Earlier today the Funko Europe website hosted its shared exclusives from the Emerald City Comic Con (ECCC) Virtual Con. However soon after the site was shut, supposedly for maintenance with little information given.
The site is now back live however you won’t find any of those exclusives just yet! Funko Europe have mentioned that these will not go straight back on but that they will give plenty of notice before they do. This smells an awful lot like when they had to do something similar with Dwight from the Office with the little princess unicorn doll. Just like with that Dwight pop remember that these will come available again so don’t panic and buy them from the states, even if there is potentially going to be quite a wait – you’ll save yourselves a lot of cash in the long run.
Funko Europe have also mentioned that even if you still had the items in your basket they recommend you refresh your browser to clear them out as you won’t be able to purchase them at the checkout.
Such a shame that this happened to the first really big virtual con which is being hosted on Funko Europe, but if there’s one thing Funko are known for its underestimating the traffic to their sites and the problem of bots… This isn’t the first time their site broke and I doubt it’ll be the last.