Age of Ultron Hulk – Shop Marvel Comics Silver Surfer – Shop
Arkham Asylum Poison Ivy – Shop Guardians of the Galaxy Rocket Raccoon – Shop
Your dad loves comic books. Your little sister who works at the library loves comic books. You've seen your boss watching The Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer a million times because they! Love! Comic books! You, yourself. Admit it. You love comic books. A superhero action figure is such a classic gift, you can't go wrong. Plus, just look how dang cute Rocket and Groot are.
For Fans of Japanese Pop Culture
Vocaloids Hatsune Miku – Shop Attack on Titan Eren (Titan Form) – Shop
Dragon Ball Z Piccolo – Shop Black Butler Undertaker – Shop Black Butler Grell – Shop
Dragon Ball Z Super Saiyan Goku – Shop Attack on Titan Eren Jaeger – Shop
Vocaloids Kagamine Rin – Shop
Did you know that Hatsune Miku is about one techno song away from taking over the world? It's true. She was on David Letterman, opened up for Lady Gaga, so, world domination is the next course of action. So, you might as well jump aboard that train before it's too late.
Seriously though, do you love Funko Pop! Vinyls as much as we do? What collection do you have littering your desk, dresser, countertops, bookshelves, end tables, fireplace mantles, etc.? If you want to take a look through our entire selection, see our Pop! Vinyl figures here or tweet us a picture of your own collection @fundotcom_.