Funko Making Pop! Figures Of All Your Favorite Premier League Stars And Gary Cahill
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It’s about damn time. For years, Funko has released its Pop! figures for everything from super heroes to Muppets and everything in between, helping grown men cockblock themselves with silly figurines littering their shelves and counter spaces. But now, Funko has gone in a new direction, providing the perfect thing to help men get laid: football Funko Pop figures.
Funko announced a partnership with the English Premier League on Thursday, releasing images of football Funko Pop figures for three EPL clubs: Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester United. Starting in March, fans can purchase small vinyl collectibles of all (or at least some) of their favorite players like Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Eden Hazard and Mohamed Salah. Also Gary Cahill.
For those without disposable incomes to waste on toys or otherwise unaware, Funko has figures for just about every imaginable pop culture reference, mostly sticking to nerdy sci-fi and fantasy characters but also delving into the depths of pop horror with the British royal family and the worst show on television, the Big Bang Theory. Most are cool; some are not.
Uhhhhh..... I think it’s called soccer....— SnySnifferoo (@nintendonoobtw) January 11, 2018
For Liverpool, fans can choose from Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino, although the Brazilian’s teeth are conspicuously missing, presumably because Funko can’t create a vinyl white enough. Manchester United Pops include Zlatan, Paul Pogba, Romelu Lukaku and David De Gea.
For Chelsea it’s Hazard, David Luiz and, for some reason we can’t quite figure out, Cahill.
Gary Cahill— steve (@stevecurtis_85) January 11, 2018
While the selection is a decent start, there were immediate outcries on Twitter for more variety.
No Arsenal ones?! pic.twitter.com/ssMmK8TiFa— East End Gooner (@Randomatic79) January 11, 2018
No City ones... REALLY?! pic.twitter.com/kxSwFyPfqp— JσrdanBrσwn (@Browny_MCFC91) January 11, 2018
Then why have they done Liverpool?— JσrdanBrσwn (@Browny_MCFC91) January 11, 2018
City and Arsenal fans have a better chance of seeing their players in Pop! form than these poor saps.
Finally. Hope to see Newcastle United ones someday.— David (@itsdxvid) January 11, 2018
where are the watford ones boys— pa†rick (@LoftusCheek_) January 11, 2018
Lack of gender diversity was an issue for some — but not all.
no— Chris (@YanitedChris) January 11, 2018
And of course the fan boys came to support their one true loves.
Make real madrid funkos please I need a @Cristiano pop !!— Romain (@romain9g) January 11, 2018
We want leonel messi— malfoy (@FXKNGASHT0N) January 11, 2018
We'll keep an eye out for you to see if Funko announces any more players or teams for their ever-growing lineup of vinyl figures. According to the Funko website, these football Funko Pop! figures will be available in March. Start saving up now.