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How To Clean A Dirty Funko Pop Without Damaging It

Keeping your rare collectibles clean can be a hassle and nerve-racking. Do you worry about how to clean a funko pop without ruining them? Then come along, let us show you the right tools, cleaning materials, and how to keep your rare toys clean. To clean a dirty funko pop when it’s outside of their box, you need a microfiber or cotton cloth, warm water, or Lysol dual action wipes to prevent scratching the outer material. Avoid damaging the paint by using a vacuum cleaner, canned air, or a dependable duster.  There are three essential things to note before you even commence the cleaning of your funko pop. 1. Be careful not to damage your pop accidentally. Your toy is not an ordinary toy. It’s a rare collectible. Our articles have stated that a rare funko pop is an asset and a prized possession. So when you are cleaning, you…

Where is the cheapest place to buy funko Pops?

It’s incredible how these little figurines, with their colossal head and little body took the toy world by storm.  Are you looking for a place to buy funko pops? Buying cheap funko pops comes down to knowing where to look and having the right timing.  The cheapest place to buy funko pops is Walmart. Walmart has the most in-stock at a time, discounts, and sales that make for good deals. However, the funko pops they do have on the shelves aren’t always the newest or latest pops. And the boxes are found open or damaged due to customers accidentally dropping them.  How to Find Cheap Funko Pops; Use Our Funko Retailer Rating System We’re always looking for online retailers or local comic book stores that sell funko pops for cheap. Unfortunately, finding cheap funko pops is hard to come by.  However, that’s what makes Funko Pops hunting so much fun!…

5 Best LED Funko Pop Case Display Ideas For Collectors

Nothing beats the beautiful sight of a Funko Pop gloriously standing in a display shelf or case, which is why many collectors go through hoops to find the perfect display option for their figurines. At best, display shelves and cases can protect and preserve our Funko Pops. But to bring out their radiance and splendor, Funko Pop display with lights is inevitable. So are you ready to bring out the ‘Wow’ factor in your Funko Pops collection? These five LED lights options may be the best thing you ever did for your Pops.  1. Customized Funko Pop Glowbox (Silver Edition) by Float Pop Want to raise your Funko Pop display to another level? Then get this Customized Funko Pop Glowbox. They not only keep your pop dust-free, but they also preserve their mint state. Each box can perfectly fit a four inches Funko Pop. Their expertly designed LED Lights annihilates…

Figurine vs. Figure – What is the Difference?

What’s the difference between Figurine vs. Figure? We break down all you need to know to define these types of toys for all ages.  Are you new to the world of collecting figures? Or are you looking to switch between figures and figurines, and you don’t understand the difference?  This piece will let you in on the differences and similarities between Action Figures and Statues. You will also discover some factors that can influence your decision when buying an action figure or a statue.  Let’s dive in:  Action Figure vs. Figurine First, it is imperative to note that figurine is a related term of the figure. However, like nouns, the two terms differ. Figurine refers to a diminutive curved or molded figure, also known as a statuette.  On the other hand, a figure refers to a drawing or representation passing on information. Here’s a great video that illustrates the difference…

Why Funko Pop Sun Damage Is Real & How To Prevent It

As a Funko Pop collector, our top concern is protecting our collection and what it’s worth. Mint pop boxes and acrylic pop figures makes us happy, and we don’t want funko pop sun damage to ruin our collection. We will share collector tips on how to prevent funko pop sun damage  and minimize the effects of UV rays. It’s important to remember UV rays from sunlight can do real damage to these fantastic toys.  Can Funko Pops Get Sun Damage?  Do Funko Pops fade?  Yes, Funko Pops can get sun damage when exposed to Ultraviolet lights for long periods of time (many hours, days or months), especially when these acrylic vinyl figures are unprotected outside of their box or a pop box protector. On sunny days with clear skies 100%,  scattered clouds 89%, broken clouds 73%, and overcast skies 31%, UV rays come through. A fellow Redditor explained their chrome…

How Glow in the Dark Funko Pops Work | Beginners Guide

You want to know how to glow in the dark Funko Pops work, so you can make yours shine brighter and better. We get it.  Whether you’re a collector with some glow in the dark Funko Pops or an avid fan who will collect nothing else but glow in the dark Funko Pops; we’ve got answers for you. Glow in the Dark Funko Pops absorb the light around the pop vinyl figure and re-emits visible light or a ‘glow’ when in the dark. The material used allows for Photoluminescence (abbreviated as PL), which is light emission from any form of matter after photons’ absorption (electromagnetic radiation). There are different types of glow-in-the-dark paint or material.  One type can be charged during the day and can glow for hours in the dark at night. And depending on the type of light you use to charge it, it can result in a brighter…

How to Identify & Prevent Buying a Fake Funko Pop

Raise your hand if you’ve bought a fake Funko Pop. Ouch!  Sometimes we buy one, and we don’t even know if we’ve bought one. How do we know if a funko pop is fake? Is there phony funko pops out there in the market? Sadly, yes.  Well, these are the right questions. Don’t worry; you are not alone. Funko Pops have garnered recent attention that it’s valuable to learn how to identify fake funko pops. Learn How To Prevent Buying Fake Funko Pops Quickly.  Many collectors have ended up with fake figurines. The most painful part is that they bought them at the price of their counterpart. That can hurt. But what if we can show you how not to make that mistake ever again? When buying funko pops online, it’s essential to look at the pop’s bottom to ensure a number is associated with it.  Identifying fake funko pops…

Why Are Funko Pops So Popular? First-Ever Pops Look

Funko’s remain relevant no matter the environment, even when times are tough. Yet, for most, Funko Pops suddenly started appearing in stores — before they took the internet by storm. It raises the question, what makes these plastic vinyl figures so desirable?  Funko Pops are popular because of three factors:  Affordability Nostalgia  Longevity  And there’s a Pop for everyone.  These vinyl figures have built a fantastic (and welcoming) community around it, making meeting new people easy and fun. It’s the ability to make others feel a sense of belonging that has folks coming back. Did we mention it’s now cool to become a collector?  Think about it; your shelves with Funko Pops that are heavy in nostalgia. You have a Funko Pop from every genre of every film you watched growing up. One glance at them takes you back to that time in your life: those fond memories, those happy…

What Makes a Funko Pop Rare?

Collecting $1000 plus funko pops comes down to understanding what makes a funko pop rare in the first place. We break out all the different factors that makes a funko pop rare so you can identify them quickly and effectively. It’s amazing how these tiny figurines standing just about 3.75 inches tall and 4 ounces in weight could take the world by storm. Since its first launch in 2011, Funko Pops have held its collectors captive. But wait, they are not the ones holding unto collectors; it’s the other way round! With the increase in the demand for Funko Pops, collectors find themselves nearly chasing their tails in a bid to get their preferences. And as Funko launches new designs, more and more of these toys become rare Funko Pops! The real question is ‘does luck play a role in finding rare funko pops?’ or ‘can you find rare funko…

How to Hang Funko Pops on Walls or Ceilings

Do you want to display your funko pops differently? Common question collectors have ‘how to hang a funko pop on the wall?’ or ‘how to hang a funko pop on a ceiling?’.  We’re going to share multiple methods for getting your funko pops or action figures hung properly.  Moreover, we listed the different ways to showcase funko pops when hanging them on walls or from the ceiling.  But, first, we will want to tackle how we prevent damaging our figures when hang funko pops on the walls?  Let’s dive in.  How to Hang Funko Pops on Walls Safely The best way to hang funko pops on a wall safely without damaging the outer box, or the figure itself is by using the ‘Floating Pops’ approach. When displaying floating funko pops, it’s all about how you position the box on the wall that makes the desired perspective without actually messing up…