Figure: Charlie Brown (Ghost)
Series: Pop Vinyl Pop Television (#333)
Exclusive: Walgreens (2016)
Availability: Secondary Market
Entry for 2018 (HERE)
Welcome to AFJ's 31 Days of Horror Figures 2019. For the month of October, we will be spotlighting the very best of the macabre, bizarre, monstrous, and villainous action figures the industry has to offer. There will be both old and new figures here and perhaps even a significance to why we picked that figure for that day (and perhaps not). This is NOT a ranking list, just full-blown horror fun for the greatest month of the year.
A perianal favorite my kids and adults alike is Charles Schultz's It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown. We selected Funko's Walgreens Exclusive Charlie Brown (Ghost) POP! for today, October 2nd, because on this day, in 1950, "The Peanuts" were first published.
The innocence of Charles Schultz and his characters seems is interesting to look back on today. If It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown was released today parents would be in an uproar over how the entire town, in which Charlie Brown lives, treats him as poorly as some of his so-called friends (Lucy I am looking at you). In 1966, when It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown premiered, kids were so worried that Charlie Brown didn't get any candy that the studio was flooded with donations. Perhaps that is the best way to see all of Schultz's work, with a child's eyes and sense of the world. Looking back it simply makes me angry that Lucy and Linus' parents, the Van Pelts, let their son out all night and never checked in with their daughter on his whereabouts. Let alone that the Brown's let their son go out dressed like that. I'll get off my soapbox now.
As for the POP! Exclusive, much like many of the now vintage Peanuts releases you care going to pay a tad more than the $15 exclusive price. If you have one at home, opened or not, take good care of old Chuck. He deserves it.
Watch the original TV spot It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown below and check out AFJ's full list of figures as it evolves HERE.