Essel Tolosa

Pasay City, Philippines

What Funko lines do you collect? How many pieces are in your collection?

My Funko collection is mostly Pop!s. I have several Wacky Wobblers and Dorbz too. I have roughly around 320 Funko Pop!s, Dorbz and Wacky Wobblers. Superheroes and Villains are my favorites!

How long have you been a collector?

One year of serious collecting!

What are your favorite fandoms?

I'm into Marvel, DC Universe and Lord of the Rings.

What was your first Funko item?

It was a gift from my friends, X-Men's Beast!

What is your favorite Funko piece in your collection?

The Gemini Exclusive Flocked Beast!

Tell us your favorite Funko story!

I actually learned about Funko figures way back in 2011. There's this local toy shop near my place where I usually browse for toys and they were selling both Wobblers and Pop!s. I decided to collect Wobblers back then but stopped since I had to focus on my studies. Come Christmas 2014, I was given a gift by my friends - a Funko Pop! (Beast of X-Men). And the rest is history! Within the span of 3 months my collection grew from that single Funko Pop! to about a 100 more! Pop!s started pilling and I had this crazy idea of actually transforming one of my walls into a Pop! Wall. I coined it my Wall-Poper project! After several transactions and visits at my local toy shop, it was finally finished. Now, my WallPoper is a conversation starter. Friends can't resist taking pictures of my collection and having the Funko Pop! wall as their background. It is amazing how these little, cute things can give such joy! I'm currently looking for my next project! Probably, a Pop-table! But one thing is decided - once you Pop!, you can't stop!

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