Thoughts from BookPopLatte

Thoughts about books and Funko Pops

Funko Pop Review: Newt Scamander SDCC 2016 Exclusive — July 23, 2016

Funko Pop Review: Newt Scamander SDCC 2016 Exclusive

20160721_144751-1 (1)Yes, I ran out and got the new Harry Potter Funko Pop immediately, and I don’t regret it at all. I’ll go into more detail on the Funko Pop in a minute, but first, let me say that any Harry Potter lines of pops will definitely be in my collection for as long as I collect. I am a HUGE Harry Potter fan, and it KILLED me that I didn’t want to pick up the Fantastic Creature 3 pk. They were just so tiny 😦 Hopefully, there will be more pops for this movie line. The back of the Newt Scamander box did not give away any spoilers though.


Alright, onto the review. There’s one thing that I’ve noticed about most male character Funko Pops; they usually end up looking a little plain. Let’s face it, girls are easier to make look a little more unique in most cases. However, I love the subtle features of Newt. Look at his Funko Pop compared to Eddie Redmayne’s character.

There are, of course, the easy features like the clothes and coloring, but look at the detailed, shaggy hairstyle. The stance and eyebrows also are just a mirror image; especially how the right (his right) eyebrow is just peaking out from the hair. Also, how adorable is that suitcase! The wand on a Harry Potter Funko Pop is a signature item as well. The features are what bring this character to life and make the pop magical! This pop is definitely two thumbs up from @bookpoplatte reviews

Anyone else dying to see more of the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Funko Pops? Not to mention the movie. What about the rumored next wave of Harry Potter pops? Until that time comes, here’s another sweet shot of Newt Scamander.




Funko Pop Review: Violet Beauregarde SDCC 2016 Exclusive — July 22, 2016

Funko Pop Review: Violet Beauregarde SDCC 2016 Exclusive


20160721_144723-1 (1)


What a Pop! As soon as I saw that this Funko Pop was going to happen, I knew I had to get it. Not only am I a big fan of the original Willy Wonka movie, but I already have the Willy Wonka and Oompa Loompa Funko Pops.


Violet came to my collection yesterday morning after I finished my SDCC 2016 Pop Hunt, and the first thing I noticed about her is just what a great job Funko has done of making her look like the movie. From the bangs and blue skin to the spherical shape after she chews the gum, this is just an impressive sculpt.


20160721_201832I love how plump she is. To me, this just makes her a really unique Pop! If you look really close you can even see the lines on her outfit, where the material is supposedly bursting at the seems. I’m also a huge fan of the details Funko does with the hair on their Pops. I love the hair piece detail. Overall, I would definitely say that this is a Pop worth collecting.

Now some of you might be like me in thinking, “I have all these Pops; now what do I do with them? Why would I go so far as to collect a whole set?” One of the things that I find awesome about Funko Pops is how well they photograph. That’s one of the big reasons I created an Instagram account dedicated to them (@bookpoplatte  if you want to follow). So, seeing as how this is my first Funko Pop review on my blog, I feel it’s only fitting that I start ending my reviews with one of my fun shots 🙂 I hope you enjoy!