Thursday, March 1, 2018

POP! Review: Mr. Bean #592 from POP! Television by Funko

   Let me let you in on a Christmas Eve tradition at my house: We watch "Merry Christmas, Mr. Bean." A few times. Probably once before or during dinner and at least once afterwards. We also watch it throughout the Christmas season. And after. We watch all of the other episodes too. Often, I might add. I've been a fan of Mr. Bean since at least the late 90s and when my wife bought me the Whole Bean DVD collection for Christmas in 2005 it has become an enduring tradition in our house, My daughter loves it, too, so now we watch episodes of the show even more. Rowan Atkinson is truly one of the most gifted physical comedians of all time (probably my favorite) and as soon as I knew that Mr. Bean was showing up as a POP! vinyl I preordered him. I'm so excited to finally have my own little Mr. Bean running around (complete with Teddy, I might add). Let's check out this very cool POP! vinyl after the break...

 The Facts:

Height: 4 inches

Articulation: Swivel head

Accessories: None

Non-Scalper Price: $10 dollars
 The Positives:

* I love the overall look of this POP! Funko did a great job capturing the body language of Rowan Atkinson as Mr. Bean simply with the positioning of the arm, feet, and the teddy holding hand. Just the fact that we have a Mr. Bean POP! makes me giddy.

* I often comment about how amazing it is that Funko can actually convey unique likenesses through their simple stylized figures. Looking at the headsculpt you can see how the little things like the brow lines, the eyebrows, and the mole definitely give this a true likeness of the character despite being so stylized. It is quite impressive.

 * Mr. Bean is clad in his famous tweed jacket and red tie. It's a great looking outfit and should be instantly recognizable to fans. Passerby who are uninitiated into the ways of Bean may wonder why you have a POP! of an English professor holding a teddy bear.

* Teddy! Mr. Bean's stalwart (and often abused) companion looks great. I love the little button eyes! The presence of Teddy definitely helps to make the POP! recognizable to more casual observers.
 The Negatives:

* There are definitely a few errant paint spots on here, although they're mostly in the back. Teddy also has a very messy blot of paint on the back of one of his paws.
 I'm still really excited by the fact that I have this guy! He's going to join a group of POP! vinyls in my new office within the next month and I couldn't be prouder. He's possibly not the most technically impressive POP! but he's still a Great addition to the range of television inspired characters. There is also a version of Mr. Bean with the turkey stuck on his head which I really want but it is one of Funko's ridiculous chase variants. If I find one I'll buy it but I'm not paying scalper prices for a POP! vinyl.

This is the first Mr. Bean product I've reviewed. For more Television inspired POP! vinyls, check out the following:

Crow #488 from Mystery Science Theater 3000
Elvira #375 from Elvira, Mistress of the Dark
Ghost Charlie Brown #333 from Peanuts 
Lucy Van Pelt #332 from Peanuts
Snoopy #330 from Peanuts 
Tom Servo #489 from Mystery Science Theater 3000
Twisty from American Horror Story: Freak Show

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