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Funko Unveils Classic James Bond POP! Series

Funko Unveils Classic James Bond POP! Series

Until Daniel Craig came along in 2006’s Casino Royale, it was always a two-horse race as to who was the best James Bond of all time. For a lot of people, it never got better than the very first big screen Bond, Sean Connery, who did six official films between 1962 and 1971. Others have a soft spot for the sillier antics of Roger Moore, who starred in seven Bond films from 1973 to 1985. Who can choose?! Well luckily, Funko isn’t making you choose and their first line of classic 007 POP! vinyl figures features characters from both the Connery and the Moore eras.

The James Bond films made spy movies stylish as hell and revolutionized the modern action flick in over the course of its five decades in existence. That level of suave is translated to the Funko POP! mold with a set of heroes and villains from some of the most popular and beloved films in the series. The above Connery figure has him in his iconic pose from the From Russia with Love poster, but wearing his white dinner jacket from Goldfinger, which is considered to be the best Connery Bond movie. (We’ll get a lot more Goldfinger stuff in a moment.

In addition we have Roger Moore in his pose from The Spy Who Loved Me, easily his best movie, by a country mile. That’s the movie that introduced the world to Jaws, the giant, metal-toothed henchmen played by Richard Kiel. As you’d hope, Jaws also gets represented in Funko form.

They even got the weird middle-part hairstyle correct. Speaking of villains, the first wave of Bond figures also includes Bond’s arch enemy Ernst Stavro Blofeld, complete with facial scar and white cat, as he appeared in the 1967 entry You Only Live Twice, when he was played by the inimitable Donald Pleasence. This version of Blofeld is clearly the most iconic one, and is the direct inspiration for Austin Powers’ nemesis Dr. Evil. And, back in that silent henchmen game, we have Goldfinger’s right-hand man, Oddjob.

Easily the most macabre Funko POP! this side of Twin Peaks‘ Laura Palmer‘s body, wrapped in plastic, is the “Golden Girl” from Goldfinger. A very memorable image, the girl with gold paint on her lying naked on Bond’s hotel room bed, but she was dead—a message sent to Bond by Goldfinger himself. So, gross, Funko.

There are also a few store-specific variants you can pick up, including Connery Bond from Dr. No and Moore Bond from Octopussy. Really, these are just the same molds, but this time Connery has the black dinner Jacket and Moore has the white one. You can get these at Toys ‘R Us and Barnes & Noble, respectively. And, one that’s actually pretty cool, Oddjob holding his famous razor-edged Sandringham hat. That one’s exclusive to Target.

All of these 007 Funko POP! figures will be available in December, where all good plastic stuff is sold. Who’s YOUR favorite Bond? Who’s your favorite Bond villain? Let us know in the comments below!

Images: Funko

Kyle Anderson is the Associate Editor for Nerdist. You can find his film and TV reviews here. Follow him on Twitter!

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