When I first saw FUNKO products all I could think was: THIS is going to cost me money...
I did not need one more collection of anything.
The packaging, contents and aesthetic of this product makes it almost irresistible not to mention they are very affordable and often show up on sale various places.
Instead of starting another collection I decided that I would use this product as a go to gift when I needed something under 20bucks .
My pal Alberta and I are both collectors and we don't see each ither that often so when we met to see an "occasion" movie like Malificent it was the perfect time to buy a Funko product as a souvenir of the occasion,
They also have this glow in the dark special version:
Since the face is green we know its from the animated version.
Some months later we went to the live action Beauty and the beast for which I decide she could be the beauty and I would give her the beast:
They come in various sizes, some are very limited editions.
Walt Disney World had a special Figment figure-their EPCOT mascit, which is a little purple dragon that pops up everywhere.
He originally was a Figment of the Imagination and starred in the Imagination Pavillions attraction along with his friend the DreamCatcher.
They premiered at Walt Disney World at the same time my pal Monique was in Florida and I asked her to try and grab me one-they were an instant sellout...
I believe they were between 12 and 16 dollars-almnost instantly they were on EBAY for 35.00bucks-I have seen them various places for as much as 150.00usd.
I'll wait for the excitement to die down and find one at a good price since I want it for myself-I have another figurine from Epcot that I purchased there in 1985 but I actually like the Fink version better.
I'm not going to try to make this an in ddepth story of the company and the people behind it-the documentary is so good and I'm sure you will be able to find it somewhere if you're interested.
My intent is to offer an alternative to lining your shelves with Funk figures: They are great meaningful gifts and mementos!!!
I would say keep it in the box and play with it gently but-need a cake topper????
This is their classic FREDDY FUNKO in the birthday mode-he is THEIR mascot and shows up in all sorts of costumes.
Football or sports fans?
TV series, horror fans, gamers? Funko has literally something for everyone.
Have a special conspiracy nut in the family?
Throw them a BIGfoot or Grey party...and this is only a small fraction of the FUNKO line.
If you happen to be near Everett, Washington-Funko has their flagship retail store there and I guess it's an experience in itself!
I never plug anything I don't love and having bought a fair amount of FUNKO I have to say I love it-I'm sorry I missed things like the Family Guy set and some others that are now out of stock and only available on the 2nd market-I like to buy from the company or an authorized representative-when you buy on the grey/2nd market all the money goes into the collectibles sellers pocket and it's usually highly overpriced.
BTW, I forgot to mention all of this started from BOBBLE HEADS and after watching theDoc I found that I had purchased FUNKO before there were the Funko figures.
I used to shop at a store on Universal Citywalk and had purchased several bobble heads from them way back in the 80's or 90's.
I just recently got talked out of my Bob's Bigboy that I think I got at the Bob's location in Toluca Lake.
From Bobble heads to an empire-Funko still delivers quality of design and product to an adoring customer base of collector's and casual buyers like myself.
From Disney to Heavy Metal and lots of levels in between-I love FUNKO---great company with good ethics....10 stars and a plus for trying and succeeding!