Getting to the bottom of the “Do Funko Pops Have Brains” debate...
February 12, 2022
Do Funko Pop Figures have brains or other things hidden in their head?
There’s been a lot of speculation on the internet about whether or not Funko Pops have brains. Some people are convinced that they do, while others are adamant that they don’t. Well, I’m here to get to the bottom of this debate once and for all.
Funko Pop collectors, have you ever cut the top of a Funko Pop’s head off to see if they have a brain inside?
If not, you may be surprised to learn that some people are convinced that Funko Pops actually have brains hidden in their heads. But is this true? Or are people just cutting their heads off for fun just to get a reaction?
It is once again on TikTok that things have started. Since videos of people cutting up their Funkos have gone viral. The videos are pretty mind-blowing, and it might make you doubt…
Please keep reading to find out more about this urban legend and whether or not it has any truth to it.
Do Funko Pops really have a brain inside?
For all you people who are convinced that Funko Pops have brains or other things hidden in their heads, I’m here to clear things up for you.
No, Funko Pops do not have brains or loot bags inside their heads – it’s just something that was started as an online prank.
If you really want to check inside a Funko Pop to see if it has a brain, just put the figure in hot water for a couple of minutes, and hey presto! The vinyl will soften, and you can just pop off the Funko head.
Once the head is off, you can look into the hole left by the stem attaching it to the body to see that Funko Pops don’t have brains, don’t contain loot in plastic bags, and don’t have Pocket Pops inside their heads!
If you really need convincing, I’ll tell you that it’s not that hard to put something inside a Funko Pop and make it look good again. Nothing shows this better than when people put food inside Funko Pops!
Like beans inside a Mr. Bean (loose baked beans) and sushi rolls inside Squidward from Spongebob – I think you’d soon smell something was up!
Check out Funky Funko on YouTube for plenty more videos like this! Just don’t use his techniques for opening stuff – I worry about his fingers every single video!
For all you severe Funko Pops collectors out there, if you ever find an egg or other unusual item inside your figures, then I’d love to hear about it!
So what’s inside a Funko Pop head?
Some people seem to think that Funko Pop figures might have something hidden inside their heads – like brains, for example. But the truth is, there’s nothing inside a Funko Pop head but space and maybe some spare vinyl.
Funko Pops are made from vinyl, produced to make a vinyl shell of a hollow figure inside. This helps with the weight and also the semi-pliable texture of the figure.
Some figures have extra support or weight added into the head, but these are just more vinyl from the mold. Plus, sometimes, during the production process, small pieces of vinyl may be cut or come loose or drop in through the stem opening.
These bits of vinyl are then stuck inside and have a bit of a rattle around. So that’s how this trend started – a prank based on these rattles.
Funko Pops do not have brains! There’s no need for them to have brains because they’re just toys, and they don’t do anything except sit on your shelf and look cute.
And if you ever feel the need to check it, there are far safer ways to do so than to use a box cutter, hacksaw, belt saw, or bread knife!
So, there you have it – Funko Pops don’t have brains or anything else hidden inside their heads. But, if you’re still curious to see what’s inside a Funko Pop, it’s easy enough to cut the top of the head off and take a look.
But be careful! Don’t hurt yourself! And you will still damage your figure in the process!
=>If you’re a Funko Pop collector, and if you ever find something strange inside one of your figures, please let me know!
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