Is a Stranger Things Funko Pop Worth Collecting?

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Is a Stranger Things Funko Pop Worth Collecting?

Key Points

  • Stranger Things Funko Pops can possess tangible value based on rarity and demand.
  • The rarest Stranger Things Funko Pop is the gold version of Hopper, selling for several hundred dollars.
  • Barb and Demogorgon Funko Pops are also increasing in value.
  • The Steve Harrington Funko Pop and Eleven in the Rainbow Room Funko Pop are highly sought after.
  • The Eleven and Demogorgon Funko Pop represents an epic battle and is a must-have for diehard fans.

There’s something to be said about nostalgia. The popular Netflix show Strange Things is no exception to the rule, but then again, those of us who lived through the Beanie Baby and Pokemon Card phase know that Funko Pops aren’t either. Some Funko pops are cute, some are rare, and some are worth adding to your collection. However, before you start grabbing every Stranger Things Funko Pop you see, it’s best to know if it’s even worth collecting.

Note: While we’re talking about Stranger Things, it’s important to note that you may inadvertently stumble across a few spoilers. If you haven’t caught up on the popular Netflix show just yet, beware.

Are the Stranger Things Funko Pops Worth Collecting

Some may consider the value of a Funko Pop subjective. We all have our favorite characters and special Funko Pops we’d love to collect. However, both rarity and value can give us a baseline for whether Stranger Things Funko Pops are actually worth the money and space required for collecting.

At the time of writing, you have the option to collect 136 Stranger Things Funko Pops, with your favorite characters like Hopper, Dustin, and even Bob (a personal favorite, if we’re being honest). But do any of them possess tangible value? Well, yes!

Of course, you don’t need to collect all 136 Pops to have an impressive collection. We’ll put our sentimental feelings for Bob aside for a moment and give you the down-low on the Funko Pops that are truly worth collecting.

Which Stranger Things Funko Pops to Add to Your Collection

Perhaps you have some extra time and money and you’re ready to dive into collecting Stranger Things Funko Pops. If so, grab the ones below. These are highly coveted, rare, and growing in price.

#512 Hopper (Gold)

Naturally, Hopper is a fan favorite in the show. But did you know that he also looks great in gold? The number 512 Hopper Gold Funko Pop is the rarest of all Stranger Things Funko Pops, and as a result, is growing in price and collection value. After scouring eBay and other hobby seller sites, the mini-gold version of a brash and often misguided hero appears to be selling for several hundred dollars (USD).

#427 Barb

Most Forgettable
Funko POP Television Stranger Things Barb Toy Figure 427
  • Material: Vinyl
  • Size: 3.25 inches tall
  • TV Show: Stranger things (Netflix)
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Poor Barb. She was the character everyone forgot about on the show. So you may be surprised to know that the #427 Barb Funko Pop is actually increasing in value. That’s right, a few years ago, you could pick up your very own Barb Funko Pop for about $10. However, the price is steadily growing online and the adorable little red head with oversized glasses would make an excellent addition to your Funko Pop collection. If you want the memory of one of Stranger Things’ least memorable characters to live on, put a #427 Barb on your shelf!

#428 Demogorgon (Gold)

Misunderstood Star
Funko Stranger Things Demogorgon Gold SDCC 19 428
  • Material: Vinyl
  • TV Show: Stranger Things (Netflix)
  • Dimensions: 6.69x5.91x8.66 inches
  • Version: Gold
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The Demogorgon is the real star of the show. Without this ravenous creature, the boys never would’ve adopted Eleven as their best friend and Hopper never would’ve learned to love again. But the character isn’t the only appealing reason to grab a gold Demogorgon. The monetary value of this Stranger Things Funko Pop is steadily increasing (around $60 at the time of writing), and no Stranger Things collection would be complete without the being that started it all.

#475 Steve

Won't Let You Down
Funko Pop Television: Stranger Things - Steve SDCC 2017 Exclusive 475
  • Material: Vinyl
  • Size: 3.75 inches tall
  • TV show: Stranger things (Netflix)
  • Originally sold in 2017 only.
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02/29/2024 09:04 pm GMT

Steve Harrington will certainly add a little bit of stylish flair to your Funko Pops collection. But if you really want your collection to pop (pun intended), grab the #475 Steve Funko Pop. It’s a 2017 Summer Convention exclusive that’s holding its monetary value quite well. For our sentimental readers, this Funko Pop is a visual representation of Steve’s take-charge and protect the kids’ attitude. Covered in blood and holding a bat, this Steve Harrington Funko Pop won’t let you down.

#1251 Eleven in the Rainbow Room

Glaring Contrast
Funko POP! Deluxe: Stranger Things - Eleven in The Rainbow Room - #1251
  • Material: vinyl
  • Size: 6.25 inches in height
  • TV show: Stranger things (Netflix)
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Just picture it, El in the rainbow room, eyes black, hands stretched forward, ready to take down the evil doctors and Demogorgon, and save her friends. Similar to #637 Eleven Elevated, this Funko Pop adds a little more character and storytelling capabilities to your collection. Not only is this one of the coolest Funko Pops from the series, but it’s also pretty rare and still affordable. If you want an elevated Eleven with the stark contrast of blood and rainbows, add this one to your collection.

#643 Vampire Bob

Wholesome Bob
Funko Pop! Television Stranger Things Vampire Bob #643
  • Material: vinyl
  • Dimensions: 3.54x2.95x3.54 inches
  • TV show: Stranger Things (Netflix)
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Similar to Barb, Bob was, sadly, a short-lived character who, like Eddie, made a big impression. If you remember Bob’s wholesome Halloween costume, want a Stranger Things Funko Pop that has yet to lose value, and want to honor Bob (as one should), find a #643 Vampire Bob Funko Pop. He’ll sit high and proud on your shelf, ready to sacrifice himself to make your day better every time you gaze upon his big eyes and warm heart.

#727 Eleven and Demogorgon

Ultimate Fight
Funko Pop! Movie Moments: Stranger Things - Eleven & Demogorgon Vinyl Figure 727
  • Material: vinyl
  • TV show: Stranger things (Netflix)
  • Features both Eleven and the Demogorgon in the same figure
  • Dimensions: 9x4x6 inches
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02/29/2024 09:23 pm GMT

If you loved our El and Demogorgon recommendations above, why not combine the two and get the #727 Eleven and Demogorgon Funko Pop? Well, it’s hard to find, and it isn’t cheap. But if you’re a diehard fan and ready to build a collection that every 80s kid will envy, you must find this one! In what some may consider the most epic battle of the series, this Funko Pop represents a fully elevated El in an oversized flannel pinning the soon-to-be defeated Demogorgon against a wall. If you love the Stranger Things plot, you need the #727 Funko Pop.

#437 Upside Down Will

Enabled the Show's Existance
Funko Pop! Stranger Things Upside Down Will Vinyl Figure-437
  • Material: vinyl
  • Dimensions: 0.62x0.62x1.55 inches
  • TV show: Stranger things (Netflix)
  • Exclusive to Think Geek
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02/29/2024 09:28 pm GMT

If Will would’ve just stayed at Mike’s house, none of this would’ve happened. But we love the show and everything Stranger Things, so we’re glad he went on a misadventure to the upside down. What’s better, Funko Pop agreed and represented Will’s ill-taken journey expertly with the #437 Upside Down Will Pop! Display Will, upside down and pale with dark eyes, alongside the rest of your Stranger Things Funko Pop collection. Not only is it vital to the storyline, but it’s also holding its value really well.

Honorable Mention: #1250 Eddie

Guitar Vibe
Funko Pop TV: Stranger Things - Eddie (Target Exclusive) Vinyl Figure 1250
  • Material: vinyl
  • TV show: Stranger things (Netflix)
  • Size: 3.75 inches tall
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02/29/2024 09:33 pm GMT

Eddie Munson came on the scene like a wrecking ball, stealing our hearts and giving us hope. If you’re into the best characters Stranger Things has to offer, grab the #1250 Eddie Funko Pop for your collection. Our beloved Eddie will sit proudly playing his guitar for all of your other Stranger Things characters. Of course, he’s also holding his value and will never truly die.

The Best Stranger Things Funko Pops for Your Collection

At the end of the day, we all have our favorite Stranger Things characters. Fortunately, Funko Pops bring them to life and let their memories live on. Whether you love Hopper, Dustin, Nancy, Mike, Will, or any other characters, if you love Funko Pops, you’ll love the ones we listed above.

Now, the only challenge you’ll run into is finding some of them! Like all collectibles, it can be difficult to find the ones you really want.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Which Stranger Things Funko Pop is worth the most money?

At the time of writing (June 2023), the #512 Hopper Pop seems to be the most expensive option. Of course, it’s also the rarest in the series. If you find one, be certain it has the number 40 on the sticker. That’s the Gold Hopper (which is fitting, because Hopper does have a heart of gold).

Are Funko Pops still worth money if they've been opened?

Unfortunately, like most collectibles, those willing to pay excessive amounts of money prefer unopened and unaltered products. If you’re keeping your Funko Pops for your own enjoyment, go ahead and open them. But if you ever plan to sell them, ensure they stay in their packaging forever (away from moisture, heat, etc.).

Where can I find rare Funko Pops?

As a long-time collector, the best place to find rare Funko Pops is eBay. Of course, buying collectibles on eBay can be a little risky. Ensure the seller has the Top Rated Seller badge and use PayPal for your purchase (it’s easier to request a refund).

Is Funko Pop still making Stranger Things collectibles?

Yes! With each new season of the show, more Funko Pops come out. While we don’t have a confirmed date, it looks like Season 5 of Stranger Things will come out in the Summer of 2024. So, we’d expect we’ll get new Pops soon after that.

Are Funko Pop keychains worth money?

While some Funko Pop keychains are incredibly rare and pricey, it seems that the Stranger Things series have stabilized and therefore may not net you hundreds of dollars return on your investment. However, they are low-cost and fun little accessories you can take anywhere. Our advice is if you see one you like or you see a special edition one, go ahead and grab it to see what happens.

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