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1/12 GITD, Metallic, chrome base Ironman (the story)

Postby funkystark » Thu Jan 26, 2017 11:51 pm

Since the funatics giving back section doesn't allow pics here it is

Many moons ago I had a 100% complete marvel collection with many 1, 2 and 3 of a kinds, hand painted protos. Also as my board name would suggest I believe I was the first die hard, if not he first one of, Ironman fans. Glow in the dark pieces are some of my favorite and I thought how wonderful would it be to have a glow in the dark Ironman. Not knowing anything about production cost, I emailed Brian and asked him how much it would cost to get a small run of glow in the dark Ironman wobblers made so I could keep one and contest the rest away on the board. A bit of time went by and I thought I wasn't going to hear back from Brian but I finally did. It was a polite reply explaining that because of licensing issues this was something that he probably couldn't do. Fast forward about 2 months or more and I had long stopped thinking about my dream of a GITD Ironman. I was sitting at home and there was a ring at the doorbell and I saw a Fedex truck in the driveway and I thought what the heck? I don't have anything on the way.... he handed me a box and I saw that it was from Funko? I thought what the what... then I opened the box. I near fainted! There was a little note telling me they were a 1/12 production and I later saw that the other 6 went to Gemini to sell. That was one of the first times I experienced how truly above and beyond this wonderful company called Funko (and Brian) truly are.

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Postby HowardTheDuck » Thu Jan 26, 2017 11:53 pm

That's gotta be one of the best stories I've ever heard! Funko is just the best!
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Postby MasterSplyntr » Thu Jan 26, 2017 11:55 pm

What a great read. Thanks for sharing!
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Postby case » Thu Jan 26, 2017 11:55 pm

Awesome story bro!
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Postby KMFH11 » Thu Jan 26, 2017 11:58 pm

That's so freaking cool!! Awesome story thanks for sharing it! I love Brian and Funko!!!
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Postby Princess » Thu Jan 26, 2017 11:59 pm

Wow. Thanks for sharing. Hearing stories like that just makes me appreciate these amazing figures and the company even more. Bravo Brian and Funko.
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Postby odnar » Thu Jan 26, 2017 11:59 pm

That is a cool story. Thanks for sharing.

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Postby willy wonka » Fri Jan 27, 2017 12:05 am

Great story Mike thanks for sharing.
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Postby thejosh2010 » Fri Jan 27, 2017 12:11 am

That's awesome Mike! Way to go and such an awesome wobbler to boot!
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Postby Strending625 » Fri Jan 27, 2017 12:22 am

Such an awesome story!
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Postby squidward » Fri Jan 27, 2017 12:27 am

That's a great story. Thank you for sharing.
If others are like me, it makes me wish I had found this community years earlier and had a few more stars under my name and a lot more history with the wonderful group of Funatics and this wonderful company.
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Postby donofoblivion » Fri Jan 27, 2017 12:31 am

Wow...that is a good story. :freddy3:
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Postby edmomo » Fri Jan 27, 2017 12:33 am

that is amazing. great piece of history you both initiated and spread.
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Postby clashcityrocker33 » Fri Jan 27, 2017 4:11 am

Big deal...I have 13 Glow in the Dark Groot POPs...and I can't give them away.

But seriously, very cool story and amazing gesture.

Next thing you'll tell me is that Brian guy made you unique Retro Freddys for your wedding and one of the scrapper pieces from China ended up on eBay and now some random dude in Middle America has one sitting in his living room...but no one would believe that.

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Postby TriFeckTa » Fri Jan 27, 2017 6:02 am

This is a really cool and unique story...i need one in my collection lol
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Postby donofoblivion » Fri Jan 27, 2017 7:55 am

TriFeckTa wrote:This is a really cool and unique story...i need one in my collection lol


Yes...you do :)
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Postby yoohooal » Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:50 am

Great story, Mike! Brian and Funko are truly the best!
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Postby leosalion » Fri Jan 27, 2017 11:01 am

Wow, that's incredible! Brian and Funko really are amazing

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Postby Shalee04 » Fri Jan 27, 2017 11:28 am

squidward wrote:That's a great story. Thank you for sharing.
If others are like me, it makes me wish I had found this community years earlier and had a few more stars under my name and a lot more history with the wonderful group of Funatics and this wonderful company.


Agreed, great story and I too wish I had found this community years earlier. I love reading stories like this showing just how awesome Brian and Funko as a company are and that it's not always about the $$$. :compress:
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Postby CaseyJones14 » Fri Jan 27, 2017 11:30 am

You told me about this a while ago, but it still amazes me! :cheers:

Now let's see if I can get him in my collection :D
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Postby MyLittleFunkos » Fri Jan 27, 2017 11:50 am

I remember reading this years back and this piece always stood out to me. It was one of the last production pieces I needed to complete the collection and it took me a long time to get and it cost me a Freddy Joker Pop to get. It is such an awesome piece! I'm glad you shared the story.

My only complaint is the faint glow :-D
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Postby donofoblivion » Fri Jan 27, 2017 12:14 pm

MyLittleFunkos wrote:My only complaint is the faint glow :-D


Yeah...but wait until they learn how to incorporate/coordinate Old School Glow in the Dark Pop! technology with New Age, cutting edge nanotechnology! Then we'll be able to use GITD Pops! as nightlights! So the one you have is like one of the first Edison light bulbs--it'll be like having a piece of history and an antique in Iron Man form (you lucky devil, you) :D
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Postby PopCollector » Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:00 pm

Love to hear this story evertime you tell it Mike! Years later Funko has stayed as awesome as they were! (Also thanks for getting these made. It's a truly unique piece)
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Postby mithril_von_fuzz » Sat Jan 28, 2017 1:56 am

What a cool story Mike! A well-deserved surprise. And that iron man gitd isn't too shabby either :)
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Postby Trixt » Sat Jan 28, 2017 2:08 am

I remember you telling me this story while sitting at seaport before fundays the first time we met, was one thing that always resonated with me about how awesome this company is.
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Postby slimpicks » Sat Jan 28, 2017 2:27 am

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Postby Spiffythedog » Sat Jan 28, 2017 8:57 am

Thanks for sharing this! Just further highlights how great Brian and Funko are
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Postby YourAverageFunatic » Sat Jan 28, 2017 10:42 am

Wow, what a story, and a truly awesome piece! Thank you for sharing!
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Postby CollectorBadger » Sat Jan 28, 2017 11:03 am

Thank you for sharing, Mike! Stories like this and the people on this board are why I stick around!!
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Postby ditbu13oi » Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:27 am

Amazing story. I'm a huge Iron Man fan too!
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Postby funko_vinz » Mon Feb 06, 2017 1:37 pm

Thank you for sharing the story! That's an awesome thing what Brian did, and I'm glad that they made the Ironmans.
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Postby glowfunkofreak » Mon Feb 06, 2017 2:28 pm

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Postby Poncho Pete » Mon Feb 06, 2017 3:39 pm

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Postby TriFeckTa » Sun Feb 12, 2017 12:40 pm

Happy that i finally own one :)
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Postby Alleycat » Wed Feb 15, 2017 3:18 pm

Quite the story, Mike. Thanks to this I now am the proud owner of one that I picked up on eBay last week.
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Postby popfiles » Wed Feb 15, 2017 3:35 pm

Great story, if I didn't see who posted it I wouldn't have believed it.

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Postby CaseyJones14 » Wed Feb 15, 2017 3:37 pm

Alleycat wrote:Quite the story, Mike. Thanks to this I now am the proud owner of one that I picked up on eBay last week.


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Postby BeEatNU » Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:12 am

That's so damn awesome. Congrats on that! That's one of the reason I love funko is the community
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Postby Kwiksilverpop » Mon Mar 06, 2017 1:12 am

That's an amazing story, thanks for sharing!
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Postby meangene » Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:06 am

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