Funko collectors already know there are a variety of exclusive pops and different types of Pops like Flocked, Chrome, and others. However, most new collectors don’t know about a transparent Funko Pop, and even if they do, they highly underestimate their value.
Did you know the John Cena Transparent funko pop goes for $89 dollars? Not only is it a vaulted funko pop, it’s also a transparent funko pop as well.
We’re going to dive into what makes the value of these types of pops so high. For starters, let’s go over the basics.
What is a transparent funko pop?
A transparent funko pop uses a see-through mold, allowing all light to shine through it, and requires no paint or the use of other colors.
These types of funko pops use a clear mold, which only shows characteristics engraved within the figure because they can’t use paint to enhance the features of the figure.
We will explain why you should keep an eye out for these and why your transparent pop could be worth more than you think.
Let’s dive in:
Five Reasons Clear Funko Pops are Valuable
Here are the top five reasons why clear Funko Pops are worth a lot more than you think:
1. Exclusivity within the exclusivity
More than fifty percent of the Pop translucent are exclusives to stores or conventions. Moreover, the literal amount or the total number of these is already limited.
They are already exclusives, but their types are also scarce leading to a particular type. Although, we are amazed that Funko has not classified these as a separate type.
However, it’s not labeled because there aren’t many transparent funko pops out there in the first place.
Hence, Funko has not made a particular type of transparent one. However, having said all this, it only confirms that transparent Funko Pops are limited and exclusive.
2. Unexplored Territory
There always remains an emotional value of an item, but everyone does note the market price at the bare minimum. The current value of all of these items is still cheap, and anyone grabbing these transparent Pops is an absolute steal.
The current value of clear Pops isn’t high because everyone has been buying flocked or limited-edition Pops.
Moreover, the Funko brand themselves have also not given these Pops a different status. All of these reasons lead to less spotlight on these gems. However, transparent Pops will explode in popularity and become more recognized in the community in the future.
Hence, because translucent Funko Pops aren’t in the limelight yet, anyone could start making an extensive collection of these and would be the first person to have an extensive collection of translucent Pops.
3. No Stashers
Now that we know transparent Funko Pops are unexplored territory let’s talk about stashers. Stashers are the people who buy all or most of a product line to create scarcity which drives the prices of each piece higher than what they are worth.
However, stashers only stash what is extremely popular. For now, transparent Funko Pops are not that popular, which means there are no stashers around to raise their prices. So, whatever you are paying for the Pop, you are paying its actual market price, unlike other Pops.
This reason might seem almost negligible, but it isn’t.
When buying any other Funko Pop, you have to search and go through many places and a lot of sellers.
All this hassle is to find a reputable person selling a Pop at a reasonable price. But when it comes to transparent Funko Pop, that’s not the case.
Like all other brands, Funko Pop has tried its best to stop stashers and provide actual customers with its products. But in the end, stashers find new ways to get ahold of immense quantities of Pops and then resell for higher prices.
So, when buying transparent Funko Pops, you correctly feel the way the customer should when purchasing any product.
4. One of a kind
We have repeatedly mentioned the lack of category or a type label on these Pops because they deserve recognition like Glow in the dark figures.
In addition, some of these translucent Pops are partly transparent, whereas the rest of the body does have color.
The whole idea of these excellent transparent figures is what makes them unique in a good way.
However, keep in mind that each transparent Funko Pop has its density or hue, making some darker and others lighter.
Hence, not all clear pops are the same. Instead, they are each different, with each having a unique vibe.
5. Compatibility and Selectiveness
One of the best and most underrated facts about these clear Pops is that Funko only makes those characters transparent, fitting the role. They do not randomly pick a character and make it transparent.
Take the example of John Cena transparent Funko #59. They chose John Cena to be transparent because of his “You can’t see me” catchphrase. Another excellent example of this is the Wraith character (#545) from Apex Legends. She was a part of this clear Pop family because of her warp ability.
Hence, only a selected number of figures can be a part of this transparent series which makes this line special, rare and exclusive.
Which transparent funko pops are worth money?
Here is the list of the worth-buying translucent Funko Pops:
- Movies Predator Vinyl Figure #31
- TOSSAKAN Transparent glitter #45 Asia Exclusive
- WWE – John Cena Invisible Pop! Vinyl Figure #59
- Halo – Master Chief with Active Camo E3 2018 Limited Edition Exclusive #12
- Harry Potter – Nearly Headless Nick (Blue Translucent) #62
Which transparent funko pops are valuable?
Here is a couple of extremely valuable Funko Pops:
- Rick And Morty POP Animation Pickle Rick Vinyl Figure #333 (Transparent) FYE
- Funko Pop Marvel Venom Invisible Girl Transparent Limited Edition
- Funko Pop! Games: Apex Legends – Wraith (Translucent) #545
There are a couple of reasons why we haven’t mixed up the worth money and valuable category. The first reason is that the valuable ones are very costly. So much so that it does not make them worth the money.
For example, the Wraith Pop is one of the coolest translucent Pops. It has a couple of shades and captures the original character’s vibe accurately. However, paying 150 dollars for it seems ridiculous.
It’s a category that is overlooked and unknown to most collectors, making it more desirable and increasing demand.
Why Transparent Funko Pops Are on the Rise
We hope you enjoyed reading about how transparent funko pops are increasing in value when collecting. We will likely see these types of funko pops come out as convention exclusives in the future.
So, before the stashers get to know about these, this hidden gem can be our little secret. So have fun collecting these while you can!
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