Twenty One Pilots' Beloved Ned Is Being Immortalized As A Funko Figure
By Katrina Nattress
July 1, 2019
Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun could not have known just how much love Ned would receive when they introduced him in their "Chlorine" music video at the beginning of the year, but ever since that cute, fluffy alien came into our lives, Twenty One Pilots fans all over the world have embraced him with open arms, going so far as sewing their own handmade dolls— Tyler liked one so much he asked a fan if she'd give it to him. For those fans who aren't the crafty type, you're in luck. Ned is being immortalized as a Funko Pop! Vinyl figure, which is a tremendous feat considering the band has yet to receive that honor.
Over the weekend, the duo returned to their hometown of Columbus, Ohio to wrap up their Bandito tour, and the city celebrated by not only renaming a street after them but also opening a pop-up shop called Ned's Bayou. Aside from selling all kinds of Ned merch, including t-shirts, hoodies, and hats, the store also displayed the Ned Funko prototype, along with a phone number to text for those wanting to ensure they'll be one of the first to get their hands on a figure.
Fans lucky enough to go shopping in Ned's Bayou took some pictures of the Funko doll, which you can check out below.