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Sally Forth Comic Con Checklist #4: Funko Pops

Posted in Uncategorized by cesco7 on June 28, 2018

For those who don’t know, Funko Pops! are highly-collectible, licensed pop culture dolls who have what in medical nomenclature is referred to as “Dondi Dilation.”

Why Dondi himself has not been made into a Funko Pop! probably has something to do with the fact that a character named “War Machine” sells a lot better than a comic strip character whose bio reads “War Orphan.” (Special Note: Dondi the newspaper comic was turned into a live-action film, complete with its own theme song that constantly reminds you the kid’s name is “Dondi” and a child actor so wooden an errant spark would have caused him to burst into flames.)

I have a few Funkos, with two of my favorite being the comedy duo of Hoth Planet Luke and Wampa, who I like to imagine have more of a querulous relationship than a deadly one, if only because I have yet to determine how best to hang Skywalker upside down from my shelves. Also, the Wampa doesn’t look so much menacing as he is ready to complain about his grandkids or let out the noise of someone who has trouble digesting dairy.

Of course, at Comic Cons the Funko Pops!—and especially Con exclusives—are the first to go, with people signing up for admission to the booth at an hour when vampires and werewolves are barely gnawing at each other in complete exhaustion but not quite ready to turn in because no one likes to leave a bar alone. And it is not uncommon to see people exit a Con with three or four or 12 full, giant bags of the things, which they will then sell online not only to fund their trip but also turn a profit…unless they are amassing a small, shaky-head army whose inky black eyes will stare into the souls of their enemies, bringing the wrath that only Chocolate Factory Lucy Ricardo can wield.

ALSO: Keep an eye out for the Trsytero Con-exclusive Sally Forth ¡Popps!, soon to be featured in our very strip! And if you’re asking why there would be vinyl dolls of characters who are actually attending the very Con and in the world of the comic are not famous at all, well, uh…just give us this one, okay?

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  1. GH said, on June 28, 2018 at 4:45 pm

    This world needs a Ted Forth Pop figure. Maybe a deluxe version with BBQ grill.

  2. Marsupial said, on June 28, 2018 at 6:03 pm

    Oh please, please make a strip featuring Ted demanding to know where the “Ned Borth” (or something) Pops are!!

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