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Vim Fuego
Jun 1, 2000

I just had an epiphany: the internet is useless!






Ultra Carp

You know what they are, for those who don't know, they look like this



some sort of rejected Sackboys who abandoned their sack skin and instead went for a plastic body

Anyway, I always see them in stores, particularly in comic book stores. I feel they're kinda tacky, and the forced, "copy paste" body makes them look uninspired.

Oh but you will say "super deformed!" and "chibi!" Well no, they can still be varied in designs despite that. Compare one to say, a nendoroid.



And I'm not even going for figma or figuarts.

They're not even huggable like plushies!

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Funky See Funky Do
Aug 20, 2013
STILL TRYING HARD

They're cute. Look at Vegeta. His head is big like a baby's.

Fanelien
Nov 23, 2003
Everquest.. Playing 5 years and still going strong!


it's so you know immediately who the children inside adult bodies are.

Wall Balls
Jun 3, 2007

Spanish Castle Magic



the large surface area makes them easier to hot glue if you're an oozer

Bronze Fonz
Feb 14, 2019




I don't know, OP, I would've never seen them if it wasn't for your post?

Check out the dildong store instead next time.

EA Sports
Feb 10, 2007


they cost like ten cents to make so they just need to sell one of them to make money off making 200 of them.

SLICK GOKU BABY
Jun 12, 2001

A Little Known FACT: Burger King's Bacon King is superior to the Baconator.


They are like beanie babies but for Millennials OP. HTH.

Funky See Funky Do
Aug 20, 2013
STILL TRYING HARD

What's a beanie baby?

Spinz
Jan 7, 2020

Party Time! Be excellent to each other.



Because they are cute. They don't have IT Crowd ones so gently caress em tho

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Nooner
Mar 26, 2007

I am Nooner


I wonder if anyone ever shoved one up their butt hole??? Could you imagine?????????

DickParasite
Dec 2, 2004



Slippery Tilde

It's so people whose lives revolve around the media they consume can buy things that give them isolated moments of joy

kntfkr
Feb 11, 2019


I think it's like Stargate Atlanta in that you have to be on the spectrum to enjoy funkopops. They have the same goddamn booth every year at NY Toy Fair and I hate them and Doctor Albert Funko can go gently caress himself. There's nothing so lovely that they won't license and jam into their horrible aesthetic. Also I think we did this thread at least once before.

Cavauro
Jan 9, 2008



fucko poop

Deep Glove Bruno
Sep 4, 2015

Feel the glove!


it feels like if this was the early 2000s there'd be multiple sites devoted to elaborate funco pop figure torture dioramas

or are they too expensive? are these things more than like 5 bucks?

Spinz
Jan 7, 2020

Party Time! Be excellent to each other.



kntfkr posted:

I think it's like Stargate Atlanta in that you have to be on the spectrum to enjoy funkopops. They have the same goddamn booth every year at NY Toy Fair and I hate them and Doctor Albert Funko can go gently caress himself. There's nothing so lovely that they won't license and jam into their horrible aesthetic. Also I think we did this thread at least once before.

I buy nothing ever and never will but I assume they are literally designed specifically to twang the "babycute" spot in human brains.

Big head compared to body, big wide apart eyes, frail neck. So it's something we have a preconceived visual image of made infantile.

That's it, but it's genius enough to work

Vim Fuego
Jun 1, 2000

I just had an epiphany: the internet is useless!






Ultra Carp

I bet the devlopment of Funko Pop looked something like this:

Dang It Bhabhi!
May 27, 2004


Signifiers of an incurious mind.

Ralph Hurley
Aug 3, 2009



Grimey Drawer

My funko collection consists of Dustin and Barb from Stranger Things and Deneyeryiys Targheriran from GoT. Theyíre the small sized ones. I donít really know where they came from I just have them somehow.

Classon Ave. Robot
Oct 7, 2019



They look so horrible, there's a store in the mall my gym is in that has just huge stacks of them taking up like a third of the display space, it's insane. They must sell pretty well but I can't see any appeal whatsoever to them. I feel like nobody is stupid enough to think it's going to be another beanie baby thing where they're worth a lot to a small specific group of lunatics some day but that's the only explanation i can think of.

Funky See Funky Do
Aug 20, 2013
STILL TRYING HARD

They also perform a social good in that if you don't collect them you get a small self-esteem boost.

Flimf
Sep 3, 2006



no one is safe from the funko pop menace

not even video games reviewers:

Snackula
Aug 1, 2013

hedgefund wizard


They're $10 and there are a zillion of them, I'm kind of jealous of people who actually like the way they look.

Some characters don't really have eyes so they can't just do funkoface.3ds and those always end up being the least offensive to look at.

Lurk Ethic
Jul 25, 2007
Lurk More

Yeah these are lame af like kitsch but for dumb millienizoomers. I was talking to this girl I went to high school with and she was saying how her and her husband have a living room wall of these tacky things and Iím like WHY??? Iíd be mortified.

cheap plastic pop culture junk is like fucjing catnip for nerds

Funky See Funky Do
Aug 20, 2013
STILL TRYING HARD

In another thread there was mention of one worth $2500 so I looked up what the most valuable ones are and now I'm depressed.

Jeffrey Dahmer
May 21, 2017
Probation
Can't post for 23 days!


Muldoon

They are just another pointless waste of money just like beanie babies.

You can hug them as you die lonely I guess?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgDsyj5eLmo

frogge
Apr 7, 2006




Flimf posted:

no one is safe from the funko pop menace

not even video games reviewers:


Whoa they really nailed it on making a lookalike.

Still Dismal
Dec 15, 2008




I have no idea the appeal of these goddamn things either. They're the kind of thing that I could see putting on my desk or a shelf if I got it for free with a videogame or something, but I would never ever pay actual, could spend on food or alcohol or rent, dollars for one.

Still Dismal fucked around with this message at 07:38 on Aug 7, 2020

hakimashou
Jul 15, 2002

"Success consists of going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm."

John Stamos

Upset Trowel

some people have poo poo wrong with their brains thats real bad OP

shadowvine118
Sep 3, 2011


Their Rock Candy line is cute, but they don't make nearly as many as the regular, ugly ones.

shadowvine118 fucked around with this message at 08:11 on Aug 7, 2020

DickParasite
Dec 2, 2004



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Funky See Funky Do posted:

In another thread there was mention of one worth $2500 so I looked up what the most valuable ones are and now I'm depressed.

Share with the class you tease

lalaland
Nov 8, 2012


You have plenty of nerds earning upwards of 100k per year, what else are they gonna spend their money on

Jeffrey Dahmer
May 21, 2017
Probation
Can't post for 23 days!


Muldoon

Ugh I have too much spare money and it goes off so quickly

Funky See Funky Do
Aug 20, 2013
STILL TRYING HARD

DickParasite posted:

Share with the class you tease

Well I guess it mostly involves feelings of really low self worth and hopelessness about the future. There's a general lack of motivation which has a physical aspect to it. Like I don't want to do anything because I don't have any energy and I don't have any energy because I don't want to do anything. I kind of withdraw into myself and stop going out as much. When it gets really bad there are thoughts of self harm. It's something I've dealt with to some degree since I was a teenager but I usually have it pretty under control. Except when I see things like little plastic pieces of garbage that are worth thousands of dollars and I just can't understand it. It's like I'm an alien or something. Like wtf is going on is anything even real?

StrangersInTheNight
Dec 31, 2007



Exchanging glaaances..



They aren't actually cute, they are butt loving ugly, BUT they're collectible AF and cheap so you can pick them up often, anytime you need a seratonin boost from retail therapy.

That's pretty much it. People buy them because it makes them feel good.

Stunt_enby
Feb 6, 2010



they were created so GBS posters can have yet another target to focus a weird amount of energy on hating with every fiber of their being

kntfkr
Feb 11, 2019


Flimf posted:

no one is safe from the funko pop menace

not even video games reviewers:


That guy sure looks like he gave up.

Jeffrey Dahmer
May 21, 2017
Probation
Can't post for 23 days!


Muldoon

StrangersInTheNight posted:

They aren't actually cute, they are butt loving ugly, BUT they're collectible AF and cheap so you can pick them up often, anytime you need a seratonin boost from retail therapy.

That's pretty much it. People buy them because it makes them feel good.

Then these people vote and you end up with someone like Trump.

Because they are idiots.

DickParasite
Dec 2, 2004



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Funky See Funky Do posted:

Well I guess it mostly involves feelings of really low self worth and hopelessness about the future. There's a general lack of motivation which has a physical aspect to it. Like I don't want to do anything because I don't have any energy and I don't have any energy because I don't want to do anything. I kind of withdraw into myself and stop going out as much. When it gets really bad there are thoughts of self harm. It's something I've dealt with to some degree since I was a teenager but I usually have it pretty under control. Except when I see things like little plastic pieces of garbage that are worth thousands of dollars and I just can't understand it. It's like I'm an alien or something. Like wtf is going on is anything even real?

You know what makes you briefly forget that gaping hole inside of you?

Buying things. Get on it champ.

DickParasite fucked around with this message at 08:57 on Aug 7, 2020

kntfkr
Feb 11, 2019


lalaland posted:

You have plenty of nerds earning upwards of 100k per year, what else are they gonna spend their money on

Security. I'm a jock so I'm always knocking the funko pops out of nerds' soft hands and then stuffing them into lockers(the nerds not the dolls).


Also I know a designer who went to go work at Funko Holdings LLC and if you're wondering if he has a tri-force tattoo......WELL, GUESS WHAT!

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Chrs
Sep 21, 2015



Flimf posted:

no one is safe from the funko pop menace

not even video games reviewers:


Not even dead royalty

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