The Pop Price Guide migration is underway and we understand if you have questions, concerns or need a few moments to process the changes.
First off, we want to address the importance of why we had to do this migration –
Fueled by your support, we’ve built a community of collectors, fans and volunteers to keep us honest, current and on our toes every day. Many of you believed in us so much, that more than 600 of our users actually invested in PPG and we couldn’t be more thankful.
Due to now really outdated technology, however, we’ve struggled with maintaining the PPG code, which hampered our ability to release any new features. And with a super small team and limited resources, we simply could not continue holding up different technology stacks, while also trying to provide quality user experiences.
That same outdated technology also meant an ever-increasing list of security risks that we kept on fixing, but took more and more of our time. That is why we rolled out this change earlier than we ideally wanted.
We know that with this change, we lost some functionality that you were used to – however we are committed to getting the overall experience and design right.
That’s where your suggestions become vital in moving us forward. Please feel free to send any feedback to our team. And please be specific to what you miss, what you would like to see moving forward and don’t be afraid to think outside the confines of the box.
The Nitty Gritty Details of the Transfer –
If you had at least one item in your Collection or Want List, we automatically transitioned your profile into the new Funko-specific system that’s powered by hobbyDB.
The only thing we ask of you, will be to reset the password on your profile (an important step to ensure we protect your privacy). The password you used on the old site will no longer work.
Reset your password here.
If you already had an account with hobbyDB, we used that user name for your PPG profile. For those of you new to hobbyDB, your user name remains the same name as your Pop Price Guide account.There were two exceptions, however. If your PPG username was already taken on hobbyDB by someone with a different email address, we added “_ppg” to the end of your username. The same went for usernames that contained numbers only, which are not supported on hobbyDB.
From there we can always amend your username for you if you’d like, just shoot us an email at email@example.com.
Some Bugs –
There were bound to be a few glitches with a project of this magnitude, as we transfer 40 million collectibles to the new system. We want you to know that we are diligently working to correct those issues as we speak.
You can read about some known issues and ask more questions in our newly created FAQ.
New Features Include
- Variants and Subvariants (Boba Fett is a good example)
- Wish List integration
- Price charts
- Personalized avatar and banner
- More item images
- Wishlist integration and making selling easier
Read more about these new features and tools here. Look for these features coming your way –
- Customizable lists
- Social media sharing
- Member List
- Member Stats
- More values from new sources
We’re very excited about the opportunity to provide the Pop Price Guide experience that we’ve always envisioned and that you deserve.
Rest assured that despite the migration, the PPG you know and love for its extensive catalog, price valuations and collection management will remain.
If you have any issues or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.