Minion King Bob Funko POP, Funko POPS & Minions Funko POPS, King Bob is the King of all the Minions

Minion King Bob Funko POP, Funko POPS & Minions Funko POPS, King Bob is the King of all the Minions

Minion King Bob is the King of all the Minions Funko POP

From Minions, King Bob, the King of all the Minions as a stylized Funko POP. King is the title given to a male monarch in a variety of contexts. The female equivalent is Queen, which title is also given to the consort of a king. In the context of prehistory, antiquity and contemporary indigenous peoples, the title may refer to tribal kingship. Germanic Kingship is cognate with Indo-European traditions of tribal rulership (Indic rajan, Gothic reiks, and Old Irish ). In the context of classical antiquity, King may translate in Latin as rex and in Greek as archon or basileus. In classical European feudalism, the title of king as the ruler of a kingdom is understood to be the highest rank in the feudal order, potentially subject, at least nominally, only to an emperor (harking back to the client Kings of the Roman Republic and Roman Empire). In a modern context, the title may refer to the ruler of one of a number of modern monarchies (either absolute or constitutional). The title of King is used alongside other titles for monarchs, in the West, emperor, grand prince, prince, archduke, duke or grand duke, and in the Islamic world, malik, sultan, emir or hakim.

The city-states of the Aztec Empire had a Tlatoani, which were kings of pre-Hispanic Mesoamerica. The Huey Tlatoani was the emperor of the Aztecs. The term King may also refer to a King consort, a title that is sometimes given to the husband of a ruling Queen, but the title of Prince consort is more common. The English term King is derived from the Anglo-Saxon cyning, which in turn is derived from the Common Germanic kuningaz. The Common Germanic term was borrowed into Estonian and Finnish at an early time, surviving in these languages as kuningas. It is a derivation from the term kunjomkin” (Old English cynn) by the inga suffix. The literal meaning is that of a “scion of the (noble) kin“, or perhaps “son or descendant of one of noble birth“. The English term translates, and is considered equivalent to, Latin rex and its equivalents in the various European languages. The Germanic term is notably different from the word for “King” in other Indo-European languages (reksruler“; Latin rex, Sanskrit rajan and Irish ríg, Gothic reiks and, modern German reich and modern Dutch rijk).


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Minion Hula Minion Funko POP, Funko POPS & Minions Funko POPS, Hula Minion is the Polynesian dancer of the Minions

Minion Hula Minion Funko POP, Funko POPS & Minions Funko POPS, Hula Minion is the Polynesian dancer of the Minions

Minion Hula Minion is the Polynesian dancer of the Minions Funko POP

From Despicable Me 2, Hula Minion, the Polynesian dancer of the Minions as a stylized Funko POP. Hula is a Polynesian dance form accompanied by chant (Oli) or song (Mele, which is a cognate of “meke” from the Fijian language). It was developed in the Hawaiian Islands by the Polynesians who originally settled there. The hula dramatizes or portrays the words of the oli or mele in a visual dance form. There are many sub-styles of hula, with the main 2 categories being Hula ‘Auana and Hula Kahiko. Ancient hula, as performed before Western encounters with Hawai’i, is called Kahiko. It is accompanied by chant and traditional instruments. Hula, as it evolved under Western influence in the 19th and 20th centuries, is called ‘auana (a word that means “to wander” or “drift“). It is accompanied by song and Western-influenced musical instruments such as the guitar, the ‘ukulele, and the double bass. Terminology for 2 main additional categories is beginning to enter the hula lexicon: “Monarchy” includes any hula which were composed and choreographed during the 19th century.

During that time the influx of Western culture created significant changes in the formal Hawaiian arts, including hula. “Ai Kahiko“, meaning “in the ancient style” are those hula written in the 20th and 21st centuries that follow the stylistic protocols of the ancient hula kahiko. There are also 2 main positions of a hula dance: either sitting (noho dance) or standing (luna dance). Some dances utilize both forms. In the 1890s and early 1900s, hula dancers and Hawaiian musicians toured the U.S. mainland. This advertisement appeared in an Ohio newspaper in 1921. Hula dancing is a complex art form, and there are many hand motions used to represent the words in a song or chant. For example, hand movements can signify aspects of nature, such as the swaying of a tree in the breeze or a wave in the ocean, or a feeling or emotion, such as fondness or yearning. Foot and hip movements often pull from a basic library of steps including the kaholo, ka’o, kawelu, hela, ‘uwehe, and ‘ami.

There are other related dances (Tamure, Hura, Aparima, Ote’a, Haka, Kapa Haka, Poi, Fa’ataupati, Tau’olunga, and Lakalaka) that come from other Polynesian islands such as Tahiti, The Cook Islands, Samoa, Tonga and New Zealand, however, the hula is unique to the Hawaiian Islands. All 5 hula genres can be placed at certain point at a spectrum that features “the most ancient” on the left and “the most modern” on the other side. Hula pahu and hula ‘ala’apapa are 2 subcategories that are always considered to be ancient, with origins sticky reflected before the introduction of Christianity. Thanks to the nearly intactly preserved repertoire that is even being played nowadays, the important guidelines that performers should follow for bringing the poetic text back on stage remains clear in manuscript sources. On the other side of the continuum, hapa haole songs are relatively modern and those songs were also disseminated as notated sheet music, which were the joint effort devoted by contemporary ethnomusicologists and songwriters.

The rest of the 2 hula types, hula ku’i and hula ‘olapa leave a massive challenge to editors in terms of entextualizing and representing these 2 genres generally within a critical edition. These 2 genres show a reflection of the social transformation and westernization happened within the region when the American economic and politics influence immerse more within. More importantly, the same strophic text format is applied in both genres, being constructed with 2 of 4 lines of text, with each of them is commonly set to an uniform number of beats. During performance, it is a usual practice that the songs are separated into stanzas which are normally repeated by a brief rhythmic interlude. Among all 5 genres of hula, the corresponding melodic structure and the strophic musical structure are elements that make modern hula ku’i and hula ‘o lapa distinguishable when compared to others.


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Minion Creature Mel Funko POP, Funko POPS & Minions Funko POPS, Creature Mel is the Swamp Monster of the Minions

Minion Creature Mel Funko POP, Funko POPS & Minions Funko POPS, Creature Mel is the Swamp Monster of the Minions

Minion Creature Mel is the Swamp Monster of the Minions Funko POP

From Minions, Creature Mel, the Swamp Monster of the Minions as a stylized Funko POP. A Swamp Monster (also variously called a swamp creature, swamp man, swamp thing, or muck monster) is a fictional creature often imagined to lurk in a swamp. Some swamp monsters resemble aquatic creatures while other swamp monsters resemble aquatic plants and moss. Below is a list of the known swamp monsters in folklore and different media appearances. Swamp creatures are humanoid creatures similar to fish or resembling living piles of swamp mire. They live underwater and occasionally come to the surface, but only when provoked. Within modern American folk myth and legend a notable example is Louisiana‘s Honey Island Swamp Monster. Another notable example is the May River Swamp Creature that along with other rare and spectacular creatures occupies the marshes and supralittoral zones of the South Carolina lowcountry, near Bluffton.

They seem to be akin to Kelpies, Kappa, the Loch Ness Monster, and Muck Monsters. Being only part humanoid, it is not popular belief that they are capable of speech, but in some cases, they have been capable of speech. Popular renditions of swamp creatures occur in popular media such as comic books (Marvel’s Man-Thing and DC’s Swamp Thing). They have also been featured on older films, most notably The Creature from the Black Lagoon. In all these cases, they displayed superstrength, extreme underwater adaptability, possible muck spitting and a frighteningly bad attitude. The term “Swamp Creature” has had particular resonance in politics, where the political world is often referred to as a swamp and its occupants called Swamp Creatures or Swamp Monsters.


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Minion 70’s Bob Funko POP, Funko POPS & Minions Funko POPS, 70’s Bob is the exponent of the 70’s of the Minions

Minion 70's Bob Funko POP, Funko POPS & Minions Funko POPS, 70's Bob is the exponent of the 70's of the Minions

Minion 70’s Bob is the exponent of the 70’s of the Minions Funko POP

From Minions 2, 70’s Bob, the exponent of the 70’s of the Minions as a stylized Funko POP. The 1970s (pronounced “nineteen-seventies“, shortened to “the ’70s“) was a decade of the Gregorian calendar that began on January 1, 1970, and ended on December 31, 1979. In the 21st century, historians have increasingly portrayed the 1970s as a “pivot of changein world history, focusing especially on the economic upheavals that followed the end of the postwar economic boom. In the Western world, social progressive values that began in the 1960s, such as increasing political awareness and economic liberty of women, continued to grow. In the United Kingdom, the 1979 election resulted in the victory of its Conservative leader Margaret Thatcher, the first female British Prime Minister. Industrialized countries experienced an economic recession due to an oil crisis caused by oil embargoes by the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries.

The crisis saw the first instance of stagflation “an economic scenario of stagnant growth paired with high inflation” which began a political and economic trend of the replacement of Keynesian economic theory with neoliberal economic theory, with the first neoliberal governments being created in Chile, where a military coup led by Augusto Pinochet took place in 1973. The 1970s was also an era of great technological and scientific advances, since the appearance of the first commercial microprocessor, the Intel 4004 in 1971, the decade was characterised by a profound transformation of computing units, by then rudimentary, spacious machines, into the realm of portability and home accessibility. On the other hand, there were also great advances in fields such as physics, which saw the consolidation of Quantum Field Theory at the end of the decade, mainly thanks to the confirmation of the existence of quarks and the detection of the first gauge bosons in addition to the photon, the Z boson and the gluon, part of what was christened in 1975 as the Standard Model. Novelist Tom Wolfe coined the term “Medecade” in his essay “The MeDecade and the Third Great Awakening“, published by New York Magazine in August 1976 referring to the 1970s.

The term describes a general new attitude of Americans towards atomized individualism and away from communitarianism, in clear contrast with the 1960s. In Asia, affairs regarding the People’s Republic of China changed significantly following the recognition of the PRC by the United Nations, the death of Mao Zedong and the beginning of market liberalization by Mao’s successors. Despite facing an oil crisis due to the OPEC embargo, the economy of Japan witnessed a large boom in this period, overtaking the economy of West Germany to become the second-largest in the world. The United States withdrew its military forces from their previous involvement in the Vietnam War, which had grown enormously unpopular. In 1979, the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan, which led to an ongoing war for 10 years. The 1970s saw an initial increase in violence in the Middle East as Egypt and Syria declared war on Israel, but in the late 1970s, the situation in the Middle East was fundamentally altered when Egypt signed the Egyptian-Israeli Peace Treaty.

Anwar Sadat, President of Egypt, was instrumental in the event and consequently became extremely unpopular in the Arab world and the wider Muslim world. Political tensions in Iran exploded with the Iranian Revolution in 1979, which overthrew the Pahlavi dynasty and established an authoritarian Islamic Republic under the leadership of the Ayatollah Khomeini. Africa saw further decolonization in the decade, with Angola and Mozambique gaining their independence in 1975 from the Portuguese Empire after the restoration of democracy in Portugal. The continent was, however, plagued by endemic military coups, with the long-reigning Emperor of Ethiopia Haile Selassie being removed, civil wars and famine. The economies of much of the developing world continued to make steady progress in the early 1970s because of the Green Revolution. However, their economic growth was slowed by the oil crisis, although it boomed afterwards.


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Minion Frankenbob Funko POP, Funko POPS & Minions Funko POPS, Frankenbob is the Frankenstein of the Minions

Minion Frankenbob Funko POP, Funko POPS & Minions Funko POPS, Frankenbob is the Frankenstein of the Minions

Minion Frankenbob is the Frankenstein of the Minions Funko POP

From Minions, Frankenbob, the Frankenstein of the Minions as a stylized Funko POP. Frankenstein’s monster or Frankenstein’s creature, sometimes referred to as simply “Frankenstein“, is an English fictional character who first appeared in Mary Shelley‘s 1818 novel Frankenstein, or, The Modern Prometheus. Shelley’s title thus compares the monster’s creator, Victor Frankenstein, to the mythological character Prometheus, who fashioned humans out of clay and gave them fire. In Shelley’s Gothic story, Victor Frankenstein builds the creature in his laboratory through an ambiguous method based on a scientific principle he discovered. Shelley describes the monster as 8 feet (240 cm) tall and terribly hideous, but emotional. The monster attempts to fit into human society but is shunned, which leads him to seek revenge against Frankenstein. According to the scholar Joseph Carroll, the monster occupies “a border territory between the characteristics that typically define protagonists and antagonists“. Frankenstein’s monster became iconic in popular culture, and has been featured in various forms of media, including films, television series, merchandise and video games. The most popularly recognized versions are the film portrayals by Boris Karloff in the 1931 film Frankenstein, the 1935 sequel Bride of Frankenstein, and the 1939 sequel Son of Frankenstein.

As depicted by Shelley, the monster is a sensitive, emotional creature whose only aim is to share his life with another sentient being like himself. The novel portrayed him as versed in Paradise Lost, Plutarch’s Lives, and The Sorrows of Young Werther. From the beginning, the monster is rejected by everyone he meets. He realizes from the moment of his “birth” that even his own creator cannot stand the sight of him, this is obvious when Frankenstein says “…one hand was stretched out, seemingly to detain me, but I escaped…“. Upon seeing his own reflection, he realizes that he too is repulsed by his appearance. His greatest desire is to find love and acceptance, but when that desire is denied, he swears revenge on his creator. The monster is a vegetarian. While speaking to Frankenstein, he tells him, “My food is not that of man, I do not destroy the lamb and the kid to glut my appetite, acorns and berries afford me sufficient nourishment… The picture I present to you is peaceful and human”. At the time the novel was written, many writers, including Percy Shelley in A Vindication of Natural Diet, argued that practicing vegetarianism was the morally right thing to do. Contrary to many film versions, the creature in the novel is very articulate and eloquent in his speech.

Almost immediately after his creation, he dresses himself, and within 11 months, he can speak and read German and French. By the end of the novel, the creature is able to speak English fluently as well. The Van Helsing and Penny Dreadful interpretations of the character have similar personalities to the literary original, although the latter version is the only one to retain the character’s violent reactions to rejection. In the 1931 film adaptation, the monster is depicted as mute and bestial, it is implied that this is because he is accidentally implanted with a criminal’s “abnormal” brain. In the subsequent sequel, Bride of Frankenstein, the monster learns to speak, albeit in short, stunted sentences. In the second sequel, Son of Frankenstein, the creature is again rendered inarticulate. Following a brain transplant in the 3rd sequel, The Ghost of Frankenstein, the monster speaks with the voice and personality of the brain donor. This was continued after a fashion in the scripting for the 4th sequel, Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man, but the dialogue was excised before release. The monster was effectively mute in later sequels, although he refers to Count Dracula as his “master” in Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein. The monster is often portrayed as being afraid of fire, although he is not afraid of it in the novel.


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Minion Mummy Stuart Funko POP, Funko POPS & Minions Funko POPS, Mummy Stuart is the Mummy of the Minions

Minion Mummy Stuart Funko POP, Funko POPS & Minions Funko POPS, Mummy Stuart is the Mummy of the Minions

Minion Mummy Stuart is the Mummy of the Minions Funko POP

From Minions, Mummy Stuart, the Mummy of the Minions as a stylized Funko POP. A Mummy is a dead human or an animal whose soft tissues and organs have been preserved by either intentional or accidental exposure to chemicals, extreme cold, very low humidity, or lack of air, so that the recovered body does not decay further if kept in cool and dry conditions. Some authorities restrict the use of the term to bodies deliberately embalmed with chemicals, but the use of the word to cover accidentally desiccated bodies goes back to at least 1615 AD. Mummies of humans and animals have been found on every continent, both as a result of natural preservation through unusual conditions, and as cultural artifacts. Over 1 million animal mummies have been found in Egypt, many of which are cats. Many of the Egyptian animal mummies are Sacred Ibis, and radiocarbon dating suggests the Egyptian Ibis mummies that have been analyzed were from time frame that falls between approximately 450 and 250 BC.

In addition to the mummies of ancient Egypt, deliberate mummification was a feature of several ancient cultures in areas of America and Asia with very dry climates. The Spirit Cave Mummies of Fallon, Nevada in North America were accurately dated at more than 9,400 years old. Before this discovery, the oldest known deliberate mummy was a child, one of the Chinchorro Mummies found in the Camarones Valley, Chile, which dates around 5050 BC. The oldest known naturally mummified human corpse is a severed head dated as 6,000 years old, found in 1936 AD at the site named Inca Cueva No.4 in South America. The English word mummy is derived from medieval Latin mumia, a borrowing of the medieval Arabic word mūmiya which meant “an embalmed corpse“, as well as the bituminous embalming substance. This word was borrowed from Persian where it meant “asphalt“, and is derived from the word mūm meaning “wax“. The meaning of “corpse preserved by desiccation” developed post-medievally.

The Medieval English term “mummy” was defined as “medical preparation of the substance of mummies“, rather than the entire corpse, with Richard Hakluyt in 1599 AD complaining that “these dead bodies are the Mummy which the Phisistians and Apothecaries doe against our willes make us to swallow”. These substances were called mummia. The Oxford English Dictionary defines a mummy as “the body of a human being or animal embalmed (according to the Ancient Egyptian or some analogous method) as a preparation for burial“, citing sources from 1615 AD onward. However, Chambers’ Cyclopaedia and the Victorian zoologist Francis Trevelyan Buckland define a mummy as follows: “A human or animal body desiccated by exposure to sun or air. Also applied to the frozen carcase of an animal imbedded in prehistoric snow”. Wasps of the genus Aleiodes are known as “mummy wasps” because they wrap their caterpillar prey as “mummies“.


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Minion Cro-Minion Funko POP, Funko POPS & Minions Funko POPS, Cro-Minion is the Cro-Magnon of the Minions

Minion Cro-Minion Funko POP, Funko POPS & Minions Funko POPS, Cro-Minion is the Cro-Magnon of the Minions

Minion Cro-Minion Funko POP

From Minions, Cro-Minion, the Cro-Magnon of the Minions as a stylized Funko POP. This Minion is on a mission, from the Minions’ Cro-Minion movie, this adorable yellow creature is too cute to resist. Minions Cro-Minion Funko POP is a pretty nice figure, the detail in the hair with the bone is well done, as is the detail in the goggles and loin cloth. Cro-Magnon man is an ancient form of Homo Sapiens, ascribable to modern human populations, widespread in the Upper Paleolithic in Europe. It is represented by four skeletons from the Cro-Magnon rock shelter, found in 1868 at Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil in the Dordogne and by seven skeletons collected in the Balzi Rossi Caves (Liguria, Italy), defined at the time as cromagnonoids. The earliest known Cro-Magnon remains are between 35,000 and 45,000 years old, based on radiometric dating. The oldest remains, from 43,00045,000 years ago, were found in Italy and Britain. Other remains also show that Cro-Magnons reached the Russian Arctic about 40,000 years ago.

Cro-Magnons had powerful bodies, which were usually heavy and solid with strong muscles. Unlike Neanderthals, which had slanted foreheads, the Cro-Magnons had straight foreheads, like modern humans. Their faces were short and wide with a large chin. Their brains were slightly larger than the average human’s is today. The name “Cro-Magnon” was created by Louis Lartet, who discovered the first Cro-Magnon skull in southwestern France in 1868. He called the place where he found the skull Abri de Cro-Magnon. Abri means “rock shelter” in French, Cro means “hole” in the Occitan language, and Magnon was the name of the person who owned the land where Lartet found the skull. Basically, Cro-Magnon means “rock shelter in a hole on Magnon’s land“. This is why scientists now use the term “European early modern humans” instead of “Cro-Magnons”. At the end etymologically the term “Cro-Magnon” means nothing.


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