Garden Grove, CA
When did you first learn about Funko?
I learned about Funko in 2013 before San Diego Comic Con 2013. Funko was releasing a few Disney Pops that I really wanted.
Do you remember what your first Funko piece was?
My very first Funko Piece is Metallic Genie.
Why are you a Funatic?
I'm a Funatic because Funko makes something fun to collect and I only really collect Funko!
What are your favorite fandom(s) outside of Funko and why?
I have a few different fandoms but my main two have to be Doctor Who and Marvel. At first I have to admit that I didn't care for Doctor Who when it came back. But I sat down and watched a few episodes one day and I was hooked. I love Doctor Who because it's always an adventure with the Doctor. Even though most of his Companions meet gruesome ends. We are all stories in the end. Let's make it a good one. Marvel has been in my life as far back as I can remember watching the old X-Men show on Fox and now all the amazing movies being released. It speaks to me because we are all different with different lives and abilities. When we bring them together in a group we can accomplish great things.
Is there anyone you share your fandom with?
I share my fandom with my Wife and Boys. My son Tiberius loves collecting Mystery Minis he keeps saying he needs more so he can be like Daddy.
Why do you love pop culture?
I love Pop Culture because we are all fans of something. When you show others what you like they also get interesting in what you like and it makes it all that much better to enjoy.
How do you display your collection? In the box or out of the box?
As you can tell I am both! Before I found the Funko Community I had no clue about keeping them in box. Some of my most valuable Pops are OOB I don't even have the boxes. Now I display my main likes OOB even the high value ones.
What movie/show/podcast/videogame/album are you currently watching/listening to/playing?
Like everyone else I was watching The Mandalorian until recently. The show was really well done. I'm also waiting for the last season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars to start I'm all caught up with the series. I just started play State of Decay 2 on 360. They game is always changing and very well made. If you like The Walking Dead then you will love this game. If you'd like add me Killerklone66. Current shows that I'm watching Single Parents I saw that the Actor that plays Miggy visited Funko Hollywood recently. I'm also watching Gordon Ramsey 24 HRS to Hell and Back. No, new music here still listening to my all time favorite Band Linkin Park!!! P.S. we need some Pop version of them.
What’s your favorite Funko memory?
My favorite memory or moment is when I went to the Funkast Live at SDDC 2019 with my buddy Mike. I was pick to play one of the games during the Live. Then was told to meet Sully outside after the show for a small gift. I had no clue that we would be giving Social Media prize pack which included Social Media Freddy and a Funkast Shirt! But the big surprise came when we took our group photo and Sully revealed to us that we will all be going to Fundays 2019! I was not able to attain tickets so I was beyond happy. We were also given a plus one so I turned to my friend Mike and told him he was going with me. It was his first SDCC and it would be his first Fundays!
What motivated you to start photographing your collection and sharing the photos?
I just wanted to share with my friends and family what I loved to collect. Then I had to make a second account so I wouldn't flood them with photos of just Pops all the time. Why do I keep posting my collection now? So, I can share with all my Funko Family my recent pick ups. I love seeing what new Pop or Funko item they just picked up.
What advice do you have for other Funatics taking photos of their collection?
Make sure to have great lighting. Take your Pops outside and take some pictures with them. Like a lot of us say Collect What You Love!
What Funko lines and fandoms do you collect?
My main line is Doctor Who. Other lines that I collect include Freddy Funko, Fantastik Plastik, Batman, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Ant-Man, Doctor Strange and WWE. I mainly collect Pops!
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