Pop Goes the Wallet: The Most Valuable Funko PopsThis post may contain affiliate links. If you buy something we may get a small commission at no extra cost to you. (Learn more).
We all know that collectibles are big business, but did you know just how big? As avid Funko Pop collectors, we wanted to know just how valuable our vinyl was, so we scoured eBay to find out.
We checked all the eBay listings across North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand to find out which Funko Pops are worth the most and this is what we found.
The 20 most expensive Funko Pops ever sold on eBay are:
|Funko||Price (USD)||Variant||Number of Units Made||Region Sold|
|Gold Panda Club Darth Vader||$24,220||Golden||1||Europe|
|Tiki Fundays Luke Skywalker||$10,000||Golden||80||North America|
|2011 SDCC Sinestro||$10,000||Metallic||480||North America|
|2012 Feddy Funko as Beetlejuice||$10,000||Regular||96||North America|
|2017 SDCC Freddy Funko as Poe Dameron||$8,500||Regular||200||North America|
|2012 SDCC Freddy Funko as Gene Simmons||$7,995||Regular||96||North America|
|2013 SDCC Freddy Funko as Jaime Lannister||$7,995||Regular||96||North America|
|2011 SDCC Freddy Funko as Freddy Krueger||$7000||Regular||48||North America|
|2013 SDCC Black & White Freddy Funko||$6,500||Regular||48||North America|
|2013 SDCC Freddy Funko as Batman||$6,500||Regular||200||North America|
|2013 SDCC Freddy Funko as Snow Miser||$6,000||Regular||96||North America|
|DC Universe The Riddler||$4,160||Chase||–||Australia & New Zealand|
|2020 Fall Convention – Robin Sparkles from How I Met Your Mother||$3,466||Regular||–||Australia & New Zealand|
|2013 SDCC Freddy Funko as Joker||$3,021||Regular||200||Europe|
|2014 NYCC Planet Arlia Vegeta||$2,773||Regular||–||Australia & New Zealand|
|Hunger Games – Katniss “The Mockingjay”||$2,580||Regular||–||Europe|
|Back To the Future – Dr. Emmett Brown||$2,417||Glow In The Dark||–||Europe|
|2011 D23 Expo – Lotso from Toy Story||$2,180||Flocked||480||Europe|
|SDCC Freddy Funko as Big Boy||$2,080||Regular||24||Australia & New Zealand|
|NHL Oilers – Connor McDavid||$2,018||Regular||–||Europe|
It’s almost unbelievable that plastic toys could be worth so much!
So, how do you know if you have a Pop that’s worth some pennies?
Here are a few tips to identify whether your Funko Pop might bring in a few bucks.
Tip #1: Less is More
When purchasing Funko Pops, try and look at how many have been reduced. If it’s a limited edition (200, 96 and 46 are often the numbers of Pops produced in limited runs), it’s likely to be worth more than a regular Pop due to its exclusivity.
Tip #2: Chase ‘em Down
If you buy a Funko Pop and discover that it has a ‘Chase’ sticker on the box, you’re in luck. Chase Pops are rarer variations of a common Funko Pop and well, rarer means more valuable! Look out for golden stickers with the words ‘Chase’ and ‘Limited Edition’ on the front of Funko boxes to see if you’ve found one.
You can also look out for other Pop variants such as Pops with golden or metallic finishes, ‘flocked’ Funkos (with a fuzzy, velvet material) or glow in the dark figures as these also tend to be worth more.
Tip #3: Locked Up & Unscuffed
If you’re looking to make money from your Funko Pops, be sure to regularly check to see if any of your figures have been ‘vaulted’. When a figure is vaulted, it means that it is no longer in production and therefore will be harder to purchase. Just don’t rush to put any vaulted Pops on sale though, as they may be discounted in stores before their value goes up.
How to Store and Protect Your Funko Pops
If you want to keep your Pops pristine, here are some tips for doing just that:
- Use protectors such as the Funko UV Premium Pop! Protector to keep Pop boxes away from grubby hands or paws, and to protect from moisture and UV rays.
- Rotate Pops regularly to stop colors from fading.
- Inspect and dust figures regularly to ensure there’s no/minimal damage.
- Have a dedicated space for Pops – glass cases are perfect for this as they add an extra layer of protection but can still be enjoyed.
- If you decide to display your Funkos out of the box but are unsure about whether you might part ways with it, keep the box. Store the individual boxes in a pop protector and then gently stack your boxes in a bigger, water resistant container.
How do you keep your Funkos safe, do you have any must-know tips? Do you have any that are worth big bucks? Let us know over on our FB or Twitter @FandomSpot.
Note: All prices were correct at the time of writing in Feb. 2023