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AP/Proto Loungefly?

Postby Bad Motherfunko » Mon Oct 10, 2022 6:23 pm

I was curious if there were AP/Protos of Loungefly bags? I've never seen one but doesnt mean they are not out there. What do people think?
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Postby Trendkill24hr » Tue Oct 11, 2022 10:51 am

thats an interesting question, now im wondering this too
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Postby willy wonka » Tue Oct 11, 2022 11:12 am

I doubt it. I would think it would just be drawing. Would be interesting if they did have AP's for these
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Postby lavery01 » Tue Oct 11, 2022 1:05 pm

I know I’m probably overthinking this, and am probably the only one, but what does the AP stand for? #-o :roflmao:
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Postby Bad Motherfunko » Tue Oct 11, 2022 1:25 pm

lavery01 wrote:I know I’m probably overthinking this, and am probably the only one, but what does the AP stand for? #-o :roflmao:

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Re: AP/Proto Loungefly?

Postby lavery01 » Tue Oct 11, 2022 1:29 pm

Bad Motherfunko wrote:
lavery01 wrote:I know I’m probably overthinking this, and am probably the only one, but what does the AP stand for? #-o :roflmao:

AP stands doe Artist Proof


Yep wasn’t even thinking this, lol thanks for clearing that up for me.
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Postby BatLita » Wed Oct 12, 2022 10:44 am

Bad Motherfunko wrote:I was curious if there were AP/Protos of Loungefly bags? I've never seen one but doesnt mean they are not out there. What do people think?


I don't think so - they are different from pins. Pins you have to see how colors bled, or how certain features go. With an AP Bag - they would make probably the one - but I don' think they do that with many. They are more expensive than pins to do, so they sketch and run the order.

To my knowledge, there is no way to know, since bags don't get numbered, unless there is a huge color difference, and then it's one or two at the most.
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Postby hpellot » Wed Oct 12, 2022 7:32 pm

I think these are all done digitally now so no aps/protos
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Postby Thehueys » Wed Oct 12, 2022 9:00 pm

They usually have "samples" which are, to my understanding the equivalent to a proto. We got the Venom Loungefly backpack Sample at the HQ holiday party last year. It's a really cool thing to own!
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Postby Bad Motherfunko » Thu Oct 13, 2022 9:56 pm

BatLita wrote:
Bad Motherfunko wrote:I was curious if there were AP/Protos of Loungefly bags? I've never seen one but doesnt mean they are not out there. What do people think?


I don't think so - they are different from pins. Pins you have to see how colors bled, or how certain features go. With an AP Bag - they would make probably the one - but I don' think they do that with many. They are more expensive than pins to do, so they sketch and run the order.

To my knowledge, there is no way to know, since bags don't get numbered, unless there is a huge color difference, and then it's one or two at the most.

Thank you for the info!
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Postby Bad Motherfunko » Thu Oct 13, 2022 9:57 pm

Thehueys wrote:They usually have "samples" which are, to my understanding the equivalent to a proto. We got the Venom Loungefly backpack Sample at the HQ holiday party last year. It's a really cool thing to own!

Oh that's interesting. I am shocked we don't see more of these.
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Postby sassypops » Tue Oct 18, 2022 3:51 am

Thehueys wrote:They usually have "samples" which are, to my understanding the equivalent to a proto. We got the Venom Loungefly backpack Sample at the HQ holiday party last year. It's a really cool thing to own!


The sample you received, is there any difference from the actual loungefly production bagpack.
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Postby Bad Motherfunko » Sat Oct 22, 2022 9:01 pm

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Thehueys wrote:They usually have "samples" which are, to my understanding the equivalent to a proto. We got the Venom Loungefly backpack Sample at the HQ holiday party last year. It's a really cool thing to own!


The sample you received, is there any difference from the actual loungefly production bagpack.

I am curious about this as well.
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Postby FunkoholicsAnonymous » Mon Oct 31, 2022 7:22 pm

For clothing brands when they do sample sales, I believe those are like their artist proofs/protos. I knew ppl who worked at some companies like stussy, freshjive etc. They look just like the production piece unless they changed something on the final design which usually wasn’t anything major. So I think samples are the closest thing to AP or protos but I don’t think as valuable or rare like either funko pops or sodas. Would still be a cool thing to have tho.
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Postby Bad Motherfunko » Mon Oct 31, 2022 7:33 pm

Operation Pop wrote:For clothing brands when they do sample sales, I believe those are like their artist proofs/protos. I knew ppl who worked at some companies like stussy, freshjive etc. They look just like the production piece unless they changed something on the final design which usually wasn’t anything major. So I think samples are the closest thing to AP or protos but I don’t think as valuable or rare like either funko pops or sodas. Would still be a cool thing to have tho.

Good to know. Thank you for this insight.
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Postby Valde » Wed Mar 22, 2023 6:20 pm

If they do exist would you wear one?
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Valde wrote:If they do exist would you wear one?


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Postby Marvel_Mama » Sat Mar 25, 2023 12:21 pm

There absolutely is. Also for plush too!! Artist Samples, Artist Proofs. There is many ive seen but I live around Funko and have met many artists that have been selling some. Some look very close to the production. Some look way different because they then changed the design or print which is really cool.
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Postby Marvel_Mama » Sat Mar 25, 2023 12:22 pm

The plush are all white artist proofs and really cool to see.
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Postby Nooklin » Sun Apr 02, 2023 1:13 am

I am now curious is there are like hand sewn/painted proto Loungefly?

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Postby StarWarner » Mon Apr 03, 2023 1:53 pm

Marvel_Mama wrote:There absolutely is. Also for plush too!! Artist Samples, Artist Proofs. There is many ive seen but I live around Funko and have met many artists that have been selling some. Some look very close to the production. Some look way different because they then changed the design or print which is really cool.

That's so cool. I would love to see some Loungefly APs in person.
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Postby Mawhonic7 » Tue Apr 04, 2023 12:36 am

This reminds me of a time years ago that I bought some shorts at a sample sale from a very well known surf company. I was at a concert and the completely fell apart! Luckily I had a long shirt and a jacket I could tie around my waist! lol
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Postby Joker3346 » Fri Apr 07, 2023 9:18 am

Everything starts somewhere. They definitely have prototypes I'm sure.

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Postby pinklaquer » Wed May 24, 2023 7:29 pm

I'm sure some have AP simply for quality control but I don't think they would hand these out for they would only want the public to have the final product.
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Postby lilbologna » Thu May 25, 2023 12:40 pm

would they be allowed to sell samples etc? what would they market them as?
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Postby Orozcoj24 » Sat Apr 20, 2024 7:56 pm

Thehueys wrote:They usually have "samples" which are, to my understanding the equivalent to a proto. We got the Venom Loungefly backpack Sample at the HQ holiday party last year. It's a really cool thing to own!

Thats super cool! Is there any difference between that and the production version?

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Postby thebigdog14 » Mon Apr 29, 2024 3:24 pm

I think these would be cool to giveaway or earn some how!
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Postby Thehueys » Mon Apr 29, 2024 6:09 pm

Orozcoj24 wrote:
Thehueys wrote:They usually have "samples" which are, to my understanding the equivalent to a proto. We got the Venom Loungefly backpack Sample at the HQ holiday party last year. It's a really cool thing to own!

Thats super cool! Is there any difference between that and the production version?



To be honest I have never seen the production version anywhere!
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Postby Off_Funko » Mon Apr 29, 2024 7:03 pm

would love to see pics of any aps/samples!
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Postby littlegoldie » Mon Apr 29, 2024 7:25 pm

Would love to see Loungefly bags AP. Surprised we've never seen something like this.

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Postby hpellot » Tue Apr 30, 2024 2:26 pm

littlegoldie wrote:Would love to see Loungefly bags AP. Surprised we've never seen something like this.


Do they even have AP
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Postby littlegoldie » Tue Apr 30, 2024 4:36 pm

hpellot wrote:
littlegoldie wrote:Would love to see Loungefly bags AP. Surprised we've never seen something like this.


Do they even have AP


Figure they got samples that are not being used or just used for testing.

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Postby beckysaurus » Tue Apr 30, 2024 6:41 pm

Yes they have Samples. This is a proof. A few were given out at C2E2. I’ve seen samples in several LF/funko lines: bags, plush, clothing, etc
They have hand-written tags that state it is a sample. 5$3 production info, etc.
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Postby funkopants777 » Thu May 02, 2024 9:36 pm

I was sooo blessed to recieve a loungefly sample at c2e2!! :)

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Postby Nexus413 » Fri May 03, 2024 8:29 am

Wow, I wanna see some pics of these samples

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Postby LegendOfAsgard » Fri May 03, 2024 1:03 pm

Yes, pics or it didn't happen! I'm curious to see as well.

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Postby Lexi » Fri May 03, 2024 1:05 pm

Marvel_Mama wrote:There absolutely is. Also for plush too!! Artist Samples, Artist Proofs. There is many ive seen but I live around Funko and have met many artists that have been selling some. Some look very close to the production. Some look way different because they then changed the design or print which is really cool.


OMG, how cool. I think it would be interesting to see the difference between the proofs, samples versus the final production look.
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Postby Orozcoj24 » Thu May 09, 2024 3:00 pm

Would be cool to own an AP loungefly, i wonder if there is a market for them or if they are too far and few that those who have them just keep them long term

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Postby movieman1981 » Sun May 19, 2024 10:22 pm

willy wonka wrote:I doubt it. I would think it would just be drawing. Would be interesting if they did have AP's for these



The original sketch would be cool. Signed by creator. Sketches randomly inserted in bags would be a cool idea

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Postby dolphinax2 » Sun May 19, 2024 10:42 pm

beckysaurus wrote:Yes they have Samples. This is a proof. A few were given out at C2E2. I’ve seen samples in several LF/funko lines: bags, plush, clothing, etc
They have hand-written tags that state it is a sample. 5$3 production info, etc.
I’ve seen two McFlurry sample bags posted since the weekend.


Oh wow, I didn’t know that some had recently been given out, how cool.
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