The Universe of Marvel Funko Pops!admin
A Short History
The Marvel franchise was started all the way back in 1939 by a man named Martin Goodman. At the time, the company was named Timely Comics and later became known as Atlas Comics from 1951 to 1961. The iconic Marvel name came into existence in 1961 and has become more well-known as the years go on.
This was the year when some of our most loved stories were created by Stan Lee, Steve Ditko, Jack Kirby and many more. This brand became a solid foundation and grew into the massive fandom that it is today.
After the release of some of the most famous comics from Marvel, many of them were adapted into films. Marvel’s film franchise has been in steady production ever since. The first film ever released in the company’s acclaimed Cinematic Universe was Iron Man (2008). Since then, Marvel has created and released 29 films, with at least 14 more that are still to come, each in different stages of production and development.
Marvel has become the highest-grossing film franchise of all time, with their films having grossed over $27 Billion at the box office which includes their highest-grossing film of all time, Avengers: Endgame.
The Marvel Funko Universe
From this information, you already know that this franchise has thousands of dedicated fans that collect the comics and watch all the new movies upon release. Funko quickly jumped at the chance to create figurines of beloved characters and movie moments to further create hype around the franchise.
Currently, Funko has created 1 217 Marvel Funko Pop! figures. Funko has become very efficient in its production and has been able to release new Pops for purchase as the announcement of the film is made. The most recent batch of new Marvel Funko Pops! is from the new Thor: Love and Thunder film.
The first ever Marvel Funko Pop! that was created is Thor. And second to follow him is his brother, Loki. Both of these Funko Pops! were created all the way back in 2010. These are some of the earlier Funko Pops! that were created.
Marvel even has Funko Pops! of Stan Lee’s cameos in every movie he featured in. Since his passing, all the Stan Lee Funko Pops! have drastically increased in value. The most expensive Stan Lee Funko in existence has become the Platinum metallic version of him that he signed before his passing in 2018. This Funko Pop! is currently valued at $20 000.
Here is a list of the most expensive and rare Marvel Funko Pops:
- 06 Captain America – Metallic SDCC 2011 exclusive – Valued at $1 770
- 09 The Thing – Metallic Blue Eyes SDCC 2011 exclusive – Valued at $1 940
- 16 Loki – The Avengers SDCC 2012 – Valued at $2 090
- 03 Spider-Man – Metallic SDCC 2011 – Valued at $3 400
- 03 Stan Lee – Superhero Platinum Metallic – Valued at $20 000
Funko is continuing to expand its Marvel collection every year as each new film and series is released. It is amazing to see the change in the appearance of Funko Pops! as the years go by, it all started out in simple designs to now releasing pops that have insane detail and colours on the newer Funko Pops! today.
This is definitely a collection worth investing in. What are some of your favourite Marvel Funko Pops! you’ve collected?