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Johnny Lawrence - Cobra Kai Facts and Funko

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Johnny Lawrence of Cobra Kai is all grown up now and he's become a Funko Pop!

Johnny Lawrence of Cobra Kai is all grown up now and he's become a Funko Pop!

Johnny Lawrence, the fictional character from The Karate Kid and Cobra Kai, was born in 1967 on August 20. His mother never married his father and Johnny never knew him. We don't know much about Johnny and his life until his mom married a wealthy producer, Sid Weinberg.

The newly formed family moved to Encino, California. He had little in common with the kids in Encino and he had no friends. Johnny had a difficult time finding something he liked to do and quit interest after interest. This lack of direction was pointed out often by his stepfather, who could be quite abusive verbally and physically. This lack of interest and purpose continued until Johnny was 12 years old and accidently found the Cobra Kai dojo and sensei John Kreese. Johnny studied there for 5 years.

Johnny was entered in Karate tournaments in 1981, when he lost, in 1982 and 1983, when he won first place, and in 1984 when he came in second to Daniel LaRusso. The loss to LaRusso was even more crushing due to the fact that Daniel was dating Johnny's old girlfriend, Ali, another loss Johnny never completely recovered from. After the Karate loss to LaRusso Johnny had a falling out with his dysfunctional sensei and left Cobra Kai.

A Downward Fall From A Boy To A Man

Johnny turned to drinking and his problems really began to pile up. His mom died and that devastated him. He became a father. He did not have a good marriage nor did he develop a good relationship with his son. He just didn't get a break and existed in the pathetic life he had made for himself.

Until one day when Johnny sees what he is doing to himself and to his son. This knowledge propels him to change his behavior and become the man he always should have been.

Johnny Lawrence Cobra Kai And His Car

Johnny Lawrence Cobra Kai And His Car

Johnny was never a bad guy. He was a young child, ignored and abused, a young adult, confused and mislead by his admired teacher, an addict without direction. But all that was changing. So who does he meet up with? Daniel LaRusso.

Now that's where the story of Cobra Kai begins. And the series was so popular. It seems all those young Karate Kid fans of the 80s were dying to know what happened to Daniel and Johnny through the years.

Enough so that Johnny became a Funko Pop!

Johnny opened up a dojo of his own and from there you will have to watch the TV series to find out more about what happens.

Johnny Lawrence and Daniel LaRusso Cobra Kai Funko Pop!

Johnny Lawrence and Daniel LaRusso Cobra Kai Funko Pop!

The Karate Kid Funko Pop Collection

178 Daniel LaRusso, 179 Mr. Miyagi, 180 Johnny Lawrence

178 Daniel LaRusso, 179 Mr. Miyagi, 180 Johnny Lawrence

List Of Funko Pop! Cobra Kai Characters

Here are the Cobra Kai characters who are now Funko Pop!:

# 970 Johnny Lawrence

# 971 Daniel LaRusso

The Karate Kid characters who are now Funko Pop!:

# 178 Daniel LaRusso

# 179 Mr. Miyagi

# 180 Johnny Lawrence

Fun Facts About Johnny Lawrence And Cobra Kai

  1. Cobra Kai shows some unseen footage from The Karate Kid
  2. Daniel LaRusso was the hero in The Karate Kid, but it's not that clear in Cobra Kai
  3. In Cobra Kai we see things from Johnny's perspective
  4. In Karate Kid we see things from Daniel's perspective
  5. The two perspectives are very different
  6. In Cobra Kai Daniel refuses to trust Johnny Lawrence
  7. Johnny Lawrence helps Miguel Diaz, a nice kid, new to the area, and picked on by bullies
  8. Daniel LaRusso helps Robbie Keane, son of Johnny Lawrence
  9. Neither actor, Billie Zabka or Ralph Macchio, wanted to do this show at first
  10. William Zabka and Ralph Macchio are good friends in real life
  11. Johnny and Daniel were both in love with Ali
  12. There is a video game based on the series, Cobra Kai: The Karate Kid Saga Continues

Johnny Lawrence VS Daniel LaRusso

Cobra Kai action figures Daniel LaRusso, Sensei John Kreese, Johnny Lawrence

Cobra Kai action figures Daniel LaRusso, Sensei John Kreese, Johnny Lawrence

About Funko Pop!

I love these little vinyl Funko Pop! figures. The Pops! are about 4 inches high and they have enlarged heads with big eyes. They are adorable and addictive. Once you buy one, it's all over. They go from collectible to obsession. They come in so many popular character themes. There's got to be one for everyone I know. They make great little gifts, stocking stuffers, and just thinking of you gift ideas. I know everyone at my office has a couple on their desks and some people have a large collection there. Love those Funko Pop!

Largest collection of Funko Pops - Guinness World Records

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