Over the years users have asked if we can also cover Customs. In that past, that was not really possible but now it would be easy and is some already done on hobbyDB, where contributors can add custom figures to the database and users can add them to their collections. You can do the same, i.e. use your PPG user account to log in to hobbyDB, add customs to your collection and they’ll appear automatically in your PPG Showcase.
These customs will all show on a Subject page called Pop! Customs, show the Artist (if known) and have the production status set as Custom –
As they are not marked as made by Funko in the Brand field you can always add the word Funko to any search which would then hide all Customs. We only had a 4 or 5 of these customs at the time of the migration but have had a lot of interest with 50 more being added already and possibly 1,000s more coming. We thus think it is time to ask you for a vote. We’d like to know if you’d prefer to see custom figures on PPG as they will show up in the search like other items do and make it a little bit harder to find your items.You will find the poll on your left-hand side. Given that you can find Customs on hobbyDB and add them to your collection there we would prefer to only show Customs if 75% of the folks are in favor of this. Over to you!
August 1. Thanks for all these many comments here and elsewhere. Here two quick qualifications –
- The way it is set up you will be able to add the word “Funko” to your query and not see any customs
- Fakes, imitations or whatever folks want to call those are not eligible (in fact we are working on a number of features to advance the fight against fakes)
- We would not add prices to most or even all of these as they are mostly one-offs (and our prices are market-based)