My ex's brother has a massive collection of these things. Lots of SD Comic-Con one-offs etc and he makes more than a fair amount of cash trading his doubles. It's for this reason and other interrelated ones that he is perma-single.
I hope he plans to sell out soon, the bubble will burst in a few years.
|Maggot Brain |
The Beanie Babies of Tomorrow.
Boomer The Dog
If they're doing fandoms, there should be Furry Funkos, made like foxes, Huskies, wolves and others.
I wouldn't have these, too uniform and Humanistic, but I know people who love to make walls of items, all lined up perfectly, and they probably love this sort of thing.
Christ, just open the boxes they will be worthless in a few years any way.
There's so much to hate about these things. They all have the same look with their lifeless eyes and lack of mouths. They pander to every fandom, making pops of everything including Kiss, of course there are Kiss POPS!.
I first became aware of this rubbish when they announced the Steven Universe POPS!. There wasn't really any SU merch before that so fans were excited, the figures looked like crap (especially Pearl), but the marks ate them up anyways.
Their marketing strength lies in their banality, designs easy to digest and unlikely to offend.
Jeff Koons joke?
Anyway, you guys are wrong. Uncivilized and wrong. Funko Pops have a lot of artistic merit; they're the urban alternative/ underground art scene's foray into Kinkade's visionary creative model. Maybe you can't appreciate blank-eyed chibi superheroes, but the next generation - the generation unsullied by your Gen-X / Millennial cynicism - will embrace the artistry of Funko with open arms and hungry EMV cards.
Oh, wait, these were the guys who did those butt-ugly Pony dolls. Nevermind, fuck 'em.
I was thinking more Damien Hirst but whichever, it's all about developing a simple, consistent brand s you can pump out easily recognizable/appraisable pieces for the super rich to use as status signaling baubles and untraceable shadow currency. That is what the high-end modern art industry boils down to. "Art" hardly enters in to it.
I get these things as Christmas gifts from my brother every year. And since I can't sell a gift without feeling guilty I am stuck with the awful things.
I hear ya. My brother insists on getting me some sort of action figure(s) for any gift holiday. I guess it's too hard for him to think of something I might actually enjoy.
I maintain a five-year statute of limitations on any store-bought item I get as a gift. After that it's just another thing to be sold or kept as I please.
|Sanest Man Alive |
I have more respect for the guys who post footage of their walls of dip cans.
ugly little fuckers.
Oh I get it!
"Pops" stands for "pieces of plastic shit."
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