What a crock! In the world of Funko Pop collecting, anyway, size definitely matters!
That’s what I found anyway with a few of my 4-inch Funkos. No matter what I did, they wouldn’t stay put on the regular Pop Figure Floating Shelves. Funko Pops, even within the 4” size, seem to have a lot of size variation.
Even the pops that have those clear stands sometimes are just a little too big, or pops that have a wide stance or are in a different pose like "running". They fit, but are just a bit bigger than others.
- Thanos – HUUUUGE head, and ridiculously top-heavy.
- Super Shredder - way heavier than other pops, and top-heavy.
- Avengers Endgame Iron Man and Captain America - their bases are wayyy bigger than other pops
- The Flash, Starlight, many others with those clear acrylic base stands. Just a little bit too big!
Basically, I just needed an option that was a little bigger than the standard shelf, but not so big that the shelf kind of overpowers the pop! I actually tend to hate the shelves that are so much bigger than the thing that you’re trying to display. What's worse is that I find most floating shelves for collectibles are that way - just too much shelf!
For instance, an IKEA KALLAX is a huge piece of furniture that you can only put eight different display windows in! Most of what you see is the piece of furniture, not the things inside of it! Of course that didn’t stop me from getting three of them, but I digress …
For me, especially if I’m going to put something on the wall, I want to see the thing, not the thing that it’s standing on! So, that’s the impetus for my floating shelves for Funko Pops; hold and display the item while still being aesthetically pleasing-enough to not be a distraction.
The same is true when it comes to Hot Toys sixth-scale figures – especially those which could be displayed in a flying (or similar) pose. They usually need a HUGE base to hold that dynamic display rod, which to me distracts from the figure. Instead, check out the Flying Mount for Hot Toys! Small, simple, clean, strong, and does more to accentuate the figure than to distract.
So to solve this problem with the just-a-little-bit-bigger Funko pops, I’ve made a bigger shelf! Check out the Floating Shelf for Pops with Base Stand or BIG Heads. This one is in the middle between my regular out of box shelf, and the shelf for 6 inch pops.
It’s a little bigger around, a little taller, and even a little thicker to accommodate a pop that weighs just a little bit more. But it still can be attached to the wall via a single 3M Command strip – these 4” pops are still not heavy enough to require a mounting screw.
Then for those pops that have a MUCH bigger base - but not quite to the level of Deluxe 4” Funko Pops - the Floating Shelves for 6-inch Funko Pop figures are a great solution.
Not only do they have an even bigger area to make sure your pop stays put, they have a screw hole for those extra heavy pops. Of course they also fit 6” pops really well, but are sized-up just enough to hold that bigger pop securely without drawing too much attention.
Both versions (ok, all versions) are available in black, white, or even silver! Except hardly anybody uses the silver except for me, who has a gray wall that I put them on! Black is actually the most popular option for all of the SuperheroDIY collectible display shelves.
All right, enough words! Look: if you have the same problem and want to display your larger 4-inch Funko pops cleanly yet securely, well ... gosh .. here you go!
|Floating Shelf for Pops with Base Stand or BIG Head||Floating Shelves for 6-inch Funko Pop figures|
Or if you have no idea why all this crying and just need the regular ones:
|Pop Figure Floating Shelves | Out of box shelves for Funko Pops | Comes with Command strips!|
And if these sizes aren’t good enough, let me know in the comments!