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Honestly I'm surprised that they aren't already publicly traded considering how ubiquitous they are.
Personally, I never really liked the oversized heads design. Just doesn't work with most characters IMO.
They make great statues of non humans, like their Songbird one
As someone who doesn't collect this kind of stuff, the only reason why I know what Funko is is from Ashens shitting all over them every month when he gets one in a lootcrate.
I have way too many Pop figures to count
Pop figures might be seen as low-quality or weird looking, but I cannot deny how cheap they are and that's a big factor into buying. I have a couple of storm trooper ones because the big heads look better when there's a helmet on and I don't have to look into their deep, soulless eyes.
Absolutely hate those things, but I can't deny that it's cheap merchandise for almost any series/game and really easy to get ahold of.
Honestly, the figurines that funko make that aren't super-deformed are really nice
Kinda sick of seeing the Pop figurines though
As much as people like to rag on the Pop! Figures, they are making a killing. Not a style that everyone can appreciate, but those who like them seem especially keen. I know a fellow who collects them. He has every one! Must have cost him a fortune.
my roommate has like 30 of the pop figs, I don't really get it as i prefer scale models but to each their own
can they just issue their stock in vinyl too so we can collect that as well?
Can't forgive these guys for the shit they pulled with their Evolve action figure line. Advertising material had shown that the figures came with two guns. Turns out they only come with one gun and it's their shitty side arms.
I think the reason why you and your girlfriend like the Pop! figures is because they're really cute and stylized. They have that chibi effect going on. I mean, just look at the Pop! Kylo Ren - he's freaking adorable with that big helmet.
Whereas I find those vinyl ones that you quoted and posted to be creepy as fuck, and I personally can't see how anyone could like them.
And to be perfectly clear, I didn't even know Pop! figures were an American thing - the only way I've heard of their existence is from an Australian friend who collects them, so I assumed they were an Australian thing. Then beyond that, I don't buy memorabilia or collectibles. Posters, figurines, anything like that - I don't buy any of them.
So it's not like I have any investment in either figurines.
I don't get the pop figures, they look awful. do people collect them because they are relatively cheap and common?
I dunno, I think they're dumb but at the same time, I want the Kagamine Rin pop figure
Edit: I just re-read your sentence and I realized you might've just been reinforcing my point. My bad if so! D:
Pop Vinyls are ok when they're stormtroopers/non-human etc. those big black eyes bother the fuck out of me. I've got a Han Solo one on the way from a crate I nabbed cheap at Loot Vault, I'll probably put it up on Ebay.
Nendos I wasn't too hot on at first, but after I bought the Nyaruko one I was hooked.
I mean, if your goal is to fill up a shelf with figures, then yes, I can see why you would go for Pop. The other problem is of course, as mentioned, absolute lack of anything western media outside of Pop, is fucking awful, and anyone tapping into that market would be capable of making a lot of doshmoney.
I bought a pair (Thrall and Sylvanas, to be specific) cause they were only like $4 each. Not horrible quality, but not something I'd be willing to pay more than $5 for.
I shall buy it for a single Troll doll.