The Queen of Country has finally arrived at Funko.
On Tuesday, the toy company unveiled two Dolly Parton Funko Pop! figures. Though Funko has been around since the late 1990s, this is the first time the toymaker has paid tribute to the 76-year-old music icon with collectible vinyl figures bearing her likeness.
“Through her heart-felt music, genuine soul, and authenticity, Dolly Parton continues to inspire generations across the globe, including the team at Funko,” said Ryann Meikle, concept lead at Funko, in a statement to Country Music Television (CMT). “Known for her unforgettable performances and dazzling attire, Funko wanted to pay homage to the music icon by leaning into the outfits fans will never forget. Now, Funko.com will feature two Pop! figures of the music icon, one of which spotlights the show-stopping ensemble from her record-breaking performance at the 2014 Glastonbury Festival.”
Officially called Dolly Parton Funko Pop! Rocks, the new toy line dedicated to the legendary singer-songwriter currently has two figures:
Dolly Parton Funko Pop! Rocks (Glastonbury 2014): A 4.37-inch vinyl figure of Parton clad in a white, sparkling pants suit with a silver glitter electric guitar. This Funko Pop! figure is inspired by the artist’s memorable outfit at the 2014 Glastonbury Festival, where she performed in front of 180,000 fans.
Dolly Parton Funko Pop! Rocks (Blue Smoke Tour 2014): A 4.5-inch vinyl figure of Parton playing banjo while in an orange and silver fringe outfit. This Funko Pop! figure is inspired by one of the performer’s costumes during her East Tennessee concert at Thompson-Boling Arena, which was part of her 2014 Blue Smoke Tour. According to fan reports, the outfit was one of two ensembles she wore that evening.
Where to buy Dolly Parton Funko Pop! figures
The Dolly Parton Glastonbury figure is now available for pre-order, exclusively at Funko.com for $15. The Dolly Parton Blue Smoke Tour figure, on the other hand, is also up for pre-order at Funko.com, Walmart, Entertainment Earth, and other retailers, starting at $12.
Other female entertainers with Funko Pop! figures
Dolly Parton is the latest female entertainer to have Funko Pop! figures in her own likeness. Funko has previously unveiled vinyl figures of Whitney Houston, Britney Spears, H.E.R., Joan Jett, Cyndi Lauper, Aaliyah, and Bella Poarch.
Who is Dolly Parton?
Dubbed the Queen of Country, Dolly Parton is a singer-songwriter, known primarily for her work in country music. After achieving success as a songwriter for others, she made her debut as a singer in 1967 with her first studio album Hello, I’m Dolly. Since then, she has recorded over 100 career-charted singles including I Will Always Love You, Jolene, Coat of Many Colors, and 9 to 5, just to name a few.
As of writing, Parton has received 11 Grammy Awards and 50 nominations, including the Lifetime Achievement Award; and 10 Country Music Association Awards, including Entertainer of the Year. She was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1999 and into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2022.
Parton is also an actress. She has starred in movies such as 9 to 5 (1980) and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982), for which she earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress. Her other acting credits include Rhinestone (1984), Steel Magnolias (1989), Straight Talk (1992), and Joyful Noise (2012).
As an entrepreneur, Parton co-owns The Dollywood Company, which runs a number of entertainment venues, including the Dollywood theme park, the Splash Country water park, and some dinner theatre venues including The Dolly Parton Stampede and Pirates Voyage.
Parton has also founded some charitable and philanthropic organizations, like the Dollywood Foundation, which helps bring education and poverty relief to East Tennessee where she grew up.