FUNKO VINYL VEHICLE WITH DAENERYS FIGURE – £24.99
FUNKO POP: GAME OF THRONES – 7/10
So Funko Pops have pretty much taken over the world at this point. They are fun, reasonably priced and highly addictive, making them the perfect toy for adults that like to pretend that they don’t own toys. Plus Funko has so many licences that there is quite literally a Pop for everyone, ranging from UFC fighters to The Big Bang Theory and beyond. One of Funko’s most popular lines is the Game of Thrones series and they have just released a new wave of collectible figures from the show including this deluxe Daenerys Targaryen and Drogon set.
The set recreates the iconic moment from the end of season 5 where Drogon rescues Daenerys from an assassination attempt, allowing her to ride on his back for the very first time. The Daenerys figure is 9cm tall and Drogon measures 18cm from tip to tail, with Daenerys fitting into a holding area on Drogon’s back. Anyone familiar with Funko will know better than to expect a new mould for Khaleesi, they’ve been using their original mould to pump out endless variants since season 1. Here she is presented in her ceremonial white dress with her hair in braids, nothing too exciting there.
Where they have excelled is in the design of Drogon, showing him in full attack mode with his eyes blazing red and his mouth ready to strike. The paint job is also very attractive with lighter shading on his wings and face, although this being Funko there is no guarantee that yours will be as well painted as the one in the picture. This is actually something Funko needs to work on as there really has been an increase in poorly painted Pops in the last year or so. As with all of their Vinyl Vehicle figures this set is more expensive than the average Pop, but it’s also a lot bigger as well so it seems reasonable.
In my opinion this is the best GOT Pop that Funko has released. Whereas other dragon Pops have felt very static, even their exquisite Alduin Pop, the fact that Drogon is in motion makes this figure feel very vibrant and fun. The simplicity of Pops is one of the things that makes them so appealing, so we can’t really talk about the detail or accuracy of the design, that’s just not what Pops are about. But this deluxe set manages to perfectly capture a moment with effortless ease and playful cool. A definite must for GOT fans and Pop collectors alike.
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