It all started when I decided to watch Guardians of the Galaxy. And yes, I may not be the origin of the story you are expecting but believe me when i say that this would lead to the Pop figures. Ok, going back, I’ve watched the movie. So loved it that it got me looking for toys over the internet for Groot. Groot is one of the lovable characters in ‘Guardians’.
Hours of surfing the internet led me to a Google image of a ‘chibi’-sized Groot. Then i found out that it is a Funko pop Groot. Now i scramble around and search the net for this figure and it turns out that stores had run out of stock. Had asked 3 stores for it and failed to get one. Leaving an option of making a P.O. or a Pre-order. It is making a reservation for a certain item so once it arrives you be able to get it for they’ll always have a limited stock. I did made a P.O. it was a day in August and it turns out, it will most likely arrive in December.
One day, while i was waiting for my buddies , I went to SM North and stumble upon Filbars. And then, I saw and bought my first Pop.
Since then i started to get amazed on how cute they are! There is this feeling of happiness by acquiring something and getting to look at it with joy. And so I’ve become a collector.
I started off thinking of what certain line of Pops i woulld collect. Collectors usually go with a certain line. It can be Marvel, DC, Disney, It can be from a TV series or a movie. Come to think of it, Funko (the manufacturer of the Pop Figurines) did a lot that will never fail to give interest a common man. Especially, after they hyped up their “cuteness” in a certain degree.
I, being a guy who likes things different, made a “line” of my own: Masters/Teachers.
Then I thought, it isn’t that obvious. It is like you have to explain what kind of “line” you are collecting. So I went to something pretty straightforward.
And I finally got one thing that made me started with all these
So far, I’m enjoying it 🙂