By now, you know Funko Pops have Chase variants, which are rare to collectors. Additionally, Chase pop toys have unique attributes like color, poses, and we go in-depth about What Are Chase Pops? And Why Should You Collect Them First in our article.
However, you’re unsure how to get your hands on a chase funko pop and if there’s a chase variant for every pop.
There are a few challenges when trying to obtain these variants;
- Employees take them before they hit the shelves
- Minimal supply
- Chase Bundles sell for a minimum of $80.
Don’t worry, as we will explain everything you need to know about getting pop figures with chase variants.
Let’s dive in:
Which Funko Pops Have Chase?
Not all Funko Pops have Chase variants.
The easiest way to confirm if a Funko Pop has a chase variant would be to search eBay. For example, Take Crash Bandicoot #273 into the search bar or use words like ‘Bandicoot Funko Chase,’ and you will see all of the Crash Bandicoot Funko Pop chases. Moreover, if you specify the number in your search, it will make finding them quicker.
Google search a funko pop by name can determine whether a funko pop has a chase variant or not; double-checking is easy.
Furthermore, there is no official list of all the Chase variants released or made, making it harder for anyone to find. Many have tried to compile a list of all the Chase variants, but none are complete.
So what other ways can one see if a Funko Pop has a Chase variant?
- Follow Funko’s Twitter, Instagram, and blog.
- Join a Funko Pop Discord to ask a fellow collector.
If you are looking for the latest Funko Pop Chase variants releases, you will never miss them out if you follow Funko Pop on Twitter, Instagram, and Blog.
Any chase variant that is about to be released or has recently launched, then you will most likely see it in their posts. Funko Pop never releases chase variants unannounced because fans are eagerly waiting for them.
Therefore, releasing any chase without prior notice would be a kind of cheating with their customers.
If you go to Funko Pop’s website and open the coming soon tab, you will see a massive list of the upcoming Funko Pops.
Those with Chase variants will have “CHANCE OF CHASE” written under Pop’s picture.
You can also use the filters to view the upcoming Chase variant models located under the Featured Tab.
What Are the Chances of Getting a Chase Funko Pop?
Now that you know how to find a Chase variant, let’s dive into the statistics and probability of anyone getting a Chase.
Yet again, sadly, Funko Pop does not provide a number for the total number of Chase variants made for each Funko Pop.
Here’s more information on how the funko pop numbering system works we wrote: Funko Numbering System Ultimate Guide For Collectors
However, the general rule that everyone follows is a 1-in-6 chance. It means that if you buy at least six Funko Pops, then you might get a Chase variant.
If you want to convert your prospects into a percentage, then that would be 16.6666666667%. A fun fact, the chances of dying because of heart diseases in the US are also 1-in-6.
How hard is it to find a Chase Pop?
Let’s say you want to go by the standard method of getting a chase by visiting your local stores, and the chances are that you will see one in about two years if you are lucky.
Why is the number so low?
That’s because many workers in the stores also know about these Chase Pop Toys. So whenever the shipment comes, they buy it before anyone can.
A real challenge retailers such as GameStop, Hot Topic, Walmart face is employees putting aside these chase variants ahead of time before they even hit the shelves.
Collectors take to Reddit to complain about this.
Moreover, people are interested in Chases, so they will be outside the store when the Funko shipment arrives. Hence, there are slim chances of you getting a Chase from a local store.
How do you get a Chase Funko Pop?
Online stores are the only way to get a Chase Funko Pop with better luck and even guaranteed Chase variants.
You can go over to the Funko Pop store and try 1-in-6 chance, or you could buy in bundles. The bundles offer standard variants and a Chase variant, but it comes with a hefty price tag.
Here are some places where you can get a guaranteed Chase variant for the right price:
- Amazon: Tons of Funko Pops on sale along with Chase variants.
- eBay: Tons of Funko Pops on sale along with Chase variants.
- AAA Toys & Collectibles: AAA Toys & Collectibles has tons of bundles that offer a guaranteed Chase along with common one(s).
- Galactic Toys & Collectibles: It is a reliable place where you can pre-order Chase variants. You can choose from two options: go for the 1-in-6 option or get five standard Funko Pops and one Chase variant for a higher price.
You can check the Pop Price Guide to see if the Chase variant is worth what the seller asks.
As for bundles, you will have multiple standard Pops of the same model, which isn’t great for many, so they sell the others.
Are Chase Pops Worth the Hassle?
You’ll remember the first time you get a chase pop. It’s a very memorable experience and adds to the excitement of collecting pops. First, however, we wanted to outline a few pros and cons for getting a funko pop chase.
- This variant is a 1-in-6 chance, which sells for a much higher price than other pops.
- Chase Pop Toys increase the overall value of all your collection.
- Pop figure increases in value over time.
- Too challenging to get.
- Guaranteed bundles cost a lot at a minimum of $80.
- There’s no guarantee you’ll get one.
They are worth every last bit of your hard work.
Most Chase Pop Toys Sell For Double You’ve Spent On Them.
These figures are super rare, and it is like adding tons of value to your entire collection. Because not everyone even gets the chance of viewing the Chase variants before they get sold, imagine having one!
These chase pops go for a lot because of how difficult they can be to obtain in the first place.
We put together a list of 10 Best Glow In The Dark Chase Funko Pops In 2021, which you may enjoy seeing how much they are worth and which are popular!
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