Those who like to collect Florida Panthers memorabilia should be excited to learn that a likeness of Jonathan Huberdeau will be included in the latest Pop NHL vinyl figurines by Funko.
If you have never heard of or seen a Funko Pop, you must not work in an office — or do much shopping around town.
These popular collectables commemorate thousands of characters from Spider-Man to Harry Potter to Leslie Knope and Ron Swanson from Parks and Recreation.
There’s also one for the University of Miami’s Sebastian the Ibis.
If you can think of a character from a movie, television show or comic book, Funko probably has a Pop made for it.
Although Funko has made a number of NHL figurines, Huberdeau is the first Panthers player to be immortalized in vinyl.
Past South Florida figures from Funko include Dan Marino, Dwayne Wade, LeBron James, Billy the Marlin, Sonny Crockett and Ricardo Tubbs.
The Huberdeau figure, wearing Florida’s red home sweater complete with his alternate captain ‘A’ on the front, is available for presale now and is expected to be delivered in time for the holidays.
The Panthers’ team shop at BB&T Center will likely have them as well sometime down the road.
The online price is around $11.
Which is fitting, at least for this one.
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