Photo: Walmart
Photo: Walmart

You know you've made it when you have you're very own Funko Pop. Yes, when you've been coveted, purchased, enjoyed, traded, sold and lost to a landfill, you know that you're winning at life.

There are plenty of folks in the Northwest who have made it. Some were born here, some made their name here, and all have a 6 inch, bug-eyed figure in a box to show for it. Many proudly display their "mini-me" on a shelf, right beside their Grammy, Emmy, and Sports-Ball awards.

Even the mascots of famous teams have their own Funko Pop, and though their costumes never come off, we imagine they've seen their live, human counterparts naked.

You've probably even posed next to one at the ballpark. ... Um... a giant Funko Pop, not a naked mascot. 

As a collector of these disposable, yet sometimes very valuable, hermitically sealed icons-in-a-box, and as a lifetime resident of the Northwest, I thought it would be fun to see how many Funko Pop!'s of Washington and Oregon movers-and-shakers exist. I don't claim this to be an exhaustive list, but it did leave me exhausted.

If you browse through the Funko Pop photo collection below, and notice any glaring omissions, please let me know and I'll update our gallery of plastic heroes. I don't want to upset my fellow collectors, nor offend our plastic heroes. They deserve our respect.

We'll start our tour at Funko HQ in Everett, Washington, or at least the 6 inch high replica version. If you've never been to Funko HQ, you should go. It's a fun retail experience, and a destination for geeks all over the world. The big version, not the 6 inch version.

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