“Come to Butt-Head”.
Numbers 40 and 41 in Funko‘s POP! Television collection of designer vinyl toys features Highland County’s own loveable, dim-witted, wanna-be sociopaths Beavis and Butt-Head.
The controversial pair were the brain-child by animator Mike Judge (who would go on to create the long-running animated sit-com King of the Hill) and debuted in a short film in 1992. They proved an instant success and Beavis and Butt-Head ran on MTV for seven seasons during the Nineties, and was revived for an eighth season in 2011. They also starred in a theatrical movie, Beavis and Butt-Head Do America, which proved a box-office hit when released in 1996.
Similar to the other toys in Funko’s Pop! collections Beavis and Butt-head are study and well made figures. They both feature articulation to their heads and both are four and a half inches high. Out of the two toys Beavis is my favourite, probably because he was always my favourite of the pair, and although Funko have realised Butt-Head’s likeness quite well they’ve really captured Beavis’s manic, fire-starter glare. My only complaint is with the absence of a figure based on Beavis’ sugar-fuelled alter ego The Great Cornholio. Hopefully Funko will rectify that and release him soon.
Both figures cost around £/$10 each and are well worth the expense for fans of this great show.