Pop Shots! With…@Toyhuntr

Today I have the pleasure of talking to my favorite Funko Pop Toy Hunter…@Toyhuntr! If you’re not familiar with his work, you can check him out here, (and I highly recommend you do so) but before you go hit subscribe, let’s see how his collector’s mind works.

Name Jeffrey Hemingway

How long have you been a collector? August 2016

How many Pops! are in your collection? Currently 84

Who/what was the first Pop! you ever bought? Hot Topic exclusive Joker from Suicide Squad

Which is your favorite Pop! in your collection? That’s such a hard question. I’d have to say at the moment it’s the Hot Topic exclusive Maleficent. It changes by the day, though.

What is the most money you have ever spent on one Pop? $22.99 for the Wonder Woman and her invisible jet pop. I make a concerted effort, not to over spend for pops. I’m always searching for deals.

What do you think it is about Pops! that make them so addictive? I think pops are so addictive ’cause of the simplistic, yet detailed look of them. Plus, I have this running theory that, at least for me, I find them so addictive ’cause of the media they’re based on. I think I grow and emotional attachment to these pops ’cause of the love I have for a certain show or comic or movie. So when I see a pop version of my favorite character from whatever medium I’m instantly hooked.

And finally…keep it in its box? or take it out and play with it? Out of the box! I love taking pictures of my pops. I feel like if I’m going through all this effort to hunt down them down and spend my hard earned money on them I want to do more than just stare at them in a box. I could walk into a store and do that.

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Pop Shots! With…@LoreAchiever

This week is the turn of fellow Twitter brother @LoreAchiever

Name Luke!

How long have you been a collector? Just under three years.

How many Pops! are in your collection? It was roughly just under 50. After some selling and narrowing down (of what I collect) it now stands at 36.

Who/what was the first Pop! you ever bought? I’m pretty sure I picked up World of Warcraft Thrall (#31) Diablo 3 Tyrael (#17) and Starcraft 2 Jim Raynor (#19) all at the same time. I was really into Blizzard games at the time, and figured I’d show that appreciation in Pop! form. I’ve since sold Tyrael and Raynor, but Thrall is still in my collection. WoW will always have a special place in my heart.

Which is your favorite Pop! in your collection? This is super hard to choose! I’ve recently tried to narrow my collection down to just Games, Comics and Movies, so i guess it would have to be the newly released ECCC Exclusive Captain America (#219) It’s so detailed and a real unique piece. The MCC Exclusive Leaping Deadpool would definitely be a close second, just because of the pose. Again, so unique to the rest of the releases.

What is the most money you have ever spent on one Pop? I really loves Pops! but I have a sensible and limited budget. So £35-£40 is the most I’ve ever spent so far, and I only consider going up to that price if it is a stickered exclusive.

What do you think it is about Pops! that make them so addictive? I love to surround myself with my passions and interests, so when I cam across Pops! I knew I had to start collecting them, because they were so varied. One thing lead to another and I now own more than I ever imagined.

Where can people find you (on social media?) Subscribe to my YouTube channel here and follow me on Twitter here.

And finally…keep it in its box? or take it out and play with it? I used to be an out of box collector, but I’ve succumbed to the ‘in box’ collector lifestle. Now when I make a purchase it gets put straight into a protective sleeve, and is stacked with the rest of my collection.

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if if you’d like to take part in Pop! Shots! I’d love to hear from you. Get in touch, and leave a comment below.

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