Advertising & mascots go together like chips & curry sauce. We may not like those pesky Meerkats, but we know what they’re selling. That’s the magic of advertising. One of Funkos MANY lines is such mascots. Given that they are a USA based company, the majority of the pops from said line won’t be as familiar to us Brits (& the rest of the world) so I thought it would be fun to share my personal 3 favourite mascots, and ones that would make the best pops. Have a read, see what you think, and let me know!
Churchill Car Insurance
A British Bulldog named after a beloved politician, voiced by Bob Mortimer…thats the most English sentence ever put together! He’s also (originally) a bobblehead toy. Bobbleheads (if you weren’t already aware) are a major part of Funkos history. This character makes complete sense to be turned into a Pop! Instantly recognisable and a guaranteed top seller.
If you can say Monkey without doing it in Johnny Vegas (wonderful) Northern accent, then you’re a better person than me. This is another character voiced by a great British comedian (Ben Miller) & one that is the more ‘posh’ & stereotypical English to Vegas Northern grunt. Making him into a Pop would be interesting to see as he’s not known for standing, so he’d be in a more ‘original’ pose (maybe sat crossed legged?) It would also be interesting to see if they gave him the ‘knitted’ look or keep it plain.
Old Speckled Hen
This one… this one’s a long shot. I can’t imagine for one minute that Funko would want to create a Pop based on a character that sells alcohol. But let’s pretend he doesn’t and just take him on face value…he’s a fox wearing tweed! So wonderfully British. Can you imagine how awesome that would look? In an alternative universe, they’d be able to do this AND have him hold a pint! But no. It’s a good character…just not exactly family friendly. Never mind eh.