Funko Pop! has taken the collectible world by storm, with its irresistible charm and vast array of figures from pop culture, movies, TV shows, and more. As a collector, it's essential to understand the intricacies of Funko Pop! collecting, including chases, exclusive retailers, box numbering, and the diverse range of figure types like flocked, glow-in-the-dark, facet, and blacklight. This ultimate guide is here to help you navigate and enhance your Funko Pop! collection.
Funko Pop! Chases
Chase figures are rare, limited edition Funko Pop! vinyl figures that typically have a 1 in 6 rarity ratio compared to their regular counterpart. These coveted collectibles often feature unique paint jobs, poses, or other distinguishing characteristics that make them stand out from the standard version. Look for the "Chase" sticker on the box to identify these sought-after gems.
Funko Pop! has numerous exclusive retailer partnerships, where certain figures are only available at specific stores or online retailers. Here's a list of some popular exclusive retailers:
Barnes & Noble
Keep an eye out for these retailers' exclusive stickers on the boxes, as these figures often have unique designs or limited edition runs.
Each Funko Pop! box features a number in the top right corner, signifying its place in the series or collection. This number is vital for collectors, as it helps identify and organize your collection. Note that this numbering system is not always chronological and can be reset for new waves or sub-series within a collection.
Funko Pop! Figure Types and Variants
Funko Pop! offers a plethora of unique figure types and variants, ensuring there's something for every collector. Here are some popular types:
Flocked: Flocked figures have a fuzzy, velvet-like texture applied to specific areas, giving them a distinctive and tactile feel.
Glow in the Dark (GITD): GITD Funko Pops have paint that glows under UV or blacklight, making them visually striking in low-light conditions.
Facet: Facet figures feature angular, geometric designs that give the character a stylized, crystalline appearance.
Blacklight: Blacklight Funko Pops have vibrant, fluorescent colors that react under UV or blacklight, creating an eye-catching display.
Metallic: These figures boast a shiny, metallic finish, giving them a premium and unique look.
6" and 10": In addition to the standard 3.75" size, Funko Pop! also offers 6" and 10" figures, which can make for an impressive centerpiece in your collection.
Funko Pop! collecting offers a world of excitement and variety, with chases, retailer exclusives, box numbering, and various figure types catering to different tastes and preferences. As a collector, understanding these nuances will help you build and curate a collection you can be proud of. Happy hunting! If you wanna learn more and ask me questions drop by one of my live streams on WhatNot!