Pop! Icons - Rat Fink - #15 - 2019 San Diego Summer Convention EXCLUSIVE

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Funko Pop 15 Rat Fink 2019 San Diego Summer Convention EXCLUSIVE

Rat Fink is one of several hot rod characters created by artist Ed "Big Daddy" Roth, one of the originators of Kustom Kulture of automobile enthusiasts.  Roth conceived Rat Fink as an anti-hero to Mickey Mouse.  Rat Fink is usually portrayed as either green or gray, comically grotesque and depraved-looking with bulging, bloodshot eyes, an oversized mouth with sharp, narrow teeth, and wearing red overalls with the initials "R.F." on them. He is often seen driving cars or motorcycles.

Rat Fink was advertised for the first time in the July 1963 issue of Car Craft.  The ad called it "The rage in California".  Also in 1963, the Revell Model Company issued a plastic model kit of the character.  The initial run of the kit was from 1963 to 1965, but the Rat Fink kit, along with Roth's other creations, has been re-issued by Revell over the years.  Rat Fink continues to be a popular item to this day in hot rod and Kustom Kulture circles in the form of T-shirts, key chains, wallets, toys, decals, etc.

A Rat Fink revival in the late 1980s and the 1990s centered on the grunge/punk rock movements, both in the U.S. West Coast and in Australia (Roth drew Rat Fink artwork for the album Junk Yard by the Australian band The Birthday Party).