Remember when Funko released its STRANGER THINGS figures, and I complained about the figures that were missing? Where’s the Sheriff? I lamented. Remember how I said that there’d be a second wave of collectibles soon, and that the Sheriff would be amongst them? Called it! Not only are there going to be the standard Funko Pop! figures of Sheriff Hopper (with and without a hat) and Dr. Brenner, but there are going to be a series of Dorbz figures and some of these new Vynl figures, too. Even Barb is getting her own figure.
In addition to the standalone action figures, there are going to be Dorbz “Rides”, Dorbz figurines of the Sheriff and Dr. Brenner in a Hawkins Police Department SUV and a Hawkins Power and Light van, respectively. (Don’t fall for it! Those vans are really the property of Hawkins National laboratory!)
Seriously, how cool is Funko? Is there any pop culture property (other than JEEPERS CREEPERS) they haven’t mined for gold, offering the geek collectors of the world products we couldn’t get anywhere else? Huzzah for Funko! Long may it create and pander! (But for real, guys, get on that JEEPERS CREEPERS thing, okay? I want a Creeper Funko Pop! figure by year’s end, if not sooner. Make it happen.)