From its debut in 2000, Gilmore Girls has become an American TV show near and dear to our hearts. Growing up with Rory (Alexis Bledel) and Lorelai (Lauren Graham) Gilmore has been an absolute treat. Rory dealing with the struggles of teen years and Lorelai struggling with parenthood were the most endearing things to me, and feeling close with these characters only made it better.
To coincide with the recent release of Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life (available on Netflix, along with the original series), Funko has released three Pop! vinyls to celebrate the return of the Gilmore Girls.
First and foremost, we have Lorelai Gilmore. Complete with brown boots, a purple t-shirt, mom jeans, and her usual cup of coffee from Luke’s Diner, Lorelai stands in a rather sassy pose with her hand on her hip, ready to give motherly advice. Small details like Luke’s logo on the coffee cup and Lorelai’s makeup/earrings make this vinyl completely worth the buy.
Next up, we’ve got Rory Gilmore. She stands in her Chilton uniform from head to toe, while holding a stack of books (as usual). With a slight blush in her face, we can see Rory’s typical shy personality coming through this vinyl. The intricacies of skin tone and the Chilton logo on Rory’s blazer really create subtle yet very appreciable attention to detail that gives us fans the ultimate throwback.
Last, but most certainly not least, is Sookie St. James. Lorelai’s BFF stands with her hands on her hips as she wears green pants and her blue chef’s coat. Her hair is in ponytails and covered with her signature pink bandana. Here, the details lay mostly in her chef’s coat and bandana, with a quasi-paisley pattern going on.
Honestly, I can’t imagine having one of these Pop! vinyls without the others. These characters have created such a tight-knit group that it would be plain cruel to break them up. These three collectibles are must-haves, especially with the release of the “new” Gilmore Girls. The comfort, the nostalgia, and the warmth of Luke’s coffee all come through in these figures. Each is complete with a window box, ready for display. For the truest of Gilmore Girls fans, Funko offers you memorabilia that you just can’t pass up.