Blind boxes, mini figurines… and oh, is it the secret? The craze for collecting POP MART figurines is here to stay. From Sanrio and Disney princesses to the adorable Dimoo and Molly, you can bet that growing the best POP MART figurine collection is no mean feat! If you need help kickstarting your POP MART collection journey, read on for some of our best tips.
What is POP MART?
Founded in 2010, POP MART’s goal is to develop artists in their craft and to create toys that are worthy of collection. Some popular designers that they collaborated with include Skullpanda, Kasing Lung and more. The fun part about POP MART figurines is that they are sold as blind boxes – the designs are distributed at random – injecting a hint of mystery and thrill for collectors.
POP MART has also prioritised making their figurines available to the masses. You may have noticed POP MART vending machines popping (wink) up somewhere near you! These vending machines provide 24/7 access to the POP MART toys, allowing you to get your hands on crowd favourites like One Day Of Molly series and Disney Princess Exclusive Ride series any time of the day! POP MART also produce pop culture figurines based on classic characters like POP MART Superman, Harry Potter and even Hello Kitty! Read on to check out what are the best POP MART figurines to add to your collection!
Why is there an interest in having the best POP MART figurines?
Not sure why your friends are so obsessed with collecting POP MART figurines? The reason is simple – once you start, you simply can’t stop until you’ve completed the entire collection! Every POP MART blind box is a gamble, so every new POP MART purchase can take you one step closer to completing the collection or wind up with a repeat.
In addition, every collection comes with an easter egg – a secret character design! This is usually indicated with a silhouette that’s labelled with a ‘?’. Even when you purchase the entire collection box at a go, there may be a chance your set doesn’t come with the secret character. This also explains why this writer hasn’t given up her search for the secret character even after one year. The good news is that every POP MART figurine costs the same across collections, so you don’t have to fork out extra to get the secret character!
Best POP MART figurines to collect in 2022: Disney
1. Disney Princess Fairy Tale Friendship Series
There’s no better way to start your collection than with the best POP MART figurines featuring Disney Princesses. The Disney Princess Fairy Tale Friendship Series (available on POP MART Singapore Official Store) features 13 figurines from your favourite classics. Each princess is accompanied by their best friend too! Think Rapunzel with her chameleon Pascal and Pocahontas with Meeko. These little furry friends really amp up the cute factor of these POP MART figurines, so be sure to get them all!
2. Disney Princess Ralph Breaks the Internet Series
Love the Wreck-It Ralph movie? You’ll want to add these POP MART figurines to your collection! The Disney Princess Ralph Breaks the Internet Series (available on POP MART Singapore Official Store) showcases each of the princesses in the movie. Remember that scene where Vanellope meets all the Disney Princesses? Her fashion style inspired the princesses to change things up, which is why these Disney Princess POP MART figurines are in comfy slumber party outfits!
3. Disney Princess Exclusive Ride Series
Every Disney princess has a unique mode of transport. And this is what the Disney Princess Exclusive Ride Series (available on POP MART Singapore Official Store) is all about! While Princess Jasmine is riding her magic carpet, we absolutely love how Belle in Beauty And The Beast is in a little teapot. It sure looks like Mrs. Potts! But our favourite has to be the secret figurine – Cinderella in a see-through pumpkin carriage!
4. Disney Princess Han Chinese Costume Series
While the other Disney Princesses POP MART series showcase them in scenes you’ve probably seen, this is one that’s more unique. The Disney Princess Han Chinese Costume Series (available on POP MART Singapore Official Store) is one of the best POP MART figurines that you must own. They’re all wearing elaborately-designed Han Chinese costumes. And they even have their princes beside them! Although you must collect each prince and princess separately, you can’t deny that this is one of the best POP MART figurine series that’s so special.
5. Disney Sitting Series
Can’t get over the classics? The Disney Sitting Baby Series (available on POP MART Singapore Official Store) comprises 13 figurines with Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and more! There’s even Chip and Dale, and a golden Mickey waiting to be found. So get going and add these best-looking Disney POP MART figurines to your display now!
6. Disney Mickey and Friends Street Style Series
Even the classics can look modern! Check out the Disney Mickey And Friends Street Style Series (available on POP MART Singapore Official Store) that features your favourite characters in trendy streetwear. We have Mickey Mouse in a striking blue hoodie and Chip sporting some cool-looking sunnies. Even old man Scrooge has joined in on the action, with a dapper outfit that’s right out of The Great Gatsby!
7. Shake of Pixar Series
You can’t forget about Pixar when Disney is in the mix. One of the best Disney POP MART figurines to collect belongs to the Shake of Pixar Series (available on POP MART Singapore Official Store). There are all-time favourites like Woody and Jessie from the Toy Story, and even Lotso! But wait, “ka-chow!” There’s Lightning McQueen from Cars! Keep your eyes peeled though. As you’re searching for missing characters to feed your collection, you may even find Nemo!
Best POP MART figurines to collect in 2022: Sanrio
8. Hello Kitty Food Town POP MART Series
Create your very own food fair with the Hello Kitty Food Town POP MART Series (available on POP MART Singapore Official Store)! As one of the best POP MART figurine collections, this is at the top of our list. And that’s because it reminds us so much of those Polly Pocket toys! It’s a little compact that contains all the individual components. You can easily set these up at any little corner of your display. But let’s not kid ourselves, you’re going to need a section just to showcase all of these! (Check out the last section of this article on how you can best display these figurines.)
9. Sanrio Characters Beauty Series
Beauty fanatics, this is one of the best POP MART figurine collections you’ll adore to no end. The Sanrio Characters Beauty Series (available on POP MART Singapore Official Store) mimics your go-to makeup products and tools. There’s POP MART Hello Kitty and Melody as beauty blenders. And there’s even Cinamoroll pampering himself during a soak in the tub – how cute! Friendly reminder: just don’t accidentally use Hello Kitty or Melody as an actual beauty blender though.
Best POP MART figurines to collect in 2022: Television and movie characters
10. DC Justice League Series
Are you really a DC fan if you don’t have some of their figurines? The DC Justice League Series (available on POP MART Singapore Official Store) is one of the best POP MART figurine collections that showcases all your favourite characters. There’s Flash sprinting away, Catwoman crouching on the edge of a wall and more! Not forgetting their villainous counterparts like Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy and even Joker. You’ll be able to play out your favourite fight scenes with all these POP MART figurines!
11. Sesame Street Street Series
“Can you tell me how to get, how to get to Sesame Street?” No worries! The Sesame Street Street Series (available on POP MART Singapore Official Store) is the best POP MART figurine collection that’ll show you the way. Just look out for Elmo on his scooter, Oscar the Grouch jamming out to some tunes or ask Cookie Monster for directions! Though, you’ll probably have to bribe him with his favourite treats first!
12. Friends Best Memories Series
Having trouble completing your POP MART collection? The Friends Best Memories Series (available on POP MART Singapore Official Store) will be there for you. Just look at Rachel in her cheerleader outfit, waving her pom poms to cheer you on! We’ve also got the musically-talented Ross jamming out on the keys. While we’re not going to judge whether the two were really on a break, you’ll definitely have no trouble completing this POP MART figurine collection with them on your side!
13. Garfield Day Dream Series
Remember that lazy cat who’s always up to no good? Yup, we’re talking about Garfield! The Garfield Day Dream Series (available on POP MART Singapore Official Store) is the best POP MART figurine collection that really captures the essence of this lazy cat. Uncover Garfield’s adventures as he takes a nap and daydreams about what he could be. Find him lounging on a skateboard even though he’s flying dressed as Superman. Or just laying in a treasure chest as a pirate. There’s also Odie waiting to be found!
Best POP MART figurines to collect in 2022: Harry Potter
14. Harry Potter Sorcerer’s Stone POP MART Series
Replay how Harry’s first year at Hogwarts went with the best POP MART figurine collection! The Harry Potter Sorcerer’s Stone POP MART Series (available on POP MART Singapore Official Store) follows Harry from when he first discovered he’s a famous wizard, to when he began his formal wizarding education. Of course, there’s also Hermione schooling Ron on how to cast “Wing-gar-dium Levi-o-sa!”
15. Harry Potter POP MART Series
Collect all the Harry Potter characters with this POP MART figurine collection! This Harry Potter POP MART Series (available on POP MART Singapore Official Store) features the main characters from the entire series. We’ve got Professor McGonagall, Draco Malfoy and *ahem*, he who must not be named. But don’t worry, he’s not all that frightening since you’ve got Harry with you!
Best POP MART figurines to collect in 2022: Molly
16. One Day Of Molly Series
Inspired by a young child, Molly was created with green eyes, a pout and is said to have an adorable temperament. The One Day Of Molly Series (available on POP MART Singapore Official Store) sees this little girl going about her daily life. Collect them all to see how Molly cares for her pet kitty and eats her favourite cup noodles!
17. Molly x Steampunk Series
Love that steampunk vibe? Go for the best POP MART Molly figurine collection that showcases her dressed in that steampunk era! Based on science fiction, steampunk takes on a more historical vibe and features steam-powered technology. The Molly X Steampunk Series (available on POP MART Singapore Official Store) revolves around Molly in old-fashioned, yet fancy outfits. There’s her with a top hat and another with a propeller on her head!
Best POP MART figurines to collect in 2022: Dimoo
18. Dimoo Where We Go Series
Dimoo is a shy and timid boy, who is afraid of what the future holds. In his dreams, he met someone who placed a baby cloud on his head to keep him company on his adventures. The Dimoo Where We Go Series (available on POP MART Singapore Official Store) is one of the best POP MART figurine collections that sees this boy taking a leap of faith. He’s now braver and ready to explore what the world has to offer! Look forward to finding Dimoo in a submarine, a flying car and more!
19. Dimoo Go On An Outing Together Series
Ready to venture with Dimoo? You’ll need the best POP MART Dimoo figurine collection to keep you fed through your adventures! The Dimoo Go On An Outing Together Series (available on POP MART Singapore Official Store) features our favourite boy who’s all ready to spoil you with all the sweets. Just remember to get some of your own snacks so you can return him the favour during the picnic!
Best POP MART figurines to collect in 2022: SpongeBob
20. SpongeBob Picnic Party Series
Are you ready, kids? If you’ve shouted “aye, aye”, then this is the best SpongeBob POP MART figurine collection you must have. The SpongeBob Picnic Party Series (available on POP MART Singapore Official Store) has invited all your favourite characters out for a feast! There’s Patrick with some canned soup and toast, and even Mr. Krabs has joined in with some Krabby Patty. Let’s all dig in with this POP MART figurine collection!
21. The Monsters × SpongeBob Series
Halloween may be over, but The Monsters are still out to play! The Monsters X SpongeBob Series (available on POP MART Singapore Official Store) features Labubu, Spooky, Zimomo, Pato and Tycoco as your favourite SpongeBob characters. Although they were just attending a cosplay convention, they’ve definitely made new friends in Bikini Bottom!
Best POP MART figurines to collect in 2022: The Monsters
22. The Monsters Candy Series
Got a sweet tooth? The Monsters Candy Series (available on POP MART Singapore Official Store) is another one of the best POP MART figurine collections that’ll help satisfy your cravings! These POP MART Monsters may look mischievous, but you can bet that they’re all just helping you to get your favourite candy. There’s cotton candy, lollipops and more. You name it, they’ve got it!
23. The Monsters Animals Series
Don’t be fooled! The Monsters are just having a costume party by dressing up as animals. The Monsters Animal Series (available on POP MART Singapore Official Store) includes these lovable characters dressed as a koala, penguin and even a lion. Join in on the fun or start your own home zoo with these adorable creatures on your display!
Best POP MART figurines to collect in 2022: Skullpanda
24. Skullpanda x The Addams Family POP MART Series
Skullpanda is a POP MART character that ventures through different planets to play out all sorts of experiences and roles. In this case, she’s made her way to The Addams Family. The Skullpanda X The Addams Family POP MART Series (available on POP MART Singapore Official Store) retains her original style as she takes on the role of Morticia, Cousin Itt and even Wednesday Addams. Join POP MART Skullpanda as she explores the spooky, yet somehow inviting mansion of the Addams family!
25. Skullpanda Candy Monster Town POP MART Series
Skullpanda has arrived in Candy Monster Town with this POP MART figurine collection. The Skullpanda Candy Monster Town Series (available on POP MART Singapore Official Store) sees her transforming into delectable sweet treats. She’s become a marshmallow, transformed into bubblegum and more! Just remember that it’s actually her instead of actual candy.
Best POP MART figurines to collect in 2022: Game characters
26. Clash Of Clans & Clash Royale: Classic Character Series
Tired of your friend’s jio-ing you to play Clash Royale? Get them off your back with the Clash Of Clans & Clash Royale: Classic Character Series (available on POP MART Singapore Official Store)! This is the best-looking POP MART figurine collection featuring in-game characters in a unique blocky style. Watch the Princess getting ready to shoot those flaming arrows and the Witch summoning her skeleton army! There’s also the Inferno Dragon just taking a chill pill and Hog Rider going on his merry way.
27. [POP MART] x World of Warcraft Classic Characters Series
The newest collaboration between POP MART and World Of Warcraft has resulted in one of the best POP MART figurine collections ever! The World of Warcraft Classic Characters Series (available on POP MART Singapore Official Store) is POP MART’s very first release of characters that are taller than the usual. Measuring between 13 and 17cm in height, we’ve got The Lich King, Sylvanus Wildrunner and others that’ll grace your display with some oomph!
How to best display your POP MART figurine collection?
Now that you’ve painstakingly located every figurine in the collection, it’s time to figure out what’s the best way to display those POP MART figurines. Here are some of our favourite displays you should consider:
1. Transparent Acrylic Display
The best way to display your POP MART figurines is with a Transparent Acrylic Display (available on POP MART Singapore Official Store). You’ll be able to see each adorable character clearly and they’ll also be kept clean. There’s no need to constantly dust off any pesky particles that land on your precious collection with these transparent acrylic POP MART displays!
2. Individual Display Box
The best thing about these Individual Display Boxes (available on LHSG.SG) is how you don’t have to worry about accidentally damaging your POP MART figurines. It’s highly likely that you may tip some figurines over as you move them in and out of the same box. But that won’t happen when you have this! They’re also stackable, so you can still showcase the entire collection when you place them together.
3. Wall Hanging Display
Don’t have much space on your desk or shelf? The perfect way to display those POP MART figurines is with some Wall Hanging Displays (available on YOULITE Official Distributor)! Not to worry though, these wall-hanging displays are extremely secure, so they won’t ever fall off. Our favourite thing about these displays is how you can showcase each POP MART figurine clearly. Unlike others with tiers, this display has shelving so none of your figurines will block the others!
4. Wood Display Case With Light
Proudly flex your completed POP MART figurine collection with these Wooden Displays With Light (available on LHSG.SG)! This display is also fitted with tiers, so you’ll definitely be able to show off your collection clearly. It really takes lit to another level!
What to do with POP MART figurine repeats?
Repeats are inevitable, especially when you’re not getting the entire box at a go. But sometimes, our budget takes precedence. Nevertheless, there is a way to deal with repeated figurines. And the best way to do so is by trading them with other collectors on social media platforms. There are forums and groups on Telegram, Facebook, Reddit and Discord. Just sound out what you’re looking for and indicate what you’re willing to trade for it. Otherwise, just sell your excess POP MART figurines online!
Pro Tip: If you’re still completing your collection, leave your figurines sealed in the foil package when you open the box. It’ll be easier to sell or trade off repeats that are still in mint condition. Simply refer to the character card to know what you have.
Grow your collection with the best POP MART figurines
We can’t deny it. By now, it’s an addiction, but we love collecting these POP MART figurines to adorn our display! They also make great Christmas gifts, especially when you know someone who’d appreciate help growing their collection. These Demon Slayer and Attack On Titan merchandise are also perfect for anime fans. But otherwise, check out these best Advent calendars that are also perfect for your Christmas gift exchange!