Hello everyone! Welcome back to another edition of the Top 10 Roundup! Now, I know that some of these topics have been hit or miss so far, but that’s because I haven’t really thought of what I wanted to list. And that’s ok. Things like this need time to grow in order to prosper, right? I thought so. So, I thought that this week’s Top 10 should be fun. It should be…whimsical. It should be…
Ok…so I shouldn’t be trying to resurrect Wild Bill Hickock from his grave in Deadwood with a bunch of Funko Pop! figures and the Dead Man’s Hand. That’s just asking for trouble, isn’t it? But, that got me to thinking. I love these Funko figurines! So, I’m going to list ten of these little guys that I want to join my very macabre collection. Remember, there is no set order for these things.
Starting out is someone who isn’t very macabre at all, and that’s Goku! I love that they chose a Goku form with his tail and Nimbus cloud!
DUCK DODGERS FROM THE 24TH AND A HALF CENTUUUURY! He looks so angry. Or sassy. Or both. Either way, he’s not gonna take any grief from you…until you give it to him. After all, it is Daffy. And he is that kind of comedic foil. I think he’d make a great addition to my little army.
“I don’t want to set the world on fire, I just want to start, the flame in your heart”. I love this series! So, when I was looking at figurines, I saw this one, and I was like…I’ve got to have him. If I wasn’t so broke. Anyway, I’d love to have this guy in my collection, if only to have him do some stare-downs with the likes of Freddy, Pennywise…
…and this guy! Now, I think that Pinhead is an interesting character. Granted, I’ve only seen the first Hellraiser movie (and read The Hellbound Heart), but what I’ve seen of him is certainly interesting. I enjoy that he has the Lemarchand (or Lament) Configuration in his hand.
Isn’t he cute?! And he’s already been freed, given the sock in his hand! Just don’t go ticking Dobby off, or he’ll magic you far, far away. Or just drop a cake on your head.
Now, I had seen that they had originally released Jason and Kimberly, but didn’t think much of it because red and pink are two of the more well known, and more marketable colors. Think about it for a second. If you’ve ever looked at Power Rangers Halloween costumes after Mighty Morphin had ended, which one would most likely see in stores? The red ranger, followed closely behind by all the other male colors (sorry ladies). But, recently, Beth started sharing links to various Funko figurines with me (which is kinda where this idea came from, thanks Beth!), and she showed me either him and Billy. Now, while I more identify with Billy (the nerd), I really liked Zack. So, I think it’d be cool if I got both Billy and Zack in my collection.
Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! BEETLEJUICE! Is that how that works? I summon him…or at least his figurine is summoned to my house? No. Bummer.
The Clown Price of Crime! I wonder if he’s willing to join Pennywise and become a dominant tag team of pranks and violence. On the other hand, someone will eventually turn on the other…because one is a deranged madman, and the other one is an alien creature masquerading as a clown.
“What’s this? What’s this? There’s color everywhere! What’s this? There’s white things in the air!” I love “The Nightmare Before Christmas”! I love it enough that I have soundtrack, and will sing along to pretty much all of Jack’s parts over the course of the movie, which would annoy Beth to no end. I couldn’t tell you why I enjoy the Pumpkin King so much…I just do.
Last, but certainly not least, is the Great Old One, Cthulhu. While I want to bring him into my home, I just hope he leaves my dreams alone. I don’t need to be driven mad. But, I rather enjoy the entire Cthulhu mythos (see the multiple collections of Lovecraft’s stories and Lovecraft-inspired stories in my modest library. So, he’s only a natural addition to my collection.
Well, that’s all I’ve got for you this week. Hopefully you’ve found some guys to add to your collections of your own. Until next time, I am the Baumeister, and I have been, obediently yours.