Pikachu Funko Pop! Releasing in July

Funko has announced the first ever Pokemon Pop! figure will be arriving July 29th — Pikachu! It will be available exclusively at Target stores for $8.99.

Pop! are collectible vinyl figures. They feature a hyper-stylized design and usually have solid-colored eyes.

The company that makes them, Funko, has partnered with many different media franchises to turn their characters into the figures. This includes Marvel, DC, Star Wars, and Game of Thrones. Over the past few months rumors had been circulating that Funko struck a deal with TPCi.

It is currently unknown if additional Pokemon or human Pokemon characters will be turned into Pop! figures.


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  1. Tails The Blonde Brainiac
    Tails

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    The lack of pupils in the eyes is a little unnerving...
     
  2. CorinthiansRose Aspiring Trainer
    CorinthiansRose

    Member

    Well to be fair, Pikachu never really had pupils in the first place. The "whites" are just the shine. If you look closely at the new artwork released for "Go", Pikachu in reality has very dark and black pupils and the rest of the eye is super dark grey/brown.
     
  3. Donutnut1 Crystal Skies
    Donutnut1

    Member

    Just as a clarification, this pop will just be a figure. Funko has a deal with Marvel so that the Marvel pops are bobbleheads but that's it, the rest are just big-headed figures.
     
  4. PandaPokemon Aspiring Trainer
    PandaPokemon

    Member

    Well, I collect Funko POP figures, and most POP figures do not have pupils, that's just the style of most POP figures.
     
  5. Luplayz I am Taking Suggestions for Fakémon Ideas!
    Luplayz

    Member

    I'm wondering if we'll ever get any more Pokémon Funko pops. the most obvious along with Pikachu would be the Gen 1 starters (including Eevee).


    actually they might do something different tho.. idk lets see
     
  6. Heviin Aspiring Trainer
    Heviin

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    I will totally paint the whites or stick something on it. It's very creepy otherwise.
     
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  7. Luplayz I am Taking Suggestions for Fakémon Ideas!
    Luplayz

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    It really isn't for me... I haven't been creeped out by any POP Figure... and I only own a single one.
     
  8. SinitsynME Aspiring Trainer
    SinitsynME

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    Aaarghhh..... this is the most horrible pop-figure I've ever seen.... *I'll have to kill myself in order not to see that again"
     
  9. Luplayz I am Taking Suggestions for Fakémon Ideas!
    Luplayz

    Member

    u have to go that far for this? and what do you mean.. the FNAF Pops were much much worse. and basically cash Grabs for an old game at this point. and funky did way too many FNAF Pop figures then anything like Pokémon. and hopefully we will never have to hear about more FNAF POPs again...
     
  10. Hemos The demonic Shadow Lugia/Mystical Raven Witch
    Hemos

    Member

    Not gonna lie... the whole Pop aesthetic kinda works on this one.

    I mean most of the other ones all look weird cause of the giant misproportioned heads, sure Pikachu's head looks a little square-ish, but it actually works.
     
  11. DarkMatterGaming "Wait, he's not dead?"
    DarkMatterGaming

    Member

    Its the eyes. The eyes are terrifying...
     
  12. du_megaman Aspiring Trainer
    du_megaman

    Member

    will this be considered a collectible 10 years from now? hmmmmmmmmmmmmm
     
  13. Lord Goomy Got Goomies?
    Lord Goomy

    Member

    Aww, it’s so-
    AAAAAAAH!
    -Blockbuster movie Return of the Possessed Pikachu.

    Are they gonna make a Goomy one of these? It doesn’t have any pupils to begin with, so it’s still adorable.
     
  14. KentGardner Aspiring Trainer
    KentGardner

    Member

    All these pop figures are the ugliest things. I never understood the appeal of these. Everywhere I go I see them, enough already.
     
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  15. Animegamer420 Aspiring Trainer
    Animegamer420

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    Pop funkos are for wannabe collectors
     
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  16. The Binder Guy Aspiring Trainer
    The Binder Guy

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    I heard rumors about these popping up in Target's DPCI system a month ago and I was kind of hoping it was a fake, I have mixed feelings on it being true since those leaks also confirm another Pokemon POP coming later in the year for a higher price (which usually means it's a 6" or 10" POP).

    That said, these things WILL sell out. Target-exclusive POPs are notoriously difficult to find at MSRP when they feature a character from a well-known brand.
     
  17. VuDu-JuJu Aspiring Trainer
    VuDu-JuJu

    Member

    Yes, because you're only a real fan if you spend your entire life savings on each collectible you buy.
    Honestly, I hate people who rag on Pop! figures. They're cheap, they have a uniform aesthetic which means you can have a bunch of random ones on your shelf and they don't look wierd, and they're really not that bad for the price.
     
  18. The Binder Guy Aspiring Trainer
    The Binder Guy

    Member

    It should also be noted that Funko POPs may be the ONLY form of vinyl figure (or merchandise in general) that exists for a certain series.
     
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  19. that ivy guy Aspiring Trainer
    that ivy guy

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    I suppose the one silver lining is that it shouldn't be hard to dab on some white shinespots on the eyes yourself with some paint.
     
  20. KentGardner Aspiring Trainer
    KentGardner

    Member

    The losers that collect these leave them in the box. Hell they buy hard shell cases to put them in, like top loaders. Lol. My LCS has transitioned to having more of these things than they do cards. They’re a plague.