When did they stop making Hikari

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When did they stop making Hikari

Postby Joker3346 » Wed Aug 03, 2022 1:11 pm

Just curious cool line that didn't seem to make it

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Re: When did they stop making Hikari

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Re: When did they stop making Hikari

Postby Oatmealman » Wed Aug 03, 2022 2:09 pm

They started around 2014 and looks like the mini hikari figures lasted until middle-end of 2018! I think the price point was a little tough on the full size hikari figures but some of them were amazing colorways
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Re: When did they stop making Hikari

Postby RobertFB6SI » Wed Aug 03, 2022 3:02 pm

I have always thought this myself, they always looked so cool with all the colors and all.
Great line, but sad see they didn't last too long.
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Re: When did they stop making Hikari

Postby Sarcasticguy » Wed Aug 03, 2022 3:18 pm

Like Oatmealman said, 2018 sounds about right for full sized Hikari. They did a small run of mini Hikari as well before the whole idea died.

The Hikari price point was really the nail in the coffin. The average US consumer (and funkos target market) are not really into "Designer Toys".
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Re: When did they stop making Hikari

Postby renardchua » Wed Aug 03, 2022 9:13 pm

Just to add - aside from the price point, full sized Hikari had different scales which makes it a bit tough to collect as well, as the boxes had different sizes (some were a bit wide - like Stay Puft - while some are a bit of a shoe box shaped) - like Deadpool or Boba Fett or Batman (top of mind).

This was my initial reaction when it first released, so this discouraged me in collecting the full sized one. But I have a handful of the mini Hikaris :)
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Re: When did they stop making Hikari

Postby kelvinwong » Wed Aug 03, 2022 9:41 pm

Kinda sad though. but i think hikari resembled sofubi and prob appeals more towards the asian collectors (i see more asians collecting them, that is)

Hikaris could really bring out the difficult colourways like swirling, nebula and many more compared to the normal pop line but frankly the demand for them is kinda small.

have afew hikaris and definitely my fav is the ECCC megazord glow hikari! haha
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Re: When did they stop making Hikari

Postby FunkOCD » Wed Aug 03, 2022 11:33 pm

I got all the Stitch Hikari (even the rarest colorway) after hunting them all down! The market was very specific but there's lots of sofubu collectors in the designer toy market, myself included. Also during that time, Funko Pops kind of took over in pop culture in terms of popularity.
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Re: When did they stop making Hikari

Postby mohawkjones » Tue Aug 16, 2022 12:49 pm

Sarcasticguy wrote:Like Oatmealman said, 2018 sounds about right for full sized Hikari. They did a small run of mini Hikari as well before the whole idea died.


Joker3346 wrote:Just curious cool line that didn't seem to make it


Oatmealman wrote:They started around 2014 and looks like the mini hikari figures lasted until middle-end of 2018!


IIRC The Red Huckleberry Hound from the 2017 12 Days of Christmas was the last "official" full size Hikari release. A few unproduced/unannounced samples surfaced afterwards but that was it for the big guys and official releases… ](*,)
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Re: When did they stop making Hikari

Postby Serch_na » Tue Aug 16, 2022 1:48 pm

mohawkjones wrote:
Sarcasticguy wrote:Like Oatmealman said, 2018 sounds about right for full sized Hikari. They did a small run of mini Hikari as well before the whole idea died.


Joker3346 wrote:Just curious cool line that didn't seem to make it


Oatmealman wrote:They started around 2014 and looks like the mini hikari figures lasted until middle-end of 2018!


IIRC The Red Huckleberry Hound from the 2017 12 Days of Christmas was the last "official" full size Hikari release. A few unproduced/unannounced samples surfaced afterwards but that was it for the big guys and official releases… ](*,)


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Re: When did they stop making Hikari

Postby jcrook » Tue Aug 16, 2022 2:03 pm

Oatmealman wrote:They started around 2014 and looks like the mini hikari figures lasted until middle-end of 2018! I think the price point was a little tough on the full size hikari figures but some of them were amazing colorways


Exactly, the full size hikari were awesome looking, iirc they ran about $80 which was a bit much for me at the time.
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Re: When did they stop making Hikari

Postby FunkoVandal413 » Thu Aug 18, 2022 6:29 pm

I just came here to say, I miss Hikari :(
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Re: When did they stop making Hikari

Postby questkid32 » Wed Sep 07, 2022 12:58 am

FunkoVandal413 wrote:I just came here to say, I miss Hikari :(

Seconded!

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Re: When did they stop making Hikari

Postby duncansg76 » Sun Sep 11, 2022 10:29 pm

i still have quite a few of the hikari. i think they should make a few that make sense. i don't like that they completely abandoned it. i loved the transformers and motu ones.

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Re: When did they stop making Hikari

Postby geekypeeples » Sun Sep 11, 2022 10:39 pm

I always loved this the various colorways glitter and molds. Maybe bringing some back in the future could be in the cards in a fresh remaining way
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Re: When did they stop making Hikari

Postby Bad Motherfunko » Mon Oct 10, 2022 4:37 pm

FunkoVandal413 wrote:I just came here to say, I miss Hikari :(

Came here to say this too. Hikari were awesome, I have all the Night King ones--such a cool set.
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Re: When did they stop making Hikari

Postby DFWFunkoHunter » Mon Oct 10, 2022 4:59 pm

Hikari were great but I think really it was a price point that killed him the line. If I remember the standard size range from 85 to 100 depending on where you bought it retail. Not a lot of people were keen about paying that much so I think they didn’t buy that line as much and that means that it wasn’t a great seller for Funko in the end.

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Re: When did they stop making Hikari

Postby dolphinax2 » Mon Oct 10, 2022 6:01 pm

Oatmealman wrote:They started around 2014 and looks like the mini hikari figures lasted until middle-end of 2018! I think the price point was a little tough on the full size hikari figures but some of them were amazing colorways


Thats what I thought at the time about the price point, but don't seem to have an issue paying for the die cast line :roflmao:
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Re: When did they stop making Hikari

Postby Ragnar_7 » Tue Oct 11, 2022 8:38 pm

I agree the look cool, I'm hunting down the Mickey Versions and so far I've only found 1

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Re: When did they stop making Hikari

Postby willy wonka » Tue Oct 11, 2022 10:03 pm

Only liked certain ones of these.
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Re: When did they stop making Hikari

Postby Orozcoj24 » Sun Nov 06, 2022 3:46 am

The le100 hikari are awesome. Especially the hulk one. Wish they would make some more, especially some with even fewer pieces than 100

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Re: When did they stop making Hikari

Postby Bad Motherfunko » Wed Nov 09, 2022 10:53 pm

I think I saw the last Hikari between 2017-2018.
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Re: When did they stop making Hikari

Postby MarcuSFunko » Sat Nov 12, 2022 10:04 am

Do you think they will ever bring it back?

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Re: When did they stop making Hikari

Postby Stoatmaster » Mon Nov 21, 2022 8:03 am

I doubt we’ll see new ones, but they’re finally starting to sell a bit better on the secondary market


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