Guest post by Clecta @Spirit – check her collection out! @Spirit
ITS A TRAP!
Seriously if you collect things and you start down this super cute path, there is no return!
Funko pops are good value for money, fun! and highly HIGHLY addicting, I’m talking beer and cheeto levels of NEED MORE!
I have admired them all from the safety of my PC screen for a long time, I knew KNEW that once I started it would be a dangerous road
I came across an R2D2 in my local Game Stop, I was feeling rather “what the heck” that day, so I went ahead and bought him home, that was it, Hook..line..sinker.
I collect anything and everything Batman, the Batman Funko Pop’s are SO adorable and so many! I choose to display mine in the boxes, they stack and look very pleasing to the eye, I may then take them out of the boxes, but for now I have a very solid looking wall of pops in boxes.
I collect them because they are designed beautifully, affordable and sized as not to take up too much room ( until you have 30 of them, and I don’t plan on stopping anytime soon), PLUS because so many of us collect them, we have people to trade and buy from, it is all good for collectors.
Funko LLC sells over $30 million worth of Pop action figures a year,probably because there is a Pop for everyone, from movies to sports stars and everything in between, if it’s a pop culture icon it’s a Pop. They are non-offensive and kid-friendly ( mostly, there’s a few blood-spattered ones and zombies) so it’s a great hobby for me and my son to enjoy together
For collectors there’s the added hook of “Exclusive” and “limited” pops, There’s a batman pop that can go for $880.that’s insane. If i ever had the chance to own one of those you KNOW i would. Since I can’t get to the Big American Comicons, I don’t expect I will own any “grails” anytime soon, but hey maybe I will win a prize on Clect, one day ( I am in for a Riddler at the moment)
I love pops, so does my Son, we subscribe to a once a month pop delivery, we get two a month, and a wishlist that can last for 5 years!
In conclusion, I love and hate this new addiction, I am slowly building an amazing batman Funko Pop shrine, but at the same time, I am leaking money from everywhere trying to fund it!, leaving me with little way to save up for anything else.