The “problem” with this line is that unless a character/celebrity has some really, really distinguishing characteristic, it can be hard to tell one from the next. Batman has the ears, so he’s okay, but some of the others, like the various “Doctors” would be anyone’s guess without the proper outfit.
The “old guy” Han Solo figure works for me because of the hair; somehow it “feels” like Harrison Ford even though it doesn’t look like him. Similarly, Roger is working for me, maybe because of the pose (at least when dressed in the black tux; it’s like the gatefold image in the LALD soundrack LP), but Connery? Not so much. The hair seems too light a brown, and Sean’s lower jaw isn’t that wide. Roger feels like Roger, but Sean feels like “generic Funko Bond.”
Sakata is better here than the preview graphic, which left me thinking, “Who wants a skinny Caucasian Oddjobb?” But the easiest sells are Blofeld and Jaws, who meet that requirement of having unmistakable characteristics: facial scar, metal teeth…easy. Largo will have an easy go of it, too, with the eyepatch, and maybe Dr No with the white outfit and black hands, but how do you make a Franz Sanchez or Red Grant that look anything more than generic?
On the plus side, this complete indifference to actual likenesses could make for a line that goes very deep, since there’s no worry about permissions from various actors or their estates; with no resemblance, it becomes a representation of an EON character, not a specific performer.
What I’m really hoping is that Funko follows up with a Bond line in their 4-inch articulated figure format. Also, note the reference to an “upcoming Pop! Ride.” Maybe I’ll like the Connery better when he’s sitting in an Aston Martin.