2018 Funko POP MLB Vinyl Figures Include First Lineup of Players

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The Seattle Mariners using Felix Hernandez POP figures as a stadium giveaway at the end of the 2017 season hinted at it. Now it’s happening in a much bigger way. The 2018 Funko POP MLB vinyl figures mark the first time baseball players have been in a full retail lineup.

More than a dozen stars from both the American and National Leagues make their POP debuts.

Funko made the announcement in conjunction with the 2018 New York Toy Fair.

Aaron Judge, Mike Trout, Bryce Harper, Kris Bryant and Jose Altuve are among the 18 players feature. Each comes with one of two poses. Batters are shown standing with one hand on their waist and the other with a bat at their side. Pitchers are standing on the mound with a ball behind their back.

Although the poses are somewhat generic, the actual faces do have details that make individual players recognizable (for the most part). Hairstyles, facial hair and freckles are just some of the things Funko has done to capture the looks and personalities of players. Max Scherzer even has two different colored eyes.

On top of these figures, Funko has teamed up with a handful of teams for stadium giveaways over the course of the 2018 season. Among them? Ken Griffey Jr.

A few years ago, Funko produced MLB POP figures, but those were centered on a handful of mascots, not players.

The 2018 Funko POP MLB figures release in May.

2018 Funko POP MLB Gallery

Jose Altuve, Houston Astros

Mookie Betts, Boston Red Sox

Kris Bryant, Chicago Cubs

Robinson Cano, Seattle Mariners

Nelson Cruz, Seattle Mariners

Bryce Harper, Washington Nationals

2018 Funko POP MLB Bryce Harper

Aaron Judge, New York Yankees

2018 Funko POP MLB Gary Sanchez

Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers

Francisco Lindor, Cleveland Indians

Yadier Molina, St. Louis Cardinals

Wil Myers, San Diego Padres

Buster Posey, San Francisco Giants

Anthony Rizzo, Chicago Cubs

Chris Sale, Boston Red Sox

Max Scherzer, Washington Nationals

2018 Funko POP MLB Max Scherzer

Giancarlo Stanton, New York Yankees

Noah Syndergaard, New York Mets

Comments? Questions? Contact Ryan Cracknell on Twitter @tradercracks or by email.

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Ryan Cracknell

A collector for much of his life, Ryan focuses primarily on building sets, Montreal Expos and interesting cards. He's also got one of the most comprehensive collections of John Jaha cards in existence (not that there are a lot of them). Got a question, story idea or want to get in touch? You can reach him by email and through Twitter @tradercracks.

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1 comment

  1. Baseball Fan 4 August, 2018 at 16:37

    Gotta love that we have two each of the Nationals, Yankees, and Cubs, yet several other teams get no figurine at all.

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