It’s Christmas time once again. Here at Infinite Hollywood, we love Christmas. So today I’m taking a look at some of the holiday Pop vinyls from Funko. These came out last year, but I only managed to review the Bumble last year, so this year I wanted to get the rest of the crew. They made quite a few different Christmas vinyls based on the old Rankin-Bass animated movies, but they only made 3 Rudolph characters. Rudolph, Santa Claus and the Bumble.
Of course this year, they’ve added Yukon Cornelius, Hermie and the Misfit Elephant to the mix. Maybe we’ll review those next year! Anyway, here’s Rudolph himself! Just in time to lead Santa through a foggy Christmas Eve.
The package here is a cute little window box. It achieves everything it wants to and really, pretty much all it needs to.
The side has the full picture, along with a bright red banner and the number of this piece.
As with the other figures in this line, it’s an adorable little sculpt. Rudolph is probably the weakest overall, as it’s a little harder to transfer his design into something like this. But it’s still recognizable.
He has a cute little baby look to him, which is something many of these Funko POP Vinyls have. It works here, as Rudolph spent a good portion of the 1964 Christmas special as a baby. The red on the nose is nice and vibrant, it’s a deep rich red. I wonder if they couldn’t have made a light up variant for like $15? That could have been neat.
The paint work is pretty solid, with a little slop here or there. Funko has definitely tightened up this area in recent years. Scale wise, he fits in with the other Funko figures. These guys have their own sort of scale, so it’s not like he’s officially scaled to the Bumble or anything. But they work in context with one another.
And these are NOT bobbleheads. I’m glad of that, but your mileage may vary. They just look like bobbleheads.
There’s a cut at the neck, but it’s not really much for moving. Beyond that, he’s a statue. This is an office or desk trinket for the most part.
Depending on what price you pay for this guy, will determine your opinion. I picked these up for $5 last year, but at the regular $10 price, they’re not quite as good of a value. Still, Funko is pretty out nice designer vinyl stuff at great mass market prices with lots of fun properties. Even at $10, this is great for a Christmas decoration or a gift for a Rudolph lover.
Packaging – 8
Sculpting – 7
Paint – 7
Articulation – 1
Accessories – N/A
Value – 7
Overall – 7 out of 10
I scored Rudolph just a tad lower than I did the Bumble last year. It’s nothing against Rudolph, I love the character and the Rankin-Bass special, but I think his likeness just isn’t as sharp as the others. Even in this stylized fashion, he’s not quite as good as the others.