Should you or should you not get the Harry Potter Funko Pops?

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Mel doesn't really consider herself a geek but contributes randomly for the love of gadgetry, cute stuff, and well, because she can.


Hey Potterheads! This particular geekdom has been running a little dry these days- the last book was released 8 years ago, the last movie was shown 4 years ago, and let's be honest, Pottermore didn't exactly fly. We get tidbits of news from JK Rowling every so often like when she revealed that Dumbledore is super gay, and that she almost killed off Ron Weasley (//_T) but the Harry Potter world has been relatively quiet until Funko announced in February of this year that Harry Potter pops were going to be released later during the year. That got the media buzzing.

Being the spendthrift that I am, I scrambled to get these figures into my hands the quickest way possible. That's where GeekOut author Baddie came to the rescue. Through his website Collectiboss, he let us reserve the set way before anyone ever did. By July, all seven figures were sitting in my living room all cute and cuddly (THEY BE!).

Please indulge me as I show them all off to all y'all.

01 Harry Potter

The first figure of the set, of course. Harry's a little boring but I guess this is so he can have variants (see below). He has the trademark scar, round glasses, Hogwarts uniform, and his Phoenix feather wand.

What's missing: Lenses on his glasses (see Dumbledore), a Gryffindor scarf, and Hedwig.

02 Ron Weasley

The second figure is Harry's perennial partner-in-crime Ron. He's a carrot top (as he should be), gray Hogwarts robes (possibly because it's a hand-me-down?), and his Spello-taped wand.

What's missing: Freckles, a cheeky grin, and Scabbers.

03 Hermione Granger

Hermione completes the original Hogwarts trio. Her figure is the most boring of them all with mousy brown hair, a standard Hogwarts robe, and nothing else to tell us that she turned out to be one of the best witches of her year.

What's missing: Bunny teeth, a know-it-all look, and Crookshanks (or the History of Magic book maybe).

04 Albus Dumbledore

Dumbledore's outfit is so flamboyantly him. From the half-moon spectacles, the gold stars in his magenta hat and matching robes, this is the Dumbledore we know, love, and miss. 

What's missing: A crooked nose, Fawkes, and durr, THE ELDER WAND.

05 Severus Snape

While many might say that the Snape figure is the least interesting one, I would argue that this is the Severus Snape that JK Rowling envisioned. Greasy black hair, pale skin, black robes with navy undertones, expressionless face. Adding unnecessary frills to the Snape Pop! would make him not him, if that makes sense. 

What's missing: I can't think of anything.

06 Lord Voldemort

The Voldy Pop! is pretty spot on. Graying skin, sour face, pointy bald head, lack of a nose. His outsretched arms make him look like he's dancing in the below GIF. Kyot~

What's missing: Translucent, veiny skin (?), Nagini.

07 Rubeus Hagrid

The Hagrid Pop! is my favorite of the set (also of the series, but that's irrelevant)! The pink umbrella is here, and that alone has me satisfied. Oh, he's also a sturdy, chunky 6" Pop!. He's perfect! 

What's missing: Rock cakes, Norbert.

08 Quidditch Harry Potter - VARIANT

Harry is in his Gryffindor Quidditch robes, holding a Golden Snitch, and the famous Nimbus 2000. ADORBZ~

What's missing: Again, lenses on his specs but I'm just nitpicking.

It's probably not a big deal for some, but it made me happy that they went into a lot of trouble to get the skin tones right. If you notice, Dumbledore in particular is tan and translucent, Snape is pale and translucent, Ron is red head pale, Harry and Hermione pinkish, Hagrid is a solid tan, and well, Voldemort is obviously gray. The Pop!s could use some more accessories, specially Ron and Hermione but that's what variants are for. All in all, it's a pretty good set, especially for a fan thirsty for Harry Potter collectibles. *points to self* 

Funko, please give us Draco Malfoy, Neville Longbottom, Luna Lovegood, Sirius Black, Remus Lupin, Nymphadora Tonks, the whole Order of the Phoenix, the whole Hogwarts faculty, the whole Weasley family, and all the pets. 

To answer the title question, should you or should you not get the Harry Potter Funko Pops? A true fan would have known even before looking at the pictures reading the post that the only acceptable answer is yes.


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