Pop shots! with…James Peploe

I recently joined FPCUK ‘The Largest Funko Community In The UK’ (on Facebook) and found it a very friendly and welcoming group. With so many collectors out there I thought it would be the perfect place to delve in and see just what goes on in the minds of the FPCUK members. So join me today as I begin this weekly venture, starting off with…

Name James Peploe

How long have you been a collector? Since December 2016 when I was given my first Pop as a Christmas gift.

How many Pops! are in your collection?  I have 93 Pops in my collection which ranges from films, TV, sports, WWE and (mainly) superheroes and villains.

Who/what was the first Pop! you ever bought? My 1st Pop was Richard Sherman from my favorite NFL team the Seattle Seahawks and was bought by my other half Debbie. Five months later and my total is 93!

Which is your favorite Pop! in your collection? It’s a hard question as I have 2 Pops that I love equally; Ghost Rider and Bank Robber Joker. If I had to choose 1 right now I’d have to go with Ghost Rider (purely because he looks really mean) both these Pops were won on raffles too, which makes them extra sweet for me.

What is the most money you have ever spent on one Pop? The most I have ever spent on Pops is actually a deal for 2 when I got Jay and Silent Bob for £70. The most I have ever spent on a single Pop would be £50 for Tony Montana.

What do you think it is about Pops! that make them so addictive? Everyone has a favorite film and TV show or sport etc and these are the perfect collectibles to represent your favorite characters from them. They’re detailed and look good on display and are also an excellent hobby to share with others. It also helps that the Pop community is really nice too. I love sharing and showing off my collection. It just makes me want to collect more!

And finally…keep it in or take it out and play with it? I’m an inbox collector (a damaged box makes me real sad) but sometimes I get Pops that I think would look cool out of the box. So in the future,  I could be a mix between the two.

James also had a good idea for an 8th question, which is…

What is your ultimate grail Pop? Ace Ventura. He was the 1st Pop I ever saw and as I only started collecting in December he has always been expensive and hard to get hold of. It’s also one of my favorite films too.

Thank you to James for taking part, and if you’d like to too, then let me know on Twitter!

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Pop Shots! with…@Driftedwires

Todays Funko Pop collector is a good friend of mine. Not only did I egg her on with the collecting but she’s also bypassed me (with regards to the number of Pops she owns) AND has legitimately one of the best Deadpool Pop collections I’ve ever seen! So without further ado, let’s have a chat with our Jenny Rice!

Name Jen Rice

How long have you been a collector? I’ve been collecting since January this year so pretty new to it all.

How many Pops! are in your collection? I currently have 35 pops in my collection, 20 of which are Deadpool ones!

Who/what was the first Pop! you ever bought? My first pop was The Undertaker (WWE) my other half bought it for me, he started this addiction!

Which is your favorite Pop! in your collection? My favorite pop is Deadpool chef (I happen to be a head chef, so it covers both my passions) Closely followed by my x-files collection.

What is the most money you have ever spent on one Pop? £19.99 on the aforementioned Deadpool Chef.

What do you think it is about Pops! that make them so addictive? I have quite an addictive personality as it is, so mix that with cute Funko Pops and I don’t know when this will stop!

And finally…keep it in or take it out and play with it? So far I’m definitely a keep it in the box person. Can’t see that changing anytime soon.

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