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Postby smach28 » Fri May 12, 2017 3:38 pm

I was thinking, Funko should put the pops we get in pop protectors so it can't get damaged when we have it or when it ships! :D
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Postby funkystark » Fri May 12, 2017 3:42 pm

Not worth it, all it would do is drive up the overall cost and every pop I've got from my sub services has been fine.
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Postby Valde » Fri May 12, 2017 4:20 pm

Last year the older boxes went on sale for what $15 each? That doesn't make the Pop worth protecting, right? On top of that the Pop protectors protect the boxes more than the Pop, I've never received an actual damaged figure before.
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Postby eljefe81 » Fri May 12, 2017 5:23 pm

I think out of my subscription boxes I've only gotten like 3 out of say 50 figures where the box had any damage, and only one where it was really bad (and that happened to be the free one they sent as an X-Mas gift). The only time I would think the protector would make sense is if they only used it for Chase figures. Otherwise you're just going to either drive up the cost of the subscription or take out some of the extra's in each box. And you'd probably only ever get one figure per box if they were using protectors on every figure
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Postby toro423 » Fri May 12, 2017 5:27 pm

I'm pretty sure Funko has stated that it's better to take pops out of the box. Plus, the I think real intention of those boxes is to be packaging for the figure. Maybe they should just ship everything in a brown box with clear window.
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Postby synergy56 » Fri May 12, 2017 5:28 pm

Yeah, I've never actually received any damaged boxes in all the subscription boxes I've received so I don't think I'd really want the price to go up for that - though I am out of box, so it wouldn't really matter to me a whole lot even if the boxes were damaged :dontknow:
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Postby Libertyroxx » Fri May 12, 2017 5:30 pm

I've received a number of Pops from the sub boxes that had boxes pretty beat up, but I just don't see it being especially practical or economical.
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Postby homietrav » Fri May 12, 2017 5:31 pm

With pop protectors and $100 bills. Heck yeah!
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Postby Kaljor » Fri May 12, 2017 5:57 pm

smach28 wrote:I was thinking, Funko should put the pops we get in pop protectors so it can't get damaged when we have it or when it ships! :D
What do u think about this topic.


Funko pop! figures should be repackaged in plastic bags. :D
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Postby repair-manmanmanman » Fri May 12, 2017 7:31 pm

It's a nice idea, but not worth implementing. Some of the pops have some damage even before they go into the box. I'm sure a hardcore in-box collector would be even more upset if he paid extra so his pop would have a protector and it was still damaged anyways.
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Postby SnackDaddy » Fri May 12, 2017 7:35 pm

smach28 wrote:I was thinking, Funko should put the pops we get in pop protectors so it can't get damaged when we have it or when it ships! :D
What do u think about this topic.


Serious question, would you pay more? If so, how much more?
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Postby xbox_jeff » Fri May 12, 2017 10:38 pm

Well, the R2D2 pop from the Jabba's Palace box was damaged, but, given the outside box was pristine, I can only conclude that Funko put a crappy pop in the box. So, a protector would just protect a crappy box.

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Postby Lilbrimer23 » Fri May 12, 2017 10:42 pm

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Postby CaseyJones14 » Fri May 12, 2017 11:02 pm

Kaljor wrote:Funko pop! figures should be repackaged in plastic bags. :D


This! lol

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Postby Moepops » Fri May 12, 2017 11:05 pm

I agree they should have protectors. You can never tell how your delivery man is going to treat your package. More protection is better for sure.
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Postby smach28 » Sat May 13, 2017 3:23 am

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smach28 wrote:I was thinking, Funko should put the pops we get in pop protectors so it can't get damaged when we have it or when it ships! :D
What do u think about this topic.

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Postby Dk123 » Sat May 13, 2017 5:24 am

I agree, actually not just for pops in subscription boxes...I would prefer it if all pops whether regular or exclusives, come in pop protectors

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Postby sdcccrasher » Sat May 13, 2017 1:53 pm

Actually, I enjoy putting Pops and Dorbz in Protectors. If they came in protectors, I would probably take them out, so I could put them back in. But then, I may be a little obsessive. #-o :D
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Postby jkcohen626 » Sat May 13, 2017 7:16 pm

The only box that has ever been damaged was the Unmasked Ant-Man, where they were still figuring out the best sizing for the box.
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Postby Treblemdk » Sun May 14, 2017 1:41 am

I'd rather them have better bags for the pins, I get a lot that the pin has came out of it
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Postby JimmyD » Sun May 14, 2017 3:53 am

Treblemdk wrote:I'd rather them have better bags for the pins, I get a lot that the pin has came out of it


I've heard of "in box" collectors, are you saying there are "in bag" collectors too? :eek:

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Postby Treblemdk » Sun May 14, 2017 10:56 pm

JimmyD wrote:
Treblemdk wrote:I'd rather them have better bags for the pins, I get a lot that the pin has came out of it


I've heard of "in box" collectors, are you saying there are "in bag" collectors too? :eek:

To keep them in place =D> But I'm sure they are out there...
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Postby JimmyD » Mon May 15, 2017 1:15 am

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Treblemdk wrote:I'd rather them have better bags for the pins, I get a lot that the pin has came out of it


I've heard of "in box" collectors, are you saying there are "in bag" collectors too? :eek:

To keep them in place =D> But I'm sure they are out there...


Yeah, I don't doubt it. I don't think anything will surprise me after I saw someone buy a harvest Batman empty shipper box on Ebay for more than a regular POP would be.....

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Postby The Head » Mon May 15, 2017 1:29 pm

JimmyD wrote:Yeah, I don't doubt it. I don't think anything will surprise me after I saw someone buy a harvest Batman empty shipper box on Ebay for more than a regular POP would be.....


I saw a TV show once about the guy who bought that box. ;)
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Postby makehavoc » Mon May 15, 2017 1:44 pm

smach28 wrote:I was thinking, Funko should put the pops we get in pop protectors so it can't get damaged when we have it or when it ships! :D
What do u think about this topic.


Im with so many people on here .... its not practical or economical :freddy2: :freddy3:
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Postby edmomo » Mon May 15, 2017 1:57 pm

Trust me.. protector or not if the delivery man decides to play some football with your package or sit it under the gorilla someone is shipping ain't nothing going to stop your item getting smashed.
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Postby Popsaysyee » Mon May 15, 2017 5:31 pm

toro423 wrote:I'm pretty sure Funko has stated that it's better to take pops out of the box. Plus, the I think real intention of those boxes is to be packaging for the figure. Maybe they should just ship everything in a brown box with clear window.


I'm actually voting for Funko to ship Pops and Dorbz in plastic bags with some cushion for the Pop inside. That way we can actually appreciate the work and detail Funko puts into each figure created. Then again, I'm a biased out of box collector lol
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Postby sdcccrasher » Mon May 15, 2017 5:35 pm

The Head wrote:
JimmyD wrote:Yeah, I don't doubt it. I don't think anything will surprise me after I saw someone buy a harvest Batman empty shipper box on Ebay for more than a regular POP would be.....


I saw a TV show once about the guy who bought that box. ;)


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Postby Mario Wario » Tue May 16, 2017 1:01 am

funkystark wrote:Not worth it, all it would do is drive up the overall cost and every pop I've got from my sub services has been fine.
Indeed on the cost part.
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Postby Goofy_Guy » Tue May 16, 2017 7:32 am

Have a two tier pricing structure. If an in-box collector wants to pay for the protector, then the subscription price is adjusted accordingly. For those out-of-box collectors, the price would be as is. The real flaw in thinking that the protector would make things better is that the box needs to be pristine from the start and that is not what I've found to be the case, including the Funko-Shop items that are sent in an additional cardboard box. So unless they can guarantee that the package box will be Nr Mint, then why bother. I just hope they adopt a new policy to replace boxes that are clearly damaged from the start or weed out the really bad ones. Since Funko put a poll question in the field asking who's in-box and out-of-box, I'm thinking they might start changing the replacement policy language for the future. BTW, the additional cost of a standard protector is minimal. I buy them at 60-70 cents a piece and that's from a person who is not getting the price break that Funko would get for bulk in a much bigger quantity. They do get replacement boxes made for some releases, as I have gotten them here and there from Funko and store owners get them in bulk when a shipping box is damage in transit...I'm betting the cost to make those is a lot higher than a standard plastic protector.
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Postby Rice71 » Wed May 17, 2017 12:45 am

I agree they should be protected. I had a couple that came pretty beat up. My sub box was no damage. It happened before they put pop into the shipping box.
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Postby Sarcasticguy » Wed May 17, 2017 12:49 am

Funko doesn't care about the box, why would they bother spending money to protect it?

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Postby Popsaysyee » Wed May 17, 2017 1:01 am

Sarcasticguy wrote:Funko doesn't care about the box, why would they bother spending money to protect it?

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Postby DefNotBlitz » Wed May 17, 2017 7:40 am

Whatever you personally like/dislike, Funko doesn't give a crap about boxes. They barely give a crap about the products in the boxes as well. I can only imagine the nightmare that would be adding an additional step to the process because I guarantee Funko would send busted protectors or busted boxes inside protectors. It's a nice idea on the surface but Funko doesn't have the expertise to execute it effectively.
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Postby wsm10 » Thu Jun 01, 2017 5:30 pm

toro423 wrote:I'm pretty sure Funko has stated that it's better to take pops out of the box. Plus, the I think real intention of those boxes is to be packaging for the figure. Maybe they should just ship everything in a brown box with clear window.



I hear this a lot and read it in their faq for the sub boxes as well but still find it hilarious that they sell heavy duty hard protectors. I've seen people make the argument that funko seems to go between selling toys and collectibles when it suits them best and I can see that side of the argument. Regardless I don't see it happening for the sub boxes but nonetheless interesting thought/discussion.

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Postby beckysaurus » Thu Jun 01, 2017 5:35 pm

funkystark wrote:Not worth it, all it would do is drive up the overall cost and every pop I've got from my sub services has been fine.

I never have either. I mean seriously. I've been buying pops for, what, six years now and never had one in a box come damaged. I can't figure out how this happens to people all the time. Also I suppose it's just ironic that I don't really care and mine all arrive minty fresh.

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Postby wsm10 » Thu Jun 01, 2017 7:29 pm

DefNotBlitz wrote:Whatever you personally like/dislike, Funko doesn't give a crap about boxes. They barely give a crap about the products in the boxes as well. I can only imagine the nightmare that would be adding an additional step to the process because I guarantee Funko would send busted protectors or busted boxes inside protectors. It's a nice idea on the surface but Funko doesn't have the expertise to execute it effectively.



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Postby FredKruger » Fri Jun 02, 2017 11:38 am

I'm okay if cost stayed the same. However I'd just use the protector for a different pop.

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Postby akagalar » Fri Jun 02, 2017 12:33 pm

It would be nice, especially since they started bagging/boarding the comics after a while.
But the best i could see then do is if they developed an thin cardboard shipping box that was not too expensive.
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Postby PopDaddy » Sun Jun 04, 2017 8:54 am

akagalar wrote:It would be nice, especially since they started bagging/boarding the comics after a while.
But the best i could see then do is if they developed an thin cardboard shipping box that was not too expensive.

A thin interior shipping box is a good idea.
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