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Starting collection

Postby Sparklepop5 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:09 pm

These are my favorite products. I would like to start a collection. Where should I look for reasonably priced ones to start out with?

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Re: Starting collection

Postby gyrofx » Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:14 pm

best average prices are actually from comic shops, private sales, smaller vendors. Usually the retail for them is 10/pop. If you go to HT/GS/BN/etc, you can usually get the pops for around 10-12.50 for commons and even 5-8 ea when on sale. Welcome to Funko collecting. Hope you know once you pop, you can't stop
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Re: Starting collection

Postby Sarcasticguy » Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:19 pm

The best priced Hikari come from Ebay, honestly. Even the newest releases will show up for 10-20 less.
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Re: Starting collection

Postby randig » Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:10 pm

Ebay, Gemini, Fugitive, and EE work for me
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Re: Starting collection

Postby funkystark » Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:13 pm

Sarcasticguy wrote:The best priced Hikari come from Ebay, honestly. Even the newest releases will show up for 10-20 less.


Yup, Ebay is almost always your best choice for Hikari unless you can find a clearance section somewhere.
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Postby mohawkjones » Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:06 pm

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Sarcasticguy wrote:The best priced Hikari come from Ebay, honestly. Even the newest releases will show up for 10-20 less.


Yup, Ebay is almost always your best choice for Hikari unless you can find a clearance section somewhere.


Mike & Scott are right, eBay is your best friend for Hikari deals. Gemini has a few solid clearance deals right now and I have scored a few steals off of Walmart.com of all places as well.
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Re: Starting collection

Postby tlaloc666 » Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:51 pm

Fugitive, Gemini, EE, Ebay.... just be careful with the Sellers from China on ebay.
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Postby Moepops » Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:09 pm

I think everyone covered all the go to places. Maybe check goodwill or thrift shops you never know. Most of all have fun and collect what you like. And welcome
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Re: Starting collection

Postby Lasd6141 » Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:10 pm

I say eBay , Facebook auction sites .
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Postby WildberryPOPtarts33 » Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:53 pm

Sometimes places like Hot Topic will have them on clearance for cheapish. Still pricey but it's a start.
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Re: Starting collection

Postby jagpop » Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:37 pm

Definitely check it Mercari. I've gotten some really good deals lately.
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Re: Starting collection

Postby scholora » Thu Mar 29, 2018 2:41 am

Definitely craigslist or local facebook funko groups.

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Re: Starting collection

Postby BerserkerBlack » Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:44 am

Ebay or local groups would be the best place, even local specialty shops

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Re: Starting collection

Postby MegaFunkoMan » Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:00 am

Just got my very first hikari xs :compress: :compress:
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Re: Starting collection

Postby MorbidGee » Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:04 am

Amazon sometimes has add on offers so you can get Hikari really cheap, they also sell them at lower prices as well :)
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Re: Starting collection

Postby mikes_toybox » Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:36 am

Yeah, I just got a Batman 1500 piece Hikari for 13 bucks. Minty fresh box too.
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Postby Valde » Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:50 am

I get some decent prices on Amazon too, some are $20 or less.
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Postby Kaosu » Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:08 am

EBay and clearance sales and you can find them cheap.
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Postby Lonikins » Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:00 pm

Sometimes Box Lunch has them in stock and they go on clearance, so that's another place to look!
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Re: Starting collection

Postby Exodus989 » Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:30 pm

mohawkjones wrote:
funkystark wrote:
Sarcasticguy wrote:The best priced Hikari come from Ebay, honestly. Even the newest releases will show up for 10-20 less.


Yup, Ebay is almost always your best choice for Hikari unless you can find a clearance section somewhere.


Mike & Scott are right, eBay is your best friend for Hikari deals. Gemini has a few solid clearance deals right now and I have scored a few steals off of Walmart.com of all places as well.


What is this Gemini place people are referring to?
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Re: Starting collection

Postby mohawkjones » Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:23 pm

Exodus989 wrote:
mohawkjones wrote:
funkystark wrote:
Yup, Ebay is almost always your best choice for Hikari unless you can find a clearance section somewhere.


Mike & Scott are right, eBay is your best friend for Hikari deals. Gemini has a few solid clearance deals right now and I have scored a few steals off of Walmart.com of all places as well.


What is this Gemini place people are referring to?


Gemini Collectibles. One of the bigger independent Funko retailers and have been on the Funko train since the Wacky Wobbler days.

http://www.geminicollectibles.net
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Re: Starting collection

Postby willy wonka » Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:52 pm

Clearance section for sure!
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Re: Starting collection

Postby monktoast » Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:29 pm

I only have the green hikArial freddy. 25 bucks ebay..lol ebay is pretty good cause the bots over value the demand and then dump
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Re: Starting collection

Postby Vader27 » Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:42 am

Gemini clearance section.
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Re: Starting collection

Postby LatinFunko » Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:29 am

Sarcasticguy wrote:The best priced Hikari come from Ebay, honestly. Even the newest releases will show up for 10-20 less.



What he said. Good luck!
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Re: Starting collection

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Postby Shalee04 » Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:02 am

I was able to get my Groot hikari on clearance at GameStop.com \:D/ \:D/
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Postby bryan_sato54 » Sun Jun 03, 2018 3:24 pm

im debating to get into hikari...
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Postby KidMarvel » Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:54 pm

Sarcasticguy wrote:The best priced Hikari come from Ebay, honestly. Even the newest releases will show up for 10-20 less.


Cannot agree with this more! Get most of my Hikaris via ebay.
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Re: Starting collection

Postby dexiesmom » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:22 pm

As a lot of other people have stated, eBay is a great place to look to start your collection. There you will find people either looking to unload items they no longer want or even small comic shops that sell their own items to generate more revenue.

Local toys shows and swap meets are a great place to look too. You can usually find out about them through local comic book stores and small local toy shops. They often times have fliers for upcoming events.
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Re: Starting collection

Postby SnackAndJill » Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:39 pm

WildberryPOPtarts33 wrote:Sometimes places like Hot Topic will have them on clearance for cheapish. Still pricey but it's a start.


I am on their email list and every so often they will send out an email with all sale pops. They are usually around $7ish but I have seen them in the $5 range. It's worth signing up for the email list just to get the info, assuming you don't mind deleting everything else they send lol

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Re: Starting collection

Postby XSRK » Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:23 pm

gyrofx wrote:best average prices are actually from comic shops, private sales, smaller vendors. Usually the retail for them is 10/pop. If you go to HT/GS/BN/etc, you can usually get the pops for around 10-12.50 for commons and even 5-8 ea when on sale. Welcome to Funko collecting. Hope you know once you pop, you can't stop


I agree local comic book stores tend to put pops on clearance more than anyone else. I got the whole saved by the bell collection for like 12 dollars not too long ago. I have seen Best Buy do 1.99 pops quite often too.
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Re: Starting collection

Postby KidMarvel » Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:22 am

Ebay is a good place to start identifying potential Hikaris you want. From there you can do your owm shortlist and figure out what the asking prices are like online, and keep on the lookout for steals!
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Re: Starting collection

Postby bspears82 » Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:47 am

Yeah hit up ebay for sure. I need to collect all of the skeletors

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Re: Starting collection

Postby Sparklepop5 » Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:07 pm

Thanks everyone.

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Re: Starting collection

Postby gardyloo » Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:04 pm

Walmart.com has some deals now on 3 packs, for example the 8-bit Rampage 3 pack for $10 with free store pickup. Amazon often has lots of pops as add on items for around $5. (But you have to add them on to an order of $25+.) And don't forget to pay attention to discount codes that sites like Hot Topic frequently have, they can really add up over time. (Saying this to myself as well, I'm always forgetting to add them in :( )

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Re: Starting collection

Postby comicconfamily » Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:27 pm

Clearance sections are our favorite way to build our collection. Our favorites are to watch Hot Topic for buy 1, get 2 free clearance sales (although BOGO clearance sales are good too). They've been happening lately and in our case, we bought some clearance Pops & Dorbz for $5-$8 but got 2 more for free. Watch Target for the backend caps in the electronics department for clearance Pops -- and look in the toys department clearance for them too (typically not supposed to be there, but sometimes they end up there). We've gotten lucky at Disney stores too -- sale/clearance section usually towards the back of the store.

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Re: Starting collection

Postby KidMarvel » Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:03 pm

Funko seems to have eased up on Hikaris ever since 4th of July. Hope to see something cool coming soon!

Being new just have a look at what ebay holds to have a rough sense of the upper limit of prices.
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Re: Starting collection

Postby rexflexall » Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:18 pm

Ebay for the cheap Hikari!

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Re: Starting collection

Postby TJLAUTERBACH » Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:52 pm

Clearance sections is the way to go. Will save alot of money that way.
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