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FUNKO POP! VINYL QUEEN

Updated: Apr 30

Funko POP! Vinyl Queen figures were first released in 2018, initially with just six figures. A further three figures were added to the POP! Vinyl Queen collection in 2021.


The latest figures released in 2024 finally see an official Funko POP! release of the anticipated "I Want To Break Free" set.

A Selection of POP! Vinyl Figures - Queen

 

Funko POP! Moment - Queen - Wembley Stadium


POP! Vinyl Moment Deluxe - Queen at Wembley 1986
POP! Vinyl Moment Deluxe - Queen at Wembley 1986

The Queen Funko POP! moment deluxe set focuses on Queen's live performance at Wembley Stadium in 1986, part of Queen's European Magic Tour.

The set comprises three new Funko POP! vinyl figures, one for Roger Taylor, John Deacon and Brian May, alongside the Funko POP! Rocks 184 figure of Freddie Mercury dressed in the Cape and Gown.


Funk POP! Moment - Queen at Wembley Stadium - Roger Taylor


POP! Vinyl - Roger Taylor at Wembley 86'
POP! Vinyl - Roger Taylor at Wembley 86'

This particular figure of Roger Taylor is inspired by his attire worn during the later part of Queen's live performance at Wembley. Roger is holding his drumsticks, wearing a pair of sunglasses and dressed in white trousers, a white T-shirt with a black waistcoat and a pair of white trainers.


During the live event, Roger was seen in three different tops, most notably the black and white horizontal stripes along with a plain black sleeveless T-shirt and a white T-shirt with a black Jolly Roger (Skull and Crossbone) motive.



Roger Taylor dressed in three different tops

Funk POP! Moment - Queen at Wembley Stadium - John Deacon

POP! Vinyl - John Deacon at Wembley 86'
POP! Vinyl - John Deacon at Wembley 86'

This particular figure of John Deacon is inspired by his attire worn during the later part of Queen's live performance at Wembley. John is wearing his recognisable short yellow shorts complete with what appears to be a white and yellow t-shirt and a pair of white trainers.


During the live event, John was seen in four different T-shirts whilst wearing the yellow shorts, most notably one with a picture of the character Hilda Ogden from the British continuing drama series (Soap Opera) Coronation Street and a second with the iconic front page of the British tabloid newspaper The Sun, with the headline "Freddie Starr Ate My Hamster"


John Deacon dressed in four different combinations utilising his short yellow shorts.

Funk POP! Moment - Queen at Wembley Stadium - Brian May

POP! Vinyl - Brian May at Wembley 86'
POP! Vinyl - Brian May at Wembley 86'

This particular figure of Brian May is inspired by his attire worn during the end of the live performance at Wembley. Brian is holding his Red Special guitar and dressed in white trousers, a white T-shirt with yellow stripes, an open yellow shirt and a pair of white trainers.


Brian May at Wembley Stadium 86
Brian May at Wembley Stadium 86

The following video is the complete Queen Live at Wembley 86 concert


The POP! vinyl figures come packaged within a hard protector case (46cm x 34cm x 12cm), with a backdrop of the iconic stage scenery and lighting rig used during Queen's Magic Tour.

The Wembley Stadium POP! vinyl set continues the Funko POP! Moment Deluxe collection and is the 6th in the series. It was released in the spring of 2024.

POP! Vinyl Moment Deluxe 6 - Queen at Wembley 1986
POP! Vinyl Moment Deluxe 6 - Queen at Wembley 1986

Funko POP! Rocks - Freddie Mercury

I Was Born To Love You


POP! Vinyl - Freddie Mercury - I Was Born To Love You
POP! Vinyl - Freddie Mercury - I Was Born To Love You

This particular figure of Freddie Mercury is inspired by the video for the 1985 song "I Was Born To Love You"; a single from Mercury's first solo album entitled Mr. Bad Guy.


Freddie is barefotted and is dressed in white trousers and in a military style cropped white jacket, with the open front decorated with tabs fixed with metal studs, and an the articulated metal panel on the left side.


The jacket is consider a pre-curser to Freddie's iconic Yellow Jacket, which were both designed by Diana Moseley.


The outfit was part of the Freddie Mercury Exibition held during August 2024 and was auctioned by Sothebys in September 2024 for £89,900


The video below is the official video of Freddie Mercury's "I Was Born To Love You"


The Freddie Mercury I Was Born To Love You Funko POP! Vinyl continues the POP! Rocks collection and is the 375th of the series. It was released in the spring of 2024.

POP! Rocks 375 - Freddie Mercury - I Was Born To Love You
POP! Rocks 375 - Freddie Mercury - I Was Born To Love You

Funko POP! Rocks - Queen - I Want To Break Free


POP! Vinyl - I Want To Break free
POP! Vinyl - I Want To Break free

The Funko Pop! Rocks 4 Pack, I Want To Break Free, features Funko POP! vinyl figures of Freddie Mercury, Brian May, John Deacon and Roger Taylor, all dressed in drag as inspired by the video for their 1984 song “I Want to Break Free”


The song was written by John Deacon from a male perspective of the women's liberation movement. The video is a parody of the women from the British continuing drama series (Soap Opera) Coronation Street - the idea was put to the band by Roger Taylor's girlfriend (at that time) and so the openeing sequence of the video sees the band members all dressed in drag - Freddie Mercury and Brian May as a housewifes, John Deacon as a grandmother and Roger Taylor as a schoolgirl.


The video somewhat appeals to the British humour, but sadly didn't so down well with the American audience; MTV banned the video. This led to Queen deciding to not tour in America again, until after Freddie Mercury's death.


The video below is the official video of Queen's "I Want To Break Free"


The 4-pack Funko POP! Vinyl continues the POP! Rocks collection.

It was released in 2021.

POP! Rocks Queen 4-Pack -I Want To Break Free
POP! Rocks Queen 4-Pack -I Want To Break Free
 

After the successful release of six Funko POP! Vinyl Queen figures in 2018, a further three figures were added to the Queen collection, all were released in the early months of 2021.


These three figures are dedicated to Freddie Mercury (x2) and Queen's 1977 album cover "News Of The World". In November of 2021 a Funko POP! Album set for Queen's compilation album "Greatest Hits" was also released.


In October 2022, Funko POP! released another album special, this time for Queen's soundtrack "Flash Gordan"


Funko POP! Albums - Queen Flash Gordon


POP! Vinyl - Freddie Mercury Flash Outfit
POP! Vinyl - Freddie Mercury Flash Outfit

This particular figure of Freddie Mercury is inspired by his performances during the late 1970s, where he wore a lot of leather - including the red leather trousers. Freddie's flash t-shirt inspires the top, alhough it shows a symbol instead of the word.


The red trousers and a flash t-shirt were part of the Freddie Mercury Exibition held during August 2024 and was auctioned by Sothebys in September 2024 for £44,450


The following video shows Freddie performing at the Hammersmith in 1979, wearing the red leather trousers.


Freddie comes packaged in a hard protector case, with a backdrop of the album cover.

The Flash Gordon POP! Vinyl continues the Funko POP! Albums collection and is the 30th of the series. It was released in the autumn of 2022


POP! Albums 30 - Queen Flash Gordan
POP! Albums 30 - Queen Flash Gordan

Funko POP! Albums - Queen's Greatest Hits


Image of POP! Vinyl Album - Queen's Greatest Hits Set
POP! Vinyl Album - Queen's Greatest Hits Set

The POP! Vinyl Album set for Queen's compilation album Greatest Hits was released in the autumn of 2021, it coincided with the album's 40th anniversary of release.

The set is approximately 60cm long and depicts the iconic album cover of Queen's Greatest Hits on the left half and the Funko POP! Vinyl figures of Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon are set in front of a platinum vinyl record within the right half.

The figures used are set numbers 92 (Freddie Mercury - Black and White Harlequin), 93 (Brian May), 94 (Roger Taylor) and 95 (John Deacon)



POP! Albums 21 - Queen Greatest Hits
POP! Albums 21 - Queen Greatest Hits

Funko POP! Rocks - Freddie Mercury - Live Aid 1985


POP! Vinyl - Freddie Mercury (Live Aid 1985)
POP! Vinyl - Freddie Mercury (Live Aid 1985)

This particular figure of Freddie Mercury is inspired by his performance during the iconic Live Aid relief concert, held simultaneously at the Wembley Stadium in London and the John F. Kennedy Stadium in Philadelphia on 13 July 1985. The figure has Freddie dressed in a white tank top and blue jeans, exactly what he wore during the 22-minute Live Aid set.


The following video shows Freddie performing at the 1985 Live Aid relief concert.


The Freddie Mercury 1985 Funko POP! Vinyl continues the POP! Rocks collection and is the 183rd of the series. It was released in 2021.


POP! Rocks 183 Box - Freddie Mercury (Live Aid 1985)
POP! Rocks 183 - Freddie Mercury (Live Aid 1985)

Funko POP! Rocks - Royal Freddie Mercury

POP! Vinyl - Freddie Mercury (Cape & Crown)
POP! Vinyl - Freddie Mercury (Cape & Crown)
POP! Vinyl - Freddie Mercury Platinum (Cape & Crown)
POP! Vinyl - Freddie Mercury Platinum (Cape & Crown)

This particular figure of Freddie Mercury, released in both standard colour and a platinum special edition is inspired by his appearance at the end of Queen's show during the famous Magic Tour of 1986; the tour was to be the final tour Queen performed with Freddie.

Freddie appeared with the famous cape and crown just after the final number "We Are The Champions" ready for the closing "God Save The Queen"


The outfit ensemble, designed by Diana Moseley, was part of the Freddie Mercury Exibition held during August 2024 and was auctioned by Sothebys in September 2024 for and outstanding £635,000


The following video shows Freddie dressed in the iconic royal cape and crown costume at the end of each of the 1986 Magic Tour shows, this one filmed at Wembley Stadium.


The Royal Freddie Mercury Funko POP! Vinyl continues the POP! Rocks collection and is the 184th of the series. It was released in 2021.


POP! Rocks 184  Box - Freddie Mercury (Cape & Crown)
POP! Rocks 184 - Freddie Mercury (Cape & Crown)

POP! Rocks 184 Platinum - Freddie Mercury (Cape & Crown)
POP! Rocks 184 Platinum - Freddie Mercury (Cape & Crown)

Funko POP! Albums - Queen's News Of The World


POP! Vinyl of the Robot from Queen's News Of The World
POP! Vinyl - "Frank" The Robot

This particular figure, a silver, red-eyed robot, usually known as "Frank", is inspired by the album artwork cover for Queen's 1977 studio album "News Of The World".


The album cover itself was inspired by the front cover of an issue of Astounding Science Fiction magazine from October 1953, which featured a giant intelligent robot holding the dead body of a man. Queen was so inspired by the cover that they contacted the American sci-fi artist Frank Kelly Freas, who agreed to modify the artwork by replacing the single dead man with the four "dead" band members.


Front cover of October 1953 edition of Astounding Science Fiction
Astounding Science Fiction - October 1953

Frank comes packaged in a hard protector case, with a backdrop of the famous album cover.

The News Of The World POP! Vinyl continues the Funko POP! Albums collection and is the 6th of the series. It was released in the spring of 2021.

POP! Albums 6 - News Of The World
POP! Albums 6 - News Of The World
 

The original six POP! Vinyl Queen figures, which were part of the POP! Rocks range, including three dedicated to Freddie Mercury and the remaining figures dedicated to Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon.



Funko POP! Rocks - Black and White Harlequin


POP! Vinyl - Freddie Mercury in Black and White Harlequin
POP! Vinyl - Freddie in Harlequin

This particular figure of Freddie Mercury is inspired by his performances during the 1970s in the full-length bodysuits, of which Freddie wore an array of designs, most of which boasted a plunging scoop neckline that bared his chest.

The black and white harlequin costume was one of Freddie's most recognisable stage designs; it was actioned at Bonhams Auctions in 2012 and sold for a staggering £22,500.


It is believed that Freddie was inspired by a costume worn by the ballet dancer, Vaslav Nijinsky, in Carnaval.


In an interview in June 1977 with 'New Musical Express', Freddie was quoted saying

"I'm into this ballet thing, and that's why I'm trying to put across this Nijinsky costume' and trying to put across our music in a more artistic manner than before. A lot of people just dismiss it and say I'm wearing a silly little outfit, rather than being critical and saying that formal ballet may not be quite right for rock 'n' roll."
"I want to do different things. I don't want to keep playing the same formula over and over again, otherwise you just go insane. I don't want to become stale. I want to be creative."

The following video shows Freddie performing 'Love Of My Life' dressed in the black and white Harlequin costume during the 1977 News of the World album tour.


The Black and White Harlequin Freddie Mercury Funko POP! Vinyl continues the POP! Rocks collection and is the 92nd of the series.

POP! Rocks 92 - Freddie Mercury (Harlequin)
POP! Rocks 92 - Freddie Mercury (Harlequin)

Funko POP! Rocks - Brian May 80s look


POP! Vinyl - Brian May
POP! Vinyl - Brian May

The Brian May figure exhibits him with his iconic long, curly hair dressed in a white shirt, black trousers and white shoes playing his legendary red special guitar.


Brian would often be seen playing dressed as his figure shows, most notably at the Live Aid relief concert. The below video shows Brian dressed similarly in 1981 live at Montreal (Queen Rock Montreal) during The Game tour



The Brian May Funko POP! Vinyl continues the POP! Rocks collection and is the 93rd of the series.


POP! Rocks 93 - Brian May
POP! Rocks 93 - Brian May

Funko POP! Rocks - Roger Taylor 70s Outfit


POP! Vinyl - Roger Taylor
POP! Vinyl - Roger Taylor

The Roger Taylor figure exhibits him holding his drumsticks with his long blonde hair dressed in a partially opened silver tank-top styled shirt, black trousers, black shoes with a pair of red-white-blue armbands.


The Roger Taylor Funko POP! Vinyl continues the POP! Rocks collection and is the 94th of the series.

POP! Rocks 94 - Roger Taylor
POP! Rocks 94 - Roger Taylor

Funko POP! Rocks - John Deacon with Long Hair


POP! Vinyl - John Deacon
POP! Vinyl - John Deacon

The John Deacon figure exhibits him with his early 1970s long hair dressed in an all-black suit and black shoes playing his Fender Precision Bass

The video below shows Queen performing ‘Keep Yourself Alive’ where John deacon is dressed like his Funko Pop! figure.


The John Deacon Funko POP! Vinyl continues the POP! Rocks collection and is the 95th of the series.


POP! Rocks 95 - John Deacon
POP! Rocks 95 - John Deacon


Funko POP! Rocks - Yellow Jacket Freddie Mercury


POP! Vinyl - Freddie in Yellow Jacket
POP! Vinyl - Yellow Jacket

This particular figure of Freddie Mercury is inspired by his performances during the 1986 Magic Tour. The distinctive outfit comprises a military-style, multi-buckle fastening bright yellow jacket and a pair of white trousers with red and gold piping.


The costume was probably the most recognisable of Freddie's stage designs; it was actioned at Bonhams Auctions in 2004 and sold for a staggering £26,290.


The following video shows Freddie performing 'A Kind Of Magic' dressed in the iconic yellow jacket costume during the 1986 A Kind Of Magic album tour, filmed at Wembley Stadium.


The Yellow Jacket Freddie Mercury Funko POP! Vinyl continues the POP! Rocks collection and is the 96th of the series.


POP! Rocks 96 - Freddie Mercury (Yellow Jacket)
POP! Rocks 96 - Freddie Mercury (Yellow Jacket)


Funko POP! Rocks - Special Diamond Collection Edition Freddie Mercury


POP! Vinyl - Freddie Mercury (Diamond Edition)
POP! Vinyl - Diamond Edition

This particular figure of Freddie Mercury is inspired by his performances during the American and Japanese concerts of Queen's 1982 studio album 'Hot Space' tour.

Freddie is bare-chested with a red and white armband, dressed in white trousers with red piping and a red sash-type belt.

As this figure is part of the diamond collection, the trousers are finished in a glitter coating.


Freddie at the 1982 Hot Space Tour - Picture by Steve Jennings/Wirelmage
Freddie at the 1982 Hot Space Tour - Picture by Steve Jennings/Wirelmage

The following video shows Freddie performing 'Crazy Little Thing Called Love' dressed in white trousers during the American and Japanese tour of the 1982 Hot Space album tour, filmed at the Japan Seibu Lions Stadium.


The Freddie Mercury Glittery Diamond Funko POP! Vinyl continues the POP! Rocks collection and is the 97th of the series.



Funko POP! Rocks 97 - Freddie Mercury Special Edition
POP! Rocks 97 - Freddie Mercury Special Edition

 

As a Queen fan, I certainly grabbed the opportunity to obtain the original 6 POP! Vinyl figures soon after their release and built up my collection since. The POP! figures, part of the Funko brand, are a massive business, with many characters and iconic stars already available in the range of collections.


Pricing depends on the retailer, but expect a retail price between £10 to £80.


 

How About You?


Do you like the Funko POP! Queen collection?

Do you have a favourite figure?

Any favourite costumes you would like to feature on a future release?


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Denise Marcucci
Denise Marcucci
May 01, 2023

why not a figure for Adam Lambert, Queen front man since 2011.

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Denise Marcucci
Denise Marcucci
May 01, 2023

Why not a figure for Adam Lambert? singing with Queen now for 11 years

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