Funko has taken my money yet again, this time with their Game of Thrones Mystery Minis. Edition 1 (and I can only hope there's an edition 2) brings us many of our favourite characters from the hit HBO show--Eddard Stark, Jon Snow, Dany, Drogo, dragons. But no hero for me. When I opened up my little red box, the bane of Westeros stared back at me...and I'm quite happy about it. Ladies and Gentleman, King Joffrey
You know by now that I'm a huge Game of Thrones fan. You also know I can't resist a blind bag. So really, it was obvious at least a few of these would end up in my collection. Even though I own most of the Game of Thrones Pop! figures, I was intrigued by these new designs. The cartoonish box art both captured the characters and gave (most of) them a different spin. The figures themselves deliver on both.
Joffrey's iconic crown may be my favourite feature. I'm a sucker for tiny hats. It's painted in a bright gold with amber detailing. Each antler is uniquely carved and the surface is smoothed around the base to give it a very royal look. His clothing is more subdued than his Pop! counterpart. Here he wears a dark red vest over a quilted tunic. The detailing is wonderful. His clenched fists are the right amount of snotty brat and demanding king. His hair is given an almost rounded texture, which is a softer look than we usually see. The paint job on this one is nearly perfect with very little bleed.
Not just me?
I really enjoy the direction Funko went with these blind boxes. The sculpts are adorable, the detailing is great, and the quality control is spot on. I want more.