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Funko Pop! Vinyl: Taking cuteness to a whole new level

What Is A Funko Pop Vinyl?

A Funko Pop! Vinyl is a stylized vinyl collectible figurine manufactured by the Funko company in Everett Washington USA. They are identifiable by the uniquely embellished oversize heads on springs which bobble about when shaken (AKA: Bobble-Head). Not all the Pop Vinyls have bobbling heads, there are many with heads that are fixed firmly in place with glue.

Funko has licenses to produce 1000’s of different characters from Popular Culture like Marvel, DC Comics, Disney, Star Wars, Harry Potter, and other pop culture entities. The best way to stay up to date is by following Funko’s official blog.

When talking about Funko Pop!, 3 things that pops into my mind are #1 – Cute!, #2 Quite Affordable, #3 Need to Control!.

Why cute? All of them have this big squarish head with big round eyes, that will capture your attention
Quite Affordable? Yes, normal Pops will cost around SGD 19.90
Need to Control? There are simply too many out there for you to collect, and its never ending. We need space too!

From what I have observed for the past one year, including myself – Funko Pop! succeeded in capturing the fans attention by making their favourite characters (fictional or non-fictional), into something that looks cute and yet affordable to buy. As a result, making the fans very hard to resist. And so once they started it, they will get hooked and wanted to complete the collection or more even more in the future.

Only this month, Funko HQ has just moved to Everett – Washington, and launches its first retail store. It’s a big move for the privately-held toy company that booked more than $425 million in revenue last year and has come out of nowhere since 2010 to challenge leading toy brands like Lego and Mattel.

With the dominant presence at comic, game and toy conventions worldwide and has cultivated a network of diehard fanatics and casual fans numbering in the millions, I strongly believe Funko will very soon be the largest toy maker company in the World. Below are some of the useful links you can find out more about Funko!

Useful Links:
Where to find and Buy Funko Pop in Singapore
Rookie Collectibles based in Singapore (YouTube)
Poppriceguide
Popvinylfaq

RECAP: SDCC 2017 Funko Pop Launch in Singapore! by Rookie Collectibles

Naoto Fukasawa in Singapore for a Talk about “Found Muji” concept

Its a rare occasion for Japan renowned designer – Naoto Fukasawa to visit our Sunny island. And if not for the recent launched of Muji first flagship store @ Plaza Singapura in South-East Asia, I would not have this great opportunity to see and hear his talk in person. It’s a 2 hours talk + Q&A session. A Tote bag + gift card were given out to all audience as well.

According to Fukasawa san, Found Muji concept is about getting design to work at its core. He once said “The best designs are those that dissolve into behaviour.”, something that works in our daily life without us realising it.

A permanent exhibit display is currently available @ Muji Plaza Singapura, can head down to see the items that are found to contain some Muji elements around the World.

Apple Orchard Road. Open Saturday 27 May

Its finally here! Singapore very own Apple Flagship Store – Apple Orchard Road

Are you ready for Apple Flagship Store in Singapore? Apple Loves The Little Red Dot

This time round its for real and will be unveiled this May!

South East Asia very first Apple Flagship Store, will be located at Knightsbridge mall in Orchard Road, which reportedly spans five storefronts and will occupy four storeys.

Another highlight of this store is that it will be using 100% clean energy from rooftop solar installations, and it will be installed by Singapore-based solar energy provider – Sunseap Group.

STGCC 2016 to debut Singapore very own Funko Pop – Merlion

Simply Toys, together with Funko, are launching a Limited Edition Merlion Funko exclusively at the Singapore Toys, Games and Comics Convention (STGCC 2016). There will be two colours available, the classic white colour and multicoloured Merlion. I don’t know about the multicoloured one, but I still prefer the white version.

Priced at SGD $24.90 for the multicoloured exclusive, the special Funko figurine depicts the mythical creature, which is a fish with the head of a lion, as a red, yellow and green beast. As for the white version, it will be priced at SGD $19.90.

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Stephanie Sun X Apple Music – Rainbow Bot EP 「彩虹金剛」

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1st EP collaboration between Singapore celebrated singer – Stephanie Sun and Apple Music is now available for download @ iTunes Store

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