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
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.
This week is the turn of more Twitter fam. It’s @Renaldz_
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!
This week is the turn of another Twitter brother; @Ekewaka11
Name Lord Edward Underhill 3rd
How long have you been a collector? 3 years… I think.
How many Pops! are in your collection? 90. Thought it’d be less than that in all fairness.
Who/what was the first Pop! you ever bought? I think it was like 4 different pops! Sam & Dean from Supernatural, Thor, and Gizmo! Looking back on it, the inner pop! Virgins myself & Ash were at the time really did show. They had SO many exclusives, as well and an invisible Bilbo, but we passed on them all because we didn’t know better! Absolute nightmare.
Which is your favorite Pop! in your collection? The exclusive Scooby-Doo ‘creeper’. I didn’t think I’d love it as much as I would, however, I’m such a big Scooby fan. As soon as I get Scooby Dum it’ll become my new favorite… That pop looks straight up next level Gangsta, Scooby PIMP Dum.!
What is the most money you have ever spent on one Pop? On one Pop!, normal price really. The exclusives which I ordered from popcultcha ended up becoming super expensive. Worth it mind! Probably £32(double pack) to give you some sort of answer.
What do you think it is about Pops! that make them so addictive? The design, and then to fit the design with pretty much anything is genius. For example, I didn’t really watch DBZ when I was a kid, however, they have the nicest pops in my opinion. They’re like visual crack.
Where can people find you (on social media?) Instagram – EddyJUnderhill. Twitter – Ekewaka11
And finally…keep it in its box? or take it out and play with it? Keep it in the box all day every day. There’s actually a rumor that if you take them out the box you get a phone call which states that you’ll die in 7 days. So I wouldn’t risk it.
I’m always intrigued by the collecting habits of other people. Especially when it comes to Funko Pops! There are not only literally hundreds of characters and franchises to pick from, but you also have all the variants and chase figures to hunt down too! and don’t even get me started on the whole sticker Vs non sticker, in box Vs out of box debate!
With all that in mind, I thought it would be interesting to do just that. Probe other collectors and see exactly how they work, and who better to start with than the man who gave me my addiction…
How long have you been a collector Since 2014
How many Pops! are in your collection? 299!
Who/what was the first Pop! you ever bought SDCC Slimer, which I picked up with my mate Eddy in Forbidden Planet (London) They had so many sick exclusives in store, if only we knew what we had in our hands at the time…
Which is your favorite Pop! in your collection? Oh boy…That I own? I’ll have to go with SDCC Beerus. Favorite Pop! would be the chase version of Eleven (from Stranger Things) If I don’t get that Pop! in my life I would honestly cry!
What is the most money you have ever spent on one Pop? I spent £65 on Gandalf (from The Hobbit) but my girlfriend spent £110 on the SDCC Ghostbusters 4 pack!
What do you think it is about Pops! that make them so addictive? Nostalgia, and the fact that they cover so many different games, series and films. They honestly cover so many bases!
Where can people find you (on social media?) On YouTube here. and Twitter here.
And finally…keep it in its box? or take it out and play with it? Never ever take it out…never ever settle for damaged! Unless it’s a mean bobble head for the car, then maybe i’ll accept it. Or a cool ass looking keyring!