Is there an official Funko Pop price database?
One of the key factors when appraising a product is the number of units in circulation. An iMac from the year 2009 has a ridiculous value today, since millions of units were manufactured and it is now an obsolete product. However, the Apple II from 1977 —a practically useless computer today— has a fairly high price, since few units were manufactured and not too many have reached our days in good condition. This is repeated with any type of product. The larger the circulation, the less likely its price will increase in the future. When print runs are low and the product is successful, low supply and speculation will do the job of significantly increase the price.
Unfortunately, There is no official Funko Pop database. We do not have an official list in which the company specifies the total catalog of dolls that have been produced in history. We also do not know the total number of units that have been manufactured of each model, nor the number of products that make up a series.
And no, it is not an exercise in laziness on the part of Funko Pop. The company is interested in a certain part that we do not have technical knowledge about its collectionsWell, that way they can launch dozens of variants of dolls of a specific character, simply by changing the accessory (we remember the Stacy Malibu, right?).
How to find out what a Funko Pop is worth
Some Funko Pops are traded on the market as normal, current assets. And there is a series of factors that directly influence the potential price that can reach one of these figures:
Type and variant
Hay 7 types other than Funko Pop on the market:
Regular: the normal plastic that we usually see almost always. Chase: Identical to Regular, but performing some action. Glow in the Dark: It’s a Regular Funko that glows in the dark. Flocked: its material is plush. Glitter: they usually have glitter or special shine. Metallic: They have a metallic paint finish. chrome: Funko Chrome are finished in a single metallic color.
Although we do not know in depth the circulation of Funko Pop, there are five levels of exclusivity that apply to these dolls:
Event exclusives: Like the ones at Comic-Con. Store Exclusives: limited to GameStop, Amazon, Wallmart… Standard: they do not have limited editions and the total number of units in circulation is not known. Serie ‘Exclusive’: their print runs are more limited. autograph series: signed by the actor who plays the character, the famous person represented…
This last parameter is totally subjective. An exclusive Funko is more likely to catch on than a standard model. But everything will depend on the sales levelsfrom speculation and how it works mercado.
A Funko will automatically raise its price if it becomes Vaulted (that is, if it is discontinued), and its listed price will drop precipitously if it is produced again. For this reason, it is not a good idea to invest in these dolls. This does not mean that you should not buy them, but that you should not get hold of them for the purpose of earning money in the future, as your success or failure can be a complete lottery.
The online tool that tells you how much your Funkos are worth
As we said, there is no official database to check information about Funko Pop. But this does not mean that people have stopped. Sometimes fans perform miracles. That’s what happens with the web Pop Price Guideof HobbyDB. It is neither more nor less than a collaborative website in which users from all over the world can participate by adding the data they know about different Funko Pop.
Thanks to this information, we will know at a stroke all the data associated with a specific figure. If you bug the world of cryptocurrencies and have ever gotten into CoinMarketCap or CoinGeeko, Pop Price Guide is exactly the same, but with Funkos instead of cryptos.
The web scans the prices at which purchases and sales are made of different Funko Pop models that are made on their own platform, gives them valuationsorts the figures in ranking and shows you all the products associated with a character in question.
Better than eBay?
Yes, completely. The value of a product is not the price that a person gives it, but rather the value of the last exchanges that have taken place for that something. The second-hand pages are full of Funko Pop at absurdly high prices in case someone clueless falls in and sneaks a sale. But those prices they are not representative absolutely. If you put a Funko up for sale at those prices, we assure you that you will not sell it.
In Pop Price Guide you will find realistic prices, based on metrics and information collected by fans of these collectibles. Information from fans who love these collections, so it is a safer place to appraise a figure than any second-hand platform you see online.
Does this website encourage speculation?
Yes and no. The general idea of Pop Price Guide is not to give information to speculators. But of course, the information What are they offering? available to everyoneso in a way, it is handed to scalpers and other speculators on a silver platter.
The most interesting data that this database shows us is the number of units for sale and the number of people who have a particular Funko on their wish list. Why? Well, because this throws us a lot information on supply and demand What about a doll? For example, the Stan Lee (Comikaze) Funko has a total of 0 units for sale at the time of this writing. However, more than 500 users are pursuing one, and the average selling price is around $145, giving us a hint that this figure may fetch a much higher price in the future. When a bidder appears in the market, he will be able to establish a very high price for this figure if he has it in good condition.
Of course, let’s not fool ourselves. This will only happen with very specific products. In this case, only one thousand Stan Lee figures were produced, the launch of the series was in 2013 and the dolls were sold with the label Exclusive. If we add to this that good old Stan is no longer with us, then we have the perfect storm for his figure to begin to gain value. Despite this, if you have one of these figures (or any other that the website considers to have a high price), you should know that it will have lost all its value if the doll or the box have suffered any type of scratch or superficial damage. Also, if you have this figure and by some chance, it occurs again, rest assured that you can forget about selling it for a peak.
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