This week's Pop Culture League Assignment: Buying Blind
Well - that is the dilemma. I like the figures and would buy them outright if they sold them unblind. I guess there is a little fun with wondering what you will end up with. My daughter and I have enjoyed the LEGO mystery minifigs. We've even grabbed a few Playmobil mystery bags.
Funko has emptied my wallet a plenty with it's Walking Dead and Sci-Fi series. Whoever does the sculpts on those figures as earned my business with other series - Fallout, Supernatural, Horror and Suicide Squad.
Walking Dead 1
Walking Dead 2
Walking Dead 3
Walking Dead 4
I think I like the mini figures more than the mystery of them. I was also a fan of Hasbros' Combat Heroes (GI Joe), Superhero Squad (Marvel), and Adventure Heroes (Indiana Jones).
Yes, the sculpting definitely has something to do with it. As much as I love Game of Thrones, and I wanted to collect the Funko Game of Thrones Mystery Minis, I just didn't like the sculpts. The plastic was lighter, more hollow, and the bigger heads made them look like mini bobble heads. Not my cup of tea.
Finally, as these get more expensive ($6.99+), the cost of doubles becomes more irritating.
So my strategy is to buy a case, and then Ebay the rest if the prices are reasonable.
More from the league.
The Last Hometown Finds Horror 3
I am jealous of the Green Plastic Squirtgun's collection
Alexis' Universe has another awesome collection
20 Years Before 2000 and the Garbage Pail Kids
Harvey Mercheum - ready to make his own with 3D printing