The shadows have sprouted wings, and adventures are taking flight. This month’s My First Funko post features a classic Funko collectible based on a DC Super Hero that’s a shadow by night and a mystery by day. Suit up and read on about a Funko employee whose first comic con led to a whole collection of Pops!

What is your name and job title at Funko?

Branden Irizarry, Creative Services Coordinator

What is your first Funko collectible?

My first Funko Pop! was the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con Blue Batman™

Pop! Batman in a Pop! box and Pop! Batman in dome-shaped clear packaging are side-by-side. Both are from the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con. Branden's is in the dome-shaped packaging.
Photo courtesy of Funko Blog Archives. The Batman Pop! inside the clear dome-shaped package on the right is the featured Pop! for this post.

Is there a special story/memory behind your first Funko collectible?

It was the first Con I'd ever been to. Going was so much fun, especially being in such an amazing environment. Seeing all the amazing booths and cosplayers made it such a great experience. Seeing the Funko booth there for the first time was pretty cool, especially seeing how much bigger they've been getting over the years. This Pop! reminds me of all the incredible memories I made that day and why it's at the top of my list.

How does this Funko Pop! help inspire your work?

I never thought I'd be where I am today, thinking back to how I thought this one would be the only Pop! I'd ever own, compared to the multitude I currently have today.

Now, It's Your Turn!

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