A while ago I posted about my push-pull relationship with Funko. While I have a few Pops, I just don’t have the finances or space to get all the characters I’d want. I must not be the only one, because Funko is releasing some great products that are easy on the wallet and the proverbial shelf.
This Dynamic Duo are actually pen toppers. While I have seen these for various licenses (and picked up a The Force Awakens Stormtrooper), I didn’t know this set was coming out. It’s a rare treat in this connected age to walk in to a store and be surprised by something so cool. This set also comes with a Joker and a Harley Quinn (in her original costume).
These pen toppers have a peg coming out of their feet that holds them into the pen. For those of you, like me, who want to display them without the pen, just pull on the character and twist a little. The character comes out enough to cut it off the peg using an exacto knife.
Funko has a new line called Pint-Sized Heroes, which is supposed to combine the best parts of the Funko Pop! and Dorbz lines. The first line of these 1.5 inch figures features Batman; Spider-man and other licenses are following soon.
There are three Batman lines: a mainstream line, a GameStop line, and a Hot Topic line. Each line has three exclusive figures.
Prices vary on these. I found these packs at GameStop for $3.99 each. I’ve heard online that they are going for around $5 or $6 at Hot Topic. In a Periscope video, Funko said they’d be around $3. So I’m guessing the mainstream line will be about $3, with GameStop and Hot Topic being a little pricier since they are smaller stores (with less buying power).
The packaging is very collector-friendly despite being blind bags. Each bag has a fairly decent sized hole in top front right corner that lets you see what figure is in the bag. (A somewhat confused GameStop employee approached me as I looked through the figures trying to find Nightwing. When I politely explained what I was doing, he understood and just requested I put them all back in the display box when I was done.) There’s also a checklist on the back of the package that tells you the rarity of each figure (based on 1 display box containing 24 figures).
- Harley Quinn (original costume)
- Poison Ivy
- Batman (Flashpoint costume)
- Batgirl (Burnside costume)
- Batman (black and grey costume)
- Batman (blue and grey costume)
- Robin (original Tim Drake costume)
- Batman Beyond
- Batgirl (blue and grey costume)
- Batman (Adam West costume)
- Harley Quinn (New 52 Costume)
Hot Topic Exclusives:
- Harley Quinn (Suicide Squad movie costume)
- Batman (Pink costume)
- Batgirl (Pink costume)
There’s also a chase figure of Harley Quinn in a black and white version of her original costume.
Here’s a picture for scale:
Left to right: Funko Pop! Nightwing, Heroclix Robin, Imaginext Nightwing, Pint-sized Hero Nightwing, Funko Pop! Pen Robin, Minimate Nightwing, custom Fighter Pod Nightwing