The Banda Family –
Manny, Alex, Simone, Anabelle & Lexi
Long Beach, CA
What Funko lines do you collect? How many pieces are in your collection?
We collect as a family! We mainly collect Pop!s but also have Wacky Wobblers, Dorbz, Hikari, Mystery Minis, and ReAction. Together, we have over 700 pieces of various Funko products!
How long have you been a collector?
We have been collecting for 3 years.
What are your favorite fandoms?
WWE, DC, Nightmare Before Christmas.
What was your first Funko item?
Our first Pop! was Edward Scissorhands.
What is your favorite Funko piece in your collection?
We each have our own favorites! My (Alex’s) favorite is my 1/24 Jack Skellington Freddy Funko from last Fundays. Manny’s favorite Funko piece is his glow-in-the-dark Green Lantern Pop!. Simone loves her Walking Dead Carl proto that she had signed by Funko designer Reis O’Brien, while Anabelle’s favorite is Roller Derby Harley Quinn, and Lexi’s is her Poison Ivy Pop!.
Tell us your favorite Funko story!
Our story is probably similar to many of yours – after months of seeing these “toys” around town, Manny finally caved and bought that first one, the Edward Scissorhands Pop!. I remember him walking in and showing it to me. We thought it was cute and he went online to see what else there was in the Pop! line. Wow! We were blown away with all the Pop!s that Funko had to offer! Disney, Star Wars, DC, Marvel, Movies, Music – I mean, I could go on! That week we went back to our local comic shop and bought about 100 Pop!s, in one week!! Our kids went crazy!! We went crazy!!! We’ve grown our collection by a few hundred since then, and each of us have our treasured pops. It is such a fun thing we can all experience together.
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