Funko Pop! vinyls are quickly becoming the Trolls of our generation. All over the world, people scramble to conventions and stores to find the latest and greatest of these collectible figurines. Despite the simplicity of these toys, there seems to be no stopping the appeal of them.
"There is no hard or fast rules on what TV shows or movies make the best Pop! lines. If there is a fan following, they tend to support Pop!" Funko president, Brian Mariotti, told Barnes & Noble. Even so, there are still a handful of them that make you wonder who the target audience really is. Let's look at 10 of the weirdest ones out there.
10. The A-Team Van With B.A. Baracus
First off, it's understandable that someone would want to collect The A-Team memorabilia. After all, it was a popular action TV series in the early '80s and made stars out of its cast members – most notably Mr. T who portrayed the formidable B. A. Baracus.
But why would you want a vinyl of The A-Team's van with Baracus' head peeping out of the roof? You can still pick up a solo Baracus figurine, but this one looks like it spliced the resident tough guy with his main set of wheels. It's bizarre; however, there are people out there who want it, so who are we to judge?
Yes, we get it: Sharknado is so ridiculously bad that it's good. The 2013 movie is sitting pretty with 82% critical approval on Rotten Tomatoes, proving that there's no accounting for taste and reviews are pointless. Even so, you do have to question the purpose of a figurine about this absurd franchise.
Let's not beat around the bush, though: The shark looks just as ridiculous as a toy as it did in the movie series. In fact, the shark wouldn't look out of place in the Sharky & George animated series. Wait, you know what? Scratch everything we just said... We'd like it for our collection, too.
8. Dr. Frank-N-Furter
Make no mistake about it: 1975's The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a cult classic. It's built up a legion of fans over the decades, and even to this day, you'll find a host of people who know the dance moves to "The Time Warp" and all the other musical numbers.
Well, Mariotti wasn't kidding when he said Funko exists wherever there's a following. As if there was any doubt, there's a Rocky Horror line with Dr. Frank-N-Furter being front and center of it. If you're a film buff, it's definitely an item that you should consider adding to your collection.
7. Sweet Tooth
It's sad how many gamers today don't remember the Twisted Metal franchise. It was a vehicular combat video game series that featured crazy characters and chaotic demolition derby gameplay. Additionally, there was talk that Sony was interested in making a live-action film about it, with Brian Taylor set to write and direct, but that went nowhere.
One of the most popular characters in the franchise was Sweet Tooth. He dressed like a homicidal clown and drove a jacked-up ice-cream truck. Of course, Funko made a vinyl of him, and it's sure to strike fear into the hearts of everyone who suffers from coulrophobia.
6. Bob Ross
Bob Ross received a resurgence in popularity, thanks to Ryan Reynolds lampooning him in the promo for Deadpool 2. The late painter and television host is an important part of American pop culture, yet you wouldn't peg him as the kind of guy who'd need a Funko.
Like Jeff Goldblum's Dr. Ian Malcolm said in 1993's Jurassic Park, "Uh, life finds a way." Ross has his own vinyl and it's proving to be quite the collector's item. If you're feeling really wild, check out the vinyl of Deadpool dressed as Ross as well. The Internet truly is the gift that keeps on giving.
Is there a single person on the planet who doesn't know about H. P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu? The creature first appeared in the short story "The Call of Cthulhu," which was published in an issue of Weird Tales in 1928. Even more impressive is that Metallica wrote a song about it called "The Call of Ktulu" – the misspelling is intentional; otherwise, they'd summon the being.
Fans of the horror icon will be pleased to know they can own a Pop! figurine of Cthulhu. Although, it doesn't look as fierce as you'd imagine. In fact, it looks oddly reminiscent of Zoidberg from Futurama.
4. Paul Feig
Okay, fair enough. Paul Feig has his fans... Maybe a few less after 2016's divisive Ghostbusters – but why would anyone want to get a vinyl of him? Yes, he's successful and talented, but it isn't like he's Martin Scorsese or Steven Spielberg. It's not like he's a well-known name in the cultural zeitgeist, either.
Mind you, there's the possibility that this vinyl serves as a masterful troll among friends. If you know someone who despised Ghostbusters–and felt like their childhood was ruined, blah, blah–you can buy them a Paul Feig vinyl. It'll be a hoot, we swear!
3. Steve Hiller
It sucks how Independence Day: Resurgence failed to live up to the hype of its predecessor. At the time of its release in 1996, Independence Day was the highest-grossing film of the year and even won an Academy Award for its visual effects. Still, if you had to mention the name Steve Hiller to the average person, most people wouldn't know who you were talking about.
It's a travesty since Will Smith's Hiller is the hero who saved the world from an alien invasion. His bravery, however, has now been immortalized in the form of a vinyl figurine. The world thanks you for your service, Captain Hiller.
2. Jar Jar Binks
There's probably no Star Wars character that's despised as much as Jar Jar Binks. (Though The Last Jedi haters might have something to say about this.) Thus, it should come as no surprise that the Gungan's memorabilia doesn't exactly fly off the shelves as fast as the likes of Darth Vader or Luke Skywalker.
Funko caters to everyone, though, including fans of Jar Jar. The company has released a vinyl of the clumsy creature and is unashamed about it. We're secretly hoping that Funko unveils an evil Sith version of Jar Jar to trigger all the whining Star Wars fans.
1. White Walker Conan O'Brien
Much like every other human being on Earth, talk-show host, Conan O'Brien, is a big fan of Game of Thrones. He even had the pleasure and privilege of hosting a reunion special that brought back the actors who've come and gone on the epic fantasy series.
Additionally, O'Brien received the honor of being reimagined as a White Walker vinyl for a Funko line. It's a rare item to pick up, but it's definitely something outrageous to add to your collection. After all, who wouldn't want to see a zombified O'Brien among the rest of your Game of Thrones Pop! figurines?