2017 has been the year of Crash Bandicoot’s return and Funko would be stupid to not to capitalize on this new hype. So here we are, with six PoP!s in the series, and five of them Crash. To me, it seems a little bit overdone. Like what about Crash’s sister Coco? Or a boss, like N. Gin? It would have been nice to have added in some variety when it comes to the figures, instead of all Crash and one Dr. Cortex, the figure that is well detailed as far as the comparison to the game model and the PoP!. It seems like a lost potential to make some more characters to add more variety to the set as a whole, intriguing more collectors who are interested in characters instead of variations of one character, such as myself.
And of all four of the exclusive Crash Bandicoot’s out there, only two are actually decent looking. By far, the winner is Hot Topic’s Biker Crash with his sunglasses and his leather jacket that became an iconic look in Crash Bandicoot: Warped, the third game in the series. He looks badass and it’s the one Crash I would like to have for my collection. Showing up at Hot Topic at the right time to find him is a whole other story. The other decent variant of Crash is the Toys R Us Jet Pack Crash, ready to take off at a moment’s notice.
Other than these two, the other exclusives are rather boring. GameStop only got a flocked Crash Bandicoot, who isn’t that exciting, and a glow in the dark figure of Crash found at Best Buy is an exact replica of the standard Crash Bandicoot, so definitely not worth it. It’s really disappointing to see how much this set of PoP!s flopped. This should have been a phenomenal set of more characters who are known and loved by the fans of the series. Instead, we got Crash over and over again that I’m not really interested in. But for those who are, Happy Hunting.