Freddy’s Funko HQ Grand Opening Photo Journal!

Freddy is excited to share photos from his special tour of Funko HQ!Freddy started his morning off with a Freckled Frappuccino, thanks to our friends at our nearby Starbucks!Where should we begin!?

First stop is Wetmore Forest! Freddy loves han…

Funatic of the Week: Angelica & Ghost!


Angelica & Ghost

San Antonio, TX

What Funko lines do you collect? How many pieces are in your collection?

We have about 256 Pop!s with a few on the way – the new Game of Thrones line with Tormund…squeal! Now, he and Brienne will be united in my collection 🙂


How long have you been a collector?

A little over 4 years.

What are your favorite fandoms?

Harry Potter, Star Wars, Star Trek, Disney, The Godfather, and Game of Thrones.


What was your first Funko item?

Sheldon Cooper Spock Pop!

What is your favorite Funko piece in your collection?

Oooh, so many! Probably, Jorah Mormont with his Stone Men’s scar.


Tell us your favorite Funko story!

For a few years now, I take a Pop! with me on my vacation trips. Last year it was Arya from GoT, and this year, I took Fredo Corleone with his cool shiny, slicked back hair to London and Dublin…because we all know that Fredo deserves a nice vacation. Here he is at Stonehenge 🙂 Pop!s make vacation photos that much more fun!

 Social Media Links:

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Funko HQ Grand Opening Update!

We have a couple more announcements for our Grand Opening this Saturday!First, it’s your chance to meet Brian Mariotti – he’ll be signing outside of the store from 11am-1pm!We also have one more exclusive to add to the mix!Silver Robot Freddy F…

Funatic of the Week: Lauren Solmonson!


Lauren Solmonson

Maple Grove, MN

What Funko lines do you collect? How many pieces are in your collection?

I collect Pop!, Dorbz, Ridez (Pop! and Dorbz), plush, Pint Size Heroes, Mystery Minis, pens, Pop! Home. There’s probably around 400 pieces on my collection (but I’ve never actually added them all up – I’m a little scared to, haha).

How long have you been a collector?

Since early 2013, but really dove into the community in 2014.

What are your favorite fandoms?

Star Wars, Harry Potter, Disney, Hunger Games, Gremlins, Mars Attacks, Power Rangers, Michael Jackson, Marvel, Space Ghost, and so many more!

What was your first Funko item?

Star Wars: Slave Leia Pop!


What is your favorite Funko piece in your collection?

My custom made Dorothy Dorbz by my friend Priscilla. I love Wizard of Oz and Priscilla made a Wizard of Oz custom Dorbz set for Fundays 2015 and allowed me to take home the Dorothy piece. (Harry Potter proto is a very close second).

Tell us your favorite Funko story!

I have so many favorite Funko stories. Despite having started collecting Funko in 2013 I didn’t know anything about Funko Fundays until 2014 when I decided that since I liked collecting maybe I should go to the event. It was insanity and I loved every minute of it! That was the reason I decided to join the Funko Funatic board and I haven’t looked back since.

During Fundays 2015 I was able to get a selfie with Brian Mariotti while in my cosplay of Han Solo. The next day I went to the Funko booth and he was there! I was able to express how much I enjoyed Fundays and was happy to be able to talk to him one on one.

And there’s also so many wonderful stories about my time with fellow Funatics. I’ve had such a great time meeting my fellow Funko Good Vibe members at Fundays 2016 and going to Funko Fright Night, which gave me a chance to meet even more of my Funatic friends. Throw in Midwest Wobbler Summit, Funatics Day Out, meeting the Funkast Crew at Star Wars Celebration and I’m have an amazing time just enjoying the community that Funko has. 

And because apparently all my favorite stories involve Fundays my absolute favorite story is from this year’s Fundays where the Funko Funatic community voted me as the winner of the Spirit Award. Words cannot describe how humbling it is to have a community/family you love recognize your involvement. I cannot express how grateful I am to the Funatics and love being part of the boards (and if you haven’t joined the boards make sure you do!). I can’t wait to see more of them at the opening of Funko HQ and any future Funko events I may attend.

Social Media Links:

Twitter
Instagram
Lonikins on FunkoFunatic.com 


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Funko HQ Grand Opening – Procedures & Exclusives!

Saturday, August 19, 2017
Ribbon cutting: 9:30AM

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Ticket Distribution

  • Due to anticipated attendance, entry into the Funko HQ Grand Opening will be a ticketed event! 
  • Tickets distribution will begin at 7:00am in the Wetmore Plaza area (the public space on Wetmore Ave north of Funko HQ, on the other side of California St) until all tickets are claimed. You will see a table and sign for ticket distribution in this area. 
  • Tickets are for one person for one trip through the store. You must be present at ticket distribution to receive a ticket. You will not be able to save a spot in line for somebody else. 
  • A new group will enter the store at the top of every hour between 10am and 7pm. The store will be cleared between each session. You will have one hour to browse, shop and experience Funko HQ! 
  • You will not be able to line up for your session until the previous session has entered the store. For example, the 11am session will not be able to line up until the 10am session has entered the store.

 

General Rules

  • Do not camp out or form a line outside the Funko HQ Wetmore Ave entrance before you have a ticket. Forming a line outside the store will not guarantee you first admittance into the store, as you will need a ticket for entry. Please follow the ticket distribution procedures above to gain entry to the Funko HQ store. 
  • Please avoid bringing oversized bags/luggage to the event. There will be limited storage space outside the store while you shop (based on availability). You will only be able to bring in a small purse/handbag inside the store. No backpacks or large bags will be permitted. 
  • Strollers will not be permitted inside the store. Stroller parking will be available outside the store entrance. 
  • Funko will not be held responsible for lost or stolen goods. 
  • The store will also be open on Sunday, 11:00AM-7:00PM. 
  • Regular store hours beginning August 21, 2017:
    Monday: Closed
    Tuesday-Friday: 11:00AM-7:00PM
    Saturday: 10:00AM-7:00PM
    Sunday: 11:00AM-6:00PM

 

Exclusives

Here are a few exclusives that will be available for purchase at our Grand Opening!

Exclusives will be limited to one of each per customer.

 Funko HQ Freddy Dorbz

Freddy Funko with Space Needle Pop!

Emerald Chrome Freddy Funko Pop!

Glow-in-the-Dark Green Sike-O-Shriner Pop!

 Silver Robot Freddy Funko Pop!

And check out this FREE gift with purchase, while supplies last!

White Knight Freddy Pint Size Hero & Commemorative Pin Set

Other Announcements

It’s your chance to meet Brian Mariotti – he’ll be signing outside of the store from 11am-1pm!

Look for our special Snapchat Geofilters if you’re in attendance that day! Use hashtag #FunkoHQ when you post your photos and reactions!!


Check out our daily photo teasers too!

Stay tuned for more news! And we might just have a surprise or two up our sleeves… don’t miss out!

Funko HQ Photo Teasers!

We are counting down the days until the Funko HQ Grand Opening!!

We can’t show you too much yet, but we’re posting daily photo teasers! Here’s a roundup of the photos we posted this week!



Stay tuned for more!!

Funatic of the Week: Alex Weiss!


Alex Weiss

Chicago, IL

What Funko lines do you collect? How many pieces are in your collection?

I mostly collect Star Wars, Marvel, and Disney Pop!s, but I don’t limit myself to just that! I’ve branched out a little into other things I enjoy, like Rick and Morty, and I have a few Dorbz and Pint Size Heroes as well!

How long have you been a collector?

I’ve been actively collecting for almost 2 years.


What are your favorite fandoms?

Star Wars, Marvel, and Disney! Especially anything Disney Parks.

What was your first Funko item?

Shellabration Exclusive Metallic SpongeBob Pop!

What is your favorite Funko piece in your collection?

SDCC Snoke is probably my favorite, but I don’t have him yet as of this writing. But out of the stuff I currently have, my favorite is either metallic SpongeBob or SDCC Hatbox Ghost.


Tell us your favorite Funko story!

In 2013, Nickelodeon ran a contest where you’d join in on their page and would have to hope to be randomly selected to virtually control a physical claw machine that was in Universal Studios. The claw machine was filled with clear plastic balls, and if you managed to grab one, they’d send you a Shellabration exclusive metallic SpongeBob Pop! as a prize! When it finally got to my turn, the live camera that was showing the claw machine went out, so I had to go random with where I wanted the claw to go. Got SUPER lucky and somehow managed to grab one! I won my very first Funko item, and little did I know it was just the beginning of a whole collection!


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