My wife and I celebrated out 16th wedding anniversary last month and for an anniversary gift she surprised me with two Funko POP! vinyls: Harry and Lloyd in their swanky ski gear from Dumb and Dumber. I don't purchase too many non-Masters of the Universe POP! vinyls these days but I was pretty excited to receive these as a gift. I absolutely love Dumb and Dumber. It came out when I was in 5th grade and I remember going to see it with my parents on Christmas of 1994. Street Fighter had just came out as well but my mom said she didn't want to watch fighting on Christmas so we went and saw Dumb and Dumber. I think my mom walked out saying that she would have rather watched fighting. Over the years, especially as I entered into middle school, it was a movie I found infinitely re-watchable. Is it a "dumb" comedy that relies on one-liners and gross out humor? Well, yeah, but there's something about the movie that's a bit more clever, too, with some rather layered jokes. I'm not saying it's The Big Lebowski or anything, but it's a solid film that I love that captures some of the best and worst of the 1990s. Today I'll start by looking at the ski version of Harry Dunne (Jeff Daniels) in one of his ski outfits he wears once the pair reaches Aspen, Colorado and discovers the briefcase they've been toting across the US contained one million dollars. Let's make an IOU, hop into a heart shaped tub, and check out Ski Harry Dunne after the break...
Articulation: Swivel head
Non-Scalper Price: $10 dollars
* It's so crazy how POP! vinyls are so simple looking and yet I feel like I can see a Jeff Daniels likeness in this POP! vinyl. The hair is spot on and the hat is very distinctive. Again, he's not a figure that is instantly recognizable like a Deadpool or Darth Vader but Funko did a nice job in delivering a stylized figure of the actor in this specific role.
* There are some other cool little details on the back and sides of the figure. His hat has a funny cord of some sort hanging down from the top and there are some spiderweb-like designs printed on the shoulders and thighs of Harry's outfit.
* The skis and ski poles are really cool. They look great and definitely help Harry stand out. I can't think of too many other items he could have come with. Maybe a cup of warm water or a functional toilet?
Funko's slogan "Everyone is a fan of something" definitely rings true when you see releases like this. It's easy to know that you can make action figures and merchandise based on stuff like Marvel, DC, G.I. Joe, Star Wars, Masters of the Universe, Harry Potter, and other properties that have a huge following. It's less common to see stuff based on some of the random movies, TV shows, and artists that Funko picks. It's kind of fun, though, when something you really like that seems in no way connected with action figures, etc. does get a toy. Harry Dunne is a pretty great POP! vinyl from one of the best comedies of the 1990s. Dumb and Dumber is a movie that I grew up watching and that seems to pull me back to a specific time in popular culture whenever I watch it or listen to the soundtrack and I'm thrilled that my wife realized how sentimental I am for a film that involves a guy with a worm farm and another who drives a van turned into a sheepdog. This is a Great and a 1/2 POP! and it shows that Funko pays attention to the details even when they're dealing with product from what isn't an A-list fandom.
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