Thursday, March 31, 2016

Benedict Cumberbatch and Sherlock Holmes Funko Pop!

Mr. Holmes and his complete works and stories
Mr. Holmes and his complete works and stories

My first literary sleuth, Sherlock Holmes, has been brought to life countless of times through the decades. In the 21st century, there have been 3 popular portrayals of the 19th-century detective. And each depiction has its own pros and cons. 

I've seen all three depictions of Holmes by these actors and each one of them bring a different perspective on the sleuth. 

While reading these stories created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, I couldn't imagine how popular he would become once again in the new millenium. Sherlock is timeless.



Robert Downey Jr. played him in the movies while American television reincarnated him as a New York inhabitant with Jonny Lee Miller and a female Watson to boot, played by Lucy Lui. Downey showed Holmes as an action figure who dresses like a hobo. Miller's Holmes is more neurotic and rich.


But the most enjoyable and quintessential British portrayal would be BBC's Benedict Cumberbatch. That distinctive voice and acerbic humor make his Holmes better than Downey's and Miller's. 


In the Sherlock Holmes Funko Pop! Edition, it's Mr. Cumberbatch's image that has been made into a figurine. There are several icons to choose from but my favorite would be this particular one where Holmes is holding his violin. I would also like to have the icon where he is wearing his most famous accessory, the deerstalker hat.



Because of my Funko Pop! purchase, I'm re-visiting the Sherlock Holmes stories and watching the series.



What's your favorite Sherlock Holmes novel? 





Sherlock Holmes and his violin Funko Pop!


Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes


To see other characters of BBC's Sherlock as Funko Pop toys, I've written about them in another post. 


2 comments:

Rossielle Manicad said...

Hi Margaux!

I would like to ask how were you able to get the Sherlock Funko Pop? Hope you can advise as I'm also a fan :)

Thanks!
Ross

The Visual Traveler said...

Hi Rossielle, thanks for your comment. I was able to buy mine from Filbars SM North Edsa Branch in Quezon City. But you can also try checking Hobbiestock and Big Boys stores which have branches in Glorietta and Greenhills.