Collectors were in for a frenzy this year, between Pop! Vinyls galore, Guardians of the Galaxy, Star Wars, and more. Your favorite fandoms were more than present in our list of the top 10 best-selling and most popular collectibles of 2014. We did the research, pulled the list, and found the most beloved collectibles that debuted this year! So, without further ado, here are the best-selling collectibles of 2014!
10. Thor Pop! Vinyls
The god of thunder, the god of mischief, and their friends received the Pop! treatment this year, inspired by the 2013 film Thor: The Dark World. The line added Lady Sif, Odin, Heimdall, a Dark Elf, and Loki in his horned helmet. Adopted brothers Thor and Loki are beloved by fans, and now they and their comrades are available in the cute Pop! style.
Doctor Who has been on air since the 1960s and it’s still a very popular show. Everyone loves the TARDIS, short for Time and Relative Dimension in Space. Is this wallet bigger on the inside? Does it contain the secrets of the universe? We can’t be sure but it does contain all your spatial wallet needs! This wonderful pleather wallet is designed to look just like the beloved blue police box.
Browncoats across the ‘verse were thrilled to hear that Firefly Pop! Vinyls would be coming. Captain Malcolm Reynolds, Zoe Washburne, Hoban “Wash” Washburne, Jayne Cobb, and Kaylee Frye are available in the beloved style. With only half the crew available, we’re hopeful that a second wave will be forthcoming. Either way, ain’t no power in the ‘verse that can stop these adorable figures.
The Walking Dead is in the midst of Season 5 and the storm behind the series is a whirlwind. It was renewed for a 6th season and even garnered a spin-off. McFarlane Toys continued to dominate the market with their TV series action figures, but even they paled in comparison to the 10-inch deluxe Rick Grimes. This figure features a near exact likeness to actor Andrew Lincoln, built from a 3D scan of Lincoln. Grimes is shown in a stance from Season 3, ready for battle with his signature Colt Python.
Breaking Bad ended this year but its legacy will live on. This Entertainment Earth Exclusive Gus Fring Burned Face Action Figure from Mezco Toyz features the half burned face from the Season 4 finale. The burned effects from the show are mirrored with the detailed burns on the action figure, plus he comes packaged in special slip casing. The 6-inch burned face Gus Fring complements the 6-inch Gus Fring without a burned face as a before and after Gus Fring. The final blow in the Breaking Bad Season 4 finale is a homemade explosive that blows off half of Gus’s face. He adjusts his tie and collapses dead in the hallway.
Do you want to build a snowman? Disney’s 2013 Frozen continued its massive success into 2014 and everyone everywhere wanted to get their hands on the Frozen Pop! Vinyls. Anna and Elsa weren’t the only popular characters: Olaf, Entertainment Earth Exclusive Glitter Olaf, Kristoff, Sven, and the Pocket Pop! line reached the top of the list. In fact, hardly a day went by when a Frozen Pop! Vinyl wasn’t on the best-selling radar. And we can’t forget Funko’s December announcement for the second wave of Frozen Pop! Vinyls, including coronation Anna and Elsa, young Anna and Elsa, and summer Olaf!
Kamehameha! The Dragon Ball Z Pop! Vinyls garnered a following this year but none more than the Entertainment Earth Exclusive Glow-in-the-Dark Super Saiyan Goku. Popular anime from the ’80s and ’90s are seeing a resurgence as the kids who watching them are growing up. What better way to celebrate that coming of age than with the delightful design of a Funko Pop! Vinyl? And every Super Saiyan needs glowing hair and eyes, if we’re totally honest.
Guardians of the Galaxy is the highest grossing film of the year domestically, and who wouldn’t want to take the stars home as Pop! Vinyls? The Guardians have been around since 1969 but that didn’t stop them from taking the world by storm this summer. Star-Lord, Drax, Groot (and Dancing Groot – but more on that later), Rocket Raccoon, Gamora, and Howard the Duck are all available in this line.
With the announcements for Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, it’s not surprising to see Star Wars on the list. Black Series Waves 3, 4, 5, and 6 were all announced in 2014 and they’ve blown fans away. Star Wars collectors can bring the Force home this year and for many years to come.
Dancing Groot took fans by storm and the Pop! Vinyl version was no different. We mentioned in the number three spot that the Guardians of the Galaxy Pop! Vinyls were some of the best-selling collectibles this year, but Dancing Groot deserves his own nomination. Despite the fact that Guardians came out in August and the Dancing Groot collectibles weren’t announced until after the film, fans everywhere wanted a piece of him. And that’s why Dancing Groot get the number one spot on this list.