On May 5, in Glendale, California, a man met another man to buy him a sealed package of two extremely rare items. Funko Pops for $100K monetary† This deal, the first six-figure Funko Pop sale ever recorded, is the largest in the history of the Funko Pop group, and may be the start of even bigger deals to come.
What are Funko Pops? Well, you probably already know what they are. But for those of you who have been living under a rock or who have never walked into a store that sells comics, books, or video games, let me help you. Funko Pops (often called bobs) are small vinyl figures with large heads. Most of the characters are designed to look like different characters from pop culture such as Batman, Freddy Krueger and Darth Vader, and so on. Some people love them, some hate them, and a lot of people don’t even think about them at all because the world is a mess these days and I don’t really have the energy left to judge people who love crazy pop culture collectibles.
Anyway, from the rarest pops out there Willy WonkaA special themed package containing two golden figures† In 2016, only 10 of these numbers were submitted, and only four This They were given to people who also had gold tickets found in candy bars at the San Diego Comic-Con event. (The other six groups are said to have been given to friends or Funko’s employees.) Since then, most groups have been locked up in private groups, so only two are known, including tickets.
After trying and failing to track down the other Willy Wonka Pops Golden Ticket Package It’s known to exist, Frank.Known on the Internet as the Grail Monster– He decided to communicate with someone he was sure of. So last month Grail Monster contacted a collector with one of these very rare numbers for a gold ticket and asked if he was interested in selling it.
“I’ve heard for a while that he’s not going to sell it,” Grill Monster said. Kotaku via email: “Our mutual friends kicked my ass so much that he would give up if I offered him $100,000.”
It took some convincing, but eventually the two struck a deal, with the collector selling his rare numbers for $100,000. Cash. But even after the deal was agreed, Grailmonster wasn’t sure if the collector would team up with this rare figure.
“I actually didn’t think he was going to sell until he walked in the door on the morning of the deal.”
Funko Pop fans gathered at a collectibles store in Glendale, California on May 5 to seal the deal. Everything was recorded and then uploaded to Grailmonster’s YouTube channel. According to him and Other members of the pop collecting communityThis is the biggest and most expensive deal of its kind ever.
Grail Monster is well aware that many people, and probably many of you reading this by now, would describe him as an idiot or an idiot. He explained to me that while others were counting all the money in the store and preparing for the exchange, he joked that then he would be a “village idiot” on the Internet. But there is also a feeling between him and many other pop collectors that the community will soon have a Pokemon-like explosion of money and popularity†
“I’m sure of the first 100 thousand dollars Buy a Pokemon Card Grill Monster explained that he looked really stupid. And the first $10,000 Buying comics, etc., it’s all relative.”
He hopes the deal will bring in new collectors, while also highlighting how “crazy” the world of private collectors have been on Funko Pops in recent years, with individuals dropping $20,000 worth of pops based on rumors. And only blurry pictures.
“Spread [Funko Pop] “Society is really like the Wild West,” Grail Monster said. “There aren’t really any resources to sell in the secondary market, so everyone is relying on each other to complete the big deals. Serious money is flying.”
As for what he plans to do now after spending so much money on these two rare figures, Grill Monster joked. Kotaku He will “stare” at her for a long time.
Grill Monster admitted, “I was sitting in the middle of the dinner table like an intruder whore.” “I will keep it for as long as possible.”
Of course I asked him what he would say to people who find it too strange or even stupid to spend so much money on plastic toys. For him, a hobby is more than just games, and while he understands that some people won’t understand it, for him it is a natural part of collecting.
“No one is supposed to understand. I really enjoy it more than any hobby I have.” ‘I love stories about rare pieces. Pieces like Clockwork Orange, Freddy Venom, The Beatles’ group naysayers etc. had such great stories behind them. Pieces are so rare that there are no records of them and only a few photos (Pope, Woody & Buzz 2-pack, etc.)”.
“As far as I’m concerned, I don’t buy games, I look for stories.”
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