Funko Pops aren’t something most people think of as being expensive. Cute little figurines, they tend to be picked up in stores for a small amount of money and make for a great gift or collectible. They come in a variety of characters, from fast food giants to pop culture icons, and they’re known for their iconic, endearing expression— which was designed very deliberately to entice people into buying them.
Over the years though, Funko Pops have become so popular that some of those little figurines have gotten extremely rare and are now worth a fortune.
Updated January 18th, 2021 by Meg Pelliccio: Funko Pops continue to dominate in the world of collectors, with new figures being released on a monthly basis and coveted exclusives making their way into the world all the time via special events and conventions or from big-name companies.
Then there's always the highly sought-after Chase variants that collectors are always eager to add to their shelves too. However, with so many Funko Pops available now, which are worth the most, and how have values changed since the original version of this list was published?
15 Mr. Incredible (Blue Suit) — $1,300
Disney has a large fan base all by itself, so when combined with the popularity of Funko, any DisneyxFunko figures are sure to do well. There are a fair number of Disney Pops that hold their worth in any collection, and Mr. Incredible is among them.
Not just any Mr. Incredible though, the San Diego Comic-Con 2011 blue suit exclusive is currently valued at $1,300, and with only 480 made in total, it's easy to assumt that they're taking pride of place in many collections.
14 Mike Wazowski (Glow in the Dark) — $1,305
Though Mike Wazowski might not be the fan-favorite when it comes to the cast of Monsters Inc., he is apparently one of the most valuable. The limited-edition glow in the dark chase variant that was released at San Diego Comic-Con in 2011 is valued at $1,305.
There were only 480 of this particular version made, meaning they will likely only ever increase in price due to their scarcity. Now the question is, will a little green glowing guy in a collector's room at night scare them, or make them laugh?
13 Shadow Trooper — $1,340
Another San Diego Comic-Con exclusive, this cute little Funko Pop goes for around $1,340. It’s older than most of the highest-valued Pops since it was released at the 2011 convention, not long after Funko Pops became an actual thing in 2010.
Even though it’s older, it doesn’t go for quite as much as some of the 2012/2013 exclusives, but it would definitely be a nice discovery for someone to find out they own this, realizing how much it’s worth.
12 SpongeBob SquarePants (Metallic) — $1,460
This happy chappy metallic variant of SpongeBob SquarePants is worth quite a bit, with its current valuation standing at $1,460. However, this metallic SpongeBob should not be confused with the Amazon-exclusive full metallic gold SpongeBob Funko Pop, as that one is only worth $120.
This Pop was released as part of the 2013 "Fan Shellabration" event and would be sure to brighten anyone's day with its cheeky little smile. Of course, there are other things that could probably cheer you up that are a lot cheaper, including other versions of SpongeBob Funoks.
11 Lotso (Flocked) — $1,760
Lotso might be the bad guy when it comes to Toy Story 3, but apparently, he can't be that hated by fans of the series as the super-soft flocked variant of his Funko Pop goes for quite a bit. This limited edition Pop is currently valued at $1,760.
Once again, there were only 480 made of these little bears, so if you're not lucky enough to get one of these you can always settle for the regular version, which is only valued at $250.
10 Bone Daddy (Red Suit, Glow in the Dark) — $2,090
This rather dapper Bone Daddy figure is the red suit, glow in the dark variant, and while the other versions are all relatively cheap and worth less than $500, this guy is currently valued at $2,090. This figure originally released in 2018, and surprisingly, has actually dropped in estimated value over the past year.
If his price keeps dropping, perhaps you'll be able to snap up one of these beauties for your own collection in the near future. Of course, if you want one now and don't want to shell out that amount of money, the purple suit variant is currently the cheapest and valued at approximately $32-$40.
9 Loki (Avengers) — $2,260
Loki has managed to steal the show ever since he appeared in the very first Thor film and he'll go on to steal all your cash too with his coveted San Diego Comic-Con exclusive Funko Pop. This particular figure is currently valued at a whopping $2,260.
San Diego Comic-Con exclusives always seem to rise exponentially in value, so if you're ever lucky enough to go, try and pick up whatever Pop is on offer that year as it might just turn into a little earner for you. Who needs savings when you can have Funko Pops?
8 Purple Haze (Metallic) — $2,480
When it comes to Funko Pops there are different levels of rarity, and while the San Diego Comic-Con ones might soar in price, the limited edition Chase variants of Pop figures can also fetch a pretty penny. The Chase variant of the Jimi Hendrix Purple Haze figure is currently valued at $2,480.
This Pop figure has him in a gold jacket with purple pants, instead of the blue jacket with purple pants of the normal figure, and also features metallic paints on his clothing, including the headband too.
7 Hopper (Gold) — $3,120
If we've learned anything about Funko Pops, it's that the limited edition San Diego Comic-Con exclusives are super-sought after, and metallic gold variants are also a win. So what happens when you combine these two? You get the metallic gold Stranger Things Hopper Pop, currently valued at $3,120.
This version is super rare as there were only 40 made in total. It's only a couple of years old, having released in 2018, so there's still plenty of time for this Funko Pop to absolutely soar in price.
6 Freddy Funko (Iron Man/Tony Stark) — $3,500
Freddy Funko is the mascot of the Funko company, which likes to have a little fun and release various figures of Freddy Funko combined with other pop culture characters. Many of the Freddy Funkos become worth a lot, especially this San Diego Comic-Con exclusive that has Freddy dressed up as Tony Stark in his Iron Man suit.
This Freddy Funko Tony Stark variant is currently valued at $3,500, so perhaps not your first choice if you're looking to add a Freddy Funko figure to your own collection.
5 Metallic Blue Batman — $3,650
Will the San Diego Comic-Con exclusives ever stop? The sad nature of the rare Funko Pops game is that most of the terribly rare, expensive ones stem from that convention because that’s where the cool exclusives are mainly released. Another on the list is Metallic Blue Batman: A cool, cute, shiny edition of Bruce Wayne's alter ego.
4 Planet Arlia Vegeta — $3,700
Released in 2014, Planet Arlia Vegeta, everyone's favorite anti-hero, is another super popular rare exclusive Funko Pop. It’s widely known to be one of the most sought-after and, though not quite as expensive as others, he clocks in with a value of around $3,700, a price tag only the most massive Dragon Ball Z fan would likely spend.
Exclusive to New York Comic-Con/Toy Tokyo, this Pop was available to people other than those that flock to San Diego Comic-Con every year. Still, the convention exclusives are clearly the ones to watch and the ones that gain value.
3 Headless Ned Stark — $4,690
Not only is this Ned Stark from Game Of Thrones making everyone sad as they remember the fallen main character, but the head is actually detachable as a reminder of his terrible fate. Apparently, people love to re-enact the tragedy that happened at the end of the first book and first season— even though this Pop retails for $4,690.
It is another San Diego Comic-Con exclusive, released in 2013, so if you don’t have your hands on one by now, it’ll be hard to get.
2 Dumbo (Clown Paint) — $6,350
A 2013 exclusive of San Diego Comic-Con, this is the clown paint version of Dumbo. It only makes sense that Funko ended up with a range of Disney Pops— what with their goal being to make every figurine extremely cute and enticing, and Disney having a plethora of characters who make that job easy. It was an obvious choice to collaborate with them. This Funko Pop has an estimated value of $6,350.
1 Holographic Darth Maul — $6,660
Funko has released a bunch of Star Wars pops, but the rarest of all of them is the Holographic Darth Maul. Originally unveiled as a limited Pop at San Diego Comic-Con, a breeding ground for rare limited edition merchandise, it quickly gained value when all of them were sold out. The estimated value according to Pop Price Guide is now $6,660, as this particular Funko has more than double in price during 2020.
It was released in 2012 so if you haven’t gotten your hands on one by now, you probably won’t unless you’re willing to pay out a small fortune for this Pop.