As you might now know from our email on Wednesday, we had to migrate Pop Price Guide from its old tech stack and server to a new set-up, which is a version of hobbyDB.
Oftentimes change, especially in the world of IT, is accompanied by some pain. We are diligently working on the bugs that slowed the rollout of our migration. The three biggest pressing issues at the moment are:
- Some users having log-in problems
- Some data is missing
- More options to sort your collection
We’d like to take this opportunity to address these issues now –
In the interest of your personal security, we’re asking everyone to change their password prior to gaining access to the new PPG.
Still having trouble accessing your Pop Price Guide account?
Follow this link to change your password and gain access.
Another Option – It’s possible that you or someone with a similar name already has an account with hobbyDB. If your email does not work, add a _ppg to the end of your username and try logging-in that way.
Should neither of those options work, just click the vertical green Contact hobbyDB button on the right side of every page and send us a quick note with your email and username that you used to sign up for a PPG account and we’ll get you sorted.
If you’re scratching your head and wondering where some of the items in your collection are, have no fear. We have two more syncs running (today and Monday) that will add another few hundred items to the database, hopefully balancing out your collection.
As this migration took some time, there might be items still in your collection that you deleted on PPG over the last 2 or 3 months. Please delete those again. To make it easy, we’ve provided a bulk delete tool in collections. If you notice that some items (or other fields such as notes, purchase date, etc) are still missing from your collection in a few days, send us a message to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll investigate further. We’ll do our absolute best to make sure your collection is just as you remember it.
We want to build something more flexible that allows you to document your Funko items (and collectibles from other brands if you have those) the way you want. Look for this feature later this summer. We’ll update you frequently on our progress.
What we’ve worked on already
As we promised, we are committed to constantly improving PPG and making it the best spot to manage your collection. Thanks to your feedback, we’ve already made some improvements –
Values now showing on collection page
You will notice that values are now showing on your Collection page. To access this page, click the My Stuff tab and select Collection in the dropdown menu. Here you will find the hub for tracking your collection with tools for detailed searches, including more specialized filters to come.
Our first release had a bug that calculated numbers wrongly. That has now been fixed, so you shouldn’t see discrepancies throughout the guide and your collection.
Many of you have suggested that we show more than the 30 items currently viewable per page and we will do that. We are considering going initially to 50 items and possibly more on the mobile version (where we might move more activities into the Actions button).
Share your collection (and rediscover your Top Ten)
Everyone loves to show off their collection. Venture over to your Showcase by clicking on your username in the upper righthand corner. Think of the Showcase as your own personal museum proudly displaying your collection. This will also show the total valuation of your collection and is the new home for your Top Ten list, which now re-calculates every 24 hours.
Once in your Showcase, you and your friends can easily search your Collection and Wish List. You can also give your collection a stylish look of your choosing by adding an avatar and banner images.
Prototypes and Customs joining the PPG World
We already have 296 Funko Prototypes in the PPG catalog. You can easily find them as variants of their actual production model.
In addition, we are now onboarding our first Contributor to add Customs to the database, such as the X-23 (Bloody) done by Karl Grobson that Pop Price Guide recently offered.
We will start introducing some of these Customizers in future updates.
As always, we value your feedback. Your suggestions help us move forward, so be specific when it comes to features you miss or would like to see. And don’t be afraid to get creative with your ideas. The upgraded system now allows us to create and implement much more technology than with the previous Pop Price Guide. Reach us at email@example.com or just click the vertical green Contact button on the right.