Best Funko Pop! figures and collectables 2023: Music icons, Marvel superheroes, Star Wars characters & more

Best Funko Pop! Rocks figures
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When it comes to collecting Funko's range of collectable figures, it can be hard to know where to start given the massive range available - but we think we've come up with a great guide to all the best Funko Pop! range - from individual Pop! Vinyl figures to more recent releases such as Pop! Moment Deluxe and Pop! Album Deluxe products.

From music and Marvel super heroes, to video game icons and more Star Wars characters than you can shake a lightsaber at, there's just about something for everyone.

So if you're looking for a great gift or something to sit on your shelf, we've picked out a selection of our favourite Funko collectables to help you find something brilliant.

Best Funko Pop! figures and collectables: Product guide

Best Funko Pop! Rocks figures for music fans: Queen and Freddie Mercury

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Queen and Freddie Mercury Funko Pop! Rocks

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Of course we had to include the legendary Freddie Mercury (opens in new tab) of Queen (opens in new tab) in our best Funko Pop! Rocks guide. As you'll discover with the Funko Pop! Rocks Brian May (opens in new tab), Roger Taylor (opens in new tab) and John Deacon (opens in new tab)– all the band are featured with their instruments. 

However, it will come as no surprise that inimitable Freddie steals the show with these amazing Funko Pop! Vinyl figures: Freddie Mercury at Live Aid (opens in new tab) and the late Queen singer in his iconic Bohemian Rhapsody-era catsuit (opens in new tab).

Reason to buy: It's Queen and Freddie. What's not to love?

Best Funko Pop! Rocks figures for music fans: Jimi Hendrix Woodstock

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Jimi Hendrix Funko Pop! Rocks

Guitar hero Jimi Hendrix (opens in new tab) was one of the first musicians to be immortalised in Funko Pop! Vinyl form. The best one available right now – and it's worth remembering that these things sell out fast – is the Jimi Hendrix at Woodstock (opens in new tab), featuring Hendrix with his red bandana and Fender Strat. We've no doubt that given the popularity of Jimi with music fans around the world, Funko will be releasing more figures soon.

Reason to buy: The best Funko Pop! figure for immortalising one of music's most influential artists.

Best Funko Pop! Rocks figures for music fans: Mötley Crüe

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Motley Crue Funko Pop! Rocks

Motley Crue (opens in new tab) were thrust back into the spotlight following the release of their hit Netflix documentary The Dirt (opens in new tab)last year. And while their live comeback has unfortunately been pushed back to the summer of 2021, fans can keep the band on their shelves with these splendid figures - decked out in their Shout At The Devil-era stage gear. 

However, if you've seen or read The Dirt you'll know that even these Funko Pop! Rocks Tommy Lee (opens in new tab), Nikki Sixx (opens in new tab), Vince Neil (opens in new tab) and Mick Mars (opens in new tab) Vinyl figures should come with a health and safety warning... or at least some anti-bacterial wipes.

Reason to buy: Take home the sleaziest quartet of Pop! Rocks Vinyl figures in town.

Best Funko Pop! Rocks figures for music fans: Kiss

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Kiss Funko Pop! Rocks Vinyl

No round-up of the best Funko Pop! Vinyl figures for music fans would be complete without veteran rockers Kiss (opens in new tab). Of course, with various lineup changes over the years, not every member of the iconic trailblazers is available. Personally, we're big fans of Peter Criss (opens in new tab) as he comes with his very own drum kit – and how about Gene Simmons (opens in new tab) trying to steal his thunder – complete with that famous Demon tongue and a lit torch ready to breath fire, which sadly isn't a bonus feature. 

Reason to buy: Instantly iconic – even your gran will know who Kiss are!

Best Funko Pop! Rocks figures for music fans: Guns N' Roses

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Guns N' Roses Funko Pop! Rocks

Since getting at least some of the old band back together for their sprawling Not In This Lifetime tour, Guns N' Roses (opens in new tab) have reclaimed their position as rock's most popular band – and that hasn't escape Funko's attention either.

Though the sunglasses-clad Duff McKagan (opens in new tab) figure is reproduced from more recent times, the Slash (opens in new tab) and Axl Rose (opens in new tab) figures, replete with omnipresent cigarette and mic stand respectively, are straight out of their late 80s and early 90s heyday. 

As good as this trio is, it would be amazing in Funko were to create original members Steven Adler and Izzy Stradlin to join them.

Reason to buy: Reunite GNR on your shelf more easily than the band ever managed.

Best Funko Pop! Rocks figures for music fans: Angus Young

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Angus Young AC/DC Funko Pop! Rocks

He's the most recognisable member of Aussie rock legends AC/DC (opens in new tab) and so he rightly has his very own collectible figure in the form of the Funko Pop! Vinyl Angus Young (opens in new tab), which shows the Glasgow-born guitar god doing his renowned duck walk and brandishing his stunning red Gibson SG. 

Rumours of a Funko figure featuring Brian Johnson hitting a bell while simultaneously grabbing an inflatable Rosie have, er, just been made up. By us.

Reason to buy: It's the best Funko Pop! Vinyl for hitting that Highway To Hell.

Best Funko Pop! Rocks figures for music fans: Lemmy

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Lemmy Funko Pop! Rocks Vinyl

Given Slash has been immortalised with a cigarette in his mouth, we're surprised that late, great Motorhead (opens in new tab) icon Lemmy (opens in new tab) isn't seen here swigging his signature Jack and Coke. Apart from that, this warts-and-all Lemmy Kilmister (opens in new tab) figure in his trademark uniform, complete with bass guitar, is as good a likeness as you'll get in the Funko Pop! Rocks range.

Reason to buy: A playful way to celebrate the late, great hell-raiser.

Best Funko Pop! Rocks figures for music fans: Metallica

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Metallica Funko Pop! Rocks

Any kind of Funko Pop! Rocks range wouldn't be complete without thrash giants Metallica (opens in new tab). The band's current lineup has been immortalised by the Funko team, so we can now have our very own mini-versions of James Hetfield (opens in new tab), Lars Ulrich (opens in new tab) , Kirk Hammett (opens in new tab)and Robert Trujillo (opens in new tab)

And though you can't get Jason Newstead or Cliff Burton just yet, you can complete the set with the Funko Pop! Lady Justice (opens in new tab) from their classic ...And Justice For All album and subsequent tour where she famously fell to pieces onstage. 

Reason to buy: Simply because it's the Best Funko Pop! Rocks for Metallica fans.

Best Funko Pop! Rocks figures for music fans: Blink-182

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Due to leaving the band in 2015 in order to spearhead extra-terrestrial investigations, which appear to have had some success, Tom DeLonge has, for the time being, forsaken his chance to have his own Funko Pops figure. Former bandmates Mark Hoppus (opens in new tab) and Travis Barker (opens in new tab) have no such problem, which is why they're featured right here.

And, because of Travis' ever-expanding tattoo collection, it means you may have to break out the felt-tip pens and your own hand-drawn doodles to keep him up to date!

Reason to buy: For paying homage to one of pop-punk's finest bands.

Best Funko Pop! Rocks figures for music fans: Kurt Cobain of Nirvana

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Kurt Cobain Nirvana Funko Pop! Rocks

We'll never know what the anti-celebrity leader of Nirvana would have made of being immortalised as a wee Pop toy, but that doesn't stop the Funko Pop! Rocks Kurt Cobain (opens in new tab) being a very cool addition to your ever-expandeing collection. There's also a Kurt Cobain MTV Unplugged (opens in new tab)figure, with Kurt in his cardigan and playing an acoustic guitar. We particularly love this one as it takes us right back to that famous performance.

Reason to buy: Because you own every other bit of Nirvana merch.

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