Bobbleheads have always sort of creeped me out. The motion is odd and makes me slightly nauseous. The large-heads-on-tiny-bodies aesthetic isn’t necessarily my favorite thing, either. Funko’s Pop! Vinyl figures technically aren’t bobbleheads, but they match the aesthetic in ways I don’t like.
Lately, however, the Pop! Vinyl figures have become immensely popular and can be found in Hot Topic, Barnes & Noble, Target and just about anywhere else anything even remotely pop culture is sold. Some of them look great, too.
Yeah, yeah. I know. I just got finished saying “I hate bobbleheads and Pop! figures” and now I’m admitting I think Pop! figures look cool. What changed my mind? I’ll give it to you in six words:
Weird Al Yankovic Pop! Vinyl Figure.
That’s right, folks! As usual, I’m a bit late to the party on this one, but Funko recently announced the release of their new Weird Al Pop! Vinyl bobblehead-style figure. Now, Al already had an actual bobblehead produced of his post-1999 look, from Royal Bobbles.
So, if you’re an Al and Bobblehead fan, they’ve got you covered. As for the Pop! figures, it looks like a tentative release date of May. Here’s an affiliate link to pre-order, if you’re into such things
Last year, we promised you an in-depth review of the Weird Al Yankovic Squeezebox set. Well, some time has passed since the box set arrived and I have yet to thoroughly examine it in its entirety. There have also been some…complications, which we won’t go into right here. I’ll give my simple review right here, right now:
THE BOX SET IS PHENOMENAL.
I recommend buying it, if you haven’t already. Not only do you get all of Al’s albums, but also a collection of rarities, all housed in a replica accordion. It’s spectacular. I love everything about it. Then again, I’m a massive Weird Al fan, so this shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone.
What’s most interesting is the rarities collection; there’s some prime Al on that record, worth checking out for anyone who hasn’t had the opportunity to hear some of the rare material. You won’t find “Dead Car Battery Blues” or “Nobody Here But Us Frogs” on this set, but it’s worth its weight in laughter for what you do get.
I’m quite satisfied with the box set and perhaps, one day, I’ll go the in-depth route. Until then, however, I’m too busy listening to Squeezebox and my comedy music collection.