Sometimes I wonder if these will go the way of the Beanie Baby. People buying a ton of them then almost overnight the floor fell out underneath them. Or am I wrong? Ha. I thought they were hugely popular and then suddenly they weren't. People spent a lot of money buying/collecting them in the hopes that they'd be worth something someday.
Back in the day I almost did the same thing with Spawm figures. They weren't horribly priced. I didn't have 130 of them but I bought more than I should've. Especially since looking back on the fact that I displayed them for only for a few years - they've been packed away for what seems like decades now.
I may pull a few of the Spawn figures out of storage since the Funkos have reignited my "figure" collecting. Just wondering when or if my brain will say "STOP THE MADNESS" like it kinda did with Spawn.
Oakley and Nike have been my only constants and I have a lot more O than swoosh.
Just kinda going with it I guess for now. If I enjoy it "most" of the time then why not? Although like with O, the exclusives and limited editions can give me gray hair. The amount of Funko variants, as Dann touched on above, can be outright maddening/insane though!
I think that's what most collectors have a problem with: They're inexpensive, so it's easy to build up a large collection of them. I probably have a couple, so I'm not a collector of them. Still, there are some cool ones out there.
Being inexpensive at least for me is definitely a reason for sure. Lots of cool ones out there. Something for everybody.
I own 4, so I’m definitely not a collector either. I like them though. I have 2 of John Wick and 2 Star Wars. - rich5150
John Wick is a great choice. I have a few Star Wars. How can I not when it was part of my childhood. Another way they suck you in - reliving your childhood through $9 toys!
I'm like most, buy one here or there. Batman related on most.
Still like to look at them and hope to find a "chase" one in the wild one day.
Well they just released - up for preorder - a 19" Batman Funko Pop! at $79-$99. Chases are cool. I like them better than having 45,000 variants being released.
My daughter has a decent collection, mostly Avengers characters. But my favorite is the Blue Sour Patch Kid. So tempted to take a bite of him. - eddyc
I'm an Iron Man collector and some other Avengers as well. It does look good enough to eat! HA!
I held out forever, since I thought they were a dumb idea. I think it mainly changed when they started getting creative with different IP that was wildly outside the humanoid basic design, but they still tried to make the POP aesthetic work. I just wasn't interested in the million Game of Throne characters, but stuff like Portal and Minecraft looks good.
My first was the Five Nights at Freddy's POPs since my daughter collected all of the plush and figures and whatever, so we have that complete collection. I started to get some of the Borderlands, but gave up when Claptrap had about 10 variants. I have two from Tron, but I've since given up. I'll get the minis thought by buying the cases vs $8 a piece for an unknown chance. - Dann
Yeah, I wasn't sucked right in at first either. Wasn't sure what to make of them until they started releasing things I was into. I do tend to like the ones that are characters that wear stuff, helmets or armor and aren't just a big square face/head. Ones like Claptrap, robots and other non-humans are usually really cool.