As a Pop collector, I couldn’t resist watching Making Fun – The Story of Funko on Netflix. As soon as I had some time, I prepared myself comfortably to have fun discovering all there is about Funko. Although having more than 200 Pops isn’t that bad, my collection is actually small. It all started with Loki, the first Pop I ever bought. Because he was too cute, I decided to give him a companion. And from there, hell broke loose.
It’s fantastic to discover that Funko started with love and good luck. Wobble heads are funny, so no wonder Funko hit the pot. However, it wasn’t until the Pop revolution that we know can enjoy Funko in all its glory. In the documentary, we get to know all about their story, but also on how they came to make people reminiscence their childhoods. Not only that, you can see that many different people collect these figurines, including very famous ones.
From rock stars to boxers, to people like me, we all share the same passion: Funko. Although I personally started collecting their figurines pretty late, I can tell you that I felt I was there with all the fans that appear in the documentary. Funko creates communities around the world by making fun. And they make fun in the cutest way ever.
Funko it’s not only fans and figurines, but it’s also dedication, passion, and collaboration. If you get some time and enjoy the documentary on Netflix, you’re set for plenty of surprises. I didn’t expect to find such an eclectic bunch of people behind Funko, nor discovering how amazing all those people are.
There are many types of collectors. I’m an eclectic one, with the predilection of Norse, Marvel, and Disney Pops. However, you can find an array of solo Pops from different shows, movies, and cartoons on my shelves at home. Each one of them has a story to tell, and why oh why they’re in my collection in the first place.
You’ll notice how the collectors in the documentary not only enjoy the figurines, but also remember childhood, and get all excited talking about the topics that are closest to them. Just ask me a question about a Pop, and I’ll probably do the same or worse, bore you to death about why I’ve got a Her Majesty the Queen Pop with her corgy pet, and an endless collection of Lokis and Thors on a shelf.
Great things start making fun. And I think that’s the message that the documentary wants to send to the audience. If you have fun with what you do, you’ll create something great. And if it’s fun, worry not, others will join you too. It also makes you aware that you don’t need to make something incredibly complicated to make a change. Figurines are toys that we can use to play or to display for our amusement. If they inspire us to go out there and do other things that will put a smile on us, then the job is well done.
I have a set of bobbleheads staring back at me on my working desk. They move their heads as I type on my computer. When I get moody or stressed, I just take a look at their faces and relax. Believe it or not, these Pops help me relax and take things easy. And when I feel like it, I match Pops and books and take pictures of them. Yes, I’m a kid at heart.
If you love Funko Pops, or if you’re curious about these figurines, give the documentary a go. It’s fun, engaging, and it’ll make you think about the memories you have about when you were a child.
Copyright: Top image made by dePepi with a (C) Funko official picture / Memes & Gifs (C) by their owners.