Pop Shots! With…@GirlThuggery

Today’s collector is a fellow mental health advocate like myself who feels Funko Pop collecting is a wonderful way to calm and distract her from any intrusive and negative thoughts. Something I can definitely get behind. So let’s take a look at her collection, and see how she pops!

Name Kiersten Paige

How long have you been a collector? I started collecting the fall (Autumn) of 2015.

How many Pops! are in your collection? At this moment I have, 74 Funko Pops, 30 Dorbz, and a few RockCandy, and Pint-Size heroes. I had a bigger collection but I got rid of some and started collecting other lines.

Who/what was the first Pop! you ever bought? My first pop bought for me was by my husband/ex-husband back in the fall of 2015 and it was Misty Day from FYE! I’ve since then sold her but plan on getting her back again. Though I honestly can’t remember which I bought personally first, it was all such a rush haha.

Which is your favorite Pop! in your collection? My most favorite pop is Princess Bubblegum, always and forever.

What is the most money you have ever spent on one Pop? Most money spent on a pop I believe was about $30. For $65 I had gotten The Bride from Kill Bill and Jimmie from Pulp Fiction, but I don’t have them anymore. I’ll get them back one day.

What do you think it is about Pops! that make them so addictive? For me, it’s the rush of releases and Chases, and finding ones you’ve been searching for, it’s so fun! I just love the whole Funko community too.

And finally…keep it in its box? or take it out and play with it? I was an ‘in box’ collector at the beginning, but as soon as I started my Adventure Time collection, they were all OOB. I do have quite a bit in the box but my main collections OOB are Adventure Time, Steven Universe, and the first wave of Bobs Burgers (plus a few horror pops too)

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Pop Shots! With…@Jessicka421

Today is the turn of our first female collector! (and one from across the pond too!) So let’s dive straight in and meet @Jessicka421

Name Jessicka

How long have you been a collector? I’ve recently started into serious collecting, before that, I would receive pops from Lootcrate or would buy them solely based on the character I was into at that time.

How many Pops! are in your collection? According to poppriceguide.com where I keep track of all my pops, I currently own 81 pops.

Who/what was the first Pop! you ever bought? Gah! this is truly hard to answer, but I believe it was the X-Force Deadpool pop.

Which is your favorite Pop! in your collection? My favorite would have to be my glow in the dark Cthulhu. He is the perfect amount of pint-sized adorable. Plus he has the power to haunt your dreams and lose your sanity!

What is the most money you have ever spent on one Pop? About $20 is probably the most. Plus tax. I am however seriously considering dropping $150 on Nerd Cthulhu…

What do you think it is about Pops! that make them so addictive? I think it’s that they incorporate a plethora of interests and characters from pop culture we love so much. I love looking at my pops because they include small intricate and awesome detail. It’s so exciting to find out what little gadgets upcoming pops will have next. I read that one reader describing pops as “visual crack.” I also think pops can be described as “vinyl crack” because the smell of a brand new pop is truly satisfying..mmm….vinyl. (props to my good pop hunting buddy sir_meshuggala @instagram for the “vinyl crack” reference)

Where can people find you (on social media?) You can find me on Twitter here! and Human_Spice_Latte on Instagram.

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Pop Shots! With…@Renaldz_

This week is the turn of more Twitter fam. It’s @Renaldz_

Name Scott

How long have you been a collector? On and off for around 4 years, but upped my game the last year or so.

How many Pops! are in your collection? 21

Who/what was the first Pop! you ever bought? The first Pop I ever bought was Edward from Assassins Creed Black Flag. Still got him now and he’s vaulted! which was a nice surprise.

Which is your favorite Pop! in your collection? This is a close one between my Classic Batman Batmobile and my Demogorgon chase! Will have to go with the Demogorgon as it’s a chase.

What is the most money you have ever spent on one Pop? It would likely be £15 on my ECCC Captain America. The Batmobile was part of a trade so I won’t count that.

What do you think it is about Pops! that make them so addictive? It has to be the sheer volume of different types. There is something for everyone and hunting for elusive exclusives is an addiction in itself!

Where can people find you (on social media?) You can find me on Twitter here, but I don’t use anything else. I have tried YouTube but I don’t have the time or money to build quality content!

And finally…keep it in its box? Or take it out and play with it? Kept in the box 100%. Not only are the pops amazing but so is the box art too!

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