Take Me Out To The Pop! MLB Game

Play ball!

The boys of summer are back in action today as families throughout the nation play hooky to catch baseball’s opening day.

Funko got into the swing of things while teams were still in spring training this February, announcing a much-needed new installment to its Pop! MLB collection. The 19-player set is an upgrade to its line of hardball Pop! figures, which previously consisted of mascots (think Mr. Met and the Phillie Phanatic) and “King” Felix Hernandez – who, like Funko, is a Seattle hometown favorite.

Aaron Judge Pop!The Sandlot Ham Pop!

There is a good reason why baseball is the country’s national pastime. Simply put, baseball is able to reach across and unite generations of fans, people who love an afternoon at the ballpark with a mouthful of peanuts and Cracker Jacks.

For every Aaron Judge or Yadier Molina, there’s a Ham Porter or Scott Smalls, kids who play simply for that very love of the game…and Cracker Jacks.

Funko will honor the latter with its upcoming Pop! Movie series dedicated to the timeless baseball classic The Sandlot, due to hit the shelves in early summer.

But why stop there? Which baseball Pop! figures, both real and fictional, should be created next? The options are limitless.

The Ricky “Wild Thing” Vaughn Pop! could give ’em the heater. A Babe Ruth Pop! (with hot dog variant) is a no-brainer. And the Ted Williams’ Pop! could emulate that of (headless) Ned Stark. Did someone suggest a “Nuke” LaLoosh Pop!, yet?

Who would you like to see become the next baseball Pop! figures?

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29 thoughts on “Take Me Out To The Pop! MLB Game

  • March 29, 2018 at 2:58 pm
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    Make a legends series like with the football line, that turned out really well

    • March 29, 2018 at 4:57 pm
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      So true. I need (not want, need) a retro Lawrence Taylor.

  • March 29, 2018 at 3:33 pm
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    A Field of Dreams line and/or Bull Durham line would be outstanding!
    (I’d also buy a Jobu Pop with rum and cigar would also be a pre-order for me!)

    • March 29, 2018 at 4:57 pm
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      Hahaha. Jobu would be great! And the Crash Davis, I think, is a must.

  • March 29, 2018 at 6:01 pm
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    A Cooperstown Team Pack would be cool! The ideas are limitless with baseball!!

    • March 30, 2018 at 11:11 am
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      It really is limited with baseball. You could do a classic New York Yankees, alone.

      • March 30, 2018 at 11:14 am
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        *unlimited. My bad. I got excited while typing.

  • March 29, 2018 at 11:42 pm
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    League of their own… lady ballplayers

    • March 30, 2018 at 11:14 am
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      Those would be amazing. Go Rockford Peaches!

  • March 30, 2018 at 1:17 am
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    What about Roy Hobbs from The Natural? Or maybe Pops! for the original Bad News Bears, like Kelly Leak, Tanner and Engelberg.

    • March 30, 2018 at 11:12 am
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      Those are all great. I wish I’d thought of the Bad News Bears.

  • March 30, 2018 at 10:22 am
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    Where is my Rickey “The Wild Thing” Vaughn POP!?

    • March 30, 2018 at 11:13 am
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      Think of how good the Major League series could be. Ricky Vaughn? Cerrano? Willie May Hays!?!?

      • April 2, 2018 at 4:24 am
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        while we are at it, lets hit other baseball films to like A League of Thier Own, The Natural amd Field of Dreams (there’s a great movie moment pop possibility.

  • March 30, 2018 at 12:41 pm
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    Willie mays doing his famous catch

    • March 30, 2018 at 1:12 pm
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      That’s a great idea. What about a Baseball Moments collection? You could include things such as Bill Buckner’s error and Steve Bartman.

      • March 30, 2018 at 1:12 pm
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        1/6 scale Eddie Gaedel?

        • April 9, 2018 at 7:12 pm
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          Kurt Gibbys homerun trot from game one of the 88 world series

  • April 1, 2018 at 8:47 pm
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    MLB Legends. With players like Ty Cobb, Lou Gherig, Mickey Mantle, Ted Williams, Reggie Jackson, Steve Garvey, Sandy Koufax, Goose Gossage, Rollie Fingers, Randy Johnson, Mark Fidritch (The Bird), Randy Jones, Craig Nettles, George Brett, Robin Yount, Bucky Dent, Carl Yastremski, Roger Clemens, Johnny Bench, Mickey Rivers, Willie Stargell, Nolan Ryan, Rod Carew, holy hell I could do this all day, Mariano Rivera, Valenzuela, Willie Mays, Barry Bonds, the other juice head from the Phillies, Pete Rose!….

    And on and on and on…

    Father’s Day gifts galore. And new pops for us old guys. 🙂

  • April 2, 2018 at 4:21 am
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    They reeeeally need to do a Pop! figure of Paul Goldschmidt of the Arizona Diamondbacks!! And while im at it, i think that each team needs to have at least 1 player represented in Pop! form before any teams in wave 1 get any more players represented.

    • April 9, 2018 at 4:29 pm
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      Agreed. That’s a great idea. Just like the All-Star game. Every team gets represented.

  • April 2, 2018 at 8:04 am
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    I would just love a 90’s line like Frank Thomas, Ken Griffey…

    • April 9, 2018 at 4:30 pm
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      Don Mattingly. That’s who I need.

  • April 6, 2018 at 5:47 am
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    Billy Chapel…. along with every other Kevin Costner baseball roll. Get a Ray Kinsella and a Terrence Mann 2-Pack or Ridez with them in the VW bus?!! How ‘bout Archie “Moonlight” Graham (with Dr. Graham variant)?!

    • April 9, 2018 at 4:30 pm
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      The Moonlight Graham with variant has to be made.

  • April 7, 2018 at 11:09 pm
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    A Hall of famers 5 pack!(in sephia). And definitely one of each team for wave one as already stated from someone else. And maybe a general manager series.

  • April 10, 2018 at 11:56 am
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    I just need a KGJ Swing Kid Pop more than I need air…

    • April 10, 2018 at 5:27 pm
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      thought the exact same thing, with a backwards cap

  • April 10, 2018 at 5:26 pm
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    I need a Ken Griffey Jr Pop, with his cap backwards and his stance after his swing. Mariners jsy, Reds Exclusive alt. jsy!

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