Collecting Funko Pops is a massive community that continues to expand. That may be scary for someone who is just starting.
But don’t panic; we’ve got some tips to get your collection off the ground!
How to Start Collecting Funko Pop Guide:
Choose a Theme and Start Planning
You can start collecting Funko Pop! by choosing a theme and planning your collection. The best way to do this is by thinking of themes that you are interested in.
You want to choose a theme you are passionate about because it will give you more energy and motivation when buying and displaying your figures.
You should consider which fandoms you enjoy. It would be ideal if you began gathering what you want. You should also avoid relying on other people’s collections in this regard. If you want an exclusive, look for it in the right store.
As for the number of Funko pop you want to collect, think about how much space you have for them on display and how much money you are willing to spend on different merchandise. It’s essential not only for planning but also for budgeting purposes!
Join Funko Communities
Community is one of the best aspects of collecting Funko Pops. If you’re new to collecting Funko Pops and need advice or have a question, there are several places where you can find answers.
There are Funko Pop collectors everywhere! There are even communities devoted solely to Funko Pop collecting!
Access to some groups requires an invitation or membership, but most are public.
Groups and Forums That You Can Check Out:
When starting, it is vital to set a budget for yourself. This will help you determine which Pops are within your price range and give you an idea of how many Pops can fit in your collection.
It may be tempting to go all out on a few super-expensive Pops, but if they take up too much of your budget, you will have less room for other collectibles.
Stick to a plan and take it slow. It can be hard to stop collecting Pops. So, if you aren’t careful, you can spend all your money on these cute collectibles and blow your entire budget.
Please don’t just get a Pop because you can pay for it. More experienced collectors say saving money to buy a Pop is more fun. Also, it’s better to buy what you like than what you can afford.
Find Reputable Sources to Buy Your Funko From
Once you’ve started collecting Funko Pops, you must find a reputable source to buy them.
Unfortunately, many fakes are out there, and buying a fake will be disappointing and potentially harmful.
So, to ensure that the source you’re buying from is reliable and trustworthy, do some research, read customer reviews, or even ask the community for reliable sources.
As a collector, you need to know when new Pops come out, where to find certain Pops, and what the different stickers mean.
You can find reliable news about Funko Pops on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or any other forum.
Reputable Sources of Funko Pops:
You should keep track of how much you spend. Keeping track of your spending helps you stick to a budget and ensure you don’t spend too much on collectibles.
It also lets you see how much is left in your budget for the month so you can save up for upcoming Funko Pops or other collectibles.
There are many ways to do this, like using a spreadsheet or an app or just writing everything down the old-fashioned way.
The most important thing is to ensure that at the end of every month, all of your purchases are written down somewhere so that they can be added up and compared to any other income you have.
Collaborate with Other Collectors
People who like to collect Funko Pop are friendly and want to help you get the figures you want. You can find collectors near you and online. They can be a great way to learn more about the hobby.
They might even have some extra Pops that they would be happy to sell or give you. If you want a hard-to-find item, look for it on eBay or Amazon.
When Funko Pop collectors have all the ones they want, they sometimes sell their figures online. These places are also good choices if you need something but want to avoid paying full price.
Many sellers will give you a discount if you buy more than one thing simultaneously.
Get Advice from Other Collectors.
Should you get stuck, feel free to ask for help. There are many resources available that can help guide you in your Funko Pop collecting journey.
If you’re in the U.S., check out the Funko Collector’s subreddit and the Funko Forums. Both places are filled with collectors who are happy to advise on where to find specific figures or how to store them at home properly.
The toy stores at local malls also have staff members who know their way around the Funko Pop world, so if there’s one nearby, it might be worth checking out! Social media is another excellent place for feedback—tons of groups on Facebook and Instagram are explicitly dedicated to Funkos!
Even if they’re not necessarily focused on collectors’ trading tips, following those accounts will give you an idea of what’s popular within this community and some insight into what else may be coming down the pipeline from different companies across America (or even overseas).
I like to be creative, and collecting Funko Pop! is a way to do that. It’s also a great way to meet people who love the same things you do. I hope this article has helped you start your collection and given you new ways to think about it.
Before you go…
Before you buy your first Funko Pop! figure, you should not only plan carefully but also stay organized and keep track of your spending so that this hobby doesn’t get out of hand.
Check out my next article: “6 Easy Ways on How Can You Tell If Funkos Are Fake.“