Love or hate?: POP! Vinyl fiigures



  • I'm not going to condemn or vilify people for pop vinyls, I'll never purchase one; unless I get my hands on that sweet Nine Tails Figure. But I purchased one Amiibo 3-4 months ago, now I have 18. Over half of them were on sale for $4 or $8 each.. but I'm a huge fan of them now :( I swore against Amiibos until I purchased Ike, now I'm hunting for the a select few.



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    Should I hang my head in shame? I'm trying to build a stormtrooper army... (and snowgies because they are so adorable).

    PS. Please excuse the lame filters. Pulled these images off my instagram. :laughing:



  • Indifferent to them. I normally would never purchase them but I bought each member of my family a Bob's Burgers POP figure for Christmas because we all love the show.

    Some designs translate ok and others look really bad IMO.



  • I personally think they look too... Nice and cute. For example, character like Kratos, first thing that I think is pissed off God slayer, and when I see Funko Pop figure of that... No. Doesn't make any sense to me. If you like them, fine, but if I want figures, I would go for Play Arts Kai...



  • Had look these up, didn't know these by their name.

    I guess they look quite bland, but "cute". I wouldn't punch the person who gives me something like this as a present. I might even put it on display if I liked the character. That being said, I wouldn't buy any of these for myself.

    BTW. What are all these hate topics in the jolly EZA forums? =) This is evolving into Neogaf.



  • @Budi It is a great stocking suffer or simple present. One big pro they have is that they don't seem to limit themselves on what can be pops. So if you and your buddies love a new weird show that doesn't get much attention in merchandising, pops might be the first vendor to make a figure for it so that is kind of cool.



  • @Hesperus Those Haunted Mansion figures look awesome!



  • @toddjmeeker said in Love or hate?: POP! Vinyl fiigures:

    @Hesperus Those Haunted Mansion figures look awesome!

    They are my favourite set!!



  • Personally I feel like they're cashing in on other franchises, and riding off of their success. But you could say the same for any company with large amounts of pop-culture merchandise.

    I applaud their unique and standardized style that keeps them consistent, but it's a style that I dislike. Still, power to whoever owns one.



  • @I_Make_Big_Boom said in Love or hate?: POP! Vinyl fiigures:

    Personally I feel like they're cashing in on other franchises, and riding off of their success. But you could say the same for any company with large amounts of pop-culture merchandise.

    I applaud their unique and standardized style that keeps them consistent, but it's a style that I dislike. Still, power to whoever owns one.

    Well, I mean, they are merchandise for these franchises and are licensed, so not sure how they're riding off the success of others.

    To go back to a happier take on all this.... How great is it that we live in a world with so much choice for merchandise of things we love? I never dreamed of this as a young girl, desperate to find something to do with that anime I loved, or that game I played.



  • I collect them, I hate myself for it. I have practically no room for them and my wife keeps buying more without telling me lol.