What were the Fanatic Collectors Series about?

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What were the Fanatic Collectors Series about?

Postby TheLastAnimator » Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:26 pm

I’m a fairly recent fan here, started about 3 years ago, and I’m looking to build up a wacky wobbler collection to coincide with my pops! But as I look through online, I notice many variants of existing wobblers were “Funatic collector series”. Can anyone explain in depth what that means? Were the funatic collector series wobblers, exclusive shop items from back in the day? Or what? Thanks!
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Postby CaseyJones14 » Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:29 pm

You can run a quick search on here to find more information, but here's a quote from another thread.

5) Funko Funatics Collector Series- That's right..every month(hopefully
starting in April) FunKo will release a "Terrific 200" special addition
wobbler available only to FunKo FunKlub Members..these will be
available online and will be announced via email to our members! We
have a great lineup already in the works..so keep an eye out !


One of the older members will hopefully chime in and give you more details though.
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Postby divade23 » Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:43 pm

I haven’t seen these. Do you have any pics of them?
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Postby Scotty » Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:54 pm

Here are a few examples.

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There were a lot of these. As you can see, any Wobbler variation was a potential Collector Series selectee.
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Postby Charger14 » Thu Dec 26, 2019 6:00 pm

Some of those, as you can see, were from San Diego Comic Con. The Collector Series, if I remember, was the original Funko Club or like the original Funko Shop. I think there was a different wobbler available each month. Then there were some Freddy's that were available from Lee's Toy Review magazine.
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Postby FireEmblemZack » Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:56 pm

I always love learning new things about Funko history! I spent the other night watching videos and reading stuff on here about Wild Bill's Nostalgia! I also learned about the Lee's Toy Review magazine.
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Bring them back!
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Postby MartinMtz702 » Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:42 pm

BRiley0216 wrote:Bring them back!



Right!?

Being them back as a variant
Or new mold, new packaging
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MartinMtz702 wrote:
BRiley0216 wrote:Bring them back!



Right!?

Being them back as a variant
Or new mold, new packaging


Agreed, new design wouldn't hurt but the concept was awesome
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Postby Hgmaddhatter » Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:20 pm

Oooo these are cool. Love the members only idea, would be neat to see something like this happen again.

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Hgmaddhatter wrote:Oooo these are cool. Love the members only idea, would be neat to see something like this happen again.


We do have the "Funko Fan Club" now...maybe they'll eventually offer it to those that signed up?
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Postby Hgmaddhatter » Thu Jan 30, 2020 5:14 pm

jjb11590 wrote:
Hgmaddhatter wrote:Oooo these are cool. Love the members only idea, would be neat to see something like this happen again.


We do have the "Funko Fan Club" now...maybe they'll eventually offer it to those that signed up?


True! I forgot about that...

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Hgmaddhatter wrote:
jjb11590 wrote:
Hgmaddhatter wrote:Oooo these are cool. Love the members only idea, would be neat to see something like this happen again.


We do have the "Funko Fan Club" now...maybe they'll eventually offer it to those that signed up?


True! I forgot about that...


Maybe it'll pay off for us all soon!
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Postby YeetGrimes » Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:34 pm

jjb11590 wrote:
Hgmaddhatter wrote:
jjb11590 wrote:
We do have the "Funko Fan Club" now...maybe they'll eventually offer it to those that signed up?


True! I forgot about that...


Maybe it'll pay off for us all soon!

They came out with that survey yesterday too that hinted they were thinking about delving more into loyalty programs. I like that idea a lot!
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Postby jjb11590 » Fri Jan 31, 2020 4:17 pm

YeetGrimes wrote:
jjb11590 wrote:
Hgmaddhatter wrote:
True! I forgot about that...


Maybe it'll pay off for us all soon!

They came out with that survey yesterday too that hinted they were thinking about delving more into loyalty programs. I like that idea a lot!


I'll need to make sure I fill out that survey then!
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Postby Hgmaddhatter » Fri Jan 31, 2020 5:35 pm

YeetGrimes wrote:
jjb11590 wrote:
Hgmaddhatter wrote:
True! I forgot about that...


Maybe it'll pay off for us all soon!

They came out with that survey yesterday too that hinted they were thinking about delving more into loyalty programs. I like that idea a lot!


Yessss.... all of this must happen lol!

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Postby MartinMtz702 » Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:02 pm

yes yes yes! the survey gave me a headache because I was rating all items and couldnt submit. LOL

it wasnt till like the 5th time trying that i saw the select 3 :roflmao:
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YeetGrimes wrote:
jjb11590 wrote:
Hgmaddhatter wrote:
True! I forgot about that...


Maybe it'll pay off for us all soon!

They came out with that survey yesterday too that hinted they were thinking about delving more into loyalty programs. I like that idea a lot!

What new survey?
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Postby YeetGrimes » Sat Feb 01, 2020 1:18 pm

TJLAUTERBACH wrote:
YeetGrimes wrote:
jjb11590 wrote:
Maybe it'll pay off for us all soon!

They came out with that survey yesterday too that hinted they were thinking about delving more into loyalty programs. I like that idea a lot!

What new survey?

https://twitter.com/OriginalFunko/status/1222693926768910336?s=19
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YeetGrimes wrote:
TJLAUTERBACH wrote:
YeetGrimes wrote:They came out with that survey yesterday too that hinted they were thinking about delving more into loyalty programs. I like that idea a lot!

What new survey?

https://twitter.com/OriginalFunko/status/1222693926768910336?s=19

Thanks. I actually did this several days ago. Have been so busy I completely forgot until I clicked the link and realized the questions look familiar.
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Postby YeetGrimes » Sun Feb 02, 2020 1:13 am

TJLAUTERBACH wrote:
YeetGrimes wrote:
TJLAUTERBACH wrote:What new survey?

https://twitter.com/OriginalFunko/status/1222693926768910336?s=19

Thanks. I actually did this several days ago. Have been so busy I completely forgot until I clicked the link and realized the questions look familiar.

No problemo!
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Postby jjb11590 » Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:30 am

YeetGrimes wrote:
TJLAUTERBACH wrote:
YeetGrimes wrote:They came out with that survey yesterday too that hinted they were thinking about delving more into loyalty programs. I like that idea a lot!

What new survey?

https://twitter.com/OriginalFunko/status/1222693926768910336?s=19


Thanks for sharing the link Julie!
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Postby YeetGrimes » Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:40 pm

jjb11590 wrote:
YeetGrimes wrote:
TJLAUTERBACH wrote:What new survey?

https://twitter.com/OriginalFunko/status/1222693926768910336?s=19


Thanks for sharing the link Julie!

Of course!
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Postby FuegoGlorious » Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:58 pm

I really wish I was collecting back then, wobblers are underrated
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FuegoGlorious wrote:I really wish I was collecting back then, wobblers are underrated


Completely!!!
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kevinbuddha wrote:
FuegoGlorious wrote:I really wish I was collecting back then, wobblers are underrated


Completely!!!


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gregoman wrote:
kevinbuddha wrote:
FuegoGlorious wrote:I really wish I was collecting back then, wobblers are underrated


Completely!!!


HI KEVIN!!!!! \:D/


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Postby renardchua » Fri Feb 28, 2020 5:49 am

Learned something new about Funko today, due to this thread. Thanks to everybody that shared some inputs over here. Cheers! :D
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Postby PaleRiderOfDoom » Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:58 pm

Those are so cool. There are so many older series that are just amazing for their creativity.
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Postby Dbactor » Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:46 am

I know it’s not exactly profitable, but i really think lines like these should continue in limited batches and be opportunities for the Funko artists to really showcase what they can do.
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Postby Karubin » Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:28 am

Dbactor wrote:I know it’s not exactly profitable, but i really think lines like these should continue in limited batches and be opportunities for the Funko artists to really showcase what they can do.


I totally agree. It will be harder since they went public.
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Postby Dbactor » Sat Mar 14, 2020 1:47 pm

Karubin wrote:
Dbactor wrote:I know it’s not exactly profitable, but i really think lines like these should continue in limited batches and be opportunities for the Funko artists to really showcase what they can do.


I totally agree. It will be harder since they went public.

Oooo i never though of it in those terms. Why don’t they just charge a little more for rare stuff? Why let flippers make the dough? Go $30 for retail
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Postby AleX-Men » Fri May 29, 2020 5:13 pm

Oh I remember this survey. Did anyone win the prize pack?
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