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Patrick Ballesteros Glub Glub

Postby dork_knight » Thu Jun 24, 2021 7:23 pm

The Average Nerds recently interviewed Patrick Ballesteros and he mentioned that he's done a Hikari before.

I'm hoping to one day add it to my collection. It's an LE88 piece so I know it'll be tough to hunt for.

Was anyone here able to grab one?

If Funko brought back Hikari and did more collabs with artists/illustrators which artists would you want to see do a Hikari?
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Postby heymrosario » Thu Jun 24, 2021 9:24 pm

dork_knight wrote:The Average Nerds recently interviewed Patrick Ballesteros and he mentioned that he's done a Hikari before.

I'm hoping to one day add it to my collection. It's an LE88 piece so I know it'll be tough to hunt for.

Was anyone here able to grab one?

If Funko brought back Hikari and did more collabs with artists/illustrators which artists would you want to see do a Hikari?


After the interview with Patrick Ballesteros and he mentioned Glub Glub, I felt like many in the chat were already searching where they can buy the Glub Glub... including myself lol

May the odds be in our favor lol \:D/
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Postby BigM » Fri Jun 25, 2021 9:16 am

Some of the Mindstyle/Asia hikari were super hard to get. They were some of my favorite designs so I wish they were more available.
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beckysaurus wrote:SDCC, 2015
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salivating right now...such a beautiful piece. =D>
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beckysaurus wrote:SDCC, 2015
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This is one nice looking Hikari. Thanks for sharing the pic.
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Postby beckysaurus » Fri Jun 25, 2021 3:39 pm

It wasn’t hard to get at the time. Patrick sold about 15 of them himself and doodled for free on the ones he sold. The rest were sold at the Toy Tokyo/Funko pop up held in a separate location a few streets away from the convention center.
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Postby dork_knight » Wed Jun 30, 2021 1:42 pm

heymrosario wrote:
dork_knight wrote:The Average Nerds recently interviewed Patrick Ballesteros and he mentioned that he's done a Hikari before.

I'm hoping to one day add it to my collection. It's an LE88 piece so I know it'll be tough to hunt for.

Was anyone here able to grab one?

If Funko brought back Hikari and did more collabs with artists/illustrators which artists would you want to see do a Hikari?


After the interview with Patrick Ballesteros and he mentioned Glub Glub, I felt like many in the chat were already searching where they can buy the Glub Glub... including myself lol

May the odds be in our favor lol \:D/


I was on the side with an extra tab looking it up during the interview too lol :-#
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Postby dork_knight » Wed Jun 30, 2021 1:44 pm

BigM wrote:Some of the Mindstyle/Asia hikari were super hard to get. They were some of my favorite designs so I wish they were more available.


Those MINDstyle pieces are definitely beauties. I'm hoping Funko will bring back some form of sofubi some day. What do you think of the idea of POP! Sofubi? They'd probably have to be bigger than the 3.75" :P
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beckysaurus wrote:SDCC, 2015
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It's so beautiful!!!! Thank you for sharing photos!

I was definitely at that con, but during that time of my con journey I was always in line for panels.

I slept on grabbing one lol
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beckysaurus wrote:It wasn’t hard to get at the time. Patrick sold about 15 of them himself and doodled for free on the ones he sold. The rest were sold at the Toy Tokyo/Funko pop up held in a separate location a few streets away from the convention center.


Oh wow! Meow I wonder if anyone on the boards has one with a custom doodle? Would love to see one!
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beckysaurus wrote:It wasn’t hard to get at the time. Patrick sold about 15 of them himself and doodled for free on the ones he sold. The rest were sold at the Toy Tokyo/Funko pop up held in a separate location a few streets away from the convention center.


Oh wow! Meow I wonder if anyone on the boards has one with a custom doodle? Would love to see one!

You mean anyone other than mine? Not sure. I know of another funatic who has been looking for one for a while. Funko hikari seem to be buried in collections and closets right now. They really don’t surface as often as I would have thought.
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beckysaurus wrote:
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beckysaurus wrote:It wasn’t hard to get at the time. Patrick sold about 15 of them himself and doodled for free on the ones he sold. The rest were sold at the Toy Tokyo/Funko pop up held in a separate location a few streets away from the convention center.


Oh wow! Meow I wonder if anyone on the boards has one with a custom doodle? Would love to see one!

You mean anyone other than mine? Not sure. I know of another funatic who has been looking for one for a while. Funko hikari seem to be buried in collections and closets right now. They really don’t surface as often as I would have thought.


Holy cannoli!!!! Sorry, I didn't realize that was a doodle on the back of the box! @___@ I thought that was part of the box design because he incorporated a border and everything. Looking closely at it now, that is RAD!!!

Did you leave it to his choice or did you have him do those in particular? Curious to know what his thought process was like if he shared it with you.
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That's a great piece, I don't think I ever realized that Patrick was the designer! Super Cool!
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Oh wow! Meow I wonder if anyone on the boards has one with a custom doodle? Would love to see one!

You mean anyone other than mine? Not sure. I know of another funatic who has been looking for one for a while. Funko hikari seem to be buried in collections and closets right now. They really don’t surface as often as I would have thought.


Holy cannoli!!!! Sorry, I didn't realize that was a doodle on the back of the box! @___@ I thought that was part of the box design because he incorporated a border and everything. Looking closely at it now, that is RAD!!!

Did you leave it to his choice or did you have him do those in particular? Curious to know what his thought process was like if he shared it with you.


He doodled everything from his own brain. This one was actually was a gift from a friend but I do not believe he made a request of any kind. Not sure if they were pre-doodled, can’t remember that very well.
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beckysaurus wrote:
dork_knight wrote:
beckysaurus wrote:You mean anyone other than mine? Not sure. I know of another funatic who has been looking for one for a while. Funko hikari seem to be buried in collections and closets right now. They really don’t surface as often as I would have thought.


Holy cannoli!!!! Sorry, I didn't realize that was a doodle on the back of the box! @___@ I thought that was part of the box design because he incorporated a border and everything. Looking closely at it now, that is RAD!!!

Did you leave it to his choice or did you have him do those in particular? Curious to know what his thought process was like if he shared it with you.


He doodled everything from his own brain. This one was actually was a gift from a friend but I do not believe he made a request of any kind. Not sure if they were pre-doodled, can’t remember that very well.


Such an awesome gift! If you ever connect with your friend again and bring this up, please see if they were able to pick Patrick's brain a bit regarding the doodle.

I could totally see that Patrick might've pre-doodled these since he's always busy during cons.

Actually...if you don't mind...would it be ok if I shared this image with Patrick and see if he might have some insight? I can report back if he replies :P
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dork_knight wrote:
BigM wrote:Some of the Mindstyle/Asia hikari were super hard to get. They were some of my favorite designs so I wish they were more available.


Those MINDstyle pieces are definitely beauties. I'm hoping Funko will bring back some form of sofubi some day. What do you think of the idea of POP! Sofubi? They'd probably have to be bigger than the 3.75" :P



You may have already seen them but they did some hikari xs for a small time period. They’re not really the same quality as the regular sized ones.

I can see them maybe coming back but not likely. Funko doesn’t seem to bring back retired lines.

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Postby Tusken » Thu Jul 01, 2021 12:04 pm

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It's so beautiful! Now this is a unique and amazing looking piece of Hikari. Thank you for this great share. :freddy3:
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BigM wrote:
dork_knight wrote:
BigM wrote:Some of the Mindstyle/Asia hikari were super hard to get. They were some of my favorite designs so I wish they were more available.


Those MINDstyle pieces are definitely beauties. I'm hoping Funko will bring back some form of sofubi some day. What do you think of the idea of POP! Sofubi? They'd probably have to be bigger than the 3.75" :P



You may have already seen them but they did some hikari xs for a small time period. They’re not really the same quality as the regular sized ones.

I can see them maybe coming back but not likely. Funko doesn’t seem to bring back retired lines.

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You're probably right about them not bringing them back T-T Kinda like how Brian recently answered someone's Q&A and said that Dorbz aren't likely to come back any time soon T-T

It's kinda like my hopes that VYNL would come back too. All of these are underrated product lines too
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Really cool looking Hikari.
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beckysaurus wrote:SDCC, 2015
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That is awesome. Great piece.

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beckysaurus wrote:SDCC, 2015
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That is amazing, lucky you =D>
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beckysaurus wrote:SDCC, 2015
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this is beautiful!!
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Postby Sarcasticguy » Tue Jul 13, 2021 9:44 pm

I recently was able to get one of these from an amazing funatic. Definitely a grail Hikari!

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Postby Imagery » Tue Jul 13, 2021 11:15 pm

I had no idea! I'm definitely a fan of Patrick's work and that Hikari is awesome! GL on the hunt
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