How to Collect Funko Pops: Tips and Tricks for Building Your Collection

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This Funko Pop doesn't exist, but we thought it'd be funny to include this AI generated Pop as our splash image

Funko Pops have become incredibly popular collectibles over the past few years. From superheroes to TV show characters, there is a Funko Pop for just about every interest. If you're interested in starting your own collection or looking to expand an existing one, here are some tips and tricks to help you get started.


Choose a Theme or Series

Captain America Funko Pop Collection

One way to approach Funko Pop collecting is to choose a specific theme or series. This could be anything from a favorite TV show or movie franchise to a specific genre or artist. By choosing a theme, you can focus your collection and make it more cohesive. Plus, it makes it easier to find new additions to your collection that fit with your theme.

For example, if you're a fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, you might choose to collect Funko Pops of your favorite Marvel characters. Or, if you're into horror movies, you might focus on collecting Funko Pops of classic horror movie villains like Freddy Krueger or Jason Voorhees.


Do Your Research

Sliding Monkey Funko Exclusive

Before starting your collection, it's important to do your research. Familiarize yourself with the different types of Funko Pops, such as standard, exclusive, and limited edition, as well as their respective values.

Standard Funko Pops are the most common and widely available. Exclusive Funko Pops are typically only available through specific retailers or at conventions. Limited edition Funko Pops are even rarer and more difficult to find, and may be released in very small quantities.

Knowing the difference between these types of Funko Pops and their values can help you make informed decisions when purchasing new additions to your collection. Check out online marketplaces, like eBay or Amazon, to get an idea of what Funko Pops are available and what they are selling for.


Set a Budget

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Funko Pops can range in price from a few dollars to hundreds of dollars, depending on rarity and demand. It's important to set a budget for your collection and stick to it.

Consider investing in protective cases to keep your Funko Pops in good condition and avoid any unnecessary expenses in the future. You can also purchase plastic sleeves to protect the boxes that your Funko Pops come in, which can help maintain their value over time.


Attend Conventions and Events

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Our booth at the Alamo Hero Con 2023 featured a great deal of Funko Pops.

Attending conventions and events is a great way to add to your collection and meet other collectors. Toy and Tee attends many conventions and events in the San Antonio area, as well as major conventions across the country, offering exclusives and chases. Of course we also carry standard pops if you are just trying to complete your collections or are collecting more for the cool factor.

Check out local comic book stores, gaming stores, and collectible shops for information on upcoming events in your area. You can also research larger conventions, such as San Diego Comic-Con or New York Comic Con, for opportunities to buy exclusive Funko Pops.


Join Online Communities

There are many online communities dedicated to Funko Pop collecting. Joining these communities can provide you with information on upcoming releases, exclusive figures, and other news related to Funko Pops.

You can also connect with other collectors and share tips and advice on building your collection. Some popular online communities include the Funko Pop subreddit and Facebook groups dedicated to Funko Pop collecting.


Keep Your Collection Organized

Keeping your collection organized is important for both aesthetic and practical reasons. Consider displaying your Funko Pops on shelves or in a cabinet to show them off.

You can also create a spreadsheet or database to keep track of your collection, including their condition and value. This can be particularly helpful if you plan on selling or trading Funko Pops in the future.

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We are going to build this fanverse over the course of the next several years, and we want to bring you along with us. We are all about including everyone, so if you're a Star Wars fan, Trekkie, Marvel, or DC fanatic, everyone is welcome to come along!

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  • Cartoon pic of the authorJay C. Shepherd
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  • Jay is a graphic designer, board game enthusiast, and professional wrestling fan who loves all things 80's, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, and of course, video games. He is one of the rare few that believes that one can be a Trekkie and Star Wars fan at the same time.