Funko Pop Collector’s Wife Makes Him Sign a Contract Limiting Him to $30 a Week

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    ZLothZLoth
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    From Geek.com:

    Funko Pop Collector’s Wife Makes Him Sign a Contract Limiting Him to $30 a Week

    If you had to guess, how many different kinds of Funko Pops do you think there are? Don’t Wikipedia it, just guess. Ready? Over four thousand, across hundreds of different fictional universes from Star Wars to Stranger Things to Marvel comics to WWE wrestlers and on and on. And while some of us have a few on our desks, other people get a little more intense. One guy found his Pop collection threatening his new marriage, so he went to interesting ends to get it under control.

    FULL ARTICLE HERE


    “All parts should go together without forcing. You must remember that the parts you are reassembling were disassembled by you. Therefore, if you can’t get them together again, there must be a reason. By all means, do not use a hammer.” —IBM Manual, 1925

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    The first step toward addressing a problem is admitting that you have one, I guess…?


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    Steve WSteve W
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    I don’t get it. They’re so unbearably ugly. They don’t look anything like the people they’re trying to replicate. Stores are usually stuck with loads of them once the hotness of the property they’re based on cools. At the end, the Hastings locations I went to had table-loads of them, essentially the last things in the store other than socks and stuff (yep, one store I went to had clothing. I did buy some socks). A couple of weeks ago I went to a used book, movie, music, and game store in Shreveport called 2nd and Charles, and they had a couple small aisles full of those Funko Pop figs on clearance, aside from their regular price ones. They don’t sell that well, so why are they still a thing? I cannot comprehend it.

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    I guess I’m not the only one who is confused about this. At least with my CD/Video collecting, I have an actual physical object that I can play, use, and exchange easily.

    Maybe it’s because the FunkoPop have a high profit margin. That’s the best guess I have.


    “All parts should go together without forcing. You must remember that the parts you are reassembling were disassembled by you. Therefore, if you can’t get them together again, there must be a reason. By all means, do not use a hammer.” —IBM Manual, 1925

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    I accumulated a few Pops between Halloween and New Year’s as gifts (King Tut and Mr. Freeze from Batman ’66, Servo and Crow from MST3k, VINCENT from The Black Hole, Tron, and…Bob Ross)…and…they’re cute…and I have just enough to line them up on top of my TV…and… I’m done? They’d really have to throw something incredibly irresistible out there, like maybe Old BOB from the Black Hole, for me to spring for one.

    * EDIT – okay, I forgot – I have two Porgs (from Last Jedi) that I picked up myself. Guilty as charged. Those, at least, look reasonably like what they’re meant to represent.


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