My collection of Funko’s Pop! vinyl dolls has grown significantly over the past couple of weeks, and the latest addition to my burgeoning trove of these addictive collectibles is none other than Butch Coolidge, the character made famous by Bruce Willis in Quentin Tarantino’s masterpiece, Pulp Fiction. If you want just a glimpse of Butch’s trials in this most brilliant film, he spends his time beating an opponent to death in a boxing ring, evading and eventually attempting to run down his former ally Marcellus Wallace, berating his well-meaning girlfriend about forgetting to bring along his father’s prized watch before they try to make their escape, and having a climactic run-in with Marcellus’ henchman Vincent Vega, played by John Travolta in one of his greatest roles. All you get is a glimpse, because if you have not seen this movie, you need to stop and reanalyze your place in life.
The Butch Coolidge Pop! figure from Funko is depicted here to match his bloodied likeness in the scene in which he and Marcellus must form a tenuous truce when one saves the other from further humiliation, injury and possible death. The figure features Butch’s broken nose from the car accident that happened just minutes earlier, his white t-shirt saturated in blood, and the sword that he instinctively grabs and uses to cut down the sleazy, racist hick of a pawn shop owner that was holding them both hostage. The Butch Coolidge figure is part of the Pulp Fiction line of Pop! dolls that includes Marcellus and Mia Wallace, Jules, Vincent and Jimmie. If you’re a fan of the movie, and you just so happen to collect toys as well, these figures are all still available for purchase. Get them before they’re retired and greedy jerks on eBay try to sell them for much more than they’re actually worth!
Another edition of Funko Friday comes to a close here at The No Seatbelt Blog, and I have greatly enjoyed showcasing this new figure, a gift from a good friend who brought it back from the West Coast for me. Until next week, keep calm and collect on!