Funko Pop Disney is set to release some of the most adorable figures yet with the addition of several beloved Winnie the Pooh characters. The complete checklist of new figures is as follows with numbering continuing the Disney sequence:
- 252 – Winnie the Pooh
- 253 – Piglet
- 254 – Eeyore
- 255 – Roo
- 256 – Heffalump
- 257 – Woozle
- 252 – Winnie the Pooh (Flocked)
- 254 – Eeyore (Blue)
- 256 – Heffalump (Pink)
- 256 – Heffalump (Striped)
Retail exclusive variants include Hot Topic (Flocked Winnie the Pooh), Barnes and Noble (Striped Heffalump and Blue Eeyore), and standard chase (Pink Heffalump).
These are not the first Winnie the Pooh figures to be included in the Funko Pop Disney line. The first Winnie (also with a flocked variant) was issued as #32 in a different pose and a Tigger figure (a notable missing character from this wave) was issued as #47.
Winnie the Pooh has been delighting children for 90 years, having first appeared in a series of stories by A.A. Milne in 1926. The Walt Disney Company has held many of the rights to the Winnie the Pooh stories and characters since 1961 and have released several films and television programs based on the beloved characters.
The licensing of the characters by Disney has not been without contention over the years and several lawsuits have been heard from the estates of Milne and Stephen Slesinger (Pooh’s original merchandise license holder) regarding royalties, license agreements, and copyright claims.
That said, since Disney took over the Pooh franchise, and for the 30 years prior when Slesinger was in charge of merchandising the characters, Winnie the Pooh has been a wildly profitable and popular franchise. Both the classic character designs and the modern Disney designs have appeared on all manner of merchandise including clothing, home goods, plush toys, lunch boxes, and high end collectibles.
A complete list of Disney figures, which can be sorted by many parameters, can be found under the “Checklist” tab above and links to purchase these figures can be found on this very page.