No matter where you are in the world, you probably know someone who collects Funko Pop! vinyl figures. Thanks to the insane number of licenses in Funko’s catalog of collectibles, people ranging from sport fans to book nerds to pop culture fiends can find some Pop! they’d want to put on their desks — or their heads. I don’t know, people are weird.
Hello! I don’t know if you noticed but the last entry on this blog was posted December 29, 2015. I completely missed out on 2016. Sorry for that — or you’re welcome, if you didn’t want this site to come alive again.
Since I missed writing about things in 2016, here’s a quick list of some of the things that defined the year, plus my (non)reactions, before I give you an update on Baddieverse, Collectiboss, and myself. BECAUSE YOU ABSOLUTELY NEED TO KNOW STUFF ABOUT ME.
SPOILER: 2016 was the worst.
I hope everyone’s enjoying the holidays! This is my first and only post for 2015. Hooray?
I’m just here to let you guys know that I’m still alive and this blog is too. You know, just in case you’re keeping a Bloggers Who Still Blog Because They’re Still Holding On To The Idea That Blogging Is Still Relevant In 2015 list. But I didn’t stay away from blogging completely this year. I posted some stuff at Collectiboss like a review of Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Hey, everyone! I hope you’re all enjoying the holidays!
I just want to thank all the collectors who purchased stuff from Collectiboss, especially those who spent some time talking to me about Pops and this hobby that has brought the passion for toy collecting in Filipinos to new heights. Conversations about the hobby you love with the people who share your passion for it are the best conversations. I’m looking forward to more conversations with you all next year!
I’ve never been crazy about local geek conventions. I’ve attended a few just to see what’s out there, but I always felt local conventions leaned more towards commerce rather than the celebration of fandom. That’s why I didn’t buy my ticket to Asia Pop Comicon Manila until days before the event. I only gave in because I was told Nathalie Emmanuel will be there. I love me some Missandei, yo.
I only attended 1 day out of 4 convention days and I chose Saturday because I wanted to be there for the exclusive screening of Captain America: Civil War (SPOILER: I didn’t get to see it thanks to EDSA traffic) and see Nathalie Emmanuel. I expected to spend the day in a packed World Trade Center and leave smelling like geek sweat like I always do when attending other local conventions. But (dun dun dunnn) I didn’t.
Did the first ever Asia Pop Comicon Manila change my mind about local conventions? I’ll break down my answer, Pros and Cons style.