We’ll be giving you guys a chance to show off your stuff and tell us what it is that makes you a collector. We all have Funko in common and thanks to social media and the technology available today we have the ability to meet collectors from all walks of life and all over the globe. Some of you are just getting started and others have been around since the beginning but everyone starts somewhere. If you are interested in sharing your Collection and talking Funko we’d love to hear from you.
Our first Featured Collector is Paul Yarmer from Texas who goes by Linkyarmer on the Pop Price Guide. Paul is an Admin on a few Funko Facebook groups including the Funko Collector Corps,Funko Collector Corps Unboxed and Funko Auctions.
1.How long have you been collecting Funko products? *August 23,2014
2.What was your first Funko item? *Lootcrate GITD Groot Pop
3.How many Funko collectibles do you own? *Roughly 227
4.Favorite Line Or One you would like to see? *Bioshock TIED with Doctor Who. I’d like to see the Animated Batman series made.
5.Top 5 “Most Cherished” Funko Pops/Items in your Collection?
*Arkham Asylum Batman(Hot Topic Exclusive),Bioshock Songbird,The Beatles(John,Paul,George & Ringo),GITD Godzilla and GITD Emmett Brown
6.What is your “best buy”/favorite find story? *I don’t think I have one. I’m pretty obsessive so I spend more than I should on something I really want to get it RIGHT NOW! Hahaha
7.What line are you excited about that is yet to be released? *I’m excited for the Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory line.
8.Do you complete sets with every variant or are you happy to just own certain Pops in a line for example? *If I like the series enough I’ll try my hardest to get every variant but I can’t always afford to do that.
9.Favorite Social Networking Group for News,Buying,Trading or Selling? *Funko Collector Corps,of course!
10.Do you collect any other types of Collectibles? *Kinda,Disney Infinity Figures and Powerdiscs but my kids and I play with them too so it’s not a serious collection where I have to keep them in the box or anything.
11.If you could start a new line or variant additions to an existing line what would you create? *I’d start with I Love Lucy because my wife would go nuts for them! She is a HUGE Lucy fan so if there were I Love Lucy Pops she’d finally have no choice but to be all in on Funko Pops. Lol. If I was to be selfish in my answer to the same question I’d start with Boy Meets World Pops as I loved that show growing up and still do! 🙂
12.Any advice for new collectors or something you wish you knew when you first got started? Words of wisdom? *Think of the future. I bought up entire series at the start then regretted some of them because of what was coming soon was even more appealing to me.