2018 Funko Pop Football Vinyl FiguresBrand: Funko Pop
While the name might confuse collectors in the United States, Funko Pop Football is all about the stars of the global sport also known as soccer. Getting going with Premier League standouts, the line applies the classic vinyl likeness to subjects from some of the biggest clubs in the world.
The debut batch includes key representatives from Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United. The same basic sculpt is used for each player, but the figures do carry looks specific to the stars in question. Although the majority stand with hands on hips, and one boot on the ball, goalkeeper de Gea is holding the ball.
Hairstyles in particular help set apart the vinyls for David Luiz and Sadio Mané. And the Zlatan Ibrahimović figure displays his thin mustache/goatee combo and pulled-back hair. Pogba even has his trademark blonde stripe.
There is no word yet about future Funko Pop Football waves in the series, but it is safe to assume that options for La Liga, Bundesliga and MLS teams, among others, would also be well received.
Funko Pop Football/Soccer Checklist
02 Romelu Lukaku - Manchester United
03 Zlatan Ibrahimovic - Manchester United
04 Paul Pogba - Manchester United
05 Eden Hazard - Chelsea
06 David Luiz - Chelsea
07 Gary Cahill - Chelsea
08 Mohamed Salah - Liverpool
09 Roberto Firmino - Liverpool
10 Sadio Mane - Liverpool
Estimated Release Date: March 2018