What Pop Vinyls Should I Collect?
Let's face it. Pop vinyls have pretty much taken over the collecting industry. Funko Pop company has been in business since 1998, yet it is primarily the last ten years that these collectables have been of interest and sought after. Even a Funko film is in development; with the likes of characters such as DC's Harley Quinn and Marvel's Deadpool collaborating.
But where do you start? With so many different categories and sectors to choose from, for some, it can be difficult to know which ones to collect. Check out this helpful guide on how to choose your pop vinyls.
What Are Your Interests?
Have a hobby? Favourite film or obscure pop culture reference? Chances are, there is a Funko Pop available.
Let's start with music. Typically, you would think that these pop vinyl figures would consist primarily of film and TV. And though there are plenty of these, music is also a widely universal topic that anyone can enjoy. One rare pop vinyl includes My Chemical Romance frontman: Gerard Way Funko Pop. Complete in his iconic white face and red tie. A perfect edition for any MCR fan.
Film is probably the biggest entertainment medium that there is. Each year, hundreds of films are produced across the world, in various genres. Many cinephiles will have a favourite genre, so why not start your collection here? For example, if your interests lie in horror, decorate your interior with similar-themed pop vinyls. From glow-in-the-dark Elvira, the 1980s horror hostess, to the successful modern Conjuring series, featuring Annabelle. A great place to start collecting.
Or, on the opposite side of the scale, Disney has also had a massive influence on pop vinyls. With a focus on specifically theatrical animated films. The ever-so-popular blue alien that we all grew to love; Stitch Pop vinyl are favourites amongst collectors.
Who Is Your Favourite Character?
The beauty of collecting pop vinyls is that they do not lose their value, even after being taken out of the box. This is ideal for those who want to show off their collection, without having to leave them behind the screen. From this, why not pick your favourite character? When you have people over, they are immediately a talking point. You're not going to showcase a character you hate. Straight away, guests will know where your interests lie and who you are a fan of.
For example, with the release of 2016's Suicide Squad and its subsequent spin-offs, Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn has become a fan favourite for cosplaying and collecting Harley Quinn Pop Vinyl. Instantly, there is your collection. There are so many variations of the infamous villain that you can find and gather for any home. Different weapons; glow-in-the-dark; limited editions pops. These rare pop vinyl can cement your favourite character in all their forms.
Do Some Research
How are you going to know if you don't ask? There are so many public forums that list specific categories. In particular, did you know that there are pop vinyls of famous drag queens? Brazilian Pabllo Vittar and Drag Race winner Jinkx Monsoon are prime examples and fans of theirs may be surprised that they have their own figures. So, it might be worth researching these Funko Pop lists beforehand; influencing your choice of where to start your collection. From there, make sure you are finding reliable merchants that will stock rare pop vinyl.
Take Your Shopping to the Next Level
Here at Next Level, we sell a wide range of Funko Pop Vinyls that are not found on your local shop's shelf. Just decide where you want to start your collection and explore our catalogue. We are sure to have something that will attract your interest. Take your shopping to the Next Level.So check out the rest of our products. We make sure our best selling items are in stock. Why not follow us on Instagram? Our social media team posts regular content and videos for all our latest offers.