saying so long to Wacky Wobblers and more

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saying so long to Wacky Wobblers and more

Postby FFJim » Tue Sep 08, 2020 12:56 pm

I'm following the lead of my friend Scott (viewtopic.php?f=10&t=97328) and am getting ready to thin my collection (viewtopic.php?f=118&t=39116) with assistance from TheJosh2010. This is going to be a huge undertaking. Some things will be easier to let go, some will be a struggle, and others will remain with me.

I don't know where items will be listed – maybe on the board, maybe the Pop Guide marketplace, or perhaps arranged sales through Josh, but definitely not eBay. All I know for sure at the moment is that this is going to be emotionally difficult at times.

To those who came to visit the collection, thank you. It was my pleasure. Wobble on, friends.

To the Wobbler collectors, old and new, which Wacky Wobblers would you keep forever? "All" doesn't count. Answer as if you are drastically thinning your collection.

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Postby renardchua » Tue Sep 08, 2020 1:27 pm

So sad to hear this, FFJim. :(

Definitely will be tough to part with such collection as yours.

Honestly, I got inspired to collect Wobblers by seeing your collection here at the boards. (Albeit my Wobbler count is pretty low compared to Pops! and other lines at this point).

Here’s to wishing that these Wobblers will be going to great houses! :cheers:
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Postby CaseyJones14 » Tue Sep 08, 2020 1:36 pm

This makes me sad :(

To answer your question though if I were in your shoes I would definitely keep the ones that have sentimental value to you - your very first Wobbler, ones that have fun stories behind them, etc. That might not narrow it down too much though lol
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Postby FireEmblemZack » Tue Sep 08, 2020 2:28 pm

:(

Yeah it is always tough and sad to have to let go of collectibles. For me, if I had to sell my stuff I would keep anything that has a story behind it like being a gift.
I hope it goes well for you though
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Postby lavery01 » Tue Sep 08, 2020 2:42 pm

So sorry to read this and sad for you. I think you should keep the ones that really holds a special place in your heart, the ones that make you smile when you look at them. I’m sure this process will be hard for you, but I wish you the best of luck and peace of mind in doing so.
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Postby SpaceDude » Tue Sep 08, 2020 3:26 pm

I am so sad to hear the news:( I would honestly say whatever your first piece was or the piece that has the happiest memory behind it. I wish you luck in whatever is next pal!
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Postby Alleycat » Tue Sep 08, 2020 3:31 pm

So happy I had the opportunity to visit Meal Magic HQ. I don’t envy your move. I’ve pm’d you to help lighten your load. :-k :-k

Which wacky wobblers to keep?? That’s a toughie. I’d try to keep all my Freddys. So many fond memories of being at Fundays opening up the Wobbler BOFs. Then frantically going around the room trading with others to get as many of the varieties as possible. Then there’s the Award Freddys that would also be keepers. Meal Magic Lunch Ladies - keep. Faith boys - keep. Never released wobblers - keep. That’s a good start???
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Postby willy wonka » Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:24 pm

Love seeing your collection was hoping to visit one day!
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Postby BigM » Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:51 pm

Sorry to see this. I’ve been on here for a bit and I’ve never had the chance to see your collection in person but your collection is truly breathtaking in every sense.

Keep the ones that tell a story. I imagine that is a lot but I also am willing to bet there are some pieces you’ve bought just to stay complete. Craig’s advice is the best I’ve seen.


Many many pieces I’d love to have but I’m not in the best spot to spend money on Funko at this moment...for good intentions.

Best of luck Jim.
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Postby kevinbuddha » Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:30 pm

Well Jim that is a sad thing to hear. I have been at this for many years and I cannot still let go of my stuff. My issue is that 98% of my Wacky Wobblers have memories attached to them. I can look at a piece and tell you who I was with, where I was and what event I was at or can tell you from what vendor I got it from. That is 20+ years of memories that I cannot let go of. Collecting Funko has never been about the toys (yes they are a SUPER bonus)), it has been about the people I have met along the way and the friends I have that I consider more as family than I do friends.

As for what wobblers not to part 3with.......Anything that reminds me of a wonderful; Funko time had or a wonderful Funko gathering or a super Funko family member would never leave my home.

I do not envy you Jim, but I do know how much of your time, life, joy, frustration and energy went into your Funko collecting and the anciety of getting a new Freddy Funko wobbler. I would definitely keep the Freddy Wacky Wobblers. Funko has never put out another Freddy product that has even come close to how awesome and fabulous the Wacky Wobbler has been. I still have all my Freddy Wobblers!

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Postby Imagery » Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:42 pm

Sad to hear as your collection is incredible. But hopefully they'll go to good homes where they'll be able to bring other people the same enjoyment.
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Postby Deezy » Wed Sep 09, 2020 1:01 am

Thanks for the opportunity to purchase them from you! If I had to keep only 1 wobbler it would be Snoopy Flying Ace.
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Postby Vinyl4Blood » Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:59 am

Its rough to hear this, but I completely understand.
I know many of your wobblers (like mine) have fond memories associated with them from meetups with friends, funko events, funatic gatherings, and fun hunts in the wild.
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Postby Sarcasticguy » Wed Sep 09, 2020 11:10 am

Always a sad day when a fellow collector has to move most of their pieces :(

I would probably keep anything with sentimental value and probably the Freddy or Funko Original pieces. Anything that is actually Funko is not only history, but truly one of a kind. No other company is going to be producing a Bone Daddy or Freddy Funko you know?
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Postby Scotty » Wed Sep 09, 2020 3:10 pm

Jim, this is big news. I can only tell you that after it was all over, and my collection was half its original size, I didn't miss the pieces I let go. As I wrote in my post, when I looked at each piece--or a set--if it made me smile, it stayed. It's up to you to decide what makes you smile. I enjoy looking at my collection more now than I did when it was much larger.

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Postby magicalme » Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:39 pm

FFJim wrote:I'm following the lead of my friend Scott (http://www.funkofunatic.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=97328) and am getting ready to thin my collection (http://www.funkofunatic.com/viewtopic.php?f=118&t=39116) with assistance from TheJosh2010. This is going to be a huge undertaking. Some things will be easier to let go, some will be a struggle, and others will remain with me.

I don't know where items will be listed – maybe on the board, maybe the Pop Guide marketplace, or perhaps arranged sales through Josh, but definitely not eBay. All I know for sure at the moment is that this is going to be emotionally difficult at times.

To those who came to visit the collection, thank you. It was my pleasure. Wobble on, friends.

To the Wobbler collectors, old and new, which Wacky Wobblers would you keep forever? "All" doesn't count. Answer as if you are drastically thinning your collection.


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Re: saying so long to Wacky Wobblers and more

Postby TJLAUTERBACH » Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:15 pm

Jim,
That is a task I do not ever look forward to. Especially your amazing collection that I could only dream about having even half of those pieces. Personally for me Bone Daddy, El Diablo, Freddy's and several other special wobblers that mean alot to me. Those would never go anywhere except possibly passing them on to my 4 boys to enjoy with maybe some Grand kids one day. Even then I could still stop by and visit old memories.
Now to decide which ones you should keep. That kinda depends on your reasoning behind wanting to thin it out. Hopefully its just downsizing and no longer have the room. If that's the case I would look at which pieces hold that special place in your heart. Maybe it was your first, something given to you, or maybe just brings a smile to your face. Whatever it is if it means something special to you than find that special place just for it. The last thing you want to do is let go of something that you are still attached to. Wish you the best of luck trying to decide. I'm sure several of us would love the opportunity to add some of your amazing pieces. Please keep us informed when you are ready.
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Postby digithor » Thu Sep 10, 2020 2:43 am

Sounds like a lot of goodies that will go to other homes and put smiles on other peoples faces. I'll be watching to see if I can find something of the older days to possibly add.
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Re: saying so long to Wacky Wobblers and more

Postby jullusion » Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:28 am

Hi FFJim,

Like many others, I have always been a great admirer of your collection the moment I came across the post showing your amazing collection. It is always a sad moment to thin a collection. I hope the future owners will enjoy and respect your collection as much as you did.

To be honest, I have been very fortunate to be able to add the complete Meal Magic crystal wobbler set to my collection. I absolutely love its history, design, and everything in represents. It is a highlight of my collection and it will always be part of my forever collection. Thank you for creating them.

All the best with your upcoming collection journey.
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Re: saying so long to Wacky Wobblers and more

Postby ladybugwobblepop » Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:37 pm

I can only imagine the struggle. Curious to hopefully see where your post lead you. Good luck on your upcoming sales.
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