Packaging - ****
When it comes to Wacky Wobblers one of their greatest assets I the
box, itís just as much a part of displaying your collection as the
wobbler. In this line Funko has definitely not let us down. For Lucky and
Trix we see pretty much the same design, Funko using the charaters
respective cereal box designs as a base and then altering the backs with
some fun Funko information disguised as nutritional information. This has
been the trend with all of Funkoís cereal wobbler.
The Howdy Doody box is more of the classical Funko
box with a history of Howdy on the back with a picture of his creator.
This is a great piece that really helps you feel what time period Howdy is
In my opinion the Little Lulu box is one of the best
Funko has done. Itís simple yet has great graphics. The box has a real
retro feel that fits perfect with the character and the Wacky Wobbler
Sculpting - ***
Funko always takes great detail in their sculpts and there is no
exception here. The little Lulu is an amazingly done wobbler and will
probably be one of my favorites for a long time. Her sculpt looks great
and really beckons you to wobble her at every chance.
Lucky is another good sculpt but the proportions
between his head and body seem to be a little off even for a wobbler. I
also would have loved to have seen him holding one of his charms instead
of a spoon, Maybe a marshmallow moon.
Howdy is a great sculpt too but unfortunately suffers
from the same problem as Lucky having a seemingly unproportional head. He
also has the classic Funko pose of waving one hand, which while itís
been done seems to fit great for this character.
Trix is based on an earlier Trix toy and the transition
to wobble seems to be a little rough. The pose makes the wobbler awkward
and just doesnít seem to fit the idea of a wobbler, not to mention it
lends itís self to a very unusual wobble point which I'll talk about
Paint - ***
The paint on all of these is great except for the
fact that Luckyís face seems to be a little to pink. Otherwise Funkoís
care in detail once again is shown amazingly. The only other problem with
the paint is that often when you buy your wobbler there will be paint
marks on the front window of the box from the wobbler hitting it during
transport. This rarely has any noticeable effect on the wobbler and is
easily removable from the box window.
Articulation (wobbliness) -
Since these figures donít have any articulation Iím going to
use this category to talk about how well they wobble and how well their
wobble point seems to work.
Luluís wobble point is at the waist, but it has
excellent action and is great to wobble. For a waist wobbler she provides
tons of fun and is incredibly smooth
Lucky has all the same great qualities as Lulu with
the same great action and wobble point.
Howdy also has the wobble point under his head but
for some reason doesnít seem to be as fun to wobble. He head seems to
wobble a little awkward but it still has pretty good action.
Trix is by far the worst in this category. As I said
before the wobbler was based on an old Trix toy. Unfortunately the toy
only lent its self to having a wobble point at the waist. This causes Trix
to have kind of a hula motion. While in some cases this is fine, for Trix
the point is rigid and offers little action. Also it just doesnít seem
to fit with the rest of the wobblers.
Value - **** (at $10.00) *** (at $13.00+)
These are a great value they are relatively
inexpensive and are extremely durable (trust me, Iíve done tests) not to
mention they just look great and are tons of fun.
Trix ** Ĺ
Overall this is another solid line from Funko. Little
Lulu is definitely my favorite Wacky Wobbler so far and the rest of the
figures make great additions to any collection or household period. Think
about how fun it would be to have a Lucky in you house, then youíll see
what Iím talking about.
These are only available online and at stores that sell novelty products.
Donít try looking at your big name stores like TRU or Kmart cause you
wonít find them. You might also want to try record shops in your area as
it seems they tend to carry them a lot and if you live in LA you can visit
Sparkyís, the biggest retailer of Funko merchandise.
Travis Oliver runs one of the biggest Wacky
Wobbler collector sites on the internet, www.wobble-world.com,
he is also an administrator at the only Wacky Wobbler forum online. He
also collects WOS figures and 12Ē action figures, with plans on
collecting both the new He-Man and Muppets figures. You can often find him
under the name funkoww. For more information on Wacky Wobblers you can
reference his site www.wobble-world.com
or his partner site www.letsgetwacky.com.