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I told myself that I wouldn’t be buying any SDCC Funko this year. Remember last year? I spent around $300 on SDCC Funko and other exclusive collectibles. And no, I totally don’t regret it. But this year would be different. For starters, I was on my way out of town the day of the exclusives being released in stores, and more importantly… I didn’t need to be spending that kind of money on Funko. But here I am… finding myself with the serious urge and realizing I’d be dropping as much cash this year if I bought all of the SDCC Funko I want.
It all started with someone showing off a Joker Bust they purchased from Barnes & Noble. No, it’s not a Funko… but it’s one of the exclusive collectibles up for grabs this year. It matches the Batman and the Catwoman busts I ended up with last year. These busts aren’t cheap as they retail for $60 each. I don’t need to be dropping $60 on one item – much as I want to. Then I got curious. I’ve done my best to just stay away from SDCC Funko related chatter, but I folded. What was coming out this year? I should have never looked…
Brak & Zorak
Next thing I know, I’m staring look through the SDCC Exclusives on PopCultcha, drooling over some Brak and Zorak Funko Pops… from Space Ghost. What!? I need them. NEED THEM NOW. Did you watch that show growing up? I was all of 12 and I used to watch it on the tiny TV in my bedroom late at night when it aired on Cartoon Network in the late 90’s. These guys are a unique part of my childhood and I must have them.
But wait! What is this I see!? Oh how I love this Doctor Strange Funko Pop. The ONLY thing keeping me from buying him is that I don’t necessarily need this exclusive version – not for a movie I haven’t even seen. I know a different version will flood the market in October at GameStop – one I am sure I will be equally as happy with. In the mean time, I will drool over this one…
Y’all know I love collecting Harley Quinn figurines. While I have never been interested in Funko’s Rocky Candy figurine line, I find myself wanting to buy this Harley “New 52” SDCC Exclusive. She’s absolutely adorable and would so great with my growing collection. Look at those details! Perfection.
My Little Pony
Okay, so this isn’t Funko related and it isn’t even an exclusive (as far as I know). But during our trip to Florida, we stopped in at a local GameStop, curious to see if they happened to have any of the above mentioned Doctor Strange exclusives left (they didn’t… boo) and I came across an unexpected My Little Pony figurine – this 8″ tall, beautiful Discord figurine made by Hasbro as part of their new Guardians of Harmony collection.
Oh I wanted him… really wanted him. But he was $35 and we’d just bought 3 Funko Pop from FYE (Ugh, money). Look at this gorgeous creature!
Good news is… you can order him online from Amazon for cheaper, which is what I may very well do. Unfortunately, this had lead me down a whole other path and I found other My Little Pony figurines from the same collection that I absolutely must own as well! Crap. Crap. Crap.
Look at these lovely ladies…
I originally found Nightmare Moon depicted on the Barnes & Noble website while looking through their SDCC Funko – and later made the connection to the Discord I’d found at GameStop. You can take a gamble buy these ladies from B&N. The trick is… they will randomly send you one or the other. Personally, I’m thinking of testing my luck and hoping I get Princess Celestia (priced at over $30 on Amazon) and then buying Nightmare Moon from Amazon for cheaper (priced at only $20).
What SDCC Exclusives Do You Want?
I know. I KNOW. This all adds up so fast. Collecting is no joke… it takes serious cash, cash that I don’t really have right now. Hopefully I can snag at least a few of my wants before they are all sold out everywhere and prices get completely out of control.
The important thing is to do your homework… and fast. Figure out who has the exclusives you want and who has them for cheaper. Maybe website A has them cheaper, but their shipping prices are crazy. But perhaps website B has some sort of incentive for buying several Funko and good shipping rates.
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