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Funko’s Journey Through Willy Wonka’s World of Imagination

Funko’s Journey Through Willy Wonka’s World of Imagination
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Fjavirserr

Most people bear Tim Burton’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” (2005) in mind, when we think about Willy Wonka. However, the work of the British author, Roald Dahl, had its very first contact with the big screen in 1971, with the movie “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.” In this charming and likable film adaptation, […]

The Influence of Japanese Toys on Funko Collectibles

The Influence of Japanese Toys on Funko Collectibles
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Javier Serrano
Fjaviserr

After World War II, Japan became one of the most important toy-producing countries in the world and the story continues on nowadays. The tradition of the Japanese toy industry has a relevant impact on Pop Culture, with its packaging and toy designs being an important part of it. No matter what we collect, there is […]

Guest Blog: Inside Funko’s World of Guillermo del Toro Collectibles

Guest Blog: Inside Funko’s World of Guillermo del Toro Collectibles
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Fjaviserr

Since his childhood, Guillermo del Toro was a fan of comics and classic horror cinema, and loved to sculpt his own play-dough monster figures. As a result, Del Toro’s work has been characterized by a strong connection to fairy tales and horror. As a teenager, he had a large comic and book collection that has […]

Guest Blog: History of Funko’s Early Licensing Partnerships

Guest Blog: History of Funko’s Early Licensing Partnerships
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Javier Serrano
Fjaviserr

It was way back in 2005 when Mike Becker decided to pass on the baton to Brian Mariotti. Funko started a new era, with the goal of expanding the business to new lines of products and licenses. From then on, the company from Everett, Washington, became the monster toy brand we know today. In those […]

Guest Blog: Funko’s Haunted History of Freddy Krueger Pop! Figures and More

Guest Blog: Funko’s Haunted History of Freddy Krueger Pop! Figures and More
Written by
Javier Serrano
Fjaviserr

I had to wait until the early 90’s to watch “A Nightmare on Elm Street,” just because I was seven years old in 1984. This classic which is close to celebrating its 40th anniversary blew my mind from the very first moment and became one of the most successful horror sagas ever. Frederick Charles Krueger, […]

I Have the Power! Funko’s History of Masters of the Universe Collectibles

I Have the Power! Funko’s History of Masters of the Universe Collectibles
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Fjaviserr

I remember it as if it was yesterday when my parents gave me my first Masters of the Universe (MOTU) figure. That Skeletor action figure rocked my world. It was love at first sight. One of the most ironically shaped action figures ever, the vintage MOTU 5.5-inch figures were a staple of my childhood. I […]

Funko’s Global History of Rare Convention Exclusives

Funko’s Global History of Rare Convention Exclusives
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Fjaviserr

Conventions are coming back this 2021 just like they used to be. Step by step, we are recovering an important part of our lifestyle. I could not understand how to be a collector without the face-to-face interaction and the joy of finding limited editions at these events. Funko is pulling out all the stops in […]

Collecting Dracula – Funko’s History of Vlad the Impaler Collectibles

Collecting Dracula – Funko’s History of Vlad the Impaler Collectibles
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Fjaviserr

Dracula has been around for centuries. Thanks to a ghastly amount of Dracula figures from Funko, the Vlad the Impaler legend only continues to grow. hobbyDB user Javier Serrano, aka FJaviserr, takes us through the history of Dracula from castle to collection. From the legends and myths of Carpathian folklore in Romania and the beautiful […]

History of Funko’s Rare Prototype Pop! Figures

History of Funko’s Rare Prototype Pop! Figures
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Fjaviserr

Toy Fairs are always synonymous with surprise and good news from toy brands. Sadly, some of the releases are cancelled every year and Funko is no exception. Sometimes, they are not produced because of licensor approval, others simply become urban legends. However, those very rare original Pop! unproduced prototypes are treasures in the wild, just […]

History of Collecting Tin Plate Boxes: From Biscuit Tins to Funko Lunch Boxes

History of Collecting Tin Plate Boxes: From Biscuit Tins to Funko Lunch Boxes
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Fjaviserr

Since my childhood, I have always liked tin boxes. The reason, I guess, is that my older brothers used to keep their soldiers in biscuit tins. So as every child who wants to replicate their brothers, I did the same, following their example and started to keep my treasures in them. It was the perfect […]

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