The holidays are a magical time filled with joy, celebrations, traditions, and of course, presents! If you’re a fan like I am of Tim Burton’s iconic stop-motion film The Nightmare Before Christmas, you’re in luck! Funko has brought some creepy holiday cheer into homes with their Nightmare Before Christmas Pop Advent Calendar.
This specialty advent calendar allows you to count down the days until Christmas or Halloween in ghoulish style with 13 exclusive Funko Pop vinyl figures of fan favorite characters like Jack Skellington, Sally, and Oogie Boogie.
In this review, I’ll take a close look at what makes this advent calendar so special for Nightmare Before Christmas devotees and if it’s worth adding to your holiday traditions.
Also make sure to check out the Funko Halloween Advent Calendar, which features 13 iconic horror film characters perfect for your spooky celebrations!
Overview of The Nightmare Before Christmas Funko Pop Advent Calendar
|The Nightmare Before Christmas Funko Pop Advent Calendar
|2 x 2 x 2 inches
|13 days, 13 Pocket Pop figures
|The Nightmare Before Christmas
|$35.00 Original Price on Amazon (likely to fluctuate)
Unboxing 13 Ghoulish Surprises
Let’s start by taking a peek inside the box and looking at what exactly you get with this advent calendar:
- 13 highly detailed Pocket Pop vinyl figures
- Exclusive blacklight glow in the dark color variants
- Inspired by scenes and characters from the classic film
- Individual figurines stored behind tiny coffin doors
- Collectible tray to display figures after unboxing
- Themed packaging design with movie artwork
The Pocket Pop figures are shrunken down versions of the iconic Funko Pop vinyl toys, perfectly bite-sized at around 2 inches tall.
The batch of 13 minis includes:
- Jack Skellington
- Basket Sally
- Oogie Boogie
- Dr. Finkelstein
- Vampire Teddy
- Flower Sally
- Angry Jack
While the standard Funko Pop figurines already have oversized heads and chibi bodies, the pint-sized Pocket Pops amp up the cute factor. They distill the most iconic identifying traits into miniature molded vinyl.
For example, Jack still has his signature bat bow tie and thin spindly body. Sally has her stitched up patchwork dress and yarn hair. And Oogie Boogie looks menacing even at just 2 inches tall!
Glowing Blacklight Colors
What makes this set extra special are the vibrant blacklight colors exclusive to the advent calendar.
The characters are decorated with bright patterns, swirls, stars, and other creepy cool designs. When placed under a UV blacklight, the figures will shine and glow for a psychedelic effect.
This makes them perfect decorations for a Halloween party or to liven up a dark room. The blacklight coloring also gives the familiar characters a fresh and electrifying new look compared to their standard incarnations.
Display Options for After Unboxing
Part of the magic of advent calendars is the daily sense of surprise and anticipation opening each door. But what do you do with the figures after the 25th?
The Nightmare Before Christmas calendar comes with a collector’s tray to nicely showcase your new figures even after all the doors are opened.
The sturdy themed tray features a graphic of Jack Skellington with the Spiral Hill in the background. It has indented circular spots to display all 13 minis.
Of course, once unboxed, you are free to decorate and arrange the blacklight Pocket Pop however and wherever you’d like! They make cute desk or workstation companions.
Packaging and Unboxing Experience
Funko put great attention into theming the advent calendar’s packaging for an immersive unboxing experience.
The outer box artwork depicts a spooky scene of Jack Skellington trudging through the snow on a wintery night. The colors are dark blue, black, and white with creepy bare trees silhouetted in the background.
The advent calendar itself inside follows a coffin/crypt aesthetic. Each of the 13 days is represented by a creepy coffin-shaped door numbered 1 through 13.
The doors are sealed with a tab, so no need to worry about figures falling out prematurely.
Opening each secret door gives you a rush of excitement, not knowing which character you’ll unveil next. It’s a delightful optical illusion seeing the figures “pop” out of the coffin doors as you peel them back.
Who Should Buy The Nightmare Before Christmas Funko Pop Advent Calendar?
This advent calendar will appeal most to fans of The Nightmare Before Christmas film who want to count down the days to their favorite holiday in Halloween-themed style.
It also makes a fun gift for collectors of Funko Pop and other vinyl toys. The blacklight color variants are exclusives you can’t get anywhere else.
If you enjoy the thrill of blind box openings or unboxing videos, you’ll love discovering which character is behind each door.
Of course, you don’t have to limit your use to just the holidays either. This could be used year-round as a Countdown Calendar for birthdays, vacations, or any event!
- Cute and collectible Pocket Pop figures
- Blacklight colorways exclusive to this set
- Display tray for after unboxing
- Themed packaging design
- Perfect for Nightmare Before Christmas fans
- Good price point under $30
- Smaller 2 inch size may disappoint some
- No variety in characters (all from Nightmare Before Christmas)
- Non-blacklight versions may be preferable for some collectors
Comparison To Other Funko Advent Calendars
How does this calendar stack up to other Funko releases?
The Nightmare Before Christmas Standard Advent Calendar – This has 24 days and characters instead of 13. No blacklight colors, but figures are normal Pop size instead of pint-sized. Widest variety of characters.
Disney – Features a mix of classic Disney characters like Mickey, Frozen, Lion King etc. Great for Disney fans.
Harry Potter – 24 magical characters from Harry Potter films. Includes legends like Dumbledore and Dobby.
Star Wars – Count down to Christmas with Star Wars characters dressed in holiday outfits. Fun take on a holiday tradition.
Marvel – Marvel superheros including Black Panther, Captain America and Iron Man. Great for Marvel collectors.
Compared to the other branded calendars, The Nightmare Before Christmas Funko Pop calendar has the most stylized designs with the glow in the dark blacklight theming.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the dimensions of the figures?
The Pocket Pop vinyl figures measure about 2 inches tall, roughly half the size of regular Funko Pop figurines.
What days are included?
This advent calendar counts down 13 days total, not the full 25 days. It’s meant for a “mini” advent calendar experience.
Are the figures fragile?
The vinyl material is durable but use care when handling small parts as they could pose a choking hazard for children under 5.
Can you buy individual figures instead of the full calendar?
No – these blacklight color variants of the characters are exclusive to this advent calendar set only. The only way to get them is to purchase the entire box calendar.
What should I do if a door arrives already opened or a piece is missing?
Contact Funko customer support for troubleshooting help or replacement parts for any defective or damage.
Can I display the Funko Pocket Pops outside the calendar?
Yes! Once you’ve opened all the doors, you can display the characters on your shelf, desk, or using the included display tray on any surface to enjoy their spooky charm year-round.
Are the Pocket Pops made of vinyl?
Yes, all the figures in the calendar are made of high-quality vinyl.
The Final Verdict
For super fans of the hauntingly festive world that Tim Burton created in The Nightmare Before Christmas, this Funko Pop Advent Calendar is a must-have.
Count down to your favorite ghoulish holiday by unboxing a new blacklight-colored vinyl figure every day. Kids and adult collectors alike will love the surprise reveals behind each coffin door.
The pocket-sized figures retain every iconic characteristic of characters like Jack, Sally, and Oogie Boogie with their oversized heads and exaggerated features.
The glow-in-the-dark blacklight coloring gives the advent calendar an extra element of excitement and visual appeal. Display the full set together on the included collector’s tray for a frighteningly cute decoration.
While the $26 average price tag may give some budget-focused shoppers pause, you’re ultimately getting 13 detailed Pop figures which would normally retail for around $8 – $10 each.
For Nightmare Before Christmas fans, this is a steal and a creatively designed alternative to standard chocolate advent calendars. Add some weird and whimsical gothic charm to your holiday traditions!
Where To Buy The Nightmare Before Christmas Funko Pop Advent Calendar
You can find The Nightmare Before Christmas Funko Pop Advent Calendar available at major retailers like the following:
Be sure to shop around for potential sales and discounts around the holidays! Stock is limited so get your creepy advent calendar before it sells out.
More Reviews of Unique Advent Calendars to Check Out
- Harry Potter Jewelry Advent Calendar
- The Office Advent Calendar
- Back to the Future Advent Calendar
- Super Mario Advent Calendar
- DreamBone Dog Treat Advent Calendar
Watch The Nightmare Before Christmas Funko Pop Advent Calendar Unboxing Video
Check out this video to see the figures unboxed in their vivid colors! Obviously this is a spoiler warning though in case you want to be surprised!
If you love all things Tim Burton and can’t get enough of the Halloweentown citizens, countdown to Halloween or Christmas with some spooky surprises. The Nightmare Before Christmas Funko Pop Advent Calendar is a festive and fun way to get in the holiday spirit.
Funko Pop! Advent Calendar: 13 Days - The Nightmare Before Christmas (Blacklight), Multicolor, 63959
- Count down to your favorite holiday, or any special occasion, with the Nightmare Before Christmas 13 Day Countdown Calendar!
- ! Open the tiny doors to reveal 13 unique Funko Pocket Pops! featuring some beloved residents from Halloween Town. Each figure has vibrant coloring that is specifically designed to shine brightly under blacklight.
- Who will be the next to join your The Nightmare Before Christmas collection? Pocket Pop! figures vary in height depending on character.
- The maximum figure height is 2-inches tall.