New Mobster on the Block: Paulie Cicero Funko Pop! Exclusive
If you’ve ever aspired to join the mob’s ranks without the risk of an unplanned ‘vacation’ to the bottom of the river, here’s your chance! The new Funko Pop! Goodfellas – Paulie Cicero Vinyl Figure transforms the feared and revered capo into a Funko Shop Exclusive that won’t order a hit on your wallet. Make room on your collectibles ‘concrete’ because Paulie’s about to make an offer no shelf can refuse.
Paulie Cicero Funko Pop is now available for order! To get your hands on this Pop Vinyl Figure, be sure to check out the links I’ve provided below – click to jump or keep scrolling for more details!
Meet the Goodfellas’ Paulie Cicero: The Ultimate Mobster Funko Pop!
Ever wanted to have a mob boss in your corner? Meet the Funko Pop! version of Paulie Cicero, the iconic mob captain from Scorsese’s “Goodfellas,” now immortalized in vinyl.
With his immaculate suit and the classic mobster frown, he might just be the family’s most adorable member, in a Funko Pop sort of way. It’s a miniature tribute to the man who ruled with an iron fist and a silent nod.
Fans of the movie will appreciate how, even in vinyl, Cicero’s likeness manages to exude that same aura of authority and no-nonsense demeanor that Paul Sorvino so memorably brought to the big screen.
This figure nails his signature look—right down to the glossy shoes and the stern look that could freeze a wise guy in his tracks. It’s the charisma of Paul Sorvino’s character in a box, minus the necessity of paying your weekly tributes.
Perfect for display, Cicero’s figure is a fun nod to the classic cinema’s slice of mob life sans the danger. Add him to your collection, and who knows? Maybe you’ll feel a bit more untouchable yourself.
The Funko Shop Exclusive Paulie Cicero Funko Pop! can be found for order at the links below (click to jump!)
Who Were the Real Gangsters Behind Goodfellas’ Villains?
Exploring “Goodfellas,” Martin Scorsese’s iconic film, feels like uncovering Hollywood’s spin on real-life mobsters – an intriguing blend of charisma, chaos, and humor.
Take Henry Hill, portrayed by Ray Liotta, for instance. Hill’s mafia life extended beyond his polished look and magnetic allure. Engaged in activities ranging from heists to drug trafficking, Hill had a notable affinity for cocaine, rendering him unpredictable.
His role in the famed Lufthansa heist is well-documented, but the movie skims over his later years filled with addiction, legal troubles, and a botched attempt at witness protection.
Turning to Robert De Niro’s portrayal of Jimmy Conway, who is actually based on Jimmy Burke, we see a complex character. Although nicknamed “The Gent,” Burke was far from gentle.
Known for his leading role in the Lufthansa heist and involvement in grisly murders, Burke’s true nature was menacing. The film contrasts this with a refined image, diverging from the rougher, real-life Burke.
Joe Pesci’s Tommy DeVito, modeled after Thomas DeSimone, captures the essence of an unforeseeable menace. The actual DeSimone, a large and imposing man, starkly differed from Pesci’s appearance.
His lineage included mafia bosses, and his life was marked by brutal violence, culminating in his mysterious disappearance at 28.
Paul Sorvino’s character, Paul Cicero, reflects the real-life Lucchese capo Paul Vario. While the film depicts Cicero as a strategic mob leader, Vario was notoriously temperamental, once ordering an assault over a trivial incident.
His control over criminal activities was extensive, yet he was a feared figure in the New York underworld.
The character Morris Kessler, played by Chuck Low, represents Martin Krugman. Krugman, known for his accounting acumen rather than physical intimidation, played a critical role in the Lufthansa heist through his JFK connections.
His eventual demise, as shown in the film, aligns closely with the grim reality.
Lastly, Billy Batts, portrayed by Frank Vincent, is based on “Billy Batts” Benventa. His brutal murder in the film is a stark representation of his actual murder, a result of his dispute with Burke and DeSimone over a loansharking operation.
“Goodfellas” is Scorsese’s exploration of the layered lives of notorious criminals. While the film takes artistic liberties, it remains anchored in the stark truths of their existence.
The cast’s performances brilliantly capture these historical figures’ multifaceted and often daunting personalities.
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