Best Funko POP! Disney toys – New York Daily News

Disney stories appeal to fans of all ages, with a nearly 100-year history of producing entertaining animated and live-action films and shows. Fans of any of those many tales, from merry musicals to action-packed adventures, can embrace their favorite characters and scenes in the form of collectible Funko Pop! toys.
The popular toy maker produces uniform vinyl figurines standing about 4 inches tall. There are myriad options available, including plenty of figurines inspired by Disney stories. Here are the top picks for fans of Disney animated and live-action stories.
“Sword in the Stone” Merlin with Archimedes: available at Amazon
Coming soon is this vinyl as part of a series featuring notable characters along with their “buddy.” From the 1963 film “Sword in the Stone” comes this Funko featuring the magical Merlin dressed in his memorable blue garb along with his wise owl Archimedes.
Disney Princess Moana: available at Amazon
There are many different options available as part of the Funko Ultimate Princess series, including Tiana, Pocahontas and Jasmine, but this vinyl of Moana is especially eye-catching. It features the 16-year-old adventurer with a beautiful Hei headband standing ashore, waiting for a voyage.
Holiday 2021 Tigger: available at Amazon
This Amazon exclusive will be released in December, just in time for the holidays, but it’s available now for pre-order. It features one of the most excitable denizens of The Hundred Acre Wood in Tigger. The festive Funko sees him wearing a Santa hat and carrying presents for the yuletide season.
65th Captain Hook: available at Amazon
This vinyl was released in celebration of 65 years of Disneyland and boasts one of the more daring and charming villains to grace the screen. This figurine showcases the famed Captain James Hook, complete with his iconic hat, unsheathed sword and namesake appendage.
“Luca” Sea Monster: available at Amazon
Inspired by one of the newest Disney tales, this vinyl boasts the titular young hero Luca. The nervous yet curious boy who lives under the sea beside a sleepy Italian town is captured here in his more colorful sea monster form; fans of the film may want to invest in his best friend Alberto as well.
Mickey’s 90th Steamboat Willie: available at Amazon
To honor the 90th anniversary of Mickey Mouse, this vinyl recreates his iconic inaugural appearance as Steamboat Willie. Complete with hat and wheel, this faithful black-and-white figurine is a must-own for dedicated Disney fans.
Villains Maleficent: available at Amazon
This deluxe series of vinyls showcases the awe and power of iconic Disney animated villains. This impressive imagining of the evil Maleficent places the sorceress atop her gargoyle throne with her raven accomplice watching over.
Artist Series Disney Treasures from the Vault Multicolor Goofy: available at Amazon
This Amazon Exclusive is part of an Artist Series of Disney characters that are sure to stand out wherever they’re displayed. At an inch taller than traditional Pop! vinyls, this rendition of Goofy decorates the lovable dog in purple and adorns him in colorful versions of his famed rumpled top hat.
Movie Moment: Avengers Infinity Warthor Vs. Thanos: available at Amazon
Funko offers a series of vinyls that feature two characters captured in a memorable movie moment and are of particular interest to film fans. This scene from “Avengers Infinity” shows Thanos and Wakanda Thor (Warthor) ‘s battle, where Thor hits “Stormbreaker” on Thanos’ chest.
Rides: Mulan on Khan: available at Amazon
Another Funko series puts famed characters on their respective rides. In this case, it’s warrior Mulan atop her faithful horse Khan as inspired by the recent live-action movie. It stands taller and longer than traditional vinyls as Khan rears back and the two ready for battle.
“Raya and the Last Dragon” Raya: available at Amazon
This offering from another recent Disney animated film features the warrior Raya in a determined stance with her sword in hand. It’s a terrific Funko vinyl to own and also one to help celebrate the first Disney film featuring a southeast Asian heroine, and a rare action film that has three female leads at its core.
“Hocus Pocus” Flying Winifred: available at Amazon
“Hocus Pocus” was popular when it premiered in 1993, almost 30 years ago, and to this day boasts a rabid cult following. While a much-anticipated sequel is coming, fans can embrace one of the trio of witchy villains in the film in the form of Winifred Sanderson. Most fans will want to acquire Mary and Sarah as well.
Artist Series “Fantasia” 80th Anniversary: available at Amazon
Another entry into the Artist Series, this vinyl features sorcerer Mickey Mouse from the musical “Fantasia.” Here, however, he’s stylized in a nighttime sky coating, with stars twinkling against shades of blue to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the memorable movie.
Pride Rainbow Stitch: available at Amazon
As part of Funko’s Pride collection, this rainbow-colored Stitch is as cute as he is joyful. The koala-like character and friend of Lilo is seen here perched on the ground, easily amused and plenty playful.
Pixar Alien Remix Woody: available at Amazon
Funko is no stranger to putting out bizarre, bold series. In this Pixar Alien Remix collection, the cute squeeze toy aliens inhabit iconic characters from the “Toy Story” franchise. These come at a higher price, but they also stand at a staggering 10 inches tall. This interpretation of Woody is particularly charming.
“Incredibles 2” Elastigirl: available at Amazon
Most of Disney’s Pixar films are of high quality, but “The Incredibles” surely stands out as one of the best. Inspired by the sequel, this Elastigirl vinyl is simple yet instantly recognizable, and showcases the heroine who definitely deserved being the star of the film.
Jungle Cruise Frank: available at Amazon
The recent live-action film inspired by a Disney ride, “Jungle Cruise” has already been granted a sequel, so it’s as good a time as any to embrace its heroes in Funko form. Dwayne Johnson assumes the role of Frank, and though the vinyl doesn’t quite faithfully capture his muscular build, it’s got his charming attire and no-nonsense look, even though underneath he’s all about nonsense.
“Alice in Wonderland” 70th Anniversary Alice with Flowers: available at Amazon
One of Disney’s most beloved animated films, “Alice in Wonderland” is honored here with the title adventurer joined by an array of flowers in honor of the film’s 70th anniversary in 2021. Just like the animated movie, the stunning colors and sweet appearances belie something unnerving and magical, all of which makes for a perfect Funko for Disney fans.
“Aladdin” Genie with Lamp: available at Amazon
Another in a long line of iconic Disney animated characters is the Genie from “Aladdin.” This vinyl, inspired by Robin Williams’ unforgettable performance, features the Genie emerging from his lamp — perhaps readying for a big showstopping song and dance number.
Anthony Marcusa is a writer for BestReviews. BestReviews is a product review company with a singular mission: to help simplify your purchasing decisions and save you time and money.
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