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The 12 Best Superhero Funko Pops to Add to Your Collection

Calling All Superhero Fans: The 12 Must-Have Funko Pops for Your Collection

Hey there, superhero aficionado! If you‘re like me, you can‘t get enough of the epic adventures, colorful characters, and endless excitement that Marvel, DC, and other comic book universes have to offer. And what better way to celebrate your fandom than by building an awesome collection of superhero Funko Pops?

These adorable, stylized figurines have taken the world by storm, and for good reason. With their big heads, soulful eyes, and incredible attention to detail, Funko Pops allow us to bring a little piece of our favorite fictional worlds into reality. They‘re fun to display, discuss with friends, and hunt for rare editions of.

But with literally thousands of superhero Funko Pops out there, it can be tough to know where to start or which ones are worth adding to your shelf. Fear not, my heroic friend – I‘m here to help! As a lifelong comic geek and avid collector, I‘ve carefully selected the 12 absolute must-have superhero Funko Pops that deserve a spot in any fan‘s collection.

Before we dive into the list, let‘s briefly discuss what makes a great collectible superhero Funko Pop:

  1. Iconic character – The best Pops capture the essence of beloved, instantly recognizable superheroes that have stood the test of time.

  2. Memorable look – An eye-catching, classic costume or a fun new stylistic twist helps a figurine stand out.

  3. Key moment or accessory – Pops that commemorate major story arcs, pivotal scenes, or signature items are highly sought after.

  4. Rarity – Convention exclusives, limited editions, and vaulted (discontinued) Pops have extra appeal for serious collectors.

  5. Sentimental value – Sometimes the most cherished Pops are ones that hold personal meaning, like your childhood favorite hero.

With those factors in mind, here are my picks for the top 12 superhero Funko Pops every fan needs:

  1. Spider-Man (Classic)
    It‘s only fitting to start with everyone‘s favorite friendly neighborhood web-slinger. The classic Spider-Man Pop showcases Peter Parker‘s iconic red and blue suit, complete with large white eyes and intricate web patterns. As one of Marvel‘s most beloved characters, this Pop is a must for any collection.

Fun fact: Spider-Man was one of the earliest Marvel Pops ever made, originally released way back in 2011!

  1. Batman (1989)
    For many fans, Michael Keaton is the definitive Dark Knight. This Pop perfectly captures his sleek black suit and imposing cowl from Tim Burton‘s groundbreaking 1989 Batman film. With a removable base and cool action pose, it‘s an essential for any DC die-hard.

Did you know? The 1989 Batman Pop was released in 2019 to celebrate the movie‘s 30th anniversary. Talk about a long-awaited debut!

  1. Wonder Woman (Classic)
    You can‘t have a superhero collection without the most iconic female comic character of all time. The classic Wonder Woman Pop depicts Diana Prince in her timeless red, white, and blue costume, golden lasso at the ready. Her powerful stance and determined expression make this a standout piece.

Bonus trivia: Wonder Woman was one of the first female Funko Pops ever produced, empowering girl power since 2010!

  1. Iron Man (Avengers Assemble)
    Genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist – Tony Stark is many things, but above all, he‘s Iron Man. This Pop shows him suited up in his upgraded Mark 7 armor from the climactic New York battle in The Avengers. With glowing arc reactor and repulsor blasts, it‘s an electrifying addition to any shelf.

Inside scoop: Actor Robert Downey Jr. reportedly owns this exact Pop and keeps it in his office. How cool is that?

  1. Superman (Classic)
    Look, up in the sky! It‘s a bird, it‘s a plane, it‘s…Superman in Funko form! The classic Superman Pop encapsulates the Man of Steel‘s timeless appeal with his bold blue suit, flowing red cape, and confident flying pose. No DC collection is complete without this iconic piece.

Fun fact: The very first DC Funko Pop ever made was Batman. Superman joined his World‘s Finest pal just a month later in 2010.

  1. Captain America (with Mjolnir)
    Avengers assemble…for this incredible exclusive! The Captain America with Mjolnir Pop recreates the unforgettable Endgame moment when Steve Rogers proves he‘s worthy to wield Thor‘s hammer. With intricate detailing on Cap‘s scale armor and a crackling lightning effect on Mjolnir, this one is guaranteed to leave you thunderstruck.

Did you know? This Pop originally debuted as an Amazon exclusive before getting a wider release. Lucky for us non-Prime mortals!

  1. Wolverine (Classic)
    Snikt! The classic Wolverine Pop unleashes everyone‘s favorite blade-fisted mutant in his iconic yellow and blue X-Men uniform. Logan‘s clawed hands, pointed mask, and dynamic slashing pose make this a cut above the competition. A key piece for any Marvel fan!

Insider tip: Keep an eye out for the ultra-rare metallic variant of this Pop. Its shiny paint job really makes those claws gleam!

  1. Harley Quinn (Classic)
    She may be bad, but she‘s so good…at winning collectors‘ hearts! The classic Harley Quinn Pop showcases the Clown Princess of Crime in her original black and red harlequin costume, complete with playful pose and mischievous grin. This vibrant villainness will add a welcome splash of color and fun to any display.

Fun fact: Actress Margot Robbie, who plays Harley on screen, owns several Harley Quinn Pops. Because if you got it, flaunt it!

  1. Deadpool (Zombie)
    Hungry for an unforgettable Pop? Then look no further than Zombie Deadpool! This hauntingly hilarious exclusive sees the Merc with a Mouth reimagined as a gruesome but still oddly charming undead menace. From his tattered suit to his exposed brain, this one‘s a scream for horror-comedy fans.

Bonus scoop: The back of Zombie Deadpool‘s box features unique flavour text in the wisecracking style of the character. It‘s to die for!

  1. The Joker (The Dark Knight)
    Put a smile on that face, because no collection‘s complete without the Clown Prince of Crime. The Dark Knight Joker Pop immortalizes Heath Ledger‘s chilling take on Batman‘s nemesis, from his scarred grin to his purple suit. An absolute must-have for fans of Christopher Nolan‘s classic film.

Chilling fact: This Pop‘s head can be rotated to reveal the Joker‘s serious face on one side and his maniacal smile on the other. Why so serious, indeed!

  1. Black Panther (Civil War)
    All hail the King of Wakanda! The Civil War Black Panther Pop showcases T‘Challa in his sleek onyx vibranium suit, ready to leap into battle. The incredible sculpting captures every detail of his futuristic armor, making this a regal addition to any Marvel fan‘s treasury.

Did you know? Following the success of the Black Panther film, this Pop skyrocketed in value. It‘s good to be king!

  1. The Flash (Classic)
    Last but certainly not least, no collection could be called complete without the Scarlet Speedster. The classic Flash Pop depicts Barry Allen in his streamlined red suit with yellow lightning bolt emblem, racing off to save the day. A speedy essential for DC devotees!

Fun fact: The Flash was the third DC Funko Pop ever released, following Batman and Superman. Talk about a heroic head start!

Phew, there you have it – the 12 superhero Funko Pops that are absolutely essential for any fan‘s collection. Of course, this is just one geek‘s opinion, and every collector will have their own personal favorites. The real joy is in finding the Pops that speak to you and building a collection that reflects your unique passion for these incredible characters.

Before we wrap up, a few quick tips for displaying and protecting your heroic hoard:

  • Invest in some clear plastic protectors to keep boxes and figurines safe from dust, sunlight, and accidental damage.
  • Display Pops on wall-mounted shelves or in glass cabinets for maximum visibility and minimal risk of toppling.
  • Consider grouping Pops by theme, franchise, or personal meaning to give your collection a cohesive feel.
  • Don‘t be afraid to take them out of the box! While hardcore collectors prefer to keep things minty fresh, Pops are made to be enjoyed. Do what feels right to you.

As superhero stories continue to dominate pop culture, it‘s an exciting time to be a Funko collector. With new waves of Pops being released for hit films, shows, video games, and comics, there‘s always something fresh to hunt for. Plus, the value of rare and retired Pops just keeps going up, making this a hobby that can pay off in the long run.

But beyond the thrill of the chase and the potential for profit, collecting superhero Funko Pops is really about celebrating the characters we love and the stories that inspire us. Whether you‘re a Marvel zombie, a DC die-hard, or a little bit of both, these colorful little figurines allow us to keep a tangible piece of those larger-than-life legends close at hand. They spark joy, start conversations, and remind us that even on our darkest days, we can still be heroes.

So go forth, my fantastic friend, and build that collection of your dreams! May your hunt be fruitful, your shelves be sturdy, and your heroic spirit never fade. In the immortal words of a certain friendly neighborhood web-head, "With great Pops comes great responsibility." Now get out there and collect ‘em all!