Brad Acevedo & Amanda Rosenblatt
San Diego, CA
What Funko lines do you collect? How many pieces are in your collection?
We primarily collect the Pop! Vinyls, but we also have Dorbz, Mystery Minis, and some Mopeez. At this moment, we have 78 Pop! Vinyls, 3 Pocket Pop! keychains, 3 Dorbz, 23 Minis & a few other Funko items floating around of various make and model. Are we bad collectors because we lost count? I love the challenge of finding creative ways to display our Funko collection, since we are running out of surface space. I made a really cool frosted window display for some of our favorites and I even wrote an article about unusual ways to display the figures.
How long have you been a collector?
What are your favorite fandoms?
The Walking Dead, Batman, Horror, Lilo & Stitch, and My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.
What was your first Funko item?
Stitch Pop! (original model from 2011)
What is your favorite Funko piece in your collection?
Conan O'Brien Batman Pop!
Tell us your favorite Funko story!
My boyfriend and I have been collecting Funko products for years. He is more so the Funatic than I am, but I equally enjoy watching the collection grow. The favorite Funko of all our tiny children is the Conan O'Brien Batman Pop!, AKA Conan Model 2. Batman Coco was obtained at San Diego Comic Con 2015 under fun circumstances - the night before, I (Amanda) had gotten tickets to Conan Bingo, an event Conan and TBS were throwing to promote his show. I won tickets to the show taping the next day, including a swag bag with Conan Model 1, which is only one of two figures we still keep in the box (we have a Doc Brown BTTF variant still in the box too). When I went to the TV show taping the next day, I not only got Batman Coco, but I was able to meet Conan and his sidekick, Andy Richter, who signed the box. The autographed box is now framed and Batman Coco is in a Funko display I made as an early Christmas present to Brad, proudly on display. It was fun to surprise Brad with it, since we are both big Conan fans and we thought it would be a shot in the dark to even obtain ONE of these Conan Pop! figures that week!
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