Jason Gutierrez

Houston, TX

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

I started with only collecting Marvel and that quickly changed. I now collect Marvel, Freddy Funko, DC TV Shows (Flash, Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow) Superman, Batman, Stan Lee and a few miscellaneous characters that I see and I like. I have over 675 Pop!s and 54 Dorbz. I have a handful of Hikari and Retro Freddys as well!

How long have you been a collector?

I have been collecting since 2013.

What are your favorite fandoms?

Marvel, especially the X-Men.

What was your first Funko item?

The Dark Phoenix Pop! Jean Grey is my ALL-TIME favorite character.

What is your favorite Funko piece in your collection?

Such a tough question! I love my Dark Phoenix, but the ECCC Green Phoenix Exclusive is by far my favorite as it was an anniversary present!

Tell us your favorite Funko story!

Funko has brought a lot of new friends and memorable experiences into my life. Upon Funko's HQ Grand Opening which I attended, driving two days straight, with two of my good friends, brought together because of our love of Funko, I got to meet Kevin Smith. I wasn't one of the lucky early entry Funatics that got to get in first, meet Kevin Smith and the Comic Book Men and get the signed Kevin Smith Exclusive Pop!, I was sad, but that's just how the cookie crumbled. I love Kevin Smith and have really enjoyed his AMC show Comic Book Men. I did get the HQ Pop! and was thrilled. Upon leaving the store, I saw Kevin out of the corner of my eye talking to some local police officers, taking photos and signing items. I rushed over, with my my new Pop! in hand. I was about to yell, "Hi Kevin,” when security stopped me and said no more signings or photos today. By chance, Kevin looked at me and smiled and said to security, come on guys, that's what I'm here for. That's what Funko is all about, the fans! We chatted for a few minutes about Pop!s, he signed my new Kevin Smith exclusive and said, keep on having fun. Kevin Smith reminded me that we are all fans and we all just want to have fun!

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