This Taika Waititi Pop! figure is the real MVP of Funko’s SDCC exclusives


Funko released its list of exclusives that will be available at San Diego Comic-Con. Among them is a Pop! of legendary New Zealand director, Taika Waititi.

If you thought the best collectible figures at San Diego Comic-Con would be ones that feature your favorite superheroes or classic villains, we challenge you to think again. Funko just changed the game with one of its SDCC exclusives, and you’ll want to get your hands on it if you’re a true Marvel movie fan.

On its list of Marvel exclusives for the convention, Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi was surprisingly among some of the new figures they’ll be releasing. To reiterate that again: Taika Waiti, the legendary Thor movie-savior (who just praised the film for an amazing accomplishment) is getting his own Funko Pop! figure.

What’s great about his Pop! is that he’s wearing the unbelievably fashionable men’s romper that became popular last summer. And only someone like Taika could pull off that kind of fashion trend with a delightfully summer-like pineapple print.

Pop! Directors: Taika Waititi (3000pc LE). Image from

Thor is actually getting a lot of love from Funko for SDCC. Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie is getting another Pop! figure, this time featuring her original Valkyrie armor that she wore at the end of Thor: Ragnarok. And then, Thor himself is getting a (two-eyed) Pop! that’s all lit-up and ready to prove that he’s the God of Thunder.

Then, there are a few other cool exclusives to take us back. Kraglin from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is getting a Pop! vinyl figure. And they’re throwing it way back with a Marvel Studios 10 exclusive that shows the extreme Iron-Man prototype suit that Tony Stark built in a cave. We can’t also forget that they’re giving us a classic Ant-Man Pop!, and one more Pop! featuring Deadpool one a nice cheerleading costume.

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You can see all of the SDCC exclusive Marvel reveals on Funko’s blog, so you’ll know your priority purchases if you’re heading to the con this year. We’re not saying you shouldn’t buy the Taiki Waititi one, but try not to buy them all so we can get one, too.