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The Best Batman Funko Pops (And Where to Find Them)

Batman Funko

Batman is quite possibly the most popular superhero in modern fiction, adapted into television and film numerous times since his creation by Bob Kane and Bill Finger in 1939. With Funko rendering what seems like every notable piece of pop culture as part of its bestselling Pop! vinyl figure line, this makes the Dark Knight as one of the single characters to have the widest varieties of Pop! figures depicting his many incarnations over the past 80 years.

Now, here are some of the best Batman Funko Pop! figures rendering versions of the Caped Crusader from the comics, television, and film all immediately recognizable and perfect for everyone from hardcore collectors to more casual fans.

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Batman: The Animated Series

Batman Animated Series Funko Pop

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One of the most acclaimed adaptations of any comic book character was the Emmy Award-winning Batman: The Animated Series which ran from 1993 to 1997 and inspired its own line of animated films, video games and merchandise.

The official Funko Pop! figure of Batman from The Animated Series is based on the hero's original design on the series and first animated film. This sleek, iconic take on Batman perfectly captures the Kevin Conroy-voiced Caped Crusader and his usual scowl.

Batman (1989)

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To help commemorate the 80th anniversary of the creation of Batman, Funko has released a line of Pop! figures from across the DC superhero's lengthy history. Among these is a special anniversary edition of Batman as he appeared in the 1989 film Batman, directed by Tim Burton.

Starring Michael Keaton, the film was one of the highest earning films of the year and led to its own film series including Batman Returns, Batman Forever and Batman & Robin. The Pop! figure inspired by the 1989 film shows Keaton's Dark Knight ready for action brandishing a Batarang and wearing the film's distinct all-black Batsuit with molded muscle armor.

Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice

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The most recent live-action big-screen Batman was Ben Affleck's portrayal of Bruce Wayne in the DC Extended Universe. Funko has released a Pop! figure based on the DCEU Batman's debut in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.

Just as Affleck's character appears in the film, the Pop! figure has a Batsuit made out of high-tech fabric with a cowl and shorter tips. The character's Batarang and Bat-symbol on his outfit are both wider than most depictions, taking clear inspiration from Frank Miller's design in The Dark Knight Returns. Armed with a Batarang, Affleck's Batman looks ready to face Henry Cavill's Man of Steel.

Adam West Batman

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The first version of Batman to reach television airwaves was Adam West's iconic version of the campy Caped Crusader in the 1960s. An overnight hit with audiences, the film led to a spinoff also starring West along with Burt Ward as Robin to form the fan-favorite Dynamic Duo.

Adam West's 1960s role as Batman has received the Funko Pop! treatment with the 1966-inspired figure wearing the television character's familiar blue and gray outfit, two-toned cowl, and drawn-on facial features. It was West's Batman that catapulted the superhero into the mainstream, and the figure is an excellent tribute to his performance.

The Dark Knight Returns

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One of the defining stories of the comic book medium is Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns, which follows the adventures of an older Bruce Wayne in an alternate future of the DC Universe. As Bruce reclaims the mantle of Batman, the federal government tasks Superman to confront his old friend forcing the reborn Dark Knight to wear a powerful exo-suit to stand toe-to-toe with the Man of Steel.

Funko released a line of Pop! figures to commemorate the series 30th anniversary including two figures of Batman in the armored exo-suit he wears in the book's climax to fight Superman in both masked and unmasked variants. Both figures also have the grizzled superhero wielding a kryponite gas grenade gun which the Dark Knight uses at the fight's outset to weaken the government-sponsored Superman.

The Batman Who Laughs

Batman Who Laughs Funko Pop

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One of the best-selling comic book titles of this year has been The Batman Who Laughs miniseries by Scott Snyder and Jock. This vicious character is a sneering villainous vision of Bruce Wayne from the Dark Multiverse was created by Snyder and Greg Capullo in the crossover Dark Nights: Metal, and the grinning maniac possesses Batman's keen tactical mind and the Joker's violent mass-murdering impulses.

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Funko has released a figure of the villain with his rictus grin, pale skin, horned helm, and leather outfit. For more recent comic book fans, the figure is a haunting addition to one's collection of instantly classic DC characters.

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