In this Collector Showcase we meet Kansas Pop collector Tim Hull. He has acquired quite a few Pops since he first got started only a few Christmases ago! Along with his huge assemblage of Pops he also collects Action Figures, Legos and Hot Wheels. One of his newest growing acquisitions are the Mr & Mrs. Potato Heads,he has 12 different types at the moment. In his free time Tim watches films,television series and plays video games. He’s a regular at his local Starbucks and attends 3-4 Conventions a year. One year at Dragon Con he shared an elevator with Michael Dorn best known for playing the Klingon Worf in Star Trek: The Next Generation and Witchblade actress Yancy Butler. At the same Convention he found himself in the Men’s restroom standing next to Daniel Cudmore a.k.a. Colossus from X Men:The Last Stand and X Men:Days of Future Past which would probably be one of the most awkward scenarios to be tempted to engage a celebrity in conversation. In his Convention adventures he has met several actors and actresses from various fan favorite TV franchises including Star Trek, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Battlestar Galactica. A few of his Photo Op pics are included at the end of his collection photos.
1. How long have you been collecting Funko Products?
I first started collecting Pop!s in December of 2014.
2. What was your first Funko item?
The addiction began simply enough,with Elsa and Anna from Frozen and Deadpool all purchased while out Christmas shopping.
3. How many Funko collectibles do you own?
I own somewhere around 740 Pop!s including a few customs. A buddy even made a Superhero Pop! of me. 🙂 I also have a few Dorbz and Hikari.
4. Do you have a favorite line OR a line you would like to see?
The DC and Marvel lines are my favorite, although I am really in love with the Pac-Man line.I’m really hoping for more X Men Pop!s soon. I’m still waiting on Scooby Doo Pop!s as well. I know the Dorbz are due out this year so I am hoping the Pop!s aren’t too far behind! I’d also really like to see Funko do Gilligan’s Island.
5. What are your favorite Top 5 “Must Own” items in your collection?
Ohh,that’s a tough one. I guess my Metallic Boo Berry and Count Chocula. I still need to acquire Frankenberry at some point. And then Dr. Doom,Ghost Rider and Metallic Green Goblin(I do love the Metallic Pop!s). Honorable Mention should go to the Haunted Mansion set as well.
6. What is your best deal/favorite find story?
I got Cruella Deville through a Mystery Sale. That was pretty exciting!
7. What line are you most excited about that is yet to be released?
Golden Girls! And the Impopster line!
8. Do you complete sets with every variant or are you happy just to own certain Pops in a line?
Depends on the line but I usually do try to get all the variants. I always feel like if I don’t get them now I’ll regret it later.
9. Favorite Social Networking group for News,Buying,Trading or Selling?
We have a local group called Wichita Funkonatics. A couple of the members are very informative,and the small amount of members(around 75)keeps things on a personal level.
10. Do you collect any other types of collectibles?
Not nearly in the same fashion as I do the Pop!s but I do collect action figures(Marvel,DC and Star Wars),PEZ dispensers and Hot Wheels.
11. If you could design a line OR add variants to an existing line what would you create?
I’d like to see a Lantern Corps line. And maybe a line of rainbow Dalek’s. And again,more X Men!
12. Any advice for new collectors OR something you wish you knew when you started collecting? Words of Wisdom?
Only collect what you love. If they go up in value great! But don’t make that your main focus. I’ve had so many bad interactions with people who only cared about money. For me this is a hobby and suppose to be for fun. So enjoy the hunt and have fun! 🙂
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