Jaws Funko Pops

Jaws Funko Pops – You’re Gonna Need A Bigger Shelf

Funko always makes pops for the best classics, and Jaws is no exception. I have a lot of fond memories of the Jaws movies, meaning, my grandfather let me watch them with him when I was six years old when he shouldn’t have.

Breaking the rules my grandmother set was always thrilling, and there’s been a soft spot for Jaws in my heart ever since. Most people who love Jaws look back on the movies fondly, especially now that Universal axed their classic ride.

There’s a reason that this terrifying shark has withstood the test of time, and that’s because pretty much everyone is afraid of sharks. Who wouldn’t be? Especially after watching Jaws, sharks have never seemed less friendly.

Let’s take a look at some of the ultra-fearsome(ly cute!) Pops! that have been produced for the Jaws line.

Chief Brody Funko Pop

Chief Brody Funko Pop

It would not be a Jaws collection if it didn’t feature the omniscient Chief Brody of the Jaws-verse.

Chief Martin Brody was valiant in his efforts to receive permission to cull the great white shark that was harassing and killing the citizens of Martha’s Vineyard but was denied a few times too many. Once the town realized it was necessary and the council voted to hire Quint, Brody became a chief member of the team tasked with killing Jaws.

A young man with a kind face and easy smile, Chief Brody didn’t hold back when it came to Jaws. It almost felt like he had a personal score to settle with the shark and he was dedicated to eradicating him.

The Funko Pop! version of himself marks on one of his well-known scenes where he smokes a cigarette and helps line the bay with chum to attract Jaws to a trap.

He uses a small frying pan to scoop chum into the water and then is surprised by the appearance of the vicious sea predator. This scene was probably always one of my favorites because it did a great job setting the suspense and even the “OH NO!” moments Jaws is so famous for. The shock factor is definitely there.

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Matt Hooper Funko Pop

Matt Hooper Funko Pop

Matt Hooper’s piercing stare and winning personality don’t exactly come through with this Pop!, but that’s what you get when you use a cartoon statue to represent a human being. Luckily though it gets his casual style and ginger hair right, and you can clearly tell that it’s Matt.

He was one of the original survivors of the First Amity Incident and was meant to convince people not to go into a frenzy to kill a seemingly bloodthirsty shark. Of course, he changed his mind pretty quickly once he realized Jaws was chomping on the locals.

Did you know that the plucky oceanographer doesn’t survive his shark cage encounter in the novels? Of course, we all know he does in the original movie, but it’s surprising to realize that his character was meant to be just another casualty.

Funko managed to set apart this Pop! by capturing his oddly shaped glasses and making them look very solid against the figure. Early Pops! with glasses could sometimes look a bit clunky, and it seems like they perfected their method for creating glasses by this point.

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Quint Funko Pop

Quint Funko Pop

Arguably the most important character after Jaws himself, Quint is the grizzled shark hunter who has been around the ocean a few times and feels that he knows its secrets. To him, Jaws is no big deal, at least at first. He was hired to kill the massive shark, Jaws, and takes his job seriously.

Always a bit of stereotype, Quint easily translates into a Pop! thanks to his eclectic appearance. He holds a finely designed harpoon gun, where you can clearly tell what it is. Mutton chops, mustache, and severely arched caterpillar brows mark him as the classic Quint. The outfit is designed in easy colors of army green, blue, and gray and that flow well so that his harpoon gun and face stand out starkly.

Tragically, Quint died in his vain attempts to kill the shark, pulled beneath the roiling waves to finally be at peace where he spent much of his life mastering the ocean. He lives on though in this clear rendition in Pop! form.

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Great White Shark Funko Pop

Jaws Funko Pop

The best feature of this pop is that they didn’t try to get cutesy with it. When it comes to Pop! figures they are often cursed to look adorable no matter what you do for an animal. They managed to actually get Jaws to look, well, kind of gross.

Of course, ugly is the new cute and all that, so this Pop! is still attractive in its own way. I like how they got little details in the scarring down on his face, and how his teeth butt out. It is part of what makes him more vicious looking as if he’s been in a fight or twelve.

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Great White Shark Funko Pop

Another fun thing about Funko Pops! is that they often put out variant ones of iconic characters like Jaws. This is the case because there is usually more than one design that could appeal to avid collector’s eyes. For someone who is a fan of Jaws, the scene with the diving tank is one that will live on in infamy.

I mean, it’s the way that the ultimate monster died, and if that isn’t one of the most iconic scenes in movie history, then I don’t know what is. It’s a little disappointing that this variant isn’t really much different except for the diving tank lodged in its maw, but it is what it is.

Funko is known for changing little things just to make sure you know you have to add it to their collection. Kudos, I say, for knowing your audience.

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As always Funko does a great job picking and choosing the iconic scenes or characters from which to model their figures. I can’t say I’m disappointed with these Jaws Pops and they’d fit seamlessly into any collection.

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