Twilight Sparkle Funko Pop! (Toy Review)

Today, I’ll be reveiwing another Funko Pop! collectible. This time, it’s Twilight Sparkle from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.

Basic Information
My Little Pony: Twilight Sparkle (JJL 120621)
Number: 06
Released 2013

My Little Pony: Twilight Sparkle
My Little Pony: Twilight Sparkle

This Twilight Sparkle Funko Pop! caught my eye the moment I saw her. She already looks super adorable, even while inside the box.

Plastic Tray slides out easily. No tape or twist ties!
Plastic Tray slides out easily. No tape or twist ties!

One thing I like about Funko Pops is how easy it is to open the box. You can keep your figures inside neatly or pop them out- just pull the plastic casing inside and you’re good to go. 100% No tapes or twist ties. Once you’re done, you simply pop your figures back inside the plastic casing and place the whole thing inside the box. It looks as good as new from there.

Out of the box
Out of the box

Here she is out of the box! Twilight Sparkle, true to her name, is this little sparkle of a Funko Pop! that you’d just want to cuddle and stare at all day long. She’s got this very adorable friendly face that’s partly covered by her chunky full bangs and pink highlights. Then there’s a little gap in the middle to show her adorable unicorn horn. The rest of her body is shown in a sitting position with her mane and tail swept to one side. The My Little Pony logo is printed on her right hoof.

One problem I had with my Pop is the paint job is pretty bad (please improve your paint jobs, Funko). There’s a purple spot on her pink-highlighted bangs, and the rest of her hair is covered with little scratches and chipped paint parts. But that’s just me being nitpicky. If you’re not the type who inspects their Pop at every angle, then this shouldn’t be a big problem for you. Also, can I just point out that this Pop I got has this little piece inside of her so when you shake her around, she sounds like a rattle. I ordered this baby online so sadly, I wan’t able to choose which Twilight looked best. From now on, I’ll be limiting my online Funko Pop! purchases.

Side view
Side view

As you can see, she looks cute from the side too! I love the molding of the hair and of her tail. Unfortunately like the front, the side has some paint chips as well- especially on the edges of her hair.

Back view
Back view

I really love the texture of Twilight Sparkle’s hair on the back. The lines add a lot of detail. Once again, there are bad paint jobs around- there are paint chips and clumps all around.

The Other Pops in the My Little Pony series 1 collection
The Other Pops in the My Little Pony series 1 collection

The back area also features Twilight Sparkle’s Cutie Mark, and it is printed clearly on her lower area.

Here’s who else you can get in the My Little Pony series 1 collection. The next time I get to save up, I’m totally purchasing that Fluttershy! (She’s my favorite in the TV series! Twilight Sparkle is next.) There’s also a series 2 that came out this year. They added Princess Celestia, Discord, Trixie Lulamoon, and Spitfire to the line. Hope they release a Rarity and Applejack soon. And oh, Princess Luna too! *crosses fingers*

Squee!
Squee!

How can you not love that face? Sit Twilight Sparkle by your desk: with her brains and cuteness factor, she makes a perfect study buddy/work companion.

Overall, she makes an awesome purchase if you’re a big My Little Pony fan (Bronies represent!) or if you just need some cute, cuddly things by your study. One important thing to note though: do limit online Funko Pop! purchases. It’s better to buy directly in stores so you’ll have a chance to inspect each Pop and pick which one has the best paint job.

Kaela

Kaela is an Illustrator and Graphic Designer who draws inspiration from her quirks, childhood nostalgia, and pop/sub-culture. www.KaelaAnte.com

7 thoughts on “Twilight Sparkle Funko Pop! (Toy Review)

  1. Awww, she looks so cute. It is a shame about the paint job though. But at least it’s not too bad, and you can still admire her. 😀

    1. Yeah 🙁 Which is why I’ll be limiting my online Funko Pop! purchases from now on. Funko’s still not pretty consistent with the manufacturing of their collectibles, no matter how cute they are.

  2. I’m definitely old-school. I like the My Little Pony stuff from the 80s and the 90s. This new one doesn’t appeal to me at all. It sort of looks creepy to me XD;;; Buuuuut like I said, I’m used to the early stuff, haha! It’s good you like it, though 😀

    1. Don’t worry, I totally understand 🙂 If I grew up with the old school My Little Pony, I’d probably be a little iffy about the new one too.

      I was born in the 90s but I didn’t really get familiarized with MLP until my sister got a toy for Christmas in the 2000s.

  3. Aww, so cute! I have seen the Funko Pop toys around a lot but never bought any. I didn’t know there was a MLP set, I don’t know if I’d buy them anyway but she certainly looks pretty.

    1. Thanks for dropping by! 🙂 Funko Pop! has LOADS of licenses now. So if you’re into any particular fandom, they might just have the toys for it.

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