Each week of May we're featuring a Funatic from the Funko Family community, tune in to see who's featured and learn more about fellow collectors. Please give a warm welcome to:
When and how did you first learn about Funko?
"I first learned about Funko when my kids were born. I found myself back at Toys R Us and in the toy section more often. I noticed these boxes with amazing windows showing off some of my favorite superheroes. Seeing these made me think of years ago when I collected Spider-Man figures in the 90's.
My wife gifted me my first Pop! which was X-Men Logan #185 after we went to see the film. Now I have over 1000 Pops! in my Pop! studio."
What Funko lines and fandoms do you collect?
"My favorite line has to be Funko Pop! They are so great to display in and out of box as well as Pop Photography!
Also any Marvel Funko SODA figures are a must have for my collection as well.
My main fandom is Marvel. I need to have any MCU Pops! that are released for my collection.
I'm not a completionist but my favorite line is the Venomized line which I try to stay up to date with. Venom is in my top 3 Marvel faves!
Other Pops! I collect are from shows I'm watching, favorite movies from the past and present and anything that I have a great idea for a photo shoot."
What do you love about Funko? Do you have a favorite Funko memory?
"There are so many memories that I continue to make on my Funko journey it's so hard to choose. I would have to say being selected for the Funko Photo-A-Day Challenge. When I received the DM on Instagram that my picture was selected I was so excited! I think the best part of that was also all the love from my Funko IG family I got in the comments and by DM.
I'm so very thankful for them and this community."
Anything else you'd like to say?
"I'd like to thank the Original Funko team for helping me find my passion for collecting again and propelling me into my toy photography which is something I have truly fallen in love with.
Lastly I want to thank the Funko Community out there especially on IG and the Funko Photography sessions that have supported my Funko Photography from day one; Quality Funko Photography, Funko Friday Flavor, and Top Funko Photos.
Thanks so much for thinking of me for the Funatic of the week!"
Thank you for sharing your Funko experience with the larger Funko Family. Tune in for Season 2 of FunTV to meet more Funatics in the Funko Family!
If you are interested in possibly being a featured Funatic, you can tag @OriginalFunko on Instagram or Twitter along with a picture of you with your collection with #FOTW and #FunaticOfTheWeek.