Paul Perkins
Sacramento, CA

What Funko lines do you collect? How many pieces are in your collection?
Pops! are what really got me into collecting Funko pieces but my love for collecting Pops! spread into Mystery Minis, ReAction Figures and Dorbz as well! I'm super excited to start seeing Vinyl Idolz coming into stores soon too. I now own over 150 Pops! as well as 15 other Funko items.

How long have you been a collector?
I first bought a Funko Pop! in 2013.

What are your favorite fandoms?
I love Science Fiction (Star Wars, Firefly, Star Trek, etc.) and Comic Books (Marvel, DC, Image).

What was your first Funko item?
My first item was a Luke Skywalker Funko Pop!

What is your favorite Funko piece in your collection?
There are many Funko items I love but my absolute favorite is my 9-inch Bloody Daryl Dixon Funko Pop! signed by Norman Reedus. Not only is Daryl my favorite character from The Walking Dead (my favorite show on television), but I waited all day at a convention to meet him. When I finally did, he was so cool and generous with all his fans, plus he dug his phone out and asked to snap a picture of my Funko Pop! so he could show his friends and buy one himself. Now that was AWESOME!

Tell us your favorite Funko story!
I first noticed the Funko Pop! line while working as an intern at Stan Lee's Comikaze Expo offices in Los Angeles. While interning there, I noticed Pops! everywhere in their offices and had no idea how many different characters they made. I picked out a few of my favorites around the office - Finn from Adventure Time, Beast from X-Men, and Guy Fawkes from V For Vendetta - and placed them around my computer. The first thing I did when I got home was go online and order all my favorite characters. From that moment on I knew I would become a "Funko Funatic" and it hasn't changed at all. I love all my Pops! and now it has led to me collecting many more Funko items. My current favorite line is the ReAction Figures which I own most of the Firefly and Star Trek line so far. I'm looking forward to what other awesome items Funko releases in the near future!

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