We are big fans of Funko Pops. In case you don’t know they are the very collectible 4″ vinyl figures with the small bodies and big heads with large black circle eyes. You have probably seen them at various stores with versions of many of your favorite character. I love that I can have a shelf with characters from every studio and line imaginable in the same style.
A while back we began to collect Funko Pops of Disney characters that were/are exclusive the the parks.
I did not want to make some custom Pops that Disney would turn around and make in a few years (because they are making virtually everything imaginable). I am also a huge Disney history buff and aficionado. So I thought it would be fun to make Pops of some of the extinct Disney attractions. We are calling the line “Gone, But Not Forgotten”.
The first character we would like to share is Buzzy from the long gone attraction called Cranium Command from the Wonders of Life Pavilion at Epcot. Buzzy recently got a little famous again because it was rumored that he was stolen after a police report leaked online. It turned out only part of his costume had been taken. I remember riding this ride as a child and I loved it. I am a big fan old Epcot, the retro futurism and the idea of making a part about making learning fun through making science fun, history exciting, and the future optimistic.
The figure is a combination of parts from various pops and custom sculpting on the jacket, headset and eyes (which had to be filed off and moved in to align with the glasses).
I hope you enjoy him and stay tuned we have made over a dozen more custom pops.
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