We’re on our third week of Christmas Funko Friday and here we have another special!!! On the first week we focused on Elf and The Year Without Santa Claus, in my second post we had Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and this time we have A Christmas Story!!!
A Christmas Story is a 1983 American Christmas comedy film based on the short stories and semi-fictional anecdotes of author and raconteur Jean Shepherd, based on his book In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash, with some elements derived from Wanda Hickey’s Night of Golden Memories. The film was directed by Bob Clark. Now a Christmas season classic in the United States, it is shown numerous times on television, usually on the networks owned by Turner Broadcasting. Since 1997, a marathon of the film titled “24 Hours of A Christmas Story” has aired annually on TNT and/or TBS, comprising twelve consecutive airings of the film on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day each year.
The film earned director Clark two Genie Awards. In 2012, the film was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress for being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.
The story centres around a young boy called Ralphie Parker who only wants one thing this christmas: a Red Ryder Carbine Action 200-shot Range Model air rifle with a compass in the stock. His idea is rejected by everyone, including the Mall Santa, all the grown-ups give him the same warning: Your going to shoot your eye out. Christmas morning arrives and Ralphie dives into his presents. Although he does receive some presents he enjoys, Ralphie ultimately is disappointed that he did not receive the one thing he wanted more than anything. After it appears all of the presents have been opened, Ralphie’s father, who is referred to throughout the film as “The Old Man,” directs Ralphie to look at one last present that he had hidden. Ralphie opens it to reveal the Red Ryder gun he wanted.
The Old Man
The Old Man is the name they’ve given the father in the story. The pop is holding a lamp in a shape of a leg wearing stockings. The lamp is a sub-plot that occurs in the film. Except for the lamp shaped as a leg there isn’t really much going on with this Funko, not my favourite from this series, but a must-buy for any die-hard fan of the film.
The next pop from the series is Sheriff Ralphie who can be seen holding the BB Gun. Doesn’t he look a lot like the Milky Bar Kid?? Look at the size of that hat!!! It’s bugger than the Funko itself!!
Bunny Suit Ralphie
It’s worth mentioning for any of you die-hard funko pop fans that there is a flocked version of this Funko Pop so keep your eyes peeled. This has to be the cutest Funko from the whole series!! Look how cute and pink he is and those massive glasses!! he is precious!!!