best funko pop display ideas

Best Funko Pop Display Ideas

Now that you’ve grown your Funko Pop collection to its highest level yet, it’s time to talk about your Funko Pop display. Honestly, the display is entirely up to you, my happy little collector! If you want something fancy, I will explore those choices in this article. If you want something unique that shows off the Funko Pops theme, we will also take a trip down that road. 

No golden rule book states how to display your extreme collection of The Office Funko Pops. I will talk about everything from floating modern shelves to fancy glass cases.

There are also endless possibilities for how you could display these collectibles. Still, depending on if you care about reseller value down the road, you should be cautious about how and where you display your beloved Funko Pops.

It’s always a good idea to store the Pops in their boxes or inside the Funko-made cube protective case. I’m starting this all off with a quick dos and don’ts list for Funko Pop displays, no matter what you choose.

cube protective case

Some Dos & Don’ts in Funko Pop Display Choices

  1. Don’t keep your Funko Pop collection where direct sunlight will hit it. Sunlight has a way of bleaching color after some time.
  2. Don’t display your Funko Pops in an area subject to significant temperature variations. You probably wouldn’t do this, but don’t store your Funko Pops in a garage or attic. Both cold and hot temperatures are not suitable for your Funko Pop collection. You don’t want cracking or warped Pops.
  3. Don’t display Funko Pops where you might contaminate the air with your Axe Bodyspray or perfume. Even though you may think they are harmless, they contain ingredients that could damage the paint on your Funko Pops.
  4. Don’t display your Funko Pops in a location where animals might get the funny idea of chewing up your Funko Pops. 
  5. Don’t display your Funko Pops where they will be subject to secondhand smoke. They won’t get lung cancer, but they will get yellow and sticky.
  6. Do store your Funko Pop collection in a closed case if possible for the best results.
  7. Do store your Funko Pops in a visibly appealing spot where you can see them frequently.
  8. Do make sure to dust off and wipe down your Funko Pop collection every month to keep them looking fresh and new.
  9. Do keep the original packaging in case you decide to sell your Funko Pops in the future. You don’t have to keep them in the box, per se, but keep them in an area away from water and temperature fluctuations.
  10. Do take pictures and post them online so other Funko Pop collectors can see your excellent and super unique display ideas.

Here’s the Bottom Line!

My absolute favorite for the Funko Pop display is Vaulted Vinyls Display Vault Air. Its all-around excellence is like no other. The reviews are excellent, and there’s a whole world of opportunities to create this display shelving system to look and inspire precisely how you want. 

vaulted vinyls display vault air

My Search Criteria

  • I will only post the most extraordinary, most original, best, and most visually appealing display choices for your Funko Pops. 
  • I will awkwardly also use my display ideas so that you may base your approach on them.
  • I want to be completely inclusive in my approach to display cases. I want everyone to find something that makes their little heart the happiest.
  •  I will touch on a few DIY display builds, but understand that the materials can be whatever you want. Do whatever you want to do.
  • I will list the fanciest, most luxurious display cases you can buy for those capable of purchasing such. 
  • I will include display cases that are entirely affordable and easy to obtain.
  • I will give examples of using recycled goods to build your shelf yourself. This option will be very inexpensive, if not free. 
  • I will include a section with links to some super badass display cases I found while surfing the internet. 
  • I will list display cases for your Funko Pops that come from sustainable and earth-friendly sources whenever possible.
  • I will list Funko Pop display cases created from natural and manufactured materials.
  • I will only list display cases built to last; if the case is long-term and withstanding time, your Funko Pop collection will be, too.

The Top Three Contenders 

Vaulted Vinyl’s Display Vault Air

This is the clear winner. The display is lightweight, has a beautiful carbon finish, and is stackable horizontally or vertically. It is a high-end selection, and you pay for that.

Vaulted Vinyl is a high-end collector’s choice for shelving and other display options. They have many excellent products and suggestions on how to customize them. I highly recommend checking out their site.

Terrance 42 ½ Inch Glass Display Table 

This beautiful table/display case is Funko Pop luxury at its peak. You can set up scenes, take them down and set up something entirely different as often as you wish.

You will not need to worry about dust, moisture, or debris getting in and ruining your Pop collection. If you were looking to display many different Funko Pop themes, this would be an excellent choice to line up for people to admire.

Yodar Nine Piece Riser Display Shelf for Funko Pop Display Glows at Night

This is the most original display option I’ve seen so far. There’s plenty more out there. You can customize this display however you’d best like it. It glows with fluorescent lighting at night, which gives it another worldly feel. It would look so great with the Star Wars Funko Pops.

The Greatest Funko Pop Display Ideas

Three Tiered Acrylic Display Case for Collectibles

three tiered acrylic display case for collectibles

This is a frequently seen and used way to display your Funko Pops. It is inexpensive, and you can get as many as you need to fill your bookshelves. The clear acrylic case comes with latched doors, so you won’t need to worry about dusting as much.

The case will also keep the boxes clean and in perfect condition. Be very careful choosing a cleaning cloth to wipe the acrylic down. Some seemingly soft textures can even scratch the acrylic, and you want to keep the display crystal clear as intended.

You can remove the riser inside the case and use it however you’d like. You could furnish the inside of the clear case however you’d like and display a theme to go along with the Funko Pops displayed. The wooden detail makes this case look great compared to all-acrylic cases. One downside is the effort you must put into getting the pieces ready to be built into the case.

Acrylic sheets almost always come with paper stuck to both sides to protect them from scratching in the shipping process. This paper can be a pain and peels off in strips. The longer the protective paper has been on the acrylic, the longer it will take you to get it all off. 

  • Size: 10.39L x 7.08D x 12.68W
  • Material: wood and acrylic 

Four Acrylic Floating Shelves Five Millimeters Thick 15 Inches Wide

four acrylic floating shelves five millimeters thick 15 inches wide

This is another idea I like. You can get as many inexpensive acrylic shelves as you’d like and arrange them in whatever pattern you’d like best on your wall. You could even use these shelves as a frame for a centerpiece on the wall showing off the most popular characters. The options with these floating shelves are limitless. 

Make sure to use caution when wiping them down and when installing them. Acrylic scratches very easily and can even scratch just by using the wrong dusting cloth. On the other hand, acrylic does not shatter like glass, making these a safer option.

If they were to fall or little hands pulled them down, it won’t be the worst day ever. One idea is to use these floating shelves to frame a room or match the steps on a stairway wall.

  • Size: 15 x 4.4 x 3.05 inches
  • Material: Acrylic 

Vaulted Vinyl Display Vault Air

vaulted vinyl display vault air

This feather-light display case is made of foam with a sleek carbon fiber finish. It is more high-end than our first two options. However, be careful when mounting this display on your wall; the foam could easily damage and dent. 

This display case is also compatible with the Funko Pop protectors Vaulted Vinyl sells. The best protector is polycarbonate, which is mega strong and difficult to break. It’s much better than glass or acrylic options. Both the display case and protectors have very good reviews amount Funko Pop collectors and have been around long enough to earn the badge of “tried and true.”

best protector

They even look good stacked vertically or horizontally. The dark background makes the viewer pay attention to the detail of the Pops and not the display case. This look would bring together a room with a dark-colored or stained floor.  

  • Size: 23H x 17.5W x 3.5D inches
  • Materials: EVA foam and carbon fiber textured finish

Display Geek’s Out-of-Box Single Row Display Case – Wall Mountable, Cardboard & Stackable Funko Pop Display

display geek's out-of-box single row display case - wall mountable cardboard & stackable funko pop display

This display is a lower-cost option if you’re okay with the cardboard look. It’s not ugly, but you can tell it’s cardboard. The corners of the shelving are really what gives the cardboard away most. Be careful with this display case if you live in a humid area.

Cardboard can warp and become soggy if subjected to moisture. Definitely do not put this type of shelving near your bathroom or stove. The steam from cooking and showering will not be kind to the cardboard. 

These shelves come as flat cardboard ready for you to fold into shelves using their instruction sheet with diagrams. This shelving unit is great for housing up to five Funko Pops out of their boxes or four Funko Pops in their boxes. Be careful putting these together because, with cardboard, there is no going back once you have folded it incorrectly. 

If you want these shelves to be a different color, you can paint them. Spray paint for a tie-dyed effect, or use textured paint for something extra cool. You could do a mixture of drip art and bonus material. Make the display even more unique and personalized by attaching fluffy fabric, fake grass, or whatever your heart desires to the unit’s top, sides, and bottom.

  • Size: 7.5H x 20W x 4.5D inches
  • Materials: cardboard with a white or black finish on one side

Custom Acrylic Blacklight Long Brushed Base with Backlit Top for Out-of-Box Funko Pops

custom acrylic blacklight long brushed base with backlit top for out-of-box funko pops

This display option is a terrific way to showcase those Funko Pops that glow under the blacklight. These shelves are for out-of-the-box Pops and will bring them to life in the dark. This could be perfect for a bedroom as it gives off just enough light to be used as a nightlight.

These blacklight shelves are all handmade per order, so you know someone, not some machine, had carefully looked over your shelf for perfection before shipping it to its new home with you. 

If you’re feeling extra fancy and creative, google blacklight miniatures or art and stick some stars and whatnot around this glowing shelf to give it a little something extra. I advise you to keep all your blacklight-friendly goods and shelves in one room together. Putting them beside regular cases or shelving may only satisfy you if you incorporate blacklight items.

  • Size: 15.25L x 4.50D x 1.75T inches
  • Materials: ¼ inch acrylic

Yodar Nine Piece Riser Display Shelf for Funko Pop Display Glows at Night

yodar nine piece riser display shelf for funko pop display glows at night

This highly rated and reviewed stand-alone honeycomb shelf can sit inside a display case, on a shelf, hang on your wall or sit on a tabletop.

It is created in a trendy honeycomb design and glows at night. In addition, each piece has its own set of fluorescent lights that show the honeycomb off subtly after dark. Another fantastic fact is that these honeycombs are very affordable, and you certainly get a lot for what you pay. 

If you have a long hallway, it will look nice to frame the hallway’s sides with honeycomb designs. Each honeycomb piece is either black or white and is designable in whatever pattern best suits you. For example, if you’re a Star Wars fan, this high-tech space design would work perfectly for displaying your Pops.

This display comes with 3M strips to hang each honeycomb. Be careful if you are in a humid environment, though, as they tend to lose their stickiness faster. 

  • Size: 4.3W x 4.3T x 1.97D
  • Materials: plastic

Acrylic Display Stand with Risers Seven Tier

acrylic display stand with risers seven tier

This display is a clever option to add to a bookshelf or desk. I like how each riser offsets the next to help the Pop stand out. You can also decorate an entire shelf with this setup and customize the theme on either side of the display riser. For example, make a Jurassic Park theme by adding skeletons, jeeps, other dinosaurs, and characters to the scenery.

I love how symmetrical the risers appear. It makes the display look classy and like it would make a wonderful centerpiece on a table or bookshelf. This display stand comes in two sizes and designs, which would look great combined on a shelf. One warning, though, be very careful not to scratch the acrylic.

  • Size: Entire display 5.9W x 5.9T – Each riser top is either 4.72, 3.74, 1.8, 2.76, or 2.36 inches from top to bottom riser
  • Materials: Acrylic risers

Terrance 42 ½ Inch Glass Display Table

terrance 42 ½ inch glass display table

This glass case is a unique idea you can really run with as far as customizing goes. You can add an entire themed Funko Pop collection and decorate with whatever flooring, lighting, and items your heart desires. I love to think of this as a battle scene of something important from the characters’ lives playing out. You could make this terrarium-style two-door case extremely spectacular with a bit of creativity.

One of the most incredible features of this option is that you can add open-air plants if you’d like a more realistic theme. The case has two air holes, which make this possible. Another perk is that the table can hold 30 pounds on the top of the case and 50 pounds inside, so go ahead and add those rocks for the background. The table weighs 47 pounds, so it’s sturdy enough that you won’t have to worry about bumping into it and knocking it over. 

  • Size: 42 ½W x 15 ¼D x 30H inches  
  • Materials: glass

5 x 3 LED Wall Mounted Curio Display Case

5 x 3 led wall mounted curio display case

This is one very fancy display case, and the price reflects that. However, it is charming, and you will be able to display so many Pops in this 60-inch long case. It has four shelves, each with ten inches of depth. You would have no problem fitting Funko Pops and their boxes. If you’re feeling crafty, purchase some riser shelving and stands to put in the case to make this even more appealing.

The mirrored back glass gives the case an extra luxurious feel and lets you see the back of the Pops or their boxes without touching them. One of the best features is that the case locks. This would be perfect if displayed to the general public in a comic or collectible shop. 

The case is already put together and ready to mount to your wall. The four internal LED lights are easily changeable if you choose to do so. Each shelf can hold a maximum of 67 pounds. That’s a lot of Pops!

  • Size: 60 x 40 x12 inches – Shelf size: 58.5 x 10 inches
  • Materials: black or silver aluminum and tempered glass 

15 Inch Glass Tower Display Case with Sliding Doors

15 inch glass tower display case with sliding doors

This is a beautiful tower-style case with sliding doors and four permanent shelves. This is a way to store and display a large amount of Funko Pops elegantly but still only take up a small amount of space in your home or office.

With shelves measuring 14.5L x 13D inches, you have more than enough room to offset each Pop with its box. I think you will likely be able to fit 5 Pops and their boxes per shelf. If you are not interested in displaying the boxes, you can easily accommodate ten or more Pops.

I like this because the corners of our rooms could be better utilized, and this is an excellent way to display your Funko Pop collection and not have to move all your furniture around so you can do so. The display itself looks nice and is affordable.

Of course, you can always add LED strips to brighten things up. Unfortunately, the case does not come pre-assembled, so you will be putting in a bit of work before you can enjoy your case. 

  • Size: 15 x 71 x 4.8D inches
  • Shelf Size: 14.5L x 13D inches

Recycled Goods Make Great Displays

Let’s take a moment to discuss how insanely easy it is to find inspiration at yard sales, thrift shops, and online reseller sales (Facebook Marketplace). You can turn just about anything into a display case. From bookshelves to armoires, your creativity will drive your display’s success and appeal.

I suggest surfing the used furniture section on Marketplace or a similar site and letting your mind wander a bit. You can always paint, add shelves, remove doors, and remodel the entire display case however you want. You can do anything you want!

For example, take two old-fashioned house windows with frames and stack them two by two with four total. Use pallet or recycled wood to create a bottom of the shelf to tether your double-stacked windows against. From there, use reclaimed wood or even old bookshelf shelves to make shelves between the double-stacked windows. That would take a little time but would create a highly original display. You could do a lot using old windows and even doors. 

If you purchase only the cube storage cases of your Funko Pops, you can also arrange those in a pattern on your wall. For example, create a tree of sorts or frame a doorway. 

Glass entertainment centers could be recycled into Funko Pop display cases. 

Extra Add-Ons to Consider

background

Add a Background to Your Shelving

You can choose from one of the optional colors and themes, or you can create your own by uploading a photo.mushrooms

Add some realistic textures

If you are housing The Smurfs on these shelves, you could decorate the sides, top, and bottom with mushrooms, flowers, hand mirrors, and fake grass. Check out dollhouse miniatures for more fantastic ideas. Your imagination is the limit! fake grass

Liven Up the Color

Want to liven up the color theme of your display? Try painting with textured paint or glitter. You can also use spray paint for a layered or textured effect. dollhouse minifigures

Glue on vines and flowers, or try seashells, seaweed, sand, and weathered rope for a nautical theme. Be as creative as you want. 

Try Glitter Behind Marvel Characters

Match the glitter to the superhero’s color theme. Whether you go with glitter spray paint, acrylic glitter paint, loose glitter, and Mod Podge, be very careful to apply a thin layer and let it dry completely before attempting more layers. The wetness of paint or Mod Podge can warp the cardboard if you’re not careful. glitter

Want a stone-looking background? Try following the stone creation tutorial. I love this one and think it would look great behind so many different Pops. It’s quiet enough not to take away from the Pops themselves but also looks excellent behind any collector’s item.

You can use LED strip lights to show off your Funko Pop display even more. It will cost you considerably less than a blacklight shelf. You can opt for one uniform color or go for the rainbow effect. Both look awesome. led strip lights

FAQs

Question: Is it okay to stack Funko Pops in a display?

Answer: The internet will tell you it’s perfectly fine to stack ten Funko Pops in their boxes against a wall. I am telling you not to do it. You could stack one on top of another, but I wouldn’t risk stacking more than that. If they fall over and bump into something, it will compromise the box and the value of the Funko Pop.

Question: Do Funko Pops increase in value?

Answer: Yes, especially if they are with the original box and both box and Funko figure are in perfect condition. If you have an autographed box, it will increase the Pops’ worth. If you have a limited or special edition, it will be worth more generally. Go to the next nearby Comic-Con and pick up an exclusive Funko Pop.

You may even be able to get it autographed while you are there, too. It will take some time for a Funko Pop to increase in value. However, some of the more sought-after Pops can be worth thousands within a decade of ownership.

Question: Are Funko Pops worthless without a box?

Answer: Not entirely, but most collectors searching for a Funko Pop on a reseller site will be more inclined to purchase a Pop in its original condition inside the original box. This is even more so for the limited or special edition models.

Without the box, it may still be worth some money, but it will not be anywhere near as profitable as an original Funko Pop in the box. Additionally, the packaging is meaningless if you just want the Funko Pop and do not want to resell it.

Best Funko Pop Display Ideas: Final Thoughts

We just strolled through so many seriously incredible choices for displaying your Funko Pop collection. You can use as many or as few as you’d like and customize to whatever category or theme Funko Pops you will be putting on the display. I love the idea of using backgrounds and miniature items to give more personality to the display cases.

My very favorite suggestion is the Vaulted Vinyl Display Vault Air. Not only does it do the job elegantly, but it also weighs very little and can hold 12 pounds of collectibles per shelf. Of course, if you go for the big package of 54 slots, it will cost a bit, but having a streamlined and luxurious-looking way to display your beloved Funko Pops will be well worth it. Remember, that case is yours to decorate as you see fit. Creativity is a fantastic way to stretch your mind and make something memorable. 

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