Even if you’re not a Funko Pop figure collector, there’s a high chance you’ve seen one. And if you’re reading this, I assume you’ve encountered a vaulted Funko Pop and wondered what the term “vaulted” means. No longer should you wonder, as I am here to explain.
What Do Vaulted Funko Pops Mean?
The Funko Vault is a source of awe and mystery in collectibles. If you’re starting, you’re likely as overwhelmed as I was. If you do not follow the Funko blog, it cannot be easy to distinguish between fresh arrivals and recently discontinued items. Nowadays, there are just so many Pops!
Once an item has been permanently removed from the manufacturing, it is referred to as a “vaulted” item. It retires with its companions to the mystic Funko vault. In contrast to just selling out, this indicates that the item will never be produced again, resulting in its instant popularity among collectors.
You’re fortunate if you snagged one before it disappeared from the stores. However, does this raise its value? The brief answer is yes. Like anything, Funko Pop! When a record’s availability decreases, its value increases.
In contrast to other exclusives and ‘limited pieces’ Funko provides, vaulted objects are no longer available; this implies that the number of vaulted items in the world will never rise.
Their price can double, triple, or surge overnight as individual sellers on eBay and similar websites market their vaulted findings as a rare and exclusive treasure.
As a novice collector, knowing where to look and how to find a reasonable price might be intimidating. However, pop Price Guide is a helpful resource, and numerous stores specialize in carrying these hard-to-find items.
How to Tell if You Have a Vaulted Funko Pop?
Some POPs already in the vault can still be found at random retailers at retail pricing, but the vast majority are now valued far higher.
There is no way to predict which POPs will be placed in the vault, but if I had to guess, it would be the older or less popular ones that Funko places to encourage people to purchase them before they disappear.
Examples of Vaulted Funko Pops:
Bellamy (The 100)
He will go to all lengths to guarantee that he is transferred to Earth with his sister. This was done to safeguard her.
Bellamy was only spotted wearing his signature grey trousers, blue T-shirt, and infamous black leather jacket, as the show’s heroes typically wear the same attire.
Ryu (White Headband)
Street Fighter’s characters, including the game’s protagonist Ryu, underwent several revisions.
In the first Street Fighter, Ryu originally wore a white headband and red footwear. Although adjustments altered the color of his headpiece to red, his attire got more tattered.
Dunharrow King (Lord of the Rings)
The Monarch of the Dead, once known as “King of the Mountains,” ruled the Dead Men of Dwimorberg when he was a living Man. His spirit stayed in the Paths of the Dead as with his kin.
Before you go…
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