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Ideas for New Hikaris

Postby BatLita » Thu Mar 10, 2022 10:53 am

Do you think this line should be discontinued altogether? If not - who would you like to see as a Hikari figure? I would love to see Disney done in Hikari - I think a Winnie the Pooh, with a glitter variant would look great!

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Re: Ideas for New Hikaris

Postby CaseyJones14 » Thu Mar 10, 2022 11:10 am

I'd say the odds of getting new Hikari are negative 1000% lol

I loved em, but they are long gone.
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Re: Ideas for New Hikaris

Postby jagpop » Thu Mar 10, 2022 11:40 am

It shouldn't be discontinued, but the mentality for me would be, buy a few Hikaris or save that money for Funko NFT drops. It was nice when they were dropping a new Hikari what seemed like every Friday. But there was less Funko to buy back then. Now with so many lines, what to spend your money on??
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Re: Ideas for New Hikaris

Postby MarvelPopFan75 » Thu Mar 10, 2022 11:48 am

With the corporate structure that Funko now has I can't see Hikaris ever making a comeback. Much like Dorbz they did not sell well for the retail partners, they were a novel idea but just weren't profitable.
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Postby jagpop » Thu Mar 10, 2022 11:51 am

Maybe they find some hidden in their warehouse and surprise us with a drop.
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Postby thefunkohunko » Thu Mar 10, 2022 11:53 am

Though they will never make a return unless Funko decides a throwback Fundays, I want the Hitchhiking Ghosts.
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Re: Ideas for New Hikaris

Postby BatLita » Thu Mar 10, 2022 1:24 pm

Yes, I totally understand they were more niche - it's too bad though - they were really nice - different as well

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Postby HowardTheDuck » Thu Mar 10, 2022 1:34 pm

BatLita wrote:Yes, I totally understand they were more niche - it's too bad though - they were really nice - different as well

A lot of the more unique lines are the ones that have died off over the years unfortunately. As much as pops are my favorite and I'm glad to see those still going strong, it's a shame the variety isn't what it used to be. Makes focusing easier but the other stuff was really cool.
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Re: Ideas for New Hikaris

Postby MarvelPopFan75 » Thu Mar 10, 2022 1:57 pm

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BatLita wrote:Yes, I totally understand they were more niche - it's too bad though - they were really nice - different as well

A lot of the more unique lines are the ones that have died off over the years unfortunately. As much as pops are my favorite and I'm glad to see those still going strong, it's a shame the variety isn't what it used to be. Makes focusing easier but the other stuff was really cool.


I'm really happy about the current success of sodas but almost all the lines that they have tried since coming out with pops have had a tepid response at best.
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Re: Ideas for New Hikaris

Postby jagpop » Thu Mar 10, 2022 3:00 pm

It's always nice going to a random place and seeing a random Hikari for sale.
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Re: Ideas for New Hikaris

Postby mongoose12 » Thu Mar 10, 2022 5:31 pm

CaseyJones14 wrote:I'd say the odds of getting new Hikari are negative 1000% lol

I loved em, but they are long gone.


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Re: Ideas for New Hikaris

Postby jagpop » Fri Mar 11, 2022 6:09 pm

But...if they do need ideas for new Hikaris, you can never go wrong with more Batman!
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Re: Ideas for New Hikaris

Postby BigM » Thu Mar 17, 2022 4:52 pm

HowardTheDuck wrote:
BatLita wrote:Yes, I totally understand they were more niche - it's too bad though - they were really nice - different as well

A lot of the more unique lines are the ones that have died off over the years unfortunately. As much as pops are my favorite and I'm glad to see those still going strong, it's a shame the variety isn't what it used to be. Makes focusing easier but the other stuff was really cool.


Unfortunately this is true. I love pops as much as the next person and soda is really cool too but I definitely miss a lot of variety in lines. However, I know they all don’t sell well so that’s why they get cut.
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Re: Ideas for New Hikaris

Postby Squird » Thu Mar 17, 2022 5:55 pm

Hikari are dead.

But if pez can come back...who knows.
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Re: Ideas for New Hikaris

Postby McNelly » Mon Mar 21, 2022 12:36 pm

I love the Freddy Hikaris, and the Frankenberry ones as well. Would love to see the rest cereal monsters get done, but agree that it will not happen.

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Postby mongoose12 » Mon Mar 21, 2022 12:41 pm

Squird wrote:Hikari are dead.

But if pez can come back...who knows.


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Re: Ideas for New Hikaris

Postby fbingha » Mon Mar 21, 2022 12:44 pm

Hikari is where it needs to be, dead.
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Postby thefunkohunko » Mon Mar 21, 2022 1:20 pm

fbingha wrote:Hikari is where it needs to be, dead.


Geeeez, did Hikari hurt you? lol
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Re: Ideas for New Hikaris

Postby fbingha » Mon Mar 21, 2022 7:44 pm

thefunkohunko wrote:
fbingha wrote:Hikari is where it needs to be, dead.


Geeeez, did Hikari hurt you? lol


Yes, it did with every release!
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Postby yasowat » Mon Mar 21, 2022 9:42 pm

thefunkohunko wrote:
fbingha wrote:Hikari is where it needs to be, dead.


Geeeez, did Hikari hurt you? lol


For reals lol there’s a story we need to hear.
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Postby SpaceDude » Wed Mar 23, 2022 11:23 pm

yasowat wrote:
thefunkohunko wrote:
fbingha wrote:Hikari is where it needs to be, dead.


Geeeez, did Hikari hurt you? lol


For reals lol there’s a story we need to hear.


I agree, a story must be told! lol
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Re: Ideas for New Hikaris

Postby jagpop » Thu Mar 24, 2022 10:27 pm

They should make some of the NFT redemptions a Hikari. Now THAT would be cool.
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Re: Ideas for New Hikaris

Postby mohawkjones » Tue Mar 29, 2022 1:24 pm

CaseyJones14 wrote:I'd say the odds of getting new Hikari are negative 1000% lol

I loved em, but they are long gone.


Sad but true. :smt089
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Postby mohawkjones » Tue Mar 29, 2022 1:28 pm

fbingha wrote:
thefunkohunko wrote:
fbingha wrote:Hikari is where it needs to be, dead.


Geeeez, did Hikari hurt you? lol


Yes, it did with every release!


To be fair I think part of the polarizing effect Hikari had on people was part of my love for the line. lol
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Re: Ideas for New Hikaris

Postby beckysaurus » Sun Apr 03, 2022 11:35 pm

There's kind of a lot going in to the Funko Hikari history and story. Originally, Funko was making them with MindStyle. The quality and design was great, but they had a falling out with MS for a few reasons, none of which I know the entire backstory of. Funko Sofubi was really meant to make a bridge between designer and mass-produced toys, but they weren't the quality that designer toy collectors were looking for, and they were too expensive for the rest of us. $80 price tag to someone who normally drops $10 on a pop was too much for most to swallow. So then funko tried with the mini hikari, but by then most people weren't so interested and they would rather have the pop than the clear glittery ones, so they died.

I really enjoyed several of the Hikari line. I'm still hunting for a few, in fact. But they just weren't interesting to too many people and the buyers weren't there to sustain the line. I think it was a good effort by Funko though, and many of them were a really noble effort and they made some really solid-looking toys. And if you weren't around for the Hikari days, maybe take a look at some of the GREAT deals you can get on them on second-hand markets. You might find something you really love for a fraction of the original retail price.
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Re: Ideas for New Hikaris

Postby BatLita » Mon Apr 04, 2022 10:45 am

BigM wrote:
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BatLita wrote:Yes, I totally understand they were more niche - it's too bad though - they were really nice - different as well

A lot of the more unique lines are the ones that have died off over the years unfortunately. As much as pops are my favorite and I'm glad to see those still going strong, it's a shame the variety isn't what it used to be. Makes focusing easier but the other stuff was really cool.


Unfortunately this is true. I love pops as much as the next person and soda is really cool too but I definitely miss a lot of variety in lines. However, I know they all don’t sell well so that’s why they get cut.


Yeah, I totally get that, unfortunate as it is

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Postby randig » Wed Apr 20, 2022 12:41 pm

Always down for more Batman or Stay Puft L)
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Postby lavery01 » Wed Apr 20, 2022 12:52 pm

BatLita wrote:Do you think this line should be discontinued altogether? If not - who would you like to see as a Hikari figure? I would love to see Disney done in Hikari - I think a Winnie the Pooh, with a glitter variant would look great!


Disney Hikari’s would be nice, sad to say that it probably won’t happen. I’m just happy that we have a few hikari’s in our collection. lol
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Postby jagpop » Wed Apr 20, 2022 4:24 pm

randig wrote:Always down for more Batman or Stay Puft L)

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Re: Ideas for New Hikaris

Postby randig » Fri Apr 22, 2022 3:13 pm

jagpop wrote:
randig wrote:Always down for more Batman or Stay Puft L)

More Bats!!


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Postby hpellot » Sat Apr 23, 2022 12:40 pm

I doubt we ever see more Hikari
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Postby FerrisGuy3 » Wed Apr 27, 2022 7:29 pm

I don’t think we will see anymore Hikari. But I do love the line and the Batman and TMNT ones that I have in my collection
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Postby SpaceDude » Wed Apr 27, 2022 9:15 pm

FerrisGuy3 wrote:I don’t think we will see anymore Hikari. But I do love the line and the Batman and TMNT ones that I have in my collection


The Batman and TMNT ones are awesome! I love the Creature from the Black Lagoon Hikari! \:D/
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Re: Ideas for New Hikaris

Postby jagpop » Thu Apr 28, 2022 3:14 pm

FerrisGuy3 wrote:I don’t think we will see anymore Hikari. But I do love the line and the Batman and TMNT ones that I have in my collection

Check out the Voltron line. They made each Lion. They look really really cool.
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Re: Ideas for New Hikaris

Postby BatLita » Thu Apr 28, 2022 5:03 pm

I think they just had a release - but I can't remember what it is.
I'm glad they aren't completely finished.

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Postby FerrisGuy3 » Thu Apr 28, 2022 9:00 pm

jagpop wrote:
FerrisGuy3 wrote:I don’t think we will see anymore Hikari. But I do love the line and the Batman and TMNT ones that I have in my collection

Check out the Voltron line. They made each Lion. They look really really cool.


That was a great Hikari line too. The price tag always stopped me from buying many of these
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Postby PaleRiderOfDoom » Thu Apr 28, 2022 10:22 pm

If they did more, I would want more Universal Monsters.
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Postby hpellot » Sun May 01, 2022 7:23 pm

PaleRiderOfDoom wrote:If they did more, I would want more Universal Monsters.



I agree if they did more of these I know I have all the franks, metaluna, and creature. I would like to see Dracula and Wolfman.

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Re: Ideas for New Hikaris

Postby jagpop » Mon May 02, 2022 11:56 am

FerrisGuy3 wrote:
jagpop wrote:
FerrisGuy3 wrote:I don’t think we will see anymore Hikari. But I do love the line and the Batman and TMNT ones that I have in my collection

Check out the Voltron line. They made each Lion. They look really really cool.


That was a great Hikari line too. The price tag always stopped me from buying many of these

I remember the Red Lion being about $100. Box Lunch later down the line had them for something like $10. Great pieces and if you were to get the entire set, even sweeter.
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