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August 07, 2015 at 12:21 PM EDT

Friends

type
TV Show
Current Status
In Season
run date
09/22/94-05/06/04
performer
Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, David Schwimmer, Charles Thomas Allen, John Christopher Allen, Hank Azaria, Helen Baxendale, Paget Brewster, Eddie Cahill, Anna Faris, Cosimo Fusco, Adam Goldberg, Elliott Gould, Jessica Hecht, Mitchell Whitfield, Paul Rudd, Tom Selleck, Jane Sibbett, Cole Sprouse, Lauren Tom, Aisha Tyler, James Michael Tyler, Maggie Wheeler
guest performer
Jason Alexander, David Arquette, Billy Crystal, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Laura Dern, Jon Favreau, Sarah Ferguson, Teri Garr, Jennifer Grey, Helen Hunt, Chris Isaak, Jon Lovitz, Elle Macpherson, Gary Oldman, Brad Pitt, Giovanni Ribisi, Denise Richards, Julia Roberts, Isabella Rossellini, Debra Jo Rupp, Winona Ryder, Susan Sarandon, Jennifer Saunders, Charlie Sheen, Brooke Shields, Kathleen Turner, Gabrielle Union, Robin Williams, Bruce Willis, Reese Witherspoon, Steve Zahn
broadcaster
NBC

Could we BE any more excited? Funko’s Pop! Vinyl line — the adorable film and TV collectibles recognizable by their squared-off heads and round black eyes — will introduce all six Friends this fall. (Also included: the chick, the duck, and Marcel.)

Bringing the Central Perk gang to life was a labor of love as the company knew they needed to get everything right. “It was one of those things where all of us watched the show and knew it very well,” says Funko VP of creative Ben Butcher. “It was just a matter of stepping back and [saying], “If you’re not thinking about the show and you’re walking by the shelf, what’s going to make you go, ‘Oh my God, that’s Chandler!'”

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It goes without saying that Rachel would be sporting her iconic ‘do, but the other characters weren’t as easy to nail down. “We started Monica in just one of her more regular outfits that you would recognize, but if you take it out of context, it wasn’t as iconic,” says Butcher. “With Phoebe, we tried to get the guitar in there. With Joey and Chandler, they are two regular guys at first … and then we decided to bring the duck and the chick into it.”

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That’s actually one of the reasons it took the company so long to immortalize the Friends characters in the first place. “These figures are better when they’re crazy-looking,” says Funko CEO Brian Mariotti. “Everyone on that show is just really good-looking, so we needed to get the details just right. We had to add that extra level of Friends-ness. I know, that’s not even a word.” Spoken like a true Geller.

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