In a few short weeks, World of Pop! Volume 7 will be 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 basic 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 waiting is hard and 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: Leah Rosen, Packaging Designer

"As someone who is a huge fan of all things Disney parks, I was super excited to be able to photograph the Tiki Room Pop!s. The Tiki Room in particular also holds a special place in my heart because it was the first attraction to use audio-animatronics. Plus I love anything tiki-related!

For this photo, I really wanted to make it look like the Pop!s were in a tropical environment. Unfortunately, Seattle is nowhere near a fancy beach so I had to use quite a bit of Photoshop magic. I found as many props as I could, photographed them with the Pop!s, found a good stock photo of the beach and edited it all together.

I was pretty happy with how it turned out for the amount of 'Photoshop faking' that I had to use. And now I can be proud to say that a large print of the photo resides in front of the men's bathroom at work!"