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Funko Pop! Stacks Plastic Protector: Protecting Your Investment (February 8, 2019)

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Funko Pop! Stacks may not survive that 6-foot fall, but they are good for just about everything else.

Everyone has that moment in their lives where nuggets of wisdom are thrown their way.  The kind of advice or suggestion that resonates long after it is said.

Mine happened a couple of years ago when I purchased a new cellphone and grumbled at the idea of having to purchase an expensive case to protect it.  I remember my uncle overhearing that particular rant and immediately turning towards me and said, “So, you’re willing to spend a  lot on a cellphone and not on a case to protect it.”

Now, I wasn’t able to properly swallow that particular nugget or wisdom, but as time went by–and the more I thought about it–my uncle really made a lot of sense.

I’ve kept to that piece of advice ever since.

Funko Pop! Stacks Plastic Protectors

I believe that I have talked about my Rick and Morty Funko Pop! collection quite extensively on my website and that it is likely the only Funko series that I would go to great lengths to collect.

Anyway, I finally decided to bite the bullet and invest in acrylic plastic protectors for them.  But as fate would have it,  the moment I reached that decision, the demand for the Pop! Stacks rose and we have had a shortage of them (locally) ever since.

That was until my supplier called and informed me that my Pop! Stack “orders have arrived.”

Now, I wonder if I’ll have enough for all of my Rick and Morty figures.

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Funko POP!: A Completists Paradise…or Nightmare (July 22, 2018)

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Despite the growing popularity of the Funko POP! Vinyl line in the Philippines, I’ve held off[i] buying any of their products largely due to their simplicity and lack of articulation.  I think I may have also reached a point wherein I swore I would never buy anything Funko.

Well, that all change in 2017 when I was introduced[ii] to Adult Swim’s animated science fiction adventure comedy series called Rick and Morty.  If that introduction wasn’t enough, I was completely hooked after watching this video below (Note: This is the uncensored version.):

I know right!  This show has everything!  An 80’s nod here and there.

I could totally relate.

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My Rick and Morty Funko Pop! Collection Checklist (Part 1 of 3): Finding the GameStop and Hot Topic exclusives will be a tall order.

Interest leads to Want

But like with many other things in life, interest oftentimes leads to Want. With Want sometimes gets confused with Need.

That’s where Funko comes in—supplying that void called Want/Need.  The toy manufacturer gained the licensing rights to produce Rick and Morty merchandise and boy, did they produce.  As of this post, there have been 46 regular and exclusive Vinyl figures, 2 regular and exclusive POP! Rides, and a 2-pack exclusive that have been released into primary and secondary markets. Read more…

Review: ToyCon 2016 (June 11, 2016)

06/11/2016 1 comment
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ToyCon 2016 – Clockwise: Enterbay Michael Jordan | With the Oklahoma City Thunder’s Russell Westbrook | Happy 39th Birthday Voltes V! | Dean Cain answers some questions for his fans. | Psyched for Suicide Squad. | Voltes V exhibit.

ToyCon 2016 or is it ToyCon/PopLife Fan Xperience 2016 now?

Regardless, everyone knows that it was partnership that was borne from the success of last year’s AsiaPOP Comicon.  The formula: Bring in international celebrities/personalities in order to enrich our pop culture experience.

The caveat of course is that this “enriching experience” would almost always entail an additional expense which eventually presented itself in the form of a 400% increase in one-day ticket prices[i] and a 233% increase for three-day passes.  Other meet-and-greet packages were also announced but their sizable cost would only warrant the attention of the true fans of the celebrity guests.

Now, I am happy for those who can afford to shell out some hard cash to have an audience with our international guests…but what about us who are only really interested in seeing the hobby merchants?  Why make us pay so much more for people or acts that we have no real interest in seeing?

I surmise that the only fair way around this is that if the SMX Convention Center will still be the future home of ToyCon, then the organizers should allot one of the mini-halls on the second floor to the toy and comic merchants. With this concession (and a reduced entrance fee), it would—in my mind—become a more legitimate ToyCon wherein comic/toy enthusiasts and sellers can engaging in shoptalk. No flash. All hobby.  Just the way it should be. Read more…