How To Start Becoming A Funko Pop Collector?

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I'm Adam Wright, a collector at the crossroads of sneaker culture and nerd collectibles. My collection is a vibrant mix of rare sneakers and memorabilia from comics, video games, and sci-fi. Each piece tells a story of innovation, design, and fandom. My passion is more than just acquiring items; it's about connecting with the culture and history behind them and fostering a community that shares these interests.

Have you ever found yourself gazing at the rows of adorable Funko Pop figures and wishing you could be part of the amazing world of Funko Pop collectors?

Maybe you’ve had a few figures in your collection for years, but now it’s time to take it to the next level.

Whatever your reason is for wanting to become a Funko Pop Collector, there are plenty of ways that you can get started today!

How To Start Becoming A Funko Pop Collector?

Determine What You Want to Collect


The first step in becoming a Funko Pop collector is determining what you want to collect. Several factors need to be taken into account, such as: What do you like? Do you love Star Wars? How about Harry Potter?

Or maybe Game of Thrones? Whatever it may be, there’s probably a Funko Pop out there for that interest!

What are your interests? Are they niche or mainstream?

For example, if you love anime and video games, then this can be something that could quickly go either way, depending on how specific and the niche it is.

What is your budget? If money isn’t an issue, bigger collections can also become more expensive over time (but fun!).

What is your time frame for collecting/when you would like to stop collecting/etc.? This will help determine how many pieces per month/year are realistic based on financial constraints and personal goals!

Have a Budget


The first thing to consider is how much you can afford to spend. You don’t want to be spending more than you can afford on any one item, much less across your entire collection.

And by all means, don’t go crazy and blow all your cash on Funko Pop figures at once!

That being said, it’s important to have a certain baseline level of spending set aside for collecting Funkos.

For example, if you’re only going to be able to spend $10 per month or so on new Pops—which isn’t unheard of—you’ll need a good idea of what kind of budget will allow you some flexibility while still getting the most bang for your buck.

Visit Several Stores and Websites


To become a Funko Pop collector, you should visit several stores and websites. Make sure that your local store has the best price. The store will often have a sale or coupon code that you can use when adding it to your cart.

Also, check out their website before going in so you can get an idea of what they carry, how much it costs, and if there are any discounts available.

If possible, find a store with both online and physical stores because you don’t have to pay for shipping or wait for them to come in!

Of course, the downside is that once the item gets into your hands (physical), there’s no guarantee it’ll be as good as advertised on their site – but sometimes, this is worth taking the risk!

Check out customer reviews from people who’ve bought items at different places before deciding where else you might have what you want at reasonable prices with fast shipping options too!

Find a Rare Funko Pop


The good news is that there are many ways to find a rare Funko Pop. The bad news is that it can be very difficult to know what’s rare or not. This section will give tips for finding a rare Funko Pop and guidelines on what to look for in your Funko Pops.

So, how do you find a rare Funko Pop? Well, one thing you need to remember is that the box plays an important role in determining the value of your Pop!

If the box has been damaged or removed from its original packaging, then it will be worth less money than if it had never been opened at all.

Become Part of the Community

One of the best things about being a Funko Pop collector is how involved and connected you can be with other collectors.

The community is so strong that it has its own Facebook groups, Discord servers, Reddit pages, and Instagram accounts.

You can find all these resources by searching for “Funko Pop Collectors” on any social media platform.


Now that you know the basics of collecting Funko Pop figures, remember a few things as you begin your journey into the world of Funko Pop collecting.

Use websites like Reddit and Facebook groups for advice and discussion about your favorite characters and series.

You can find helpful information on these sites, especially if someone has already been through what you are going through now.

Join a local collectors club if there is one in your area. They will be able to advise about what kind of items might be worth buying or how to sell them later on down the road when they’re no longer interested in keeping them around anymore (which happens more often than not).

Buy from reputable places like Amazon Marketplace or eBay, where sellers have good reputations and return policies so that if something goes wrong with an order, you don’t have anything terrible happen afterward either!

There are so many benefits to becoming a Funko Pop collector. You’ll have an opportunity to connect with like-minded people, and you may even be able to make some money by selling your collection if it grows large enough.

So, if you want to start collecting these adorable little figures, follow the tips above!

Before you go…

As long as you know what kind of figures you want and your budget, finding them shouldn’t be too difficult; after all, there are many places where people buy them!

Check out my next article: “8 Easy Tips On How To Start Collecting Funko Pops.”

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