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What is the appeal of Funko Pop

Old 04-12-18, 04:31 PM
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Re: What is the appeal of Funko Pop

I have a Ron Swanson funko. Saw it on Amazon and laughed my ass off, thought it was somewhat cheap so I bought it - so the appeal is that it made me laugh.



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Old 04-12-18, 04:51 PM
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Re: What is the appeal of Funko Pop

I just bought my first (and very likely last) Funko thing yesterday. I love it.

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Old 04-12-18, 05:36 PM
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Re: What is the appeal of Funko Pop

^ My son has that one. It's better than most.
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Old 04-12-18, 07:11 PM
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Re: What is the appeal of Funko Pop

Is that a Star Wars?
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Old 04-13-18, 12:27 PM
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Re: What is the appeal of Funko Pop

I collect but am trying to limit myself to Star Wars, DC, and Marvel. I generally do not like 'Human' figures as they have a tendency to look alike but Heroes & Monsters definitely appeal to me. Its exhausting trying to catch up as they seem to manufacture hundreds of these every single month and its impossible to get them all due to the exclusives.

Bought a lot when Hot Topic regularly had their 'Hot Cash' events when you can get the code online and use it multiple times (I usually get the Pops for less than $7) but when that dried up my collecting has slowed as well.
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Old 04-13-18, 03:05 PM
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Re: What is the appeal of Funko Pop

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^ My son has that one. It's better than most.
The reason it's better than most is because porg already has the black, soulless eyes that are the signature feature of Pops. Well that plus it's not human. That's the only one I bought my son as well.
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Old 04-13-18, 03:54 PM
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Re: What is the appeal of Funko Pop

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Is that a Star Wars?
What?
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Old 04-14-18, 05:15 PM
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Re: What is the appeal of Funko Pop

I have a few, but have no desire to start collecting them. The only ones I'll probably keep are 4th Doctor, Sarah Jane and the Tardis. I kind of like those.
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Old 04-14-18, 09:55 PM
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Is that a Star Wars?
What gave it away? The words "Star Wars" on the base?
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Old 04-15-18, 01:17 AM
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Re: What is the appeal of Funko Pop

The one license Iím surprised Funko doesnít have is ď24Ē.

I only have one Funko figure, so I definitely donít collect these. But if they made ď24Ē ones, I would probably get them. Maybe itís a good thing they donít have that license!
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Old 04-15-18, 04:59 AM
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Re: What is the appeal of Funko Pop

I sell these and I fucking hate them and the crazy collectors. As popularity has gone up, the quality has gone down. Quality control is non-existent but collector's seem to think they are buying diamonds at 10 bucks. One small crease in the flimsy paperbox and they go insane. Waste of time and expensive as fuck. And don't get me started on the exclusives, chase-editions an the other crap to get people to buy the same figure 12 times.

I get collecting if it's something of rarity, value or nostalgia, but these figures are made and marketed solely for collecting, which means everyone does it, which means they'll never be worth shit.

It will be karma, when one day they all get tired of them and have rooms full of worthless cardboard and plastic they can only get rid of by throwing it all out.

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Old 04-16-18, 11:55 AM
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Re: What is the appeal of Funko Pop

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I sell these and I fucking hate them and the crazy collectors. As popularity has gone up, the quality has gone down. Quality control is non-existent but collector's seem to think they are buying diamonds at 10 bucks. One small crease in the flimsy paperbox and they go insane. Waste of time and expensive as fuck. And don't get me started on the exclusives, chase-editions an the other crap to get people to buy the same figure 12 times.

I get collecting if it's something of rarity, value or nostalgia, but these figures are made and marketed solely for collecting, which means everyone does it, which means they'll never be worth shit.

It will be karma, when one day they all get tired of them and have rooms full of worthless cardboard and plastic they can only get rid of by throwing it all out.

/rant.
While I agree with you on your assessment of the investment potential in collecting something that is mass produced specifically for the purpose of collecting, I'm kind of surprised that you sell them and have such disdain for people who buy large quantities in search of chase pieces. I'd think you would love those customers, whether you agree with their passion or not.
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Old 04-16-18, 12:19 PM
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Gunde - are you an LCS owner? What's the mark up rate on these collectibles? I figure that LCS owners make a killing on these as $10 seems quite expensive for a small amount of plastic.
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Old 04-16-18, 12:43 PM
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Re: What is the appeal of Funko Pop

Wonder if we see something like this again, just with Funko collections.

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Wonder if we see something like this again, just with Funko collections.
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That's what I think will happen, but every obsessive Funko collector I've talked to seems to think that it will never happen because these are tied to pop culture properties.
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Old 04-16-18, 12:58 PM
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Re: What is the appeal of Funko Pop

Almost anything sold as a collectible to collectors will never be worth jack shit.
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Old 04-16-18, 01:06 PM
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Almost anything sold as a collectible to collectors will never be worth jack shit.
Yep. True collectibles are only collectible because they were made in small numbers or mostly lost to time, with few remaining. Zero mass produced toy like these will be worth money into the future.

I've gone back and started buying baseball cards from the 80s/90s I remember wanting or considering rare back then. I'm finding most of them for under $5.
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Re: What is the appeal of Funko Pop

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Almost anything sold as a collectible to collectors will never be worth jack shit.
Except to those collectors.

I remember when the Criterion DVD of Salo was going for $1000.
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Old 04-16-18, 01:10 PM
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Re: What is the appeal of Funko Pop

I don't own not even one. Neither anyone in my family and we a big bunch.

I just find them all cheesy.

Virgins and hoarders love them I'm sure.
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Old 04-16-18, 01:27 PM
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Except to those collectors.

I remember when the Criterion DVD of Salo was going for $1000.
That's due to its rarity and content though. Things like these are made in mass.
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Old 04-16-18, 02:02 PM
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I don't own not even one. Neither anyone in my family and we a big bunch.

I just find them all cheesy.

Virgins and hoarders love them I'm sure.
This is such a shitty, tired generalization that I can't believe is still used today, regardless of the topic.
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Re: What is the appeal of Funko Pop

I don't get Gunde's rant.

He sells these toys, yet hates them and hates the people who buys them?

That's kind of shitty attitude for something that brings you money and customers.

(Unless it's a typo on his part )
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Old 04-16-18, 02:07 PM
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I don't get Gunde's rant.

He sells these toys, yet hates them and hates the people who buys them?

That's kind of shitty attitude for something that brings you money and customers.

(Unless it's a typo on his part )
Well if he's simply an employee at a store that sells them, I doubt he cares about the extra money coming in versus the frustration of dealing with people complaining about them.
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Old 04-16-18, 08:16 PM
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This is such a shitty, tired generalization that I can't believe is still used today, regardless of the topic.
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I've gone back and started buying baseball cards from the 80s/90s I remember wanting or considering rare back then. I'm finding most of them for under $5.
Donít remind me. I collected baseball/football/basketball cards in the 90s, held on to them for 20 years only to see them plummet in price. Out of the 1000s of cards I collected in the 90s only a handful are worth a damn (mostly HOF player rookie cards). Everything else is shit.
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