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I've never bought a Funko and I would never consider those figures a work of art, but there's something to be said for a simple medium that meshes so effectively with any IP. You can show yourself as a fan of a TV drama, comic book, and sports team on the same shelf. Something as detailed as Banpresto is likely to clash with other decor/figures.

That said, some of their work (especially on real people) is bafflingly low-effort. Case in point, see the comparison between New Jersey Devils star player Taylor Hall and his Funko recreation:

Real life: https://specials-images.forbesimg.com/imageserve/5be4813ca7e...

Funko: https://www.characterstation.com/eshop/19246-large_default/f...

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