5 Fandom Friday: My Favorite Funko Pop Figures


Yikes, I’m posting this right under the wire, but I figure it’s still Friday somewhere.

I knew I couldn’t resist writing about this week’s 5 Fandom Friday, which is a series of blogging prompts from The Nerdy Girlie and Super Space Chick. An entire post about Funko Pop figurines? I’m so in. I have my Funko Pop figurines scattered all around my classroom and on my bookshelves. My friends think I am crazy to trust them with my students, but strangely enough, the kids are great with them. They race inside my classroom to claim the one they can have on their desk for the class period. Listen, if having a cute plastic toy on your desk helps you survive a lesson about direct objects, go for it. I totally get it. So here are my favorites:
1. Baby Groot- He’s my most recent purchase, but darn if he’s not also the cutest.

2. Invisible Bilbo- I am a Hobbit and Lord of the Rings nerd, through and through. I love that even though he’s “invisible,” you can still see the Ring of Power on his finger.

3. Rocket and 4. Groot- Another Groot? Yup. And I have to say, you can’t have Groot without Rocket, can you?

5. Lumiere- I love Disney. I mean, LOVE. And I have several Disney Pops, including the animated version of Malificent, which was my very first Funko Pop I bought nearly four years ago. But Beauty and the Beast is my favorite Disney movie. Besides having a heroine who actually, you know, thinks and reads, it features a French candlestick that can put the moves on a sexy duster.

Sometimes I wonder if I really need another Funko Pop figurine in my life (and classroom), but then I’ll read about the upcoming Doctor Who Pops or see a picture of Gus Gus in A GLASS SLIPPER. And suddenly, I already know exactly where I’m going to put them.
Any other crazy Funko collectors out there? Which ones are you currently coveting?


Funko-fying the Classroom

I have a wee obsession with Funko Pop! vinyl figures which grows on a daily basis. Just this morning I learned of a winged Castiel figure that I suddenly need very badly in my life. And why do these small, vinyl objects bring me so much joy? Because they’re cute.

My classroom is where I spend the majority of my time, and there are moments that I need an extra dosage of cute. My Funko Pop! figures were rather contained last year in one area, but this year I decided to use them to decorate my library shelves. I found books that complimented them, and I have to admit, the displays really make me smile.








I still need the right books for my Maleficent, Evil Queen, and Castiel figures (oh, and I guess I’ll need another book my future winged Castiel). Tomorrow, when those moments of chaos that come with the first day of school seem overwhelming, I’ll see Rick Grimes battle a great white shark, smile, and remind my students of the most important rule in my classroom: Don’t play with my toys.

How about you guys? Are any of you completely obsessed with this overwhelming cuteness? And if you are, how do you display your Funko Pop! figures?