We have seen the explosion of Pop! in recent months. This hobby has gone from nonexistent to full force in a relatively short time. Pops are bridging the gap between the genres of Marvel, DC Comics, Music, Disney and much more. It is not uncommon for you to see a Darth Vader displayed right next to Ariel. A wide array of collectors are adding these vinyl figures to their collections. And why not? They are well designed, have vibrant colors, are just about the right size and sell for about $10.
Pops! are a hit.
As a matter of fact, I have Sally from The Nightmare Before Christmas sitting on my desk along side the Flying Monkey from Wizard of Oz. That reminds me, I have to find a good place for my Run DMC Pops. I think that I will put them next to my three Wonder Womans. Did you know that there is a Regular, a Metallic chaser and a Black and White event piece? Who would have thought that Jam Master Jay and Wonder Woman would share the same shelf. Well in the world of Pops it is not only possible, but encouraged.
But you know what is missing from this Pop Universe?
Nope, not Ugly Dolls. Those are coming. Not even Elvis or Michael Jackson. You can have your Billie Jean inspired vinyl to remind you of those groovy cool Junior high dances, but you can not have anything to remind you of that Magical trip to Walt Disney World or Disneyland.
Well folks, I am here to inspire Freddy Funko to create a series just for you. To represent those magical moments that you never want to forget. This is Park Starz with a Pop Vinyl twist. Pop! Starz if you will. And at about $10 each what could be better?
Please feel free to make your own list, but these are the first 12 to come into my mind:
Figment – Already in the Park Starz catalogue, but he needs to be made
Dream Finder – Just gotta display them side by side
Captain EO – We already have some Funko Michael Jacksons coming so this is not too far fetched. I mean, how popular would that figure be?
Supreme Leader – Need a villain or two in every set. I think that she would qualify
Hmmm….You know what. I am not a fan of being freaked out by my collectable. So on second thought I bring you Fuzzball
Yeah, I like that much better. Moving on
Magic Kingdom’s Dapper Dan – Great outfit. Could make variants in different colors
Yeti – I know, another Park Star, but if you can think of a better Animal Kingdom character please let me know
Indiana Jones – The hat. The Whip. The Vinyl.
Small World – take your pic on what country you would like to be represented. If it was up to me I would go with the Hula Girl or the girl from Thailand
Kermit – Easy to picture a Muppet as a Pop. In fact there is a Muppet set coming out. Tweek him a bit and you have the perfect 3D Muppets Kermit
Sweetums – Thought about going with Animal here, but Sweetums has the bigger role
Captain Jack – Need a POTC in this set. Why not Johnny Depp?
Barbossa – Would love to see how this one would look
Brer Rabbit – Too long ignored in the vinyl world.
Vulture from Splash Mountain – Just because it would look cool. Heck, If you needed to find your happy place, you could even buy two of them and display them side by side.
OK – That’s 14. I guess that would leave room for a second series
Wait. A. Minute.
I need to make a few changes to the list
Was looking at this list and noticed that something was lacking. There is no Mickey. What’s a Pop series without a Mickey? That needs to change if these are going to sell well.
I am going to take Fuzzball off the list and replace him with Mickey. But not just any Mickey
Yep, that’s right. Mickey with Duffy. Before you all complain, I will tell you that I was going to go with a Duffy figure instead. But I figure that this would soften the blow
The next change is the removal of Barbosa. We wants the Red Head!
Well you finally got her. Took long enough.
Of course these would be exclusive to the Parks. If we are lucky there would be a chaser aspect. Like a Flocked Figment or Metallic Small World Thai girl. How about a Flocked Sweetums? Cool.
If you like these, but you feel as if some other icon of the Parks would better represent what you love about WDW or DLR, please post in the comments.
I will be compiling a list and forwarding them off to my Funko connection. So, don’t be shy. I would love to see this happen. Funko has a relationship with Disney so this may be possible.
If you do not have any other ideas, just please sign in the comment section. Let’s make this happen people.
As far as the give away. Here are the details. All it takes is a post in the comment section. If we get 25 comments,from 25 different posters, I will pick one random comment and send off a Mickey Mouse from Pop Series 1 to the author of that comment. Now in order to get our Mickey you must be a member of our Forums. So please hop on over to The Vinylmation Kingdom Forums and register. That is how I will get a hold of the winner. Wouldn’t you love to have this adorable Mickey in your collection? And it’s FREE!!!!!!
Simple as that. I would love to see as many comments as we can get on this one. I want to see this happen. A Disney Parks Pop! Series needs to happen. At least one.
GIVE AWAY UPDATE
I had previous mentioned the giveaway would end on 2/10 but I have decided to pull a name for the give away on Wed 2/8 instead. So get your comments in. Remember you must be a member of the forums to win