One of the most exciting things about having a new office was that it meant I could dedicate a space to my Funko collection. Unfortunately, my Funko sat in our garage for several months – boxed up, sad, lonely… you get the idea. It’s finally in the house and unpacked, and yet my precious Funko are still in their individual boxes, tucked into a corner of my office and longing for the day they are proudly displayed in a way that they deserve to be.
There’s so many brilliant ideas for displaying a Funko collection and as I’m finding… none of them are cheap once you have more than 50 Funko to set out. I’m having trouble deciding what route to go, so I thought I’d call on some fellow Funko lovers and show you how they display their collections!
But before I get into that, don’t forget that at the end of this post, you too can participate in #FunkoFridays! All you have to do is write a Funko related blog post and fly the Funko Fridays banner on your post!
1: Collection Room Takeover
I’m not a comic book collector, but this set up from Kyle Kehler makes me want to become one. I know that’s totally not related to Funko, but I am digging the idea of basically wallpapering a room with comic books. It pairs well with his setup, which contains various collectibles. I kind of want to do this in our loft, which we’ve recently decided is going to be a personal entertainment space of sorts.
I’m pretty sure those glass stands are from Ikea. They aren’t cheap at $70 each. I considered them as a potential option for my office paired with some tiered, acrylic shelves. But realistically, I could only fit a total of 20 Funko Pop per shelf and I have more than 80 Funko Pop. And besides… what would I do with the Funko My Little Pony that wouldn’t fit in there? I’d have to spend $70 just for one case, not have enough room, and figure out a different option for my MLP.
2: Chic & Protective Boxes
Would you believe me if I told you that those amazingly perfect-sized boxes on Brian Wattles’ wall are actually meant for displaying baseball bats? You can buy them at Michaels, but they are incredibly expensive. They are regularly priced at $60 per box, although some Funko fans have suggested that they wait for them to go on sale and get them for as low as $30 each. Still… very expensive boxes. But I LOVE the out of box look matched with the protection of the black box.
I wish so much that the boxes came in white. I briefly toyed with the idea of buying some and spray painting them, but I’m terrified to drop that kind of cash and ruin a box. As far as I can tell, each box can only hold a dozen, regular-sized Funko Pop. Even if I displayed some on top of each box as Brian did, we’re looking at only 24 Funko per box. I’d need at least 4 boxes x $30 each minimum and it still would leave me in need of a way to display the MLP Funko. Ouch. They look so nice tho! Honestly, I think we’re going to get some for displaying Jeremy’s Amiibo collection.
3: Super Organized
So far, this has been my favorite idea for displaying (and technically the cheapest overall). I love this well organized Star Wars Funko Pop collection set up from Ryan Best. I’ve seen this sort of set up before and it’s the biggest reason I’m looking to replace a few of my Funko Pop boxes that either got crushed or have prices written directly on them (*gasp* I know! Stores suck!). I think it looks visually appealing.
I actually tried to go this route a few weeks back. We went out to Lowes to buy some plain, white shelves that were 6 feet long in length and the brackets for each shelf. If I remember correctly, the total cost for 3 shelves and 4 brackets per shelf came out to somewhere in the $90 range. Unlike other options, I would be able to fit my entire Funko Pop collection with room to spare, plus be able to set out my My Little Pony Funko collection with it.
4: Telling a Story
But not all displays have to be about maximizing space. My friend Mari Massey (who is totally a terrible influence on me when it comes to Funko!) has the cutest setup for her Harry Potter Funko Pop! I love that she included several items HP related – many of which she got during her trip to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter (oh man, I want to go SO badly). Mildly off topic: I never knew I needed more than one Dementor Funko Pop until I saw her display. Genius.
To achieve this sort of display, the shelves don’t have to be very expensive. I’ve noticed that if you go to a regular department store like Target and you look into buying shelves, they want like $20+ per shelf. That wouldn’t be a big deal, I guess… except the shelves are all of 2-3 feet in length. I’d much rather go to Lowes and buy longer shelves for cheaper.
What’s Your Favorite?
Which of the displays is your favorite and do you display your Funko in a similar fashion? I’ve love to know how you display your Funko collection and why you chose to display them that way.
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