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Discover the Funko Pop phenomenon: the geek figurines that have conquered the world!

Funko Pop figures have become a veritable phenomenon of geek culture in recent years. Whether you're a fan of films, TV series, video games, comics or even celebrities, chances are you've already seen or owned one of these little figurines with round eyes and a square head. Let's delve into the colourful world of these little characters with big heads.

Origins and history of Funko Pop

Funko Pop was created in 1998 by Mike Becker. The figures are now manufactured by the American company Funko. In the early days, Funko mainly produced bobbleheads, figures with an oversized head mounted on a spring. It wasn't until 2010 that the company decided to market a new product called "Pop! Vinyl". It was these figurines that quickly made their mark.

Originally, Pop! vinyl figurines represented characters from films and TV series. They mainly featured characters from popular franchises such as Star Wars, Marvel, DC Comics and Disney. The style of these figurines was very specific: cartoon style, gigantic heads, round black eyes and disproportionate bodies. This gave them a particularly endearing look.

Today, figurines have diversified into many areas, embracing popular culture as a whole. There are figurines that look like the heroes of video games, cartoons, TV shows, celebrities, sports stars and much more.

A popularity that's easy to explain

The success of Funko Pop figurines has been undeniable for over 10 years. But what makes them so successful? If we look closely at the phenomenon, we can isolate certain points very objectively:

  • Variety of licences: Funko Pop figurines now encompass a particularly large number of universes, both fictional and real, to the delight of many fans.
  • Unique style: the style of the figurines is particularly recognisable and sets them apart from the competition.
  • Collection and personalisation: the figurines are quite decorative and will look great in your living room or bedroom. What's more, Funko Pop doesn't hesitate to release limited and rare editions to keep fans on their toes.
  • Accessibility and affordability: Funko Pop are relatively affordable in terms of price, making them accessible to a wide audience. This allows fans to build up a collection without having to spend a fortune.
  • Community interaction: fans often share their collections on social networks, take part in fan events, swap geek figures and discuss their favourite characters.
  • Nostalgia: figurines touch on universes that are sometimes more than 40 years old. It's a way of reaching out to early fans and older people who were lucky enough to grow up with the various heroes of these licences.
  • Gifts: the figurines are inexpensive and easy to find, making them the perfect gift for a friend or relative. If you don't have any ideas, think Funko Pop. Even if the person isn't a die-hard collector, the gift will fit in perfectly with their home and give it a little pop.
  • Collaboration with artists and brands: Funko regularly collaborates with artists, content creators and brands to produce exclusive Funko Pop. These collaborations often offer unique and limited designs, encouraging collectors to seek out and obtain these special editions.

Would you like to discover the many possibilities offered by Funko Pop figurines? You're sure to find what you're looking for at ShopForGeek, the leading geek shop. We have a wide range of figurine styles. Looking for that rare gem? Maybe it's on one of our shelves! Come and visit us in shop to find out!