On World Book Day (April 23) World of Pop! Volume 7 became available for purchase, capturing an entire year's worth of Pop! characters and representing dozens of fandoms and story lines. In addition to containing a marketing image of each Pop!, Funko's exceedingly talented art department collaborated to create stunning, artistic photos inspired by their favorite fandoms and characters.

Every year since 2012, Funko has released an art book and catalog documenting the year's worth of new Pop! figures resulting in World of Pop! Volumes 1-6. With a World of Pop! Volume 7 just around the corner, bringing with it a brief opportunity to buy the previous books as well, it seems like the perfect opportunity to celebrate and share some beautiful Pop! art.

Unfortunately, a single book can only contain so many Pop! images and World of Pop! Volume 7 simply didn't have space for all the photographs captured by the art team, however amazing they might be. Since many of the photos that didn't make the cut deserve to be seen, we'll be sharing them over the next few weeks. In addition to artistic photographs, each Didn't Make the Cut feature will include some background information from the artist that created the image--their relationship to the fandom and characters, any special techniques they used while capturing the photograph and interesting occurrences while shooting.

Happy looking and reading!

Artist: Kayla Mogensen, Photographer Lead

"Something I loved about the Bob Pop! was the worry lines that we were able to put under his eyes. That in itself made me feel like this scene could be portrayed well because of that look that we all remember from that scene. I headed to a parking garage near my house and used the moody setting to my advantage as well as the lights that the garage had. I actually felt the lights looked exactly like the overhead lights in that hallway. I positioned Bob, turning his head slightly to the left almost as if he is sensing the ominous presence behind him. I chose to leave the Demodog out of focus so that we can feel what Bob felt in that moment; as in, 'What is behind me?' I took a separate shot in the garage using just my iPhone light shining and at the same time kicked up dirt so it would look like specks of dust that the light was shining on. My goal was to re-create the suspense from that scene, and I hope I did Bob justice! After all, he was one of the best characters to have ever graced the Stranger Things series (in my opinion)."