Andrew Deacon

Rhode Island

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

I collect mainly Pop!s, Mystery Minis and Pint Size Heroes. I have a few Dorbz. I really love the Mystery Minis though. It's between them and pint size heroes as my favorite line Funko makes. As far as genres go... Horror, Overwatch and Batman The Animated Series are my favorites. I really love that I can go out and buy a little piece of everything I like under the same umbrella. Funko pretty much makes something for everyone. Currently I have 326 items in my Funko collection as of Feb. 2018. Ranging from all kinds of different fandoms, I like a little bit of everything I suppose.

How long have you been a collector?

I've been collecting toys my whole life but I've been collecting Funko since 2014. I really ramped up in my Funko collecting over the last year and a half. I saw y'all doing a Funko Photo-a-Day challenge and I thought it was such a cool idea, so I wanted to partake. I didn't have Pop!s that qualified for some of the subjects so I went out and bought some. Then once the challenge ended I kept buying more, realizing that I loved these products, and I haven't slowed down since. Taking pictures of my Funko products along with other figures has become my favorite hobby.

What are your favorite fandoms?

Oh man, so many. Horror, Overwatch, Batman, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, TMNT, Star Wars, Disney, Pro Wrestling... It goes on and on. Looking at my collection I truly collect a little bit of everything.

What was your first Funko item?

My first Funko item was Thorin Oakenshield. I never knew anything about Funko before my Mom got me this Pop! She's a big Lord of the Rings fan, that's where I get it from. We just saw the latest Hobbit movie at the time, Desolation of Smaug. We were walking around Barnes & Noble and she stopped to look at the Pop! section, very small at the time. She loved Thorin, as did I, and she bought him for me. He'll always be the crown jewel of my Funko collection. After this I bought Pop!s here and there but it wasn't till 2016 that I really got into collecting Funko. Now my girlfriend and I hunt for em every weekend.

What is your favorite Funko piece in your collection?

My favorite piece is Thorin Oakenshield. Recently I got the flocked Abu and I'm so happy he was finally made into Pop! form. He's my favorite Disney character so I'm very happy to have him.

Tell us your favorite Funko story!

So my Mom starting off my Funko addiction with Thorin Oakenshield is my favorite story, but I have another. When the Stranger Things Mystery Minis came out, I was dead set on getting Steve. Every week I'd go to GameStop and check the boxes, shaking each one. My girlfriend thought I was nuts, saying I'd never get him due to his rarity scale. Mind you I've become quite good at judging what's in the mystery box, I didn't get a single duplicate out of all my Stranger Things Mystery Minis. Could also be dumb luck. One Saturday I stopped in a GameStop I don't usually go to and they had a new case. I shook a few and one stuck out. Had a lot of side to side movement, but barely any up and down and wasn't heavy like Hopper or the Demogorgon. I was convinced it was Steve. Made my purchase and on my way to the car I kept saying to my girlfriend, it's him, it's definitely him. She just rolled her eyes. Got in the car and I opened the box, felt the bag, it was him. The moment of joy I had when I pulled him out of the black plastic bag was great. I'll never that feeling or forget the look on my girlfriend's face of pure shock. Thanks for the great memories Funko and keep up the great work.

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