Coming in June, 2017 to the Funko Pop Rocks line (checklist above) are two rock and roll hall of famers and a Canadian YouTube sensation with the addition of Jimi Hendrix, Joey Ramone, and Justin Bieber figures.
Each vinyl figure highlights the instantly recognizable characteristics of their real life inspirations within the classic Funko form. The three new figures are numbered as follows. Clicking a link will direct you to eBay listings for that figure:
This marks the second Jimi Hendrix, in a way, as Funko Pop Rocks #1 was called “Purple Haze” and featured a psychedelic dressed, left-handed, Strat playing, black man in a headband with a striking resemblance to the Jimi Hendrix figure being released in June.
Joey Ramone joins Dee Dee Ramone (#14) and Johnny Ramone (#13) with his new Pop figure leaving only Tommy Ramone without a pop figure from the original Ramones lineup.
Justin Bieber is receiving his first Pop treatment but will, undoubtedly, be the subject of a variation at some point in time. Possibly shirtless with tattoos showing or maybe dressed in the outfit from his 2030 Comeback Special?
The Funko Pop Rocks line is not among Funko’s fastest growing collections despite, one would think, having the best marketability but it is a very eclectic collection that spans every genre of popular music. These three new figures will begin hitting store in June.