Bob Ross is the definition of a legend. You’d be hard pressed to find a person who grew up in the 80s and 90s that doesn’t know who he is and about his incredible PBS show The Joy of Painting.
Ross’ DIY instructional painting television series ran from 1983 to 1994 on PBS where, in just 30 minutes, you could watch this masterful artist create beautiful nature scenes with incredible effortlessness. Each painting was filled with “happy little trees” and of course, every tree had a buddy because, as Ross often quoted, “everyone needs a friend.”
In addition to being an impeccable artist, Ross was also a huge animal advocate. On his show, he often spoke of rescued animals that he was rehabilitating and even occasionally would bring some of his little furry friends into the studio with him. In one particular episode, he brought in some little squirrels who had been abandoned and which he was nursing back to health.
An all around kind and gentle soul, Ross’ soft spoken, zen-like demeanor made him a pleasure to watch each afternoon.
Now, Bob Ross is about to be immortalized as a Funko Pop! Vinyl Figure! Funko.com announced the figure today with the following description:
Happy little trees. You heard it, Bob Ross is joining the Funko family! The soft-spoken creator and host of The Joy of Painting, is now receiving the Pop! vinyl treatment. Get to painting and add him to your collection this Summer!
According to the Funko website, this little guy will be available this August! We can’t wait to own this!
What do you think of the Bob Ross The Joy of Painting Pop! Figure? Check out their announcement via Twitter as well as detailed picture below:
— Funko (@OriginalFunko) June 14, 2017
A karaoke obsessed, craft beer enthusiast and lover of all things pop culture, Denise enjoys all facets of entertainment from Broadway to box office blockbusters. In her spare time, she enjoys photography, concerts (lots and lots of concerts), volunteering, reading and playing with her rescue kitten, Samantha (who rescued who, right?).