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The 10 Best Batman Funko POPs, Ranked

This year, Batman celebrates 80 years of cape and cowl crime fighting. Since he debuted in the pages of Detective Comics in 1939, he has been a steadfast and vigilant presence in pop culture. Though his silhouette is unmistakable, Batman's personality, ideology, and mythos has changed over the decades and Funko Pop! celebrates this with a series of Batman figurines reflecting those changes.

Whether your favorite Batman appears in the grey and blue batsuit from the '60s television series, or the black and yellow batsuit from the 1989 Tim Burton classic Batman film, Funko Pop! commemorates all the distinct looks Batman has had over the years, including iconic comic book series such as The Batman Who Laughs and The Dark Knight Returns. Here are the best Funko Pop! Batman figurines ranked!

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10 1989 BATMAN

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1989 was the year that changed everything for the Caped Crusader. Fresh off of Frank Miller's Dark Knight Returns comic book arc, the Tim Burton film starring Michael Keaton as Batman was a darker look at his origins than ever before. In stark contrast to the feel-good version of Adam West in the ‘60s, it was the first time on film Batman fans would see a moody superhero forever changed by the murder of his parents in front of him as a young boy.

This Funko Pop! Batman stands 3 ¾ inches tall and shows Batman in the suit that would come to define his silhouette (and restrict his head movement). A must have for any fan of the World's Greatest Detective.

9 PENGUIN BATMAN

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As one of the villains in Batman’s Rogue Gallery, The Penguin debuted in Detective Comics #58 and became known for his dapper style of dress and flair with aviary puns. Born Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot, he had a penchant for tuxedos (to resemble the black and white waterfowl), and was never without his top hat, cane, and monocle.

Sadly, this Funko Pop! figurine comes sans cane and top hat, but that’s because it’s The Penguin as he would appear masquerading as the Caped Crusader. This fun mash-up of Penguin attire with the Batsuit stands 3 ¾ inches tall and is quite the dashing fellow.

8 1939 BATMAN

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Batman debuted in Detective Comics #27 in 1939, illustrated by the legendary Bob Kane and Bill Finger. Contrary to popular belief, he was not the dark, brooding vigilante superhero that has come to champion the DC Universe, but did refer to himself as “The Bat-Man” and use the aesthetic of a bat.

To commemorate 80 years of Batman, this Funko Pop! figurine has the long, narrow ears of the ‘30s Batman cowl, as well as the sharply pointed cape that was meant to resemble bat wings. His suit is grey, yellow, and blue, and he stands 3 ¾ inches tall.

7 8-BIT BATMAN

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A truly unique incarnation of Batman, the 8-Bit Batman was a special edition release for the Fall 2017 convention season. Several different colorations for the batsuit were created in the 8-bit fashion, as well as a few villains from Batman’s Rogue Gallery.

The 8-Bit Funko Pop! Batman is 3 ¾ inches tall, and is dressed in his classic suit from the ‘60s television series starring Adam West. The grey and blue suit with yellow bat-belt was an iconic aesthetic in its day that Batman maintained until 1986, when Frank Miller created The Dark Knight Returns comic series and depicted a much darker Batman.

6 THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS ARMORED BATMAN

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Frank Miller’s 1986 The Dark Knight Returns fundamentally changed the Batman mythos forever. In his dystopian version of Batman’s reality, Batman was a cynical superhero who was not above taking the lives of the criminals that had overrun Gotham City. This older Batman was forced to build a suit of armor to take on new and innovative threats.

Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the comics that redefined the Caped Crusader and set the tone for years to come, this 3 ¾ inch Funko Pop! shows Batman in all his armored fury, complete with a helmet instead of a cowl. Atypically for Batman, he also wields a firearm.

5 1966 BATMAN WITH BATMOBILE

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For some, Adam West will always be Batman. From 1966-1968, he portrayed the Caped Crusader alongside Burt Ward’s Robin in a series of campy misadventures that were a far cry from the grim stories that were to come. ‘60s Batman was friendly, helpful, and overly fond of puns.

Not only do you get a Funko Pop! of the 1966 version of Batman, you also get his sweet Batmobile! In fact, any 3 ¾ inch Funko figurine will fit in the vehicle, so even Robin could take it out for a spin (if he asked nicely).

4 THE BATMAN WHO LAUGHS

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A “Jokerized” version of Batman from the Dark Multiverse, The Batman Who Laughs is straight out of the pages of Dark Nights: Metal. The comic series followed the supervillain as he terrorized the Multiverse as the leader of the Dark Knights (including “Jokerized” Robins) and served the dark deity Barbatos.

Depicting the truly crazed aesthetic of The Batman Who Laughs, this 3 ¾ inch tall Funko Pop! shows him in his black leather trench coat, with the spiked armor covering his eyes and maniacal Joker smile on his face.

3 BATMAN AND ROBIN

 

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Batman and Robin, aka the Dynamic Duo make up one of the most famous superhero teams to ever exist. Though their roles have changed over the years, with Batman acting as sometimes a father figure, and sometimes a friend, they have always been partners through good times and bad.

The original Robin's origin story was altered to mimic Bruce Wayne's, enduring they would always have the common bond of being orphans in a cruel world. Funko Pop! Comic Moments presents Batman and Robin leaping into action as they appeared in the ‘70s.

2 BATMAN VS THE JOKER

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Batman had faced his arch-nemesis The Joker on screen before, but in jocular animosity, with Cesar Romero in the ‘60s Adam West led television series. In 1989, Tim Burton had Batman take on Jack Nicholson's Clown Prince of Crime, an altogether more sinister foe. The film poses the query that by Batman's very existence he was creating the villains he sought to rid Gotham City of.

This Funko Pop! Moments figurine depicts Batman and The Joker as they fight on top of an old church, a climactic duel which sent The Joker plunging to his death.

1 BATMAN ARKHAM KNIGHT

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One of the most successful video game series in recent years, the Arkham games allowed Batman fans to play as the Dark Knight everywhere from the halls of Arkham Asylum to streets of Gotham. For some, these games had the definitive version of Batman.

The Arkham Knight Batman was one of his most popular looks. This Funko Pop! is 3 ¾ inches tall and depicts Batman in the advanced armored suit he wore in the game.

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