I’m not really much of a fan of Funko Pops. Maybe it’s those dead, beady eyes or bulbous heads on tiny bodies. But I am a huge fan of The Muppets and Sesame Street, and have been as long as I can remember. So naturally Jim Henson is possibly the biggest creative touchstone in my life.
So when I heard that Target was putting out an exclusive Ernie themed variant of their Jim Henson Funko Pop, in tandem with San Diego Comic Con, it was really a no-brainer. After a brief search of the Target stores in my area, I finally managed to acquire one for myself, and I have to say I’m very impressed with the design and details — even if they did give my favorite Sesame Street character of all time that off-putting Funko Pop eye design.