What Funko lines do you collect? How many pieces are in your collection?
I love Pop!s, but I also have Vinyl Vixens, Mystery Minis, and Fabrikations. I am currently at the 200 point for Funko pieces. My daughter's collection is at about 100 Pop!s and 30 My Little Pony Vinyls; I mostly collected for her before I started buying more for me.
How long have you been a collector?
3 years. I started slowly collecting after 2012 when I won a prize at the Funko booth during SDCC.
What are your favorite fandoms?
Disney, DC, Marvel
What was your first Funko item?
Snow White Pop!
What is your favorite Funko piece in your collection?
My favorite piece is the Hawkeye Wacky Wobbler proto I won at SDCC in 2012.
Tell us your favorite Funko story!
My mom and I went to Fun Days last year with no idea what we were getting ourselves into. We were both warmly greeted by Funko's Ben Butcher, who gave us our “Boxes of Fun.” My mom is disabled and when we entered the room, we saw there wasn't much room for us to fit with her scooter. We went back to Ben, who helped us find a safe place to park. That night we had so much fun! We won t-shirts and prizes, met new people, and partied the night away. Near the end of the night, Brian asked the other Funko employees to pass out these giant Freddys. My mom and I were pooped by then from all the fun we had already had, so we sat quietly and watched all the craziness unfold. All of a sudden, Ben came up behind my mom and handed her a giant Frankenberry Freddy Funko.
My mom was almost in tears, she was so happy! Ben signed her giant Freddy and took pictures with us. That Freddy is now front and center in my mom's house and she loves to tell everyone about how much fun she had and how great Ben was that night. After that night, all of our collections exploded. Now everyone in my family collects Pop!s. I love the Funatic spirit and I truly loved that night. I can't wait for 2015 Fun Days and hope there are new memories to share. My whole family will be there this year to join me and my mom in the fun.
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