Are you tired of missing funko pop releases and wondering how to keep track of them? It’s frustrating when you don’t realize something is dropping on, then it gets sold out, and you have to overpay to get a funko pop in good condition. 

Our guide goes in-depth on how to prevent missing funko pop releases and being aware of upcoming funko pop drops. We explain what times to keep an eye out for new funko pop drops and tips on getting ahold of them as fast as possible. 

Let’s dive in: 

How to Know When Funko Pops Release

Become aware of the latest funko pop releases by monitoring retail stores’ official social media accounts. Also, all platforms like Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, or Discord have hashtags you can monitor. 

It’s common to join groups and communities or read the latest Reddit forums about potential leaks. 

When Do Funko Pops Release

Funko doesn’t disclose when a release will happen. However, you can use techniques to help find patterns on when they release—for example, asking associates for information. Most aren’t allowed to share that information, but if you can, it’ll help. 

Also, you can see the number of releases that happened in the past and compare that with the future. For example, Funko’s official website releases on Fridays or Wednesdays instead of Tuesdays. 

Also, ‘Hot Topic’ tends to release funko pops towards the end of the week. 

Why Social Media Can Help You Get Pop Vinyl Releases Quickly 

You can get information immediately through social media, and it’s all about knowing which sources are reliable, timely, and relevant for which funko pop figures you are looking to buy. Numerous funko pop influencers announce specific drops and leaks for the latest funko pops. 

1. Make a Separate Instagram or Twitter Account Dedicated to Funkos 

By making an Instagram or Twitter account, you can follow the most prominent pop collectors who tend to share specific drop announcements and leaks for the latest funko pop releases. You do not need to post pictures on this account. Instead, you can use it to monitor the space. 

Benefits: 

  • Get to connect with other like-minded collectors and make new friends. 
  • Learn about upcoming funko pop releases before others.
  • Easily keep aware of restocking funko pop drops.

Best Funko Pop Instagram Accounts 

  1. Funko Official – @originalfunko – https://www.instagram.com/originalfunko
  2. Nathros Funkos – @nathrosfunko – https://www.instagram.com/nathrosfunkos
  3. Pop Academy – @funkopopacademy – https://www.instagram.com/funkopopacademy
  4. Funko Finderz – @funkofinderz – https://www.instagram.com/funkofinderz/
  5. Skittlerampage – @skittlerampagehttps://www.instagram.com/skittlerampage/

Best Funko Pop Twitter Accounts 

  1. Funko POP News ! – @FunkoPOPsNews – https://twitter.com/funkopopsnews
  2. Funko POP Hunters – @FunkoPopHunters – https://twitter.com/funkopophunters
  3. DisTrackers – @DisTrackers – https://twitter.com/DisTrackers
  4. Funko Shop Alert – @FunkoShopAlerthttps://twitter.com/FunkoShopAlert
  5. Funko Pop Updates – @FunkoPopUpdates – https://twitter.com/FunkoPopUpdates

Once you’ve followed the popular funko pop influencer accounts, you can also search for your local retail store accounts: 

For example, Hot Topic has many branch stores across the country, and you can look up your local mall website to search for the specific branch number your Hot Topic uses. 

2. Join Discord Communities Dedicated to Funkos 

Use one of these discord discovery websites to find the best communities to consider. 

Sites: 

  • Discords.com
  • Discordservers.com
  • Disboard.org

Each site lets you search by topic, such as “Funko Pop” or “Pop Vinyl,” and then displays the Discord server that is most relevant to your search. 

Each site provides a somewhat different server overview, but you’ll know whether they’re perfect for you.

We’ve also compiled a list of the best funko discord communities to join for upcoming funko pop releases.

Track Funko Releases Using Excel 

There are multiple release dates for funko pops, and sometimes it’s difficult to remember where and when they release. Create a simple excel sheet when you monitor social media about potential release dates. Add a few columns such ‘Retailer Name’, ‘Potential Date’, ‘Potential Time’ ‘Source’, and ‘URL’. 

Funko-Pop-Release-Tracker-in-Excel

Each of these data points will help you keep track of funko releases because when it’s about to drop, you can click on the URL you included in your excel sheet to get you there fast. Also, you can include the ‘source’ where you found that information. 

For example, if you saw on Twitter that a famous influencer provided a link to the product placeholder, you can copy and paste that into your excel directly. 

So now, when you wait for the notification on when it’s life, you won’t have to go searching, and you can click the link quickly before others get there. 

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