It’s been a long week, which culminated with the high school graduation of my youngest, so my mind was mostly on that and how proud I am of her. However, to keep consistent with the blog, I wanted to make a quick and (hopefully) fun post that’s only a little later than usual.
As you might know, I have a love for Funko figures that I really can’t quite figure out. I just like them whether they are Star Wars, Supernatural, Cthulhu, or just about anything else, and this includes those that fall into the realm of fantasy. After all, I write about fantasy games on here a lot, so it makes sense.
I chose four (plus) fantasy Funko figures that I like and don’t have, although I know there are plenty of other great options out there.
Boromir from Lord of the Rings
Sure, there are plenty of other great Funkos from Lord of the Rings, but what’s not to love about Boromir… except for his obsession with the One Ring that nearly caused the downfall of Middle Earth. It’s a cool little figure, though, with mud-spattered boots and the Horn of Gondor. Also, Sean Bean seems cool.
The Nazgul from Lord of the Rings
Let’s stick with LoTR for a bit.
When I was a very little nerd and reading Lord of the Rings, the Black Riders always scared the crap out of me. I loved the tension in the early parts of the Fellowship of the Ring when Frodo and the others were being hunted by them, and it has always stuck with me. It’s no wonder that the various Nazgul Funko figures are so appealing to me. There are options for the regular old Nazgul and an option for the Witch King of Angmar and the Witch King on a Fellbeast. They are a good mix of creepy and cute.
Geralt of Rivia from The Witcher (and, well, the Rest from The Witcher III)
This is one that I can’t believe I don’t have yet. The Witcher games are some of my favorites, and Geralt has an incredibly cool aesthetic. I wasn’t even aware that this was available until I started writing this post, and now I want one. Actually, that’s not true. I looked at all of the others from this line and saw that they have Ciri, Triss, Yennifer, and Eredin. I mean, the price on some of these are what’s keeping me away. Some are ridiculously expensive, but they are still cool.
Red Sonja was a Funko Pop that I never thought would exist, but I am glad that it does. I used to have a couple of the old-school comics from back in the 70s or 80s (I can’t remember) along with my Conan comics, and I’d like to read some of the more recent series from Gail Simone and Amy Chu. Anyway, the Conan figures are cool, and there are several versions, but I really love the Red Sonja Funkos – both the standard and the bloodied version.
So, these are some of the Funkos that I like that are in the fantasy genre. What other ones out there have I missed? For transparency, the links above are associate links on Amazon, so whenever something is purchased, this site makes a small amount of money to help it keep going.