Funko has released four different sets of action figures from the 2017 film "It", based on the Stephen King novel. It focuses on a bunch of kids in the fictional town of Derry Maine, whose children go missing at an alarming rate. Of course, you know Pennywise, the evil dancing clown is the culprit.
I'm not going to analyze the movie too much. I liked the TV mini-series better, and Tim Curry will always be my Pennywise, but for what it is, It is a solid movie.
These figures are part of Funko's 9POA line. The POA stands for Points of Articulation, and while they are in the same 3 3/4 scale as your traditional action figures, they have a few more points of movement.
Each set retails for about $22.99, and are available late summer 2018.
Each set comes in a window box that lets you easily see which figures are inside.
Set 1 includes the basic Pennywise, Beverly, and Ben.
Pennywise is a fantastic figure, he's chunky to hold, the joints are tight, and the face sculpt is terrifying. The paint detail on these figures is immaculate and precise. He come's with Georgie's severed arm as an accessory. I would have liked to have seen some blood on this arm, but maybe that's where they drew the line.
Beverly looks great, and she comes with the iron rod used to stab Pennywise in the head with.
Then there is Ben. I have problems with this figure. I know he's a chunky kid. I was a chunky kid. But this just looks ridiculous. He's got no neck, and the facial sculpt does not really capture his likeness. The shirt is one smooth bulge, not really capturing the essence of what a chubby kid looks like. It's too uniform. As a plus, he comes with a removable backpack.
This is the set to buy if you are only going to get one set. You get Pennywise with a balloon, Bill, and his little brother Georgie.
Pennywise shares a lot of the same parts as the other version, but has a different head and now adds the balloon accessory. Still sufficiently creepy.
Bill is a fine action figure, with a sculpt that resembles the actor. This figure includes a backpack and flashlight. Even if you are not into the movie, it makes for a great "generic kid" figure for other displays.
Georgie is great. The whole raincoat is great, and he even includes his paper boat, with "SS Georgie" printed in microscopic letters on the side. It is worth noting that unlike his movie counterpart, the figure does not float.
I don't have set 3, but it includes Pennywise with wig, Stan, and Mike.
Set 4 includes Pennywise with crab legs, Ritchie and Eddie.
The Pennywise figure here has new arms for when he partially transformed into a crab monster while being confronted by the Losers club. Again, terrifying.
Ritchie is played by Finn Wolfhard, who you may also know from Stranger Things. As such, he is the first actor two have two different Funko 9 POA figures of his likeness in two different series. The toy is a mixed bag, as the glasses are a separate molded-on part and are a bit too big for the figure. He comes with a bat. Years from now, when this figure is found in a loose lot of action figures, everyone is going to assume he's Harry Potter.
Eddie is another basic figure, but he has a cool detail on his cast. When he is out, a girl asks to sign his cast, only to write LOSER on it. He then corrects it to say LOVER, with mixed results. Oh, and he also has a fanny pack.
Do you need four different Pennywise figures?
Not really. But they do mix it up a little bit to get different parts from the film. The one I don't have, the "wig" version, is the least essential one anyway. But I like the ability to hide them all over the house and scare the kids.
Lets talk about the shoes
For some reason, I really like that they actually gave different footwear to each of the figures. The movie is set in 1989, and the shoes fit the period, as well as having some nice detailing. I mean just look at the attention to detail in the laces, the styles, and the paint applications, on something as minuscule as the shoes. Usually, we are lucky if they paint them at all. Kudos to Funko for paying attention to the details.
These review samples were provided by Funko