2018 Funko Pop MLB Vinyl FiguresBrand: Funko Pop
Following a slow start for the Pop! MLB line, the floodgates have opened with 2018 Funko Pop MLB figures! Offering both mainstream releases and stadium giveaways, the 2018 wave is filled with elite baseball stars.
Although the overall set began in 2014 with mascots, actual players didn't appear until 2017, and that was just a Felix Fernandez giveaway at the mythical first spot. However, the huge selection of 2018 Funko Pop MLB figures shows the increased focus, delighting fans and collectors of many teams. King Felix is not an afterthought, though, as he kicks off the line at #01, with the 2018 releases picking up at figure #02.
The 2018 Funko Pop MLB likeness takes a few notable features from each player, plus the team uniform, and adds it to a standard sculpt. Some players are more generic than others, but the majority are easy to identify. Perhaps most eye-catching is Max Scherzer as his Pop! highlights his heterochromia iridum. Simply put, he has two different eye colors, and the figure has that on full display.
As far as the poses, pitchers are shown on the mound, wearing a cap and sporting a glove as they stare down the batter. Batters have one hand on their hip while the other uses the bat to brace against the ground. These hitters also have a batting helmet.
A later release, two-way rookie phenom Shohei Ohtani comes in a special two-pack with both a pitching and batting version.
In addition to the primary vinyls, several MLB teams have 2018 Funko Pop MLB figure stadium giveaways planned. Like the "King Felix" figure in 2017, these are more limited and only issued at a specific game, including the Joey Votto Pop! SGA on July 28 for the Reds. Most of these are capped at 20,000 figures in total.
2018 Funko Pop MLB Checklist
02 Robinson Cano - Seattle Mariners
03 Kris Bryant - Chicago Cubs
04 Aaron Judge - New York Yankees
05 Bryce Harper - Washington Nationals
06 Anthony Rizzo - Chicago Cubs
07 Clayton Kershaw - Los Angeles Dodgers
08 Mike Trout - Los Angeles Angels
09 Buster Posey - San Francisco Giants
10 Giancarlo Stanton - New York Yankees
11 Noah Syndergaard - New York Mets
12 Jose Altuve - Houston Astros
13 Chris Sale - Boston Red Sox
14 Yadier Molina - St. Louis Cardinals
15 Wil Myers - San Diego Padres
16 Max Scherzer - Washington Nationals
17 Mookie Betts - Boston Red Sox
18 Francisco Lindor - Cleveland Indians
19 Nelson Cruz - Seattle Mariners
2-Pack: Shohei Ohtani - Los Angeles Angels
20 Joey Votto - Cincinnati Reds (PR=19,500)
20 Gold Joey Votto (PR=500)
21 Nelson Cruz - Mariners Home White (PR=18,977)
21 Nelson Cruz Northwest Green (PR=1,000)
21 Nelson Cruz Silver (PR=23)
Ken Griffey Jr - Seattle Mariners (PR=20,000)
SE Kevin Kiermaier (Star Wars) - Tampa Bay Rays
2018 Funko Pop MLB Gallery
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2018 Funko Pop MLB Giveaways
Production rates (PR) noted when known.
Main (PR=19,500 pieces)
Gold (PR=500 pieces)
Ken Griffey Jr - Seattle Mariners: September 29 (PR=20,000 pieces)