9 months ago
What are your opinions of Funko Pop figures?
Do you own any? If so how many? Would you call yourself a collector if you do?
And remember kids, keep the discussions up to PCPP standards, no wacky shenanigans.
I recently saw Maxmoefoe's video on his collection room tour ( i know its old but its my first time watching it ) and saw his massive collection of them and got me thinking about the whole funko pops phenomenon.
I think that funko pop figures are just a racketeering scheme to manipulate those of us who like to collect things. "Gotta catch them all" mentality to the GAMERS out there; to buy as many as possible. Think about it, there's a reason why almost all of them are made with the same "style: I personally don't like spending money on things i don't use on a regular basis ( with very few exceptions ) i was that kid at 14 who wasn't poor and still had no posters on my wall. ( not because i didn't want to but because i didn't want to buy any No toys, with the exception of a few Lego sets. So these figures kind of seem unappealing to me, i met a kid in high school who worked a terrible fast food job and spent almost all of his cash on funko pop figures. This kid had spent a whopping $15,000 USD on them figures and found out after high school that the same person had taken loans out of one of those "title loan" places and almost went into debt because they bought rare exclusives on eBay for hundreds if not thousands.
Not to mention most of them are creepy looking.
Of course im not tell randos on the internet how to spend their money but i do not like them and i do not understand their appeal. Just like beanie babies i think funko pops are a fad that will die out in the future. But if you do collect them i am not trying to make fun of you or trying to imply anything about you. I just want to know other peoples opinions on this topic.