Most Funko Pop cost anywhere from $10-20 retail depending on where you purchase them from, and what kind of exclusive they are. SDCC Exclusives tend to be more expensive – as do the larger, 6″ tall Pops. Buying Funko third party from “Flippers” tends to be even more costly. Sometimes it’s totally worth it to spend a few extra bucks to get a Funko you really want, but could otherwise not have. It can be a great investment.
And then there are other times when buying a Funko third party is just a big gamble. Sometimes, you end up spending too much money on a single figurine out a sense of urgency. And thus, the story of my 6″ SDCC Exclusive Baymax begins.
So Here’s the Story…
Last year during my SDCC craze, this Baymax caught my eye. I absolutely LOVED Big Hero 6 (I think it’s one of my favorite movies and it makes me cry every. single. time.) I decided that I wanted him and I was willing to pay the $60 price tag to have him.
You read that correctly. Sixty buckeroos.
I was looking to buy him through eBay as I knew absolutely nothing at the time of places like PopCultcha (who sadly, as of this week… no longer sells Funko to residents of the US or Canada) who were known for selling exclusives to collectors at a more affordable, retail-like rate. So naturally, I looked at eBay and the cheapest one I could find was for $54 + Shipping. Ouch.
Like an idiot… I bought it.
The Current Value
Sometimes Funko prices skyrocket. A lot of times, they stay about even and end up worth as much money as you spent on them. Most times, the value plummets either because it’s a figurine with a higher number of stock, or because it didn’t do well in stores (this is true of the Frozen Olaf Pops… because there’s so friggin many).
This 6″ Opaque Glitter Baymax with Emoticon Belly is really only worth $35 at most. You can buy it on Amazon now directly from Funko like it’s no big deal. And that’s because it really isn’t. I think a large part of why I bought it had something to do with it’s size (I had previously not seen a 6″ Funko before), the fact that it was opaque/glitter (I thought that made it more rare), and being an SDCC Exclusive (I assumed made it more valuable).
Do Your Research
Always shop around for Funko and ask people in groups if something is a good deal (I’ve listed a few below for you). It’s crazy how well some of these people know their stuff. These groups keep track of pricing, known scammers, value of exclusives and number of them made, and all sorts of stats I never knew was important.
Answer True These Questions Two:
1. Have you ever purchased a Funko for way more than you should have?
2. Do you regret buying any of your Funko because of the price you paid?
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