“Honey, you should see me in a crown.” – Jim Moriarity
One of our most anticipated of Funko Pops have been the POP! Television line for BBC’s Sherlock. It’s one of our favorite shows and one of the many reasons is because of the wildly charismatic and flamboyant Jim Moriarity (Andrew Scott). We finally got our hands on the Hot Topic Exclusive Pre-Release POP of Moriarity with crown. It’s a fabulous addition to the Sherlock pop vinyl line and, honey, you really should see him in a crown!
The Moriarity with crown POP is number 293 in the Sherlock line. In the line consisting of ten super-stylized vinyl figures, there already is a Moriarity POP. However, it’s of him in his standard attire holding an apple. While the Moriarity with crown is a Hot Topic Exclusive Pre-Release that is only available at Hot Topic shops (in store and online), he will eventually be made available in any fine store that carries Funko POP vinyls. No word on when he is scheduled for full retail solicitation though.
Funko has truly delivered an exceptional line for the hit series Sherlock, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. The level of detail is nothing short of impressive and for a small vinyl figure, they do retain a remarkable level of quality and detail. The Moriarity with crown captures every bit of whimsy and style that the Sherlock villain is known for. For those unfamiliar with the series, Jim Moriarity (Andrew Scott, soon to be seen in Spectre) allows himself to be caught by police in the second season finale “The Reichenbach Fall.” He breaks into where the Crown Jewels are being kept inside the Tower of London and waits for police while wearing the crown. It’s an unforgettable moment and played marvelously by Andrew Scott.
The sculpt behind the Moriarity with crown POP is fantastic in design, detail, and color. It’s also surprisingly heavy and feels as if it weighs a few ounces more than your standard POP vinyl. The colors on the crown and jewels – purple, red, green, and blue all stand out in a striking way. A nice little touch to the Moriarity with crown is the addition of his headphones as he is listening to music during the opening of “The Reichenbach Fall.”
If you’re a fan of Sherlock and/or Moriarity, then you will not want to pass the early opportunity to own the Moriarity with crown POP. He retails for $12.50 and is available at Hot Topic now.
We’ve also gotten our hands on several other Sherlock POPs. You can find our review here.