“I’m Mary Poppins, y’all!”
Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2 was filled with hilarious moments, but few made audiences laugh harder than Yondu Udonta’s unrestrained glee at being compared to Mary Poppins in the final act of the movie. Apparently, there are plenty of fans who feel this way — which is why one of them created a custom Funko Pop! figure, making the joke quite literal.
— Funkoboss (@FunkoBossCustom) May 15, 2017
Twitter user @Funkoboss has an account dedicated to the large-eyed vinyl figures. Unlike most collectors, though, @Funkoboss customizes the figures, to best capture characters in particular outfits or moments — or, in this case, to visually represent a joke.
Yondu and Star-Lord shared many of the movie’s most powerful scenes, and their relationship was a highlight for film-goers and the actors alike.
Of course, in the film Yondu didn’t have a magical umbrella; he slowed his descent by using his whistle-arrow in a clever way. Still, after being told how cool Mary Poppins is, one would hope he would be honored to be clad in her trademark black coat and hat, and to wield her magical umbrella. Unlike many of @Funkoboss’ other custom jobs, this figure doesn’t represent a literal interpretation of a movie or show, but rather a metaphor. One would think that former Ravager Taserface would appreciate a good metaphor…
If you check out the Twitter account, you can see all sorts of other custom figures, everything from Once Upon a Time to John Wick and The Mighty Ducks. Yondu actor Michael Rooker even gets represented again in custom figures from The Walking Dead, in which he played Merle Dixon.
Written and directed by James Gunn, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Kurt Russell, and Michael Rooker as Yondu. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is now playing in theaters.