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About the NFL Pops?

Postby smlshin » Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:50 am

So I'm just curious, does anyone know why Funko doesn't include helmets in their NFL Pops anymore? The older waves included them, I wonder why they stopped? Maybe cause sculpting hair for other athletes might not allow the helmet to fit? Thoughts?

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Re: About the NFL Pops?

Postby MattyPHATty » Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:52 am

My guess is that it’s probably just cheaper to produce them without the helmets. I thought they were a cool touch though on the og ones
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Re: About the NFL Pops?

Postby smlshin » Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:56 am

MattyPHATty wrote:My guess is that it’s probably just cheaper to produce them without the helmets. I thought they were a cool touch though on the og ones



Yeah I agree, having an extra accessory is a nice touch. Plus again, sculpting more hair on top to make the Pop at least somewhat resemble the athlete, doubt they can make the helmet fit.

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Re: About the NFL Pops?

Postby MattyPHATty » Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:01 am

smlshin wrote:
MattyPHATty wrote:My guess is that it’s probably just cheaper to produce them without the helmets. I thought they were a cool touch though on the og ones



Yeah I agree, having an extra accessory is a nice touch. Plus again, sculpting more hair on top to make the Pop at least somewhat resemble the athlete, doubt they can make the helmet fit.

True, the heads definitely used to be a lot more rounded so the helmets fit on them pretty well. With them being a lot more detailed now, the helmets wouldn’t fit as well as they used to with different hairstyles like you said so that could be a reason as well
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Re: About the NFL Pops?

Postby Howardthepop » Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:56 am

MattyPHATty wrote:My guess is that it’s probably just cheaper to produce them without the helmets. I thought they were a cool touch though on the og ones


Yeah my guess is the same. Cutting back on unnecessary things. I do like the old ones with the helmets.

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Re: About the NFL Pops?

Postby MattyPHATty » Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:08 am

Howardthepop wrote:
MattyPHATty wrote:My guess is that it’s probably just cheaper to produce them without the helmets. I thought they were a cool touch though on the og ones


Yeah my guess is the same. Cutting back on unnecessary things. I do like the old ones with the helmets.

Same, I always like when they come with extra accessories. My favorite will probably always be the Wayne Gretzky chase w/ Stanley Cup.
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Re: About the NFL Pops?

Postby Howardthepop » Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:18 am

MattyPHATty wrote:
Howardthepop wrote:
MattyPHATty wrote:My guess is that it’s probably just cheaper to produce them without the helmets. I thought they were a cool touch though on the og ones


Yeah my guess is the same. Cutting back on unnecessary things. I do like the old ones with the helmets.

Same, I always like when they come with extra accessories. My favorite will probably always be the Wayne Gretzky chase w/ Stanley Cup.


Oh what? There's a Gretzky with Stanley Cup? I gotta search for a picture.

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Postby CaliCollectibles » Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:45 am

Cost probably has alot to do with it. Great way to differentiate the OGs from the new molds.
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Re: About the NFL Pops?

Postby MattyPHATty » Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:09 am

Howardthepop wrote:
MattyPHATty wrote:
Howardthepop wrote:
Yeah my guess is the same. Cutting back on unnecessary things. I do like the old ones with the helmets.

Same, I always like when they come with extra accessories. My favorite will probably always be the Wayne Gretzky chase w/ Stanley Cup.


Oh what? There's a Gretzky with Stanley Cup? I gotta search for a picture.

Indeed there is, it was a Canadian retailer exclusive. There is also a Sidney Crosby w/ Lord Stanley’s Cup chase as well. I was lucky enough to have someone get me one for Christmas last year

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Re: About the NFL Pops?

Postby Howardthepop » Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:25 pm

MattyPHATty wrote:
Howardthepop wrote:
MattyPHATty wrote:Same, I always like when they come with extra accessories. My favorite will probably always be the Wayne Gretzky chase w/ Stanley Cup.


Oh what? There's a Gretzky with Stanley Cup? I gotta search for a picture.

Indeed there is, it was a Canadian retailer exclusive. There is also a Sidney Crosby w/ Lord Stanley’s Cup chase as well. I was lucky enough to have someone get me one for Christmas last year

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That is sick. Congrats on having that in your collection. I like how they made the cup metallic.

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Re: About the NFL Pops?

Postby lavery01 » Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:31 pm

smlshin wrote:So I'm just curious, does anyone know why Funko doesn't include helmets in their NFL Pops anymore? The older waves included them, I wonder why they stopped? Maybe cause sculpting hair for other athletes might not allow the helmet to fit? Thoughts?


Funny, I’ve never notice until your mention, so I went back to have a look at the nfl pops, and you’re right. I have no idea, maybe Funko feels that without helmets the players look more like themselves. IDK. lol
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Re: About the NFL Pops?

Postby MattyPHATty » Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:37 am

Howardthepop wrote:
MattyPHATty wrote:
Howardthepop wrote:
Oh what? There's a Gretzky with Stanley Cup? I gotta search for a picture.

Indeed there is, it was a Canadian retailer exclusive. There is also a Sidney Crosby w/ Lord Stanley’s Cup chase as well. I was lucky enough to have someone get me one for Christmas last year

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That is sick. Congrats on having that in your collection. I like how they made the cup metallic.

Thanks, it sure is awesome. Luckily I knew someone with a Canadian hookup so they got me one for a gift. He’s my favorite of all the hockey pops
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Postby CaseyJones14 » Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:51 am

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Re: About the NFL Pops?

Postby methodsmadness » Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:55 am

Great question, and I suppose it is the case that everyone is suggesting - the hairstyles.

It would be cool if they added a smaller helmet under their arm, holding, or just comes with (similar to the SDCC Tony Stark holding the Iron Man helmet).
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Re: About the NFL Pops?

Postby angrynate » Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:51 pm

MattyPHATty wrote:
Howardthepop wrote:
MattyPHATty wrote:My guess is that it’s probably just cheaper to produce them without the helmets. I thought they were a cool touch though on the og ones


Yeah my guess is the same. Cutting back on unnecessary things. I do like the old ones with the helmets.

Same, I always like when they come with extra accessories. My favorite will probably always be the Wayne Gretzky chase w/ Stanley Cup.


I'm with you on the extra accessories for Pops. There's quite a few NFL players these days with the colored / smoked out visors on their helmets, I think that'd be a really neat addition to those Pops.

The Gretzky Chase w/ The Cup is an awesome piece! Happy to have that one in my collection.
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Re: About the NFL Pops?

Postby MattyPHATty » Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:26 pm

angrynate wrote:
MattyPHATty wrote:
Howardthepop wrote:
Yeah my guess is the same. Cutting back on unnecessary things. I do like the old ones with the helmets.

Same, I always like when they come with extra accessories. My favorite will probably always be the Wayne Gretzky chase w/ Stanley Cup.


I'm with you on the extra accessories for Pops. There's quite a few NFL players these days with the colored / smoked out visors on their helmets, I think that'd be a really neat addition to those Pops.

The Gretzky Chase w/ The Cup is an awesome piece! Happy to have that one in my collection.

Agreed. Like someone previously mentioned, maybe even just the players holding a smaller version of their helmet or something like that.

Gretzky is awesome! Really cool idea they went with on that one.
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Re: About the NFL Pops?

Postby mongoose12 » Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:55 pm

I'm ok with them going no helmet... And that Gretzky is a beauty!
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Re: About the NFL Pops?

Postby divade23 » Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:11 pm

I guess having more detail on the face and hair makes them more unique than just all having helmets.
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Postby Jalapenopete » Sun Sep 01, 2019 4:33 pm

MattyPHATty wrote:
angrynate wrote:
MattyPHATty wrote:Same, I always like when they come with extra accessories. My favorite will probably always be the Wayne Gretzky chase w/ Stanley Cup.


I'm with you on the extra accessories for Pops. There's quite a few NFL players these days with the colored / smoked out visors on their helmets, I think that'd be a really neat addition to those Pops.

The Gretzky Chase w/ The Cup is an awesome piece! Happy to have that one in my collection.

Agreed. Like someone previously mentioned, maybe even just the players holding a smaller version of their helmet or something like that.

Gretzky is awesome! Really cool idea they went with on that one.


:freddy2: have to agree the helmets are really cool, removable accessories make them unique, gretzky pop with the trophy is awesome, now maybe we get a michael jordan or Kobe with a trophy or a joe namath or joe montana with the vince Lombardi trophy
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Re: About the NFL Pops?

Postby angrynate » Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:22 am

Jalapenopete wrote:
MattyPHATty wrote:
angrynate wrote:
I'm with you on the extra accessories for Pops. There's quite a few NFL players these days with the colored / smoked out visors on their helmets, I think that'd be a really neat addition to those Pops.

The Gretzky Chase w/ The Cup is an awesome piece! Happy to have that one in my collection.

Agreed. Like someone previously mentioned, maybe even just the players holding a smaller version of their helmet or something like that.

Gretzky is awesome! Really cool idea they went with on that one.


:freddy2: have to agree the helmets are really cool, removable accessories make them unique, gretzky pop with the trophy is awesome, now maybe we get a michael jordan or Kobe with a trophy or a joe namath or joe montana with the vince Lombardi trophy


I would go pretty crazy over Jordan in his classic Jumpman pose (that they've already done), but have different shoe accessories on the side like the Gretzky cup. Just a different pair of vinyl Jordans and you can number the pop based on the shoe. To bring it back onto topic of NFL pops I would love to see the Vince Lombardi trophy as an accessory! That would be super cool, or maybe even the Super Bowl MVP trophy?
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Re: About the NFL Pops?

Postby MattyPHATty » Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:19 am

Jalapenopete wrote:
MattyPHATty wrote:
angrynate wrote:
I'm with you on the extra accessories for Pops. There's quite a few NFL players these days with the colored / smoked out visors on their helmets, I think that'd be a really neat addition to those Pops.

The Gretzky Chase w/ The Cup is an awesome piece! Happy to have that one in my collection.

Agreed. Like someone previously mentioned, maybe even just the players holding a smaller version of their helmet or something like that.

Gretzky is awesome! Really cool idea they went with on that one.


:freddy2: have to agree the helmets are really cool, removable accessories make them unique, gretzky pop with the trophy is awesome, now maybe we get a michael jordan or Kobe with a trophy or a joe namath or joe montana with the vince Lombardi trophy

I could definitely get on board with that. Somehow incorporate all 6 trophies for Jordan or 3 Lombardi trophies for Montana. Not sure if that’s even possible but it’s definitely a cool idea
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Re: About the NFL Pops?

Postby rexflexall » Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:45 am

Production costs maybe?

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Re: About the NFL Pops?

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Re: About the NFL Pops?

Postby smlshin » Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:53 am

mongoose12 wrote:I'm ok with them going no helmet... And that Gretzky is a beauty!


Yeah same, I don't mind it, I was just wondering.

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Re: About the NFL Pops?

Postby angrynate » Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:08 am

smlshin wrote:
mongoose12 wrote:I'm ok with them going no helmet... And that Gretzky is a beauty!


Yeah same, I don't mind it, I was just wondering.


Personally I'd love to see them with the helmets, or at the very least helmets on the teams that have the unique helmet material. Like how the Vikings and Seahawks have the matte helmets, I think that'd be a really cool detail on the pops.
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