Edward Van Halen scored a number-one hit this year. Not with a new song, but with a new collectible… the guitar god has been immortalized with his own Funko POP vinyl figure!
Wolfgang announced the Eddie Van Halen Funko Pop nearly a year ago. “Dad signed off on this Funko way back in 2019 and it’s wonderful to see it finally come to fruition. So stoked with how it turned out!”
Ever since its release, fans have been clamoring for them, making it the hottest-selling Van Halen item in years. And they’ve been proudly sharing their photos and ideas for showing off this gem in all its glory!
We’ve put together a list of 11 great ideas for displaying one of the coolest — and certainly the cutest — Van Halen items ever! Check out the roundup… there are bound to be a couple of ideas you’ve never thought of!
And a suction cup and voila! You’ve got an Eddie for your dashboard. Miss a turn? He’ll keep you company as you find your way back on route.
Rearview Mirror Charm
Take Eddie out for a spin! Simply pop the figure off its base and screw in a hook. He’ll be happy to play your favorite VH tunes as you reach down between your legs… and ease the seat back…
Fireplace Mantle Decor
The best designers say you should mix up colors and styles for maximum impact. Plus, the GOAT looks great when placed as a conversation piece.
Man Cave / Barstool
Just set Eddie on an authentic EVH Barstool, or anywhere in the man cave as a prime tribute. (Hat tip to dad_halen_5150 on Instagram for this one).
Home Bar / Liquor Cabinet
Bottoms Up! Take Your Whisky Home and enjoy a shot or a drink while reminiscing about concert memories, when the Guitar God left us in awe with his trademark licks and high-action scissor kick!
Shelf or Desk
Shelves and/or desks are definitely the most common places that people display Funko Pops, and for good reason. Simply take the Funko Pop! Rocks: Eddie Van Halen out of the box, and place.
Amp Decor, aka “Ed on a Head”
“Forget Elf on a Shelf. This is ‘Ed on a Head!'” – says VH fan, Beau Henderson. We concur — The EVH Funko Pop! looks rad on stage, on an amp, or pretty much anywhere near your gear.
A Miniature Tribute to Eddie’s Mini Guitars
We nearly shit ourselves over the immense detail and quality of the Official EVH Miniature Guitars, which look pretty awesome paired up with one of the 5150 Micro Stacks. But damn, does this EVH figure look phenomenal amidst the 10-inch versions of his classic axes.
Christmas Wreath Poppin’ Accent
Another method of hanging this little guy, we used the wreath as a frame for the legendary guitarist to pop off. See the instructions below on turning your Eddie Van Halen Funko Pop! into an ornament.
Favorite Album(s) Spotlight
What’s your favorite Van Halen album(s)? Use them as the perfect backdrop for Eddie! (Thanks to chihanaonishi on Instagram for this one).
Christmas Tree Ornament
One of our faves, because — hey, an Eddie Van Halen Christmas tree ornament looks AMAZING!
Here’s how we turned the Funko Pop! into a hanging delight: (You’ll want to do this with an extra Funko Pop, because turning him into an ornament is a permanent alteration)
- Pop off his stand. (Simply grab it and yank it off. It seems to always be a clean break from his back, and doesn’t hurt the look of him).
- Take any eye hook and simply screw it into the top center of his head. You can easily do this by hand. No need for a drill).
- Use any string or ribbon to hang the little fella on a tree, wreath, rearview mirror, etc.
Rock with Eddie like there’s no tomorrow!
Hope you enjoyed these cool display and DIY ideas for your Funko Pop! Rocks: Eddie Van Halen figure. We live by the rule that if you have it, appreciate it! Of course, if you’re a collector, you’ll want to pick up an extra to keep new in the box.
We’re sure there are tons of other great ways to show off the GOAT. We can’t wait to see your ideas! Post your pics and videos (setups and how-tos). We’ll be sure to share some of our faves with the world!
Don’t have one yet? You can find one at VanHalenStore.com.