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What is the appeal of Funko Pop

Old 03-01-18, 06:16 PM
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Re: What is the appeal of Funko Pop

I'm willing to bet that the majority of people that collect these things are virgins.
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Old 03-01-18, 07:05 PM
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I'm willing to bet that the majority of people that collect these things are virgins.
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Old 03-01-18, 07:07 PM
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Funny thing is that I just realize that there are thousands of Batman POP figures and no Red Hood one.
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I'm willing to bet that the majority of people that collect these things are virgins.
Virgins who slay the poon!! Wait, what?
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Old 03-01-18, 08:31 PM
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Virgins who slay the poon!! Wait, what?
Let me guess..



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Old 03-01-18, 10:15 PM
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Michael's craft store sells 'em for crying out loud. These things are 'effing everywhere. You really have to be living under a rock to never have seen them.
Nope. Never heard of them. I don't spend much time in the toys section of stores.
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Old 03-02-18, 12:54 PM
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Nope. Never heard of them. I don't spend much time in the toys section of stores.
I literally don't believe you've never heard of these.
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I literally don't believe you've never heard of these.
Or it's possible people might have seen them but not known the name.
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Old 03-02-18, 02:51 PM
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Re: What is the appeal of Funko Pop

My kid has expressed some interest in the video game ones (Pac-Man, Sonic), but we don't own any yet. He does have a few Pixel Pals, though (that I thankfully found for well below the usual $15 each a few months back).
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Old 03-02-18, 03:09 PM
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your kid likes Pixels? i thought that sort of thing was only for people that grew up in the 80s-90s and knows how games used to look.
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Old 03-02-18, 07:54 PM
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I literally don't believe you've never heard of these.
I guess we hang around different places. Are they advertised on TV or something?
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Old 03-02-18, 11:14 PM
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Re: What is the appeal of Funko Pop

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All of the Marvel and Star Wars ones are bobbleheads. Something to do with toy licenses.
The Star Wars ones also come on bases while none of the others do (for the same strange reason).
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Old 03-03-18, 12:09 PM
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your kid likes Pixels? i thought that sort of thing was only for people that grew up in the 80s-90s and knows how games used to look.
The only game systems we actively use are a RetroPie, and a recently-located Neo Geo Pocket Color that I bought almost 20 years ago.
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Old 04-09-18, 07:31 PM
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That's the place I was posting about earlier. Lots of my friends have been making their way there even if they are not into Pop. Lots of photos taken at those cool displays.
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Old 04-10-18, 03:46 PM
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Re: What is the appeal of Funko Pop

Neat, I would totally enjoy visiting the Funko HQ.
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Old 04-10-18, 07:42 PM
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I guess we hang around different places. Are they advertised on TV or something?
Nick Danger would've needed to enter a mall gifts store (Spencers or its equivalent) or any comic book or comic book-themed store or any toy store catering to people over 12.
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Old 04-10-18, 08:44 PM
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Re: What is the appeal of Funko Pop

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I guess we hang around different places. Are they advertised on TV or something?
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Nick Danger would've needed to enter a mall gifts store (Spencers or its equivalent) or any comic book or comic book-themed store or any toy store catering to people over 12.
They're all over the place.

Walmart has them in both the toy section and then up by the cash registers where they have collectibles.

I've seen them at Target, too.

And Barnes & Noble has a big display in the center of the store.

And then they're also in the usual places like Spencer's, Hot Topic, and various toy stores.
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Re: What is the appeal of Funko Pop

The Funk store/ Museum was on the recent ep of Comic Book Men.

I would never buy these and I've colected thousands of actions figures and comics and movies and many other things.

They are just too plain or simple.
Plus many don't look like whatever it is they are supposed to be.

Not for me.
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Old 04-11-18, 09:36 AM
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I will never have any interest in these. I think they look ugly but it is all subjective.
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Old 04-11-18, 10:50 AM
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I was in a store last night and they had four different Bob Ross Funko Pop figures. FOUR. I can't remember all of the variations, but one of them included some random animal. WTF is this nonsense.

And I have no doubt some dudes (they're almost always dudes) have every single Bob Ross Funko Pop variant.
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And I have no doubt some dudes (they're almost always dudes) have every single Bob Ross Funko Pop variant.
I think that would be pretty funny to own one of those. I looked at the Funko Pop figures when I went into Toys R' Us, they only had Marvel Characters and a ton of Last Jedi ones that no one wanted. I still want the Pinky and the Brain figures.
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Re: What is the appeal of Funko Pop

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Does anybody here collect these? It seems to me they release 20 every week. And I seen one of almost every property out there. $10 for a short statue that doesn't move its crazy to me. I seen some collection videos of those in YouTube and its walls full of these small boxes, because I guess you are not supposed to take them out either.
Does anybody know how many have been made? it has to be in the thousands. I wonder if anybody is trying to collect them all, including all the exclusives which every retailer has, it must be exhausting.
I used to collect FunKo, right around the time they first started with the Pops line. Used to be a completist, I'm in their Collector's Hall of Fame, worked their booth at SDCC a couple of years (I remember meeting TomOpus there one year, hi Tom!). And yes, I got out because trying to keep up was A) exhausting, B) required warehouse level real estate, and C) could not longer be financially justified.

When I say "Completist", I mean variants, limiteds, everything. Once Mike Becker sold Funko to Brian Mariotti, who started getting major licenses (earliest biggies were Marvel, Disney (then separate entities), and Simpsons, IIRC) and putting out larger number of variants on a MUCH larger number of pieces, even before the Pops line was introduced. After I bought a case of Darth Vaders just to be guaranteed the one silver base piece, I re-evaluated my priorities and stopped, cold turkey, because that was the only way I could do it.

As for the appeal, they're cute, they're fun, and there is at least one for everyone. Just walked by a desk today at work that had 3 of them up... a Harry Potter, a Cthulu, and a Stranger Things piece. A woman near me has Wonder Woman. My daughter has Captain Jack Sparrow. Much wider appeal than Funko's earlier nostalgia-based advertising, cereal, and Hanna Barbera Wacky Wobblers.
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Old 04-11-18, 05:38 PM
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Neat, I would totally enjoy visiting the Funko HQ.
Early collector's would visit the original HQ and then dumpster dive for prototypes. I have a folder full of concept art for some early pieces, and then some that were never made, given to me by one of the original designers at SDCC. I should get back in touch with them to see if they want it for the museum. I've also got the only known prototype of the original Freddy Funko, signed by both Mike and Brian.
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