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Nerd News: Funko Announce their top 10 Stuff of 2019!

Funko have made a blog post which highlights their top 10 this and that, and to be honest it made for pretty interesting reading. As it happens, 2019 had been a very good year for Funko in combination with Marvel and also Pokemon, both of which feature heavily… Although Marvel really takes the cake!

Funko App Wishlist

over 35,000,000 things were added to wishlist’s on the Funko app in 2019. Now that’s a lot of potential future business for Funko, I bet they were rubbing theirs hands together when they read that! How many items are in your list? and more importantly how much would it cost you to get what you want? For me it’s currently 882 items at a cost of £19,661.

The top 10 items added to the Funko wishlists were all pops and looked like this (I won’t go in to too many specifics):

  1. Thor (F Y E Exclusive)
  2. Captain America (standing)
  3. Charmander
  4. Captain America (jumping)
  5. Iron Man (standing without a helmet but with an infinity gauntlet)
  6. Iron Spider
  7. Stan Lee (in a space suit)
  8. Iron Man (holding his hand up)
  9. Bulbasaur
  10. Thor (with shades and sandals)

Strangely enough none of those are either in my collection or wish list (actually I tell a lie, I wouldn’t mind adding some Stan Lee’s to my collection)… No doubt Avengers and Pokemon are 2 huge fandoms, but this proves it! There you have your recipe for cash Funko 😉

Funko App Collections

So we’ve seen what people want, but what have people actually been spending their hard earned cash on in 2019:

  1. Bulbasaur
  2. Charmander
  3. Stan Lee (patina version)
  4. Thanos (with a helmet on)
  5. Squirtle
  6. Thanos (without a helmet on)
  7. Iron Man (venomised)
  8. Goku
  9. Hulkbuster
  10. Captain America (venomised)

The actual purchases looked a little different to the wishlist’s although it was still very much dominated by Pokemon and Marvel. I know that the Pokemon range was very long awaited so I’m not surprised they took the top 2 spots. The only difference (other than there being 3 not 2 Pokemon ones) was the addition of a Dragonball-z character.

One thing which did surprise me, but was cool to see was that there was even a 6″ in the top 10, so it goes to show that it is worth doing the larger scale items.

Funkasts

I have to admit that I’ve never listened to one of these as podcasts have never really been my thing. Funko doesn’t stand alone there either, I think I can honestly say, hand on heart, that I’ve never listened to a podcast in my life – although I’m not counting the animated versions of the Ricky Gervais Show podcasts.

The top 10 Funkasts however for 2019 were:

  1. Funkast 126 – The sweatpants of candy
  2. Funkast 123 – New York comic con 2019 live
  3. Funkast 122 – Getting to know HT nerdette
  4. Funkast 117 – Getting to know Ben Butcher
  5. Emerald City comic con 2019 live
  6. Funkast 101
  7. Funkast 127 – Getting to know Spencer and Funko Hollywood
  8. Funkast 131 – Eggnostic
  9. Funkast 128 – Getting to know unboxing the unboxers
  10. Funkast 125 – Getting to know extra life

Who knows… Maybe that means more to you than it does to me!

Funko Videos

This is something which I have indulged in a little, and some of their videos are pretty cool. I know that there have been rumors of a possible Funko movie, and I think that unlike the poor reception of the Playmobil movie, a Funko one would be somewhere between what people expect from Lego and got from Playmobil. Here are the top 10 videos this year released by Funko and their animation studio:

Read about the top 10 from Funko for yourself if you want to see photos of all of their characters which featured in the top 10 wishlist and collection additions here:

Funko.com

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