Funatic of the Week: Josey VanOrsdale!


Josey VanOrsdale

Laramie, Wyoming

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

I currently have 189 Pop!s, 58 Mystery Minis, 2 Dorbz, 8 Pop! Pens and 2 Rock Candies. My biggest priority so far has been to have everything released relating to Harry Potter. After that, it has just been every cool character that I always loved and/or ones that I just love the way Funko made it.


How long have you been a collector?

2.5 years.

What are your favorite fandoms?

Harry Potter, Supernatural, Once Upon a Time, Marvel, DC (Flash, Arrow, Supergirl), Star Trek, Star Wars, Hobbit, on and on.


What was your first Funko item?

Sven from Frozen, he’s just so cute!

What is your favorite Funko piece in your collection?

Elvis Stitch Pop!


Tell us your favorite Funko story!

This summer my dad fell really ill and was in the hospital. When I came home from the hospital my fiance struggled to keep me from just moping constantly. Finally he just started taking me to the local entertainment store and telling me to pick out 10-15 Pop!s. We would spend hours there, because I would have to sort them all and then pull out all the ones I eventually wanted, and then finally the chosen ones. Other times, I would also just come home from school and see that he had ordered the entire Wreck it Ralph line. Funko and my fiance have gotten me through a lot lately!

My most prized Pop! at this point is my Hot Topic Exclusive Elvis Stitch. My dad got it for me last Christmas, because it was on my wishlist. But I asked him later if he knew why I wanted that specific one and he said “of course sweetheart, it reminds you of me. That’s why I made sure we got it.” When I was younger he always sang Elvis to me, and then when Lilo and Stitch came out, it was just perfect! He passed away in October, but I have this happy little memory every time I see my Elvis Stitch just rocking his cool hair and jamming out. I think my next big Pop! investment will be the Elvis Pop!s themselves.


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