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#31 Post by Gabby »

I wonder if they could pull off the Actually tux versions? They wouldn't need to differentiate the bodies then but the issue there is the Neil figure would need a mouth for the yawn. Without that it'd be an epic fail.

Personally, I think the Go West outfits would be the most visually appealing and work very well with the concept of a Funko figure. However, I do rather like the Suburbia Chris concept in an earlier post.

I read an interesting article (from 2016) but it actually makes some valid points about why the Funko figures are a bit of a waste of time, money and space.

https://houseofgeekery.com/2016/05/31/w ... collector/

Whilst I don't disagree, I think if you're a casual buyer who wants to add to an existing collection of items (ie Pet Shop Boys stuff) then I think that's fine, but don't have any delusions that these will be worth something one day.

For my part, I will buy these if I possibly can.

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Gabby wrote:
Fri 10 Jul 2020, 2:10 pm
I read an interesting article (from 2016) but it actually makes some valid points about why the Funko figures are a bit of a waste of time, money and space.

https://houseofgeekery.com/2016/05/31/w ... collector/
You can tell that article was written in 2016 because four years later it turns out that a surprisingly large number of Funko Pops are worth literally hundreds of dollars and a few have sold for thousands. Anything with a cult following shoots up in price after they leave stores - try buying a complete set of Clone Wars, Twin Peaks, Roger Rabbit or Big Trouble in Little China for retail.

My guess is PSB will undersell expectations so they won't be worth too much down the line. Whereas the Morrissey Pop will go up in price - it's a great fit for the target audience.

I'm willing to bet they will be the Go West outfits. The two most iconic choices are Can You Forgive Her? or the Actually cover, but the former won't fit in the box due to the cones and the latter won't work because Pops don't have mouths. I can see an argument for Suburbia but there's no equivalent iconic '80s look for Neil aside from the yawn, so that's probably out. Which leaves Go West as the most obvious choice - and the one most likely to appeal to Pop buyers who aren't familiar with the Boys.

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My favourite series has its own funko:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbihzCqaJoM

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Nickname wrote:
Fri 10 Jul 2020, 10:49 pm
My favourite series has its own funko:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbihzCqaJoM
Oh dear, I really shouldn't have clicked on that link.

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greenmile wrote:
Sun 12 Jul 2020, 3:07 pm
Nickname wrote:
Fri 10 Jul 2020, 10:49 pm
My favourite series has its own funko:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbihzCqaJoM
Oh dear, I really shouldn't have clicked on that link.
I don't understand why, maybe someone can explain what's wrong with this series.

:shock:

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#36 Post by greenmile »

Nickname wrote:
Mon 13 Jul 2020, 9:01 am
greenmile wrote:
Sun 12 Jul 2020, 3:07 pm
Nickname wrote:
Fri 10 Jul 2020, 10:49 pm
My favourite series has its own funko:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbihzCqaJoM
Oh dear, I really shouldn't have clicked on that link.
I don't understand why, maybe someone can explain what's wrong with this series.

:shock:
Sorry, I meant it as in, i shouldn't have clicked that link because now I must own all of them! Love Money Heist, best show I watched over the pandemic.

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greenmile wrote:
Mon 13 Jul 2020, 5:51 pm
Nickname wrote:
Mon 13 Jul 2020, 9:01 am
greenmile wrote:
Sun 12 Jul 2020, 3:07 pm

Oh dear, I really shouldn't have clicked on that link.
I don't understand why, maybe someone can explain what's wrong with this series.

:shock:
Sorry, I meant it as in, i shouldn't have clicked that link because now I must own all of them! Love Money Heist, best show I watched over the pandemic.
Yes, it is. I'm a big fan.

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