Jenn Says - Jennifer Rhodes met Melanie back when True Blood was popular and they have been friends ever since. She loves TV (especially things that make you smile), Doctor Who, Finding new shows, and regularly provides awesome fandom items for Muser Giveaways. Jennifer is now a proud member of the VIPers - the Melanie's Muses Spotlight Feature Team!
Now I've talked about things that I collect before. Now I want to talk about another. Though more people may collect these. Funko pops are more popular than ever. Once you get one you can’t stop. Trust me, I’ve tried. Funko doesn't just have pops anymore though they have keychains, minis, plushies, pens and even dorbz items. It’s never ending, and you can usually find any character you love from movies or tv, they even have those odd ones. Icons they’re called, you know like the Kool-Aid man. Now, they don’t make everything.
There’s tv shows you think should be made into pops. But Funko drags their feet and doesn’t do it, even though fans would flock to buy them. (Melanie here - just jumping in to add this is usually a licensing issue - Pretty sure Funko would make EVERYTHING if they could) One that I wish they’d make is Lucifer pops, but nothing unfortunately. They'd make a killing! So many variations-- Lucifer's devil face, Luci with wings, Maze's demon face, Lucifer dressed as Dan, etc! Now, every now and then I’ll get a whole collection of some, like I did with the Big Bang Theory, but the ones I have that I love the most are my Harleys. Any new Harley that comes out. I’m all over buying those, even though I probably wouldn’t have had them without the help of my best friends. Do you collect pops? If so, do you have any favorites or like me is there one character you have to buy no matter what edition they make. I’ve also noticed if a pop is popular enough, they get expensive, or even become hard to find. I have a few of those as well, again thanks to my besties, like my glow in the dark Harley, didn’t even know that existed! so thanks Dave. I love her and she is definitely one of my favorites.
Dave Says - Dave Christy loves horror, music, documentaries and more. He is also the co-runner of several fan based groups including Morningstars (THE Lucifer fan group also run by Melanie), and now is a member of the VIPers Spotlight Lounge team for Melanie's Muses. Other than "In The Spotlight" Features -check out his "31 Days Of Halloween Movies"
It starts with one. One is all it takes. Then another. "Oh, this one is cool too." Soon it becomes obsession. The world has become overrun with Funko Pops. I never intended to have so many. My first one was Charlie from Supernatural. Loved the character and saw the Pop and just had to get it! But I told myself I wouldn't buy every single one I liked. Only a few select ones. Then they started expanding. Making more and more for just about everything. TV, movies, comics, anime, musicians, even politicians and historical figures.
I normally don't get whole collections. I usually cherry pick the ones I like the most. Whether its by character or design, but then someone decides to send me more anyway (JENN!). That just sends your collection into a tizzy. You have to redo shelves looking for more space, seeing if you fit more if you turn them around or flip them on their sides. As with most things, I can't really pick a favorite. But probably the most expensive one I got was Ultraman. He was getting hard to find but found one for $30 when the rest were around $50. So, I splurged a little.
You even have Etsy artists that make a custom Funko of you! I have sent 2 of those out-- one to Jenn and one to Mel’s, complete with her Tardis dress. The maker spent 6 weeks on it and I got impatient waiting for them to see the finished product but the result and reaction were well worth it. They can be pricey but the detail is exceptional-- if you go to the right one. I have recently counted my pops on my list. I have 264. What's your Pop number? Remember, once you Pop, you just can't stop.
Melanie - If you don't know who she is at this point - Well there's probably no helping you lol
So where is my collection 6 years later? OVERTAKING THE HOUSE lol! I did manage to get my "Grail" Castiel mentioned in the video - I actually got 2! Susan sent me one and my sister-in-law also sent me one. So that was AMAZING! I have so many now and I love them all! I even have 2 "Custom Melanie" Pops. The one Dave mentioned above which matches me in my dress, and then one that Muser Shannon Watts had made and sent to me! Aren't they Fab?
To finish up, I wanted to say that although I still love the ones that I mentioned in the video I figured I would share the ones currently in pride of place on my desk (these do change from time to time). AND My 1st Chase (Yup more on that coming).
Code Word For This Article Is - Funko
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