Funko Pops are undeniably one of the world’s most popular collectibles today. Some fans collect them just for fun, while others purchase them with the intention of reselling them in the future for a much higher price. If you have plans of putting your Funko Pops on the market someday, then you have probably wondered what the most expensive Funko Pop ever sold is.
Funko Pops are available in-store at various toy retailers as well as online at different virtual marketplaces around the world, so coming up with a definitive list of the most expensive Funko Pops ever sold is a grueling task. But the folks at FandomSpot.com really wanted to know what Funko Pops have the highest selling prices, so they decided to check all the eBay listings across North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand to find out just that.
What’s the most expensive Funko Pop?
According to FandomSpot.com, the most expensive Funko Pop ever sold on eBay is the Gold Panda Club Darth Vader Funko Pop. The golden-variant vinyl figure was sold in Europe for $24,220. Only 1 unit of the Funko Pop was made, which explains its sky-high price.
The 20 most expensive Funko Pop figures ever sold on eBay
|Funko||Price (USD)||Variant||No. of Units Made||Region Sold|
|1. Gold Panda Club Darth Vader||$24,220||Golden||1||Europe|
|2. Tiki Fundays Luke Skywalker||$10,000||Golden||80||North America|
|3. 2011 SDCC Sinestro||$10,000||Metallic||480||North America|
|4. 2012 Freddy Funko as Beetlejuice||$10,000||Regular||96||North America|
|5. 2017 SDCC Freddy Funko as Poe Dameron||$8,500||Regular||200||North America|
|6. 2012 SDCC Freddy Funko as Gene Simmons||$7,995||Regular||96||North America|
|7. 2013 SDCC Freddy Funko as Jaime Lannister||$7,995||Regular||96||North America|
|8. 2011 SDCC Freddy Funko as Freddy Krueger||$7000||Regular||48||North America|
|9. 2013 SDCC Black & White Freddy Funko||$6,500||Regular||48||North America|
|10. 2013 SDCC Freddy Funko as Batman||$6,500||Regular||200||North America|
|11. 2013 SDCC Freddy Funko as Snow Miser||$6,000||Regular||96||North America|
|12. DC Universe The Riddler||$4,160||Chase||–||Australia & New Zealand|
|13. 2020 Fall Convention – Robin Sparkles from How I Met Your Mother||$3,466||Regular||–||Australia & New Zealand|
|14. 2013 SDCC Freddy Funko as Joker||$3,021||Regular||200||Europe|
|15. 2014 NYCC Planet Arlia Vegeta||$2,773||Regular||–||Australia & New Zealand|
|16. Hunger Games – Katniss “The Mockingjay”||$2,580||Regular||–||Europe|
|17. Back To the Future – Dr. Emmett Brown||$2,417||Glow In The Dark||–||Europe|
|18. 2011 D23 Expo – Lotso from Toy Story||$2,180||Flocked||480||Europe|
|19. SDCC Freddy Funko as Big Boy||$2,080||Regular||24||Australia & New Zealand|
|20. NHL Oilers – Connor McDavid||$2,018||Regular||–||Europe|
Based on the table above, Funko Pops that debuted at fan conventions like San Diego Comic-Con and New York Comic-Con are likely to be sold at very high prices. Funko Pops that are inspired by characters from popular TV series or movies also have more expensive price tags compared to regular Funko Pop figures. Lastly, Freddy Funko Pops portraying someone from a beloved pop culture franchise tend to have more value than straightforward character recreations.
For those who are not familiar, Freddy Funko is the official mascot of Funko. Pop Freddy Funko, meanwhile, is a line of Funko Pop featuring Freddy Funko vinyl figures dressed up in different outfits or holding special items. These limited-edition figures also come in a variety of colors.
Other expensive Funko Pop figures
WealthyGorilla.com also made a list of the most expensive Funko Pop figures based on various sources online, including the website PopPriceGuide.com, which offers the ultimate price guide and collection tracker for Funko collectors around the world.
Below are WealthyGorilla’s top 20 most expensive Funko Pop figures
- Glow-in-the-dark Alex DeLarge Clockwork Orange Funko Pop ($13,000)
- Bloody Jaime Lannister Freddy Funko Pop ($9,310)
- Clown Dumbo Funko Pop ($7,430)
- Metallic Stan Lee Signed Pops ($6,100)
- Glow-in-the-dark Frankenberry Freddy Funko Pop ($5,610)
- Glow-in-the-dark Buzz Lightyear Freddy Funko Pop ($5,030)
- Gold Dumbo Funko Pop ($4,180)
- Red Hair Boba Fett Freddy Funko Pop ($3,990)
- Metallic Chocula Freddy Funko Pop ($3,780)
- Glow-in-the-dark Boo Berry Dunko Pop ($3,540)
- Metallic Tony Stark Funko Pop ($3,500)
- Metallic Frankenberry Freddy Funko Pop ($3,430)
- Metallic Ghost Rider Freddy Funko Pop ($3,390)
- Planet Arlia Vegeta Funko Pop ($3,120)
- Metallic Buzz Lightyear Freddie Funko Pop ($3,050)
- Holographic Star Wars: Darth Maul Funko Pop ($3,020)
- Metallic Purple Haze Jimi Hendrix ($2,410)
- Glow-in-the-dark Bumble Freddie Funko ($2,410)
- Blue Suit Batman Freddy Funko Pop ($1,920)
- Black Ranger Freddy Funko ($1,510)
How do you know which Funko Pops will be valuable?
While all collectors love to see the cost of their Funko Pops appreciate over time, certain Funko Pops are expected to get more expensive than others over the years. Here are some indications that your Funko Pops might bring in a few bucks in the future:
Limited-edition Funko Pops
Limited-edition Funko Pops are likely to have more value than regular Funko Pops over the years. As dictated by the law of supply and demand, high-demand Funko Pops cost more if there are only a few units made available for the market. For reference, 200, 96, and 46 are often the numbers of Funko Pops produced in limited runs.
Funko Pops with ‘Chase’ Stickers
If some of your Funko Pops have a “Chase” sticker on their respective boxes, then you’re in luck. These are called Chase Pops and they are rarer variations of common Funko Pops. As with any other type of collectibles, rare Funko Pops mean they are more valuable than regular Funko Pops.
As seen in WealthyGorilla’s list of most expensive Funko Pop figures above, Glow in the Dark, Metallic, and Clown Funko Pops usually have higher price tags compared to regular Funko Pops.
Vaulted Funko Pops
If you are planning to sell your Funko Pops soon, make sure that you check if any of them have already been “vaulted”. When a Funko Pop is vaulted, it means that it is no longer in production. And since it is already discontinued, collectors will have a harder time looking for it. This allows you to set a higher price for your “vaulted” Funko Pops.
You must remember, however, that you don’t need to put your vaulted Funko Pops on sale right away, as they may be discounted in stores before their value goes up.
How to keep your Funko Pop in great condition
To further increase the value of your Funko Pops, you need to keep them in pristine condition. Below are some helpful tips from FandomSpot:
- Use Funko UV Premium Pop Protector to keep your Funko Pop boxes spotless and to protect them from moisture and UV rays.
- Rotate your Funko Pops regularly to avoid color fading.
- Dust your Funko Pops regularly and inspect them once in a while for potential minimal damage
- If you have extra bucks, invest in glass cases. Put your Funko Pops inside them for an extra layer of protection
- If you display your Funko Pop figures out of the box, make sure to store the individual boxes in a Pop Protector and then gently stack them in a bigger, water-resistant container. Because aside from the vinyl figure themselves, the condition of their original boxes also contributes to the toys’ total price.
“We love all things Funko here at FandomSpot.com and have a couple of avid collectors on the team,” said FandomSpot author Alyssa Celatti. “We love anything that brings together different fandoms, and Funko Pops are brilliant for that. After a discussion about our favorite Funkos, it had us wondering just how much money can be made from these little figurines. We just had to find out how much money people are willing to spend to get their hands on their most-sought after Pops.
Celatti added: “It truly is amazing how these plastic figures have captured the hearts of so many people and we hope that our tips can help keep some collectibles safe for a very long time!”
Funko manufactures licensed and limited pop culture collectibles. While it is best known for its line of licensed vinyl figurines called Funko Pop, the American company also makes licensed plush, action figures, apparel, accessories, and games.
Founded in 1998 by Mike Becker and Claudia Becker, Funko was originally conceived as a small project to create various low-tech, nostalgia-themed toys. Fast-forward to 2005 the company was sold and is now headed by CEO Andrew Perlmutter.
Since the change of ownership, Funko has increased the scope of its toy lines and signed licensing deals with major companies like Warner Bros., Nickelodeon, MTV, NBCUniversal, Disney, Marvel Entertainment, and even Major League Baseball.