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Vinyl Pop Holidays Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
Bumble
3 3/4 Inch Scale
By: Funko
$5

MERRY CHRISTMAS! So although I didn’t get everything up (stay tuned tomorrow for the 12th Day of Gamera!) we did get quite a few things up this holiday season. We’ll conclude with an old favorite, the Bumble!

We’ve reviewed Bumble Mugs and Bumble Action Figures in years past, but when I saw the Funko Pop holiday characters, I knew I had to have the Bumble. While all the characters look nice, the Bumble is clearly the best and most popular. Target had these for only $5, but good luck finding the “Bumble” Abominable Snow Monster, as I had to drive all around to find this little guy.

Packaging:
In the world of designer vinyl, the package is very important. Even in these little mass market vinyl pieces, packages can be important and I’m quite fond of this one, actually.


The designs are nice and simple, but there’s a fun little cartoon Bumble on the front. Along with a nice big window for the character himself.


The side has the full picture, along with a bright red banner and the number of this piece.


The back is more of the same, but it shows off the rest of the Rudolph series. Oddly enough it doesn’t show the other holiday figures, which include the Misers.


I love that the Bumble’s head keeps peeking out from different spots, like Kilroy or something.

Sculpt/Paint:
The sculpt here is adorable, with a cute little stylized Bumble. Of all the Rudolph designs, this one translates the best. Rudolph didn’t look so hot. The Bumble just works, though.


He’s pretty small, at around 3.75 inches or so. He makes the perfect desktop trinket or minature Christmas decoration. This is good for people who love toys or those who aren’t even action figure fans, but love the character.


I’ve heard lots of bad things about Funko’s products, especially as it relates to paint. Mine is pretty good, with only a little of the paint rubbing off the back of his head. It’s no major issue, but you might want to look at a few in hand. I think the paint on the face and details is pretty sharp and the quality on the vinyl seems nice.

Articulation:
He has a single cut at the neck. Thankfully although this is designed like a bobblehead, it’s not a bobblehead.


I really wish he had arm cuts as well, but perhaps in the future Funko can add those in. As is, it’s not much, but it’s a nice static item.

Accessories:
Nothing.

Value:
Target has these for around $5, which isn’t a bad price at all. They’re hidden in the holiday stocking stuffer section and I noticed that many Targets don’t carry them. Only some. That said, I’m glad the price on these holiday Vinyl Pop figures isn’t that much. The regular Vinly Pop figures gor for $10 each and they’re clearly not worth that. I don’t feel bad dropping a Lincoln on this little Bumble though.

Score Recap:
Packaging – 8
Sculpting – 8
Paint – 8
Articulation – 1
Accessories – N/A
Value – 7
Overall – 8 out of 10


I love the Bumble, so this guy gets an easy pass with me. I’d say he’s about an 8 for what he is. Certainly this is no action figure, but he’s really cool sitting here on the desk and he’s just so darned cute. The others just aren’t as nice as this one. That said, I wouldn’t pay more than $8 for this guy, tops.

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