Funko has given fans some pretty awesome DC Comics-inspired POP figures in recent years, especially for fans of The CW's Arrowverse of shows. But it's safe to say that the company's Arrow and The Flash collection could use an upgrade.
So far, the hit vinyl collectible company has put out quite a few Arrow and The Flash figures, across quite a few of their insanely-collectible lines. On the Arrow side, fans have gotten quite a few characters over the years, with various variants of Green Arrow, Deathstroke, Speedy, The Canary, Malcolm Merlyn, and Felicity Smoak. When it comes to The Flash, the line has covered the show's title character, as well as Reverse Flash, Captain Cold, Zoom, Jay Garrick, and Gorilla Grodd.
Luckily, Funko seems intent on adding to that line, as they recently launched a poll to determine which characters to make POPs of next. While that poll has since closed, the topic of which characters could (and should) be made next has been floated around quite a bit.
So without further ado, here are the ten Arrow and The Flash POPs that we want to see made in 2018!
This one has probably been the most campaigned for amongst fans, and it ultimately isn't too hard to see why. Iris has played an integral role in the mythos of Barry Allen/The Flash, something that was only elevated by Candice Patton taking on the role in the television series.
It's safe to say that Iris has earned a legion of fans, plenty of whom would love to have an action figure of her in their house. Sure, Iris might not have a supersuit, but that hasn't seemed to stop Funko in the past (both with Felicity's POP and with the upcoming Smallville Lois Lane POP).
Speaking of POPs that have been heavily campaigned for by fans, its about time for Funko to bring Laurel Lance into the Arrow line.
Sure, there's technically a Black Canary POP already, but it more closely resembles Sara Lance's Canary costume from Season Two. Considering how much more detailed Funko's molds have become in the years since, an updated version resembling Laurel's costume has become a must-have amongst many.
Whether she's holding her tonfas or posed to scream her Canary cry, a Laurel Lance POP would be a welcomed addition to plenty of fans' collections, especially those continuing to honor Earth-1 Laurel after her Arrowverse death.
(Oh, and a Black Siren POP would be awesome too.)
In the years since The Flash's debut, Cisco has gone from a fan-favorite with an awesome T-shirt collection to, well, a superpowered fan-favorite who occasionally wears a superhero suit. And now that he's suited up more on The Flash, he should do the same within fans' POP collection as well.
Between his hair, glasses, and Vibe suit, it's safe to say that Cisco's ensemble translates pretty well to the simple POP frame. Plus, it's pretty easy to picture what the POP would look like, with Cisco reaching out his hand to open a breach to another universe.
Technically, John Diggle does already have a convention-exclusive Funko POP which was made after his very brief stint in the Green Arrow suit in Season Three. (Oh, if we only knew how relevant that POP would end up being.)
But for those who don't want to fork over $30 to 40 for that POP, a "common" one of Diggle in his Spartan costume would certainly look great in any Arrow fan's collection. It would certainly be a distinct POP compared to the remainder of the Arrow line, but also simple enough for Funko to make plenty of.
In the time since Funko last made a The Flash POP, Wally West/Kid Flash has gone through plenty of evolutions. After debuting in Season Two, Wally developed speed powers of his own, becoming a full-fledged (albeit occasionally underused) superhero.
Considering how much of a storied history Wally has in the comics, bringing some version of him into POP form feels like an inevitability. Adding Wally to The Flash line would probably be the easiest way to do that.
Another The Flash character who has gotten some major upgrades in recent years is Caitlin Snow/Killer Frost. Last season, Earth-1 Caitlin finally developed her ice-based powers, and gained a pretty awesome costume (or well, several, actually) in the process.
A Killer Frost POP would be a distinct entry in The Flash's POP line, while bringing more female characters into the Arrowverse's overall line. Plus, how awesome would an ice-throwing variant POP be?!
While Nyssa might not be the most prominent character in Arrow's roster, it's hard to deny how awesome she'd look in POP form. The character has been a sort of mainstay in the world of the show since Arrow's second season, and has earned plenty of fans along the way.
While many Arrowverse characters have gone through costume evolutions over the years, Nyssa's has been almost exactly the same, meaning a POP of her would be pretty near evergreen. And come on, you know you'd want to place your POP Nyssa next to either POP version of Sara Lance.
For the most part, the Arrowverse villains with more distinct looking aesthetics seem to have better luck entering the Funko POP world. Following that principle, Prometheus would probably be the best candidate to become a POP sometime soon.
The mysterious masked character turned Arrow's status quo upside down last season, and continued to do so even after he was unmasked. A masked version of the villain would be pretty easy to pull off, especially since his general silhouette is pretty similar to the first Green Arrow POP.
Speaking of visually interesting villains, The Flash's Season Three Big Bad certainly deserves a place on fans' shelves as well.
Between his blue lightning bolts and his menacing-looking exo suit, Savitar gave fans the most distinct looking Arrowverse foe in a while. It'd be pretty easy to translate that into POP form, especially with Funko's ongoing trend of six-inch POPs.
Regardless of how you feel about the ultimate reveal of Savitar's identity, it's hard to deny how unique a POP version of him would look on your bookshelf. Plus, he'd pair pretty nicely alongside the six-inch Gorilla Grodd POP that was made a few years back.
And finally, quite a few fans have suggested that Jesse Quick, as well as her father, Harrison "Harry" Wells, get the Funko POP treatment.
So we thought -- why not make the pair into a Funko POP two-pack? Sure, the two might currently be on separate Earths, but their dynamic has been a big part of their tenure on the show. A POP of Jesse in her speedster suit, alongside Harry holding some sort of weapon, would be an awesome sort of convention or store exclusive to add to The Flash's line.