Hop on in and enjoy the ride! We're taking off with another My First Funko blog post—and this one is a blast! Today, a POP! Rides favorite, featuring Stitch in a rocket, holds a special place on one of our employee's desks. Each month, you'll meet all kinds of Funko employees who share their love for Funko collectibles. Climb aboard, and let's get started:

Name/Job Title at Funko:

Sarah Gassman/Associate Utilities Artist

What is your first Funko Pop! or collectible that you bought, and where do you keep it?

The first POP! I ever bought was a Lilo & Stitch POP! Rides: Stitch in Rocket. I keep him out of the box on my desk. He's the only POP! I have with desk privileges at the moment.

Is there a special story or memory behind your first Funko Collectible?

I got this POP! because Funko is my first job out of college, and Stitch totally captures how I felt after I was finally done with school and job searching. So much relief!

How does this Pop! or collectible inspire your work? (Or: What does it mean to you?)

Mostly I just think he's a cutie and is posed in a funny way. If I ever get assigned to a new Stitch POP!, he'll be helpful for irl color references!

Anything else you want to add or share?

Most of my collection now is full of Anime/Animation POPs!

Now, It's Your Turn:

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