What Funko lines do you collect? How many pieces are in your collection?
If it’s a Funko line and has Star Wars pieces, I collect it! Wacky Wobblers, Hikari, Pop!, Funko Force, Banks, Wisecracks, mini Wobblers, Blox, Monster Mashups, Vans Vinyl and of course Star Wars-themed Freddys! At last count, I have just under 500 Funko pieces, with more than 400 of them being Star Wars pieces.
How long have you been a collector?
I bought my first Funko piece from a Borders in late 2012, so about 2.5 years.
What are your favorite fandoms?
Star Wars! I also love Marvel, Harry Potter, TMNT, and Halo.
What was your first Funko item?
A Chewbacca Pop!
What is your favorite Funko piece in your collection?
Man! If I HAD to pick one piece I would have to go sentimental and say the Freddy Boba Fett Pop! proto gifted to me by our generous leader Brian after SDCC last year.
Tell us your favorite Funko story!
My story isn't really a single event so much as the story of how I ended up becoming part of this generous, wonderful Funatic community. After spending some time trying to hunt down the rest of the first and second Star Wars Pop! series (I noticed the number on Chewie and knew I had to have the rest) I kept seeing funkofunatic.com showing up in my web searches. After lurking for a while, I finally signed up and started posting. I soon realized that not only was I not nearly as complete as I thought I was (Blue Hair Clone Freddy had been hiding his existence from me) but I began to realize that this board was more than just a message board dedicated to Funko, it was a real tightly knit Funatic community. Fast forward 2+ years and I have been assisted with - and even gifted - more rare pieces than I can keep track of, by people I can truly call more than just fellow collectors. I have made true and lifelong friends in this community. There are folks I talk to every day, sometimes all day, about everything from today's collectible (Funko pieces are NOT toys!) haul to whatever, good or bad, life is throwing at us. I have gotten to meet and hang out with so many cool and amazing people at SDCC, FunDays & FDO, both collectors and the amazing staff Brian has keeping Funko the stellar company it is. As so many of us have said before, I came for the products and stayed for the people. I will be a Funatic for life!
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