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Postby Skatervic23 » Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:36 pm

kevinbuddha wrote:Okay!!!! it's wobbler Wednesday, so here are a few pics. They are not new ones, but I am hoping to get around to that this weekend. There has been a lot of little chit on my plate that has been very time consuming. I hope to get back on schedule with the Funko room!!


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Postby kevinbuddha » Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:56 pm

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This thread needs some Wobblers.

Anyone remember this one (Kevin, I know you do)? There was a standard version, but this is the "Risk is Good" version which apparently had a run of 1,000 (there were over 18,000 of the regular Wobbler). This version was made for Trade Shows.

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I use Imgur for pics too. It is so much easier than anything else I have ever used.

This Evel Knievel is a classic piece and yes I do remember it Scotty ;-) . When I was a kid I would visit my relatives in Butte, Montana and that is where Evel Knievel's ranch/estate was. He was never home while I was there, but it looked like a pretty cool place from outside the walls.

I also have a hand-painted Evel Knievel proto that I bought from Bill Becker (Mike Becker's Brother) I really am working on new pics of stuff! The "risk is good" was created for a financial concern on the east coast that only dealt with clients who had an initial worth of 5 million or higher. They were into asset management. I know because another Funatic and me tried to contact them via email to get this version of this wobbler and they sent Cbex and email stating what they were and what they were about.

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Postby FunkoAlphaBravo » Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:58 pm

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Well, it's Wednesday, and TJ is back from NYCC, so why not post pics of Wobblers that were released at cons...any con.

These metalic Saucermen are cool. I got these after I saw them in person in Jim's collection. They were released at the 2010 SDCC.

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Postby Scotty » Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:17 pm

TJLAUTERBACH wrote:Evel Knievel was a true stunt man. Love the wobbler of him. Is that hand painted?


No, that's the actual production piece.
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Postby lavery01 » Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:45 pm

thejosh2010 wrote:Awesome saucermen Scotty!! Always have loved those wicked extra-terrestrials!!

On the subject of seeing stuff in Jim’s museum, let’s not forget about this stellar set of wacky lunch ladies! Had always admired their unique style from afar but once seeing them there in person, I could no longer resist & I had to have a set of my own :compress:

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Very unique looking set of ladies. I like em a lot. lol What year are they from?
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Postby thejosh2010 » Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:48 am

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thejosh2010 wrote:Awesome saucermen Scotty!! Always have loved those wicked extra-terrestrials!!

On the subject of seeing stuff in Jim’s museum, let’s not forget about this stellar set of wacky lunch ladies! Had always admired their unique style from afar but once seeing them there in person, I could no longer resist & I had to have a set of my own :compress:

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Very unique looking set of ladies. I like em a lot. lol What year are they from?


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Postby lavery01 » Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:25 pm

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lavery01 wrote:
thejosh2010 wrote:Awesome saucermen Scotty!! Always have loved those wicked extra-terrestrials!!

On the subject of seeing stuff in Jim’s museum, let’s not forget about this stellar set of wacky lunch ladies! Had always admired their unique style from afar but once seeing them there in person, I could no longer resist & I had to have a set of my own :compress:

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Very unique looking set of ladies. I like em a lot. lol What year are they from?

Yeah this was way before I entered the Funko scene. lol
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Postby kevinbuddha » Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:46 pm

Okay! It is my favorite day of the week!!! Sorry, no new pics yet, but these old pics are fun too!

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39" Retro Freddy Funko Boo Berry

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Big Boy stuff made by Funko, but never made it to production

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A picture of protos that were to be given away on the forum back in "olden times" :roflmao:

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From Phineas & Ferb….its Dr. Doofenschmirtz action figure

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Postby thejosh2010 » Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:50 pm

kevinbuddha wrote:Okay! It is my favorite day of the week!!! Sorry, no new pics yet, but these old pics are fun too!

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39" Retro Freddy Funko Boo Berry

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Big Boy stuff made by Funko, but never made it to production

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A picture of protos that were to be given away on the forum back in "olden times" :roflmao:

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That Big Boy hand-puppet is AMAZING! :binky: :binky: :binky:

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Postby thejosh2010 » Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:00 pm

Have a Coke & a smile with these Sprite Boy Wobblers and their prototype counterpart! Happy Wednesday!

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Postby TJLAUTERBACH » Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:53 pm

Wow Kevin! That Booberry Freddy is amazing!
Josh that Sprite boy was my very first wobbler I ever got and it was from Jason aka swobobafett. Still have him and he won't be going anywhere!
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Postby TJLAUTERBACH » Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:45 pm

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Don"t think I posted any pics of my El Diablo collection before up close so here it is. Sorry if I already posted this but just cant find it. Still a work in progress but this is definitely my second favorite character behind Bone Daddy! Enjoy!
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Postby kevinbuddha » Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:01 pm

TJLAUTERBACH wrote:Image
Don"t think I posted any pics of my El Diablo collection before up close so here it is. Sorry if I already posted this but just cant find it. Still a work in progress but this is definitely my second favorite character behind Bone Daddy! Enjoy!


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Postby kevinbuddha » Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:38 pm

Okay here is my entry for Wednesday!!!


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Abraham Lincoln Chase Piece

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One of these Pop-Art Freds is a color reject

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Postby thejosh2010 » Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:42 pm

What a fiery set of devils TJ! Totally with you on the Diablo love!

Wobbler Wednesday featuring a not so wacky, cult-favorite pair of Clockwork Orange Alex’s, along with some of his other Funko line counterparts!

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Postby thejosh2010 » Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:44 pm

kevinbuddha wrote:Okay here is my entry for Wednesday!!!


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Wow, more great wobbler pieces Kevin! Makes me so happy seeing some of those classic toon wobblers being made into pops now!! :compress:
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Postby BigM » Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:36 pm

Awesome stuff as always guys! I will try to post pics...
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Postby Scotty » Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:53 pm

Great stuff gents. I've been traveling a little bit. Very interesting that Josh posted the Coke Sprite Boy last week as I was in Atlanta and visited the World of Coke (it was pretty cool--I am a Coke guy). As much as I like Coke, the Sprite Boy just didn't work for me. I'm such a Wobbler snob :)

For this week, since I'm only a day late...let's see. TJ posted his Diabloes, Kevin posted Abe and Fred, Josh posted his Alexes...how about

Underdog and Super Freddy!!!! I love the way Funko re-purposed bodies.

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Postby TJLAUTERBACH » Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:50 pm

That's so cool Scotty! Love the big wobblers especially the freddy's. Also love the clockwork orange Alex's and Kevin definitely Fred Flintstone brings back great memories! Thanks everyone for sharing!
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Postby thejosh2010 » Sun Nov 17, 2019 12:05 pm

Scotty wrote:Great stuff gents. I've been traveling a little bit. Very interesting that Josh posted the Coke Sprite Boy last week as I was in Atlanta and visited the World of Coke (it was pretty cool--I am a Coke guy). As much as I like Coke, the Sprite Boy just didn't work for me. I'm such a Wobbler snob :)

For this week, since I'm only a day late...let's see. TJ posted his Diabloes, Kevin posted Abe and Fred, Josh posted his Alexes...how about

Underdog and Super Freddy!!!! I love the way Funko re-purposed bodies.

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Great choice Scotty! Hope your trip to Atlanta was a fun one too! Was just down there across the way at the Aquarium & for the Alice In Wonderland exhibit at the botanical garden!
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Postby kevinbuddha » Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:16 am

I know its Wednesday, but I am just not feeling it today. I have been in a funk that is not clearing up, so maybe next week :D

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Postby TJLAUTERBACH » Thu Nov 21, 2019 7:12 am

kevinbuddha wrote:I know its Wednesday, but I am just not feeling it today. I have been in a funk that is not clearing up, so maybe next week :D

My apologies to everyone


We all have those days. Hope you feel better soon!
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Postby Scotty » Thu Nov 21, 2019 7:34 pm

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Well, missed another Wednesday. My how the time flies.

Kevin, sorry you've got the blues, I'm sure the season change isn't helping. Here's a photo of smiles for you.

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This shot is from an unboxing during Sting's sell off. It was during my first year as a collector. I spent a fortune that year (but sure glad I did).
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Postby thejosh2010 » Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:06 pm

Scotty wrote:.
Well, missed another Wednesday. My how the time flies.

Kevin, sorry you've got the blues, I'm sure the season change isn't helping. Here's a photo of smiles for you.

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This shot is from an unboxing during Sting's sell off. It was during my first year as a collector. I spent a fortune that year (but sure glad I did).


Such a momentous time!! I can’t imagine how excited...and broke everyone was during that time! Great early Fundays Freddy Scott!!
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Postby kevinbuddha » Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:59 am

Thanks everyone for the kindness and the photo Scotty!
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Postby TJLAUTERBACH » Sat Nov 23, 2019 6:32 am

Scotty wrote:.
Well, missed another Wednesday. My how the time flies.

Kevin, sorry you've got the blues, I'm sure the season change isn't helping. Here's a photo of smiles for you.

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This shot is from an unboxing during Sting's sell off. It was during my first year as a collector. I spent a fortune that year (but sure glad I did).


Awesome pic Scotty!
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Postby Scotty » Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:31 am

Saturday is like Wednesday, right? Ends in day lol

This post is a bit on the nose, but he's an oldie, but a cutie.

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I hope everyone had a good and safe Thanksgiving.
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Postby thejosh2010 » Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:50 am

Scotty wrote:Saturday is like Wednesday, right? Ends in day lol

This post is a bit on the nose, but he's an oldie, but a cutie.

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I hope everyone had a good and safe Thanksgiving.


Terrific choice Scotty!! I failed to post mine on time too, but what the heck...

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Postby Scotty » Sat Nov 30, 2019 4:34 pm

Josh, your pic is perfect. I was lazy and just pulled an old pic down from Flickr :)

Next year we have to remember to start a new thread and have everyone post their Freddy Gobbler Wobbler in a scene like yours.

I guess I'll have to find a spot for him and move him back into the collection #-o
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Postby imbatgirlpop » Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:52 am

I think funko should do a throw back wacky wobbler for the next fundays. Or for a charity cause.

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Postby imbatgirlpop » Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:52 am

thejosh2010 wrote:
Scotty wrote:Saturday is like Wednesday, right? Ends in day lol

This post is a bit on the nose, but he's an oldie, but a cutie.

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I hope everyone had a good and safe Thanksgiving.


Terrific choice Scotty!! I failed to post mine on time too, but what the heck...

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That’s pretty awesome!!!

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imbatgirlpop wrote:
thejosh2010 wrote:
Scotty wrote:Saturday is like Wednesday, right? Ends in day lol

This post is a bit on the nose, but he's an oldie, but a cutie.

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I hope everyone had a good and safe Thanksgiving.


Terrific choice Scotty!! I failed to post mine on time too, but what the heck...

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That’s pretty awesome!!!


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Postby MasterSplyntr » Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:25 pm

thejosh2010 wrote:
Scotty wrote:Saturday is like Wednesday, right? Ends in day lol

This post is a bit on the nose, but he's an oldie, but a cutie.

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I hope everyone had a good and safe Thanksgiving.


Terrific choice Scotty!! I failed to post mine on time too, but what the heck...

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Postby Scotty » Wed Dec 11, 2019 6:34 pm

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It's actually Wednesday!

How about a little Funko history.

The First Annual Funko Fun Day was held on Oct. 19, 2002 at Sparky's at Universal in California. At one time, Sparky's was quite the retailer of Wacky Wobblers (obviously, since the first Fun Days was held there). But even by 2005, apparently Sparky's Wobbler stock had dwindled.

The rarest of all Sparky-branded Funko was the Sparky Bowler with the gold bowling ball. It was only offered at the Sparky's store for an hour or so before it sold out. This Sparky Bowler was exclusive to guests at the "First Annual Funko Fun Day". Only 96 Sparky Gold Bowlers were produced. His Box is the standard Sparky Bowler box, his shirt is Red instead of Black and base print reads "Funatic".

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Though the rarest of the Sparky-ware, the gold-ball bowler was not the rarest Funko at the first Funko Fun Day. Also part of that celebration were: the white, GITD, Count Chocula LE 48, and the Super Freddy LE48.

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Thanks Scotty for the history lesson. Did you attend the first Fundays? If so how was it compared to today's Fundays?
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TJLAUTERBACH wrote:Thanks Scotty for the history lesson. Did you attend the first Fundays? If so how was it compared to today's Fundays?


No, i wasn't collecting that far back. I didn't start until ten years later. The 2 fundays I went to (2013 and 20114?) were a ton of fun and a bit less than the current over-the-top production they are now.

Kevin will have to chime in on this, but i seem to remember someone saying that the very early fundays were appreciation events for the retailers. The retailers, back then, were much smaller--mom and pop shops--so it was a good marketing strategy for Mike Becker (founder/1st owner) to promote Funko and build a base of loyal retailers.
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TJLAUTERBACH wrote:Thanks Scotty for the history lesson. Did you attend the first Fundays? If so how was it compared to today's Fundays?


No, i wasn't collecting that far back. I didn't start until ten years later. The 2 fundays I went to (2013 and 20114?) were a ton of fun and a bit less than the current over-the-top production they are now.

Kevin will have to chime in on this, but i seem to remember someone saying that the very early fundays were appreciation events for the retailers. The retailers, back then, were much smaller--mom and pop shops--so it was a good marketing strategy for Mike Becker (founder/1st owner) to promote Funko and build a base of loyal retailers.


That's cool. I've seen the video a couple of times and it definitely seems to be more personal than the large production put on today. Would be awesome sometimes to have a time machine to go back and check it out. Mike is awesome!
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