It seems like every other week Funko announces the forthcoming release of Funko Pop! figures… and truth is they do! The pint-sized plastic playthings have become so popular that Funko is continually releasing products from some of the biggest properties around, incorporating movies, games, TV shows, comics and more into the toy line.
Now that said, there are still many, many properties that Funko hasn’t covered. No doubt the company will get to these properties eventually, but for now they remain nothing but a pipe-dream.
Ah, pipe-dreams – don’t you just love ’em. Speaking of which, would you like to know what my Funko Pop! wish list would include?
Oh, you would? Well, here you go then…
My Funko Pop! wish list:
Super Mario Bros.
Funko has produced a number of gaming figures over the years, from Sonic the Hedgehog and Crash Bandicoot to League of Legends and Minecraft, but one of the most iconic properties that is sadly missing is Super Mario Bros.!
I’d love to see Funko Pop! figures of the six core characters: Mario, Luigi, Toad, Princess Peach, Bowser & Yoshi. And should Funko be feeling really fancy, how about a line based around Mario Kart? Or maybe an 8-bit line?
With all of the different characters, styles and costumes, Super Mario Bros. would be ideal for the Funko treatment.
A number of years ago, before Marvel put a hold on all Fantastic Four licensing, Funko released a Funko Pop! figure based on FF team member, The Thing. That figure now sells for a pretty penny on the secondary market, which means getting even a quarter of Marvel’s First Family is a costly affair.
So what about the rest of the Fantastic Four?
Well, to date the other three members of the Fantastic Four have yet to see the light of day. However, with the FF back in comic book form and soon to be part of the MCU, it seems like the perfect time for a new line of Fantastic Four figures – including a new Thing figure!
The line would need to include Reed, Sue, Johnny and Ben, but how about an ‘invisible’ variant for Sue and maybe even the Super Skrull?
Bucky, Captain Bucky O’Hare, goes where no ordinary rabbit would dare! And for my money, that should ALWAYS be a toy shelf.
BossLogic is the toy company currently tasked with creating a new series of Bucky O’Hare figures, but surely they could share the license with Funko, right?
The first wave of the line would include: Bucky, Jenny, Dead-Eye Duck & a Storm Toad. Later waves could include AFC Blinky, Willy DuWitt and Toad Borg, amongst others.
Dungeons & Dragons
Tell me this isn’t a line of Funko Pop! figures you would LOVE to see?
Based on the ’80s D&D cartoon, a Dungeons & Dragons line of Funko Pop! figures could easily stretch across two waves to include: Bobby, Uni, Hank, Eric, Presto, Diana, Sheila, Venger, Dungeon Master, Tiamat and Shadow Demon.
Come on Funko, make it happen!
Monster in My Pocket
And finally, back during the ’90s, Monster in My Pocket was a fun line of toys based on the concept of collecting pocket-sized figures inspired by some of the most iconic monsters of all time. The line ran for a number of years and covered pretty much every monster under the sun, from the werewolf and the Hunchback to the baba yaga and the Kraken.
Keeping the same design idea of the originals, the figures could be produced in single colour form (red, green, purple, yellow) and could include various waves to tick off the many monsters.
Additional Funko Pop! figures that appear on my wish list include:
- Dick Tracy (based on the 1990 movie)
- Tim Burton/Joel Schumacher-era Batman movie figures
- The Mask (based on the ’90s cartoon)
- Swat Kats
- Jonny Quest
So, what appears on your Funko Pop! wish list? If you could green light any line of Funko figures what would they be?
Sound off in the comments section below.