We regularly check out SuperHeroStuff.com’s large t-shirt selection, but this time I decided to look at some of their other selections, Funko Pop! vinyls. In case you live in a cave (which is weird, unless it’s the Batcave in which case you win), the Pop! vinyls are approximately 4″ tall figures that have been produced in virtually ever major pop culture license (and many, many obscure ones).
Personally, I love them, and unlike some friends of mine, I have a very small collection. SuperHeroStuff has a small variety of carefully selected Pops that focus on the cape and tights variety of characters.
SuperHeroStuff has more than shirts and Pops!. Among their wares are hats, hoodies, underwear, socks, action figures, stickers, buttons, belts wallets, cardboard standups, jewelry and much more including large selections for women and children.
And if you’re interested in staying up to date, they just got in the entire line of Suicide Squad Pops!
These are the ones I checked out:
I decided this time I would focus on the DC characters and frankly, it doesn’t get more iconic than the original Man of Steel, red trunks and all. We’ve seen far too many visual variations on the character recently (New 52, Man of Steel movie), but there’s a reason why the Last Son of Krypton rocks this look since 1938; it’s perfect.
Unlike Superman, Batman’s costume has been modified over the years simply through the stylistic influences of the artist working on the character. This take is pretty much what I call a modern-neutral and is reminiscent of the look first introduced by David Mazzucchelli in Batman: Year One.
The Amazonian Princess completes the DC Universe’s trinity of crimefighters. This one is beyond awesome with a 4″ Wonder Woman and an Invisible Plane to sail to and fro from her home on Paradise Island to the man’s world where she is fighting for our rights, in her satin tights, and the old red, white and blue!
Somehow these Pop figures can take even the most intimidating figure in pop culture history and make them ridiculously appealing. Take for instance the uber-adorable, Batman Beyond. This future Batman, Terry McGuinness, wears a prototype suit designed by his mentor, the original Batman, Bruce Wayne.
This figure is ready to protect future Gotham City.
And your desk.
For people who are only familiar with the television incarnation of Firestorm, they’re truly missing out from the original comic book incarnation of Ronnie Raymond and Martin Stein as created by Gerry Conway and Al Milgrom. Firestorm was not only one of the DC characters that was introduced during the Seventies that has since become an icon, but his early membership into the Justice League and appearances on the Superfriends: Galactic Guardians, have truly established him as a fan favorite as well.
Two words: boob window.
She might have been originally created as the cousin of Superman from Earth 2, but at a certain point she became DC’s go-to cheesecake character. With the same powers as that of her Kryptonian cousin, Power Girl originally debuted in the Seventies DC Implosion, and continues to be reinterpreted as a strong female character for fans everywhere. And she has a boob window, which keeps the feminists and misogynists happy.
Cyborg is currently the star of his own comic and founding member of the New 52 version of the Justice League. But that’s not my Cyborg.
My Cyborg is former football star Victor Stone who was hurt in an accident in his father’s lab and brought back to life as a part man/part machine founding member of writer Marv Wolfman and artist George Pérez’s New Teen Titans. This is that Vic Stone, best friends with Gar Logan and all around super-hero (without any Fourth World technology in his system.)