Ever Wanted a Funko Pop of Yourself? Soon You Can Make One

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A collection of Funko Pops including Little Bo Peep and Woody of Toy Story, Moana, Elle Woods, and characters from The Office and Ouran High School Host Club

Credit: Melanie Weir/ITM

If you’re a Funko Pop collector, you’ve probably thought about it before: What would I look like as a Funko Pop?

Well, soon, you’ll be able to find out from anywhere.

Plus, if you’re one of those unlucky people whose favorite characters never seem to show up in Funko Pop releases, there’s good news for you too.

What are Funko Pops?

Grogu Balloon at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
Credit: Funko

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Funko Pops are small figurines with large, vaguely-cube-shaped heads and tiny bodies that mimic characters from favorite fandoms, as well as real-life celebrities. The first branded Funko Pops debuted way back in 2002, in partnership with the Austin Powers movie.

Funko started selling what we know as their figurines, the Funko Pop! Vinyl characters, in 2011, and their popularity quickly ballooned. Now, these little toys are everywhere, from Hot Topic to booths at Comic Con, and they’re a common collector’s item – as well as an easy gift for a friend who has a lot of media obsessions.

The genres of Funko Pop you can find are wide-ranging: You will often find horror characters like Jason on shelves not too far from Disney Princesses and anime characters. There are also Pops of famous sports players, filmmakers, cereal mascots, you name it – if you can imagine it, there’s probably already a Funko Pop for it out there.

However, now, if there isn’t one, there’s still something you can do.

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Back in late 2020, a special experience opened up at the Funko Headquarters in Everett, Washington, and another in their Hollywood store, that allowed customers to use a special booth to make Funko Pops of themselves and their loved ones. It was called Pop! Yourself, and it was a huge hit, making up 20% of all Funko’s in-store sales.

Dave Bere, VP of Funko’s brand and marketing, called Pop! Yourself the company’s “hidden gem,” and explained that this is why they plan on making it accessible to all their customers:

It’s clear that our fans love the POP! Yourself offering, which is why we are thrilled to bring this to the mass market.”

As a number of celebrities explain in the video above, this experience will also be an enhanced version compared to the ones currently available in stores, because Funko has also enlisted several licensing partners in the new agreement, which means that you’ll be able to dress yourself up as a character from your favorite story if you want to – or use those elements to create something completely new.

As Bere explained:

“It’s pop culture customized for you, your family, and your loved ones. Not only will you be able to become a POP!, but there will be millions of combinations of interchangeable accessories representing all fandoms so your POP! is a true reflection of YOU, no matter how much your interests evolve over time.”

How Can I Make A Funko Pop of Myself?

A collection of Funko Pops including Little Bo Peep and Woody of Toy Story, Moana, Elle Woods, and characters from The Office and Ouran High School Host Club
Credit: Melanie Weir/ITM

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If you’re chomping at the bit to go and make your own Pop! Yourself figurine right now, we have some moderately bad news for you: It’s not ready yet.

While the stores that already have the kiosks will continue to operate, work is still being done on the customer-facing side of the website, and the new Pop! Yourself program will be available both online and in those stores sometime towards the beginning of the third quarter of this year – that’s July.

The good news, though, is that come this July – which is less than a month away – you’ll be able to make Funko Pops of yourself, your friends, or any other character you could imagine, right from the Funko website.

The best part? These personalized Funko Pops will only run about $30, which is much less than you’d expect a custom-made figurine to cost – there are certainly pre-made Funkos that cost more.

Are you looking forward to making a Funko Pop of yourself? Let Inside the Magic know in the comments.

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