Funko has put out a few different 5.5 figure series, but since half the fun of 5.5 figures is often their utter weirdness, I wanted to start with the most quirky Funko 5.5 figure series of all: Savage World Horror Icons!
It’s safe to say that nobody saw these figures coming. Mixing horror movie icons with the barbarian stylings of 5.5 inch figures is a pretty odd idea. There’s really no other similar example that comes to mind. Unlike video game characters and Saturday Morning Cartoon action characters, Freddy Krueger and Pinhead simply aren’t known for having lots of muscles.
But the weirdness doesn’t stop there! In true 5.5 figure tradition, some of the names on the packaging are wrong! Thats right, Funko inexplicably misspelled “Freddy Krueger” and “Michael Myers” on the cards.
These figures also have another annoying peculiarity that many other 5.5 figures series have: some of their weapons are too thin for their hands to hold properly.
I’m not really a conspiracy theory guy, but I’m half tempted to think all of these “issues” might even be intentional. You can’t deny that they are the sort of troubles that 5.5 collectors are used to seeing so often that they become practically endearing.
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