+18 Collecting Funkin Pops is the most boring hobby in the world. amirite?

by Sea-Astronomer 1 month ago

I am convinced there is an entire segment of our economy that runs entirely on Funko Pops

by Anonymous 1 month ago

It's honestly just plain consumerism Welcome to most hobbies. Books, sports, any type of collection, any side hustle, anything involving knowledge (higher levels of knowledge require purchases)

by Anonymous 1 month ago

There's no higher level of knowledge provided with a funko pop. It's literally plastic that sits there. The other examples you provide have actual purpose or provide knowledge.

by Anonymous 1 month ago

Yeah, it's stupid and lame, op, you right.

by qgrady 1 month ago

What if I have one or two on my bookshelf that I bought while on vacation?

by Anonymous 1 month ago

Then that's chill, I draw the line at stacking them all over your walls.

by Sea-Astronomer 1 month ago

This is an apt comparison.

by Flatleychristin 1 month ago

They are hideous and boring. Getting into collectables isn't usually a great thing as it is but to pick the ugliest most boring thing to collect is sad.

by Anonymous 1 month ago

Idk I think all the different grab bags are worse. At least you know what you're getting with a funko

by Anonymous 1 month ago

Who cares if it's consumerism? Also why do you care what people collect or spend their money on? Let them enjoy things.

by Responsible-Value 1 month ago

Bro our planet is dying. Why are people buying plastic that just sits there??

by Anonymous 1 month ago

That kind of plastic isn't really a problem. It will eventually be safely stored in an underground dump. Single-use plastics are what we need to worry about.

by Anonymous 1 month ago

It's just social acceptable hoarding which I don't think is very cool.

by Serenityfadel 1 month ago

People can collect whatever they want, but I'm gonna be real and say that funko pops are just plain ugly and not that creative. There are so many other collectibles out there that are interesting to look at and admire.

by Sea-Astronomer 1 month ago

It's called unpopular opinion for a reason, and in no shape or form am I saying they shouldn't be collected in general. I'm discussing my opinion on why I find them ugly. My title is "most boring hobby in the world", not "this shouldn't be a hobby".

by Sea-Astronomer 1 month ago

Collecting things should be about building an arrangement of something valuable. Valuable in money, valuable due to its rarity or scarcity, valuable due to its sentimental value. Funky pops replace the collection of something valuable with the consumption of products. It's soulless and cynical and boring and lame and ugly.

by Anonymous 1 month ago

I love collectibles and have some pretty crazy stuff but I'll never own funkos. They're hideously ugly and are basically worthless. I'd collect literally anything else. I think I only own one that I got as a gift. My girlfriend owns like, 2, cuz they were apparently rare and limited sold at E3 2018 when we went. God they're ugly though lol.

by Anonymous 1 month ago

This. I actually have a funko pop but it was gifted to me from my boyfriend. It's out of the box and chilling on my pc set up. Having it in a box randomly in my room would be awkward #freethefigurines

by Sea-Astronomer 1 month ago

I enjoy seeing all the different star wars and marvel characters in lego form. I can understand why somebody would enjoy characters they like in a simplifed art style. It's not really for me, but I have nothing against it.

by Thin-Meal-6954 1 month ago