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Funko Trading Cards

Postby Dbactor » Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:05 am

One of the first things i ever collected were X-men/marvel trading cards. They were my favorite, and got me into the whole scene. I think Funkofied versions of things they have a license for would be a great throwback.


What details on the backs would make them coolest to you? Artists behind the pop? Early concept art? Character bio?

What else would get you to collect them?
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Postby Ratattack » Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:56 am

Dbactor wrote:One of the first things i ever collected were X-men/marvel trading cards. They were my favorite, and got me into the whole scene. I think Funkofied versions of things they have a license for would be a great throwback.


What details on the backs would make them coolest to you? Artists behind the pop? Early concept art? Character bio?

What else would get you to collect them?


One of the first card trading games I played/collected was pokemon. I would love if funko did a line of funkofied pokemon in trading card version. I would like the back to have a little bio of each species of pokemon. Kind of like the pokedex entry for each pokemon, and also including the height and weight.

I would definitely collect something like this! :freddy2:
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Postby FunkOCD » Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:58 am

Don't they already have this with the cards that came with Infinity War pops from EE?
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Postby Dbactor » Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:20 pm

FunkOCD wrote:Don't they already have this with the cards that came with Infinity War pops from EE?


I forgot they had done that! Yes, so basically let’s see some more!
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Postby nascar246788 » Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:48 pm

So I think trading cards would be awesome. I think since they have their own game division, they should do something similar to pokemon. Trading collectible cards that could also be part of a card game. I would love to see this a lot. It would take up less space that is for sure.
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Postby Dbactor » Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:13 pm

nascar246788 wrote:So I think trading cards would be awesome. I think since they have their own game division, they should do something similar to pokemon. Trading collectible cards that could also be part of a card game. I would love to see this a lot. It would take up less space that is for sure.



That’s another good point, they already have the gaming, so why not?
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Postby methodsmadness » Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:08 pm

I would love to see these, would be very cool!
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Postby mongoose12 » Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:55 pm

Trading cards are always fun and a smart way to draw more ppl towards the Funko brand. I just hope they don't drop any LE cards etc lol
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Postby CaseyJones14 » Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:18 pm

nascar246788 wrote:So I think trading cards would be awesome. I think since they have their own game division, they should do something similar to pokemon. Trading collectible cards that could also be part of a card game. I would love to see this a lot. It would take up less space that is for sure.


This times a million!

I'm obsessed with their original characters and I think this would give artists more of a reason to create new characters. I know their big lines like Marvel and DC are the big sellers, but I feel like creating characters and just putting on them cards wouldn't be too big of an investment. Pokemon cards kind of pushed me to become a big collector so I'm all for some trading cards!
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Postby Dbactor » Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:18 am

mongoose12 wrote:Trading cards are always fun and a smart way to draw more ppl towards the Funko brand. I just hope they don't drop any LE cards etc lol


Oh but you know they got to haha
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Postby Dbactor » Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:19 am

CaseyJones14 wrote:
nascar246788 wrote:So I think trading cards would be awesome. I think since they have their own game division, they should do something similar to pokemon. Trading collectible cards that could also be part of a card game. I would love to see this a lot. It would take up less space that is for sure.


This times a million!

I'm obsessed with their original characters and I think this would give artists more of a reason to create new characters. I know their big lines like Marvel and DC are the big sellers, but I feel like creating characters and just putting on them cards wouldn't be too big of an investment. Pokemon cards kind of pushed me to become a big collector so I'm all for some trading cards!


Great insight! This is what I’m talking about, these artists work hard and probably have so much they can do with their concepts
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Postby mongoose12 » Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:38 am

Dbactor wrote:
mongoose12 wrote:Trading cards are always fun and a smart way to draw more ppl towards the Funko brand. I just hope they don't drop any LE cards etc lol


Oh but you know they got to haha


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Postby MyLittleFunkos » Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:47 am

Trading cards would definitely be a cool idea. I really liked the ones in the EE exclusives but I think they could have been more successful if they had paired the cards with different molds. That might have enticed more people to buy them.

Keeping the cards to larger licenses would probably do well to target the younger demographic. I was big into cards when I was younger and would have loved a pack of ol' Funko tradings cards, especially if there were some cool variants (glow, metallic, maybe flocked?).
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Postby Ratattack » Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:51 pm

MyLittleFunkos wrote:Trading cards would definitely be a cool idea. I really liked the ones in the EE exclusives but I think they could have been more successful if they had paired the cards with different molds. That might have enticed more people to buy them.

Keeping the cards to larger licenses would probably do well to target the younger demographic. I was big into cards when I was younger and would have loved a pack of ol' Funko tradings cards, especially if there were some cool variants (glow, metallic, maybe flocked?).


OH! I really like the idea you had with coupling the cards with new molds. I also collected Trading Cards back in the day and would be thrilled if they made some Pokemon and Yugioh cards, specially if they paired them with new molds! :freddy2:
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Postby Dbactor » Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:10 pm

Ratattack wrote:
MyLittleFunkos wrote:Trading cards would definitely be a cool idea. I really liked the ones in the EE exclusives but I think they could have been more successful if they had paired the cards with different molds. That might have enticed more people to buy them.

Keeping the cards to larger licenses would probably do well to target the younger demographic. I was big into cards when I was younger and would have loved a pack of ol' Funko tradings cards, especially if there were some cool variants (glow, metallic, maybe flocked?).


OH! I really like the idea you had with coupling the cards with new molds. I also collected Trading Cards back in the day and would be thrilled if they made some Pokemon and Yugioh cards, specially if they paired them with new molds! :freddy2:



I like this strategy a lot! Both targeting the new molds and the variants, i remember having metallic variants for the marvel ones i collected.
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Postby Guitarpik » Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:15 pm

It would be cool if Funko made their own collecting app. Kinda like Quidd I guess but only Funko stuff.
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Postby Funko_boy13 » Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:48 pm

I think it would be awesome if they threw in a trading card in each Funko pop an the trading card that comes with it is that pop.

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Postby Dbactor » Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:07 am

Funko_boy13 wrote:I think it would be awesome if they threw in a trading card in each Funko pop an the trading card that comes with it is that pop.

That’s what the old X-men action figures did! Loved that. Of course that would mean us in box collectors would have to crank em open :( :eek:
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Postby Ratattack » Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:32 am

Dbactor wrote:
Ratattack wrote:
MyLittleFunkos wrote:Trading cards would definitely be a cool idea. I really liked the ones in the EE exclusives but I think they could have been more successful if they had paired the cards with different molds. That might have enticed more people to buy them.

Keeping the cards to larger licenses would probably do well to target the younger demographic. I was big into cards when I was younger and would have loved a pack of ol' Funko tradings cards, especially if there were some cool variants (glow, metallic, maybe flocked?).


OH! I really like the idea you had with coupling the cards with new molds. I also collected Trading Cards back in the day and would be thrilled if they made some Pokemon and Yugioh cards, specially if they paired them with new molds! :freddy2:



I like this strategy a lot! Both targeting the new molds and the variants, i remember having metallic variants for the marvel ones i collected.


Fortunately, any of the main lines I collect haven't had the Trading Card treatment. If any of my main lines would ever get cards, new molds will tip the scale in favor of getting them all :bounce:
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Postby renardchua » Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:14 pm

I would definitely be game to this idea. I was really into collecting Pokemon TCGs as well as Basketball cards growing up.

If ever Funko decides to release some, I would most probably be pulled back to collect again.
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Postby lavery01 » Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:31 pm

I think it’s a great idea and would really be popular. It’ll just give us funatics another avenue to keep up with all the different genres and characters, IMO. lol
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Postby Karubin » Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:38 pm

I love collecting trading cards, so I can't wait to see how it works!!
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Postby nerdandcheese » Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:54 pm

I just bought a box of Steven Universe trading cards and it came with autographs and sketch cards.

Sketch cards would be perfect for Funko.

Autographs could work too for Funko employees like Brian, Mike or the Funkast. I’m sure they could find some other celebrities with Pop figures to sign some cards too.
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Postby nascar246788 » Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:01 am

Dbactor wrote:
CaseyJones14 wrote:
nascar246788 wrote:So I think trading cards would be awesome. I think since they have their own game division, they should do something similar to pokemon. Trading collectible cards that could also be part of a card game. I would love to see this a lot. It would take up less space that is for sure.


This times a million!

I'm obsessed with their original characters and I think this would give artists more of a reason to create new characters. I know their big lines like Marvel and DC are the big sellers, but I feel like creating characters and just putting on them cards wouldn't be too big of an investment. Pokemon cards kind of pushed me to become a big collector so I'm all for some trading cards!


Great insight! This is what I’m talking about, these artists work hard and probably have so much they can do with their concepts


I know Funko would hit this out of the park that is for sure.
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Postby Dbactor » Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:03 am

nerdandcheese wrote:I just bought a box of Steven Universe trading cards and it came with autographs and sketch cards.

Sketch cards would be perfect for Funko.

Autographs could work too for Funko employees like Brian, Mike or the Funkast. I’m sure they could find some other celebrities with Pop figures to sign some cards too.


What are sketch cards?
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Re: Funko Trading Cards

Postby nerdandcheese » Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:19 pm

Dbactor wrote:What are sketch cards?

The card company sends out cards with a blank front to artists to do a quick sketch on. The artist sends them back and they get inserted into the packs.

Each one is a completely unique piece of art.

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Postby Dbactor » Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:39 pm

nerdandcheese wrote:
Dbactor wrote:What are sketch cards?

The card company sends out cards with a blank front to artists to do a quick sketch on. The artist sends them back and they get inserted into the packs.

Each one is a completely unique piece of art.

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Oooo yeah i remember those. That’s a fantastic idea. I’d love them.
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