Let’s start this week’s Nerdful Things with the news of the Mystery Funko POP! The option to buy a random Funko POP! from my in stock items (unless they sell out in which case I will order more random POP!s in) has been added to the store. I’m still looking at other mystery box options (other manufacturers as well as bigger boxes packed with goodies). As a bonus, the mystery box is being offered at a discounted price (cheaper than the cost of a regular POP!) for the first month.
Now, at this point I had intended on adding the other store additions here. I had left it for today to update but yesterday a bombshell hit my e-mail. A short and sweet e-mail with details of the SDCC Funko POP! pre-orders so I dropped everything. After a rush to break the news I managed to get the store updated and also hit up eBay. It’s taken a while in between my internet completely screwing up (I’ve rebooted my router countless times over the last 24 hours) as well as handling all the e-mails, messages and looking after 3 kids. Considering my current state of health I haven’t done too bad!
Anyhoo, enough about my woes! This week’s Nerdful things has now been hijacked by SDCC and I will to a bumper edition next week to cover what I was going to do originally!
I’ve submitted my figures to the distributor and hope to fulfill each and every order. In the event I can’t, full/partial refunds (where applicable) will be issued. Last year was less of a rush, considering I’d only been in operation for about 3 months. More warning was given regarding the available items but it came with the drawback that items were staggered from August to November and saw some MAJOR delays and turned into some cancellations. This year has seen a whirlwind tear through but the plus side is that the items are scheduled to drop much, much sooner. Most are scheduled for later this month with a couple in August and one in September/October. Details of estimated dates are on each product page.
In the meantime, I hope you enjoy the various announcements and news coming from San Diego and if you’re actually there or have been…well. I’m sure you’re feeling victorious after some epic hauls and signings etc!
I’ve been toying with the idea of offering mystery boxes on the store; one-offs as well as recurring subscriptions. My only reservation is that there is an increasingly saturated market for these and standing out from the crowd will be an issue – especially as a newcomer who operates solo as opposed to a team of diligent workers. One other issue in terms of bringing a unique take on the mystery box world is the fact that it is very limited in what can be done to be different as it’s a very simple principle at the heart of it.
In regards to the monthly recurring scheme: if I do step into this venture it’ll be opened up to a small number as a means of piloting the service and gaining valuable feedback to see whether it’s worthwhile.
I’m looking at implementing the one-offs relatively soon as there is no risk involved in it. Just a simple case of adding an option to the store to purchase a mystery item. I’m also looking at doing a cheaper option for any box damaged items – I have a couple I’ve been holding onto until I decided what to do with them (Crow GITD and the SDCC 2014 Flocked Rocket Raccoon).
Ultimately, this hangs on the customer base (you) and the value you gain from this and I would love to have ideas/comments in regards to these propositions. Any feedback is welcome – drop a comment below!
Welcome to this week’s Nerdful Things! I’m going to break stride for a sec and congratulate the winner of the 1,000 likes competition for the awesome Play Arts Kai Harley Quinn Variant. So, congratulations goes to Shona aka Ellie Jayden! It feels good to offer up some awesomeness but especially when the person shows true appreciation – her Twitter reaction says it all. As disappointed as I was with the small number of entries, I am glad I had people put some effort in as a prize like this should go to someone who makes an effort and not just a lazy like, share and that’s it. Below is the winning entry:
Before I delve into some of the awesomeness available, I also wanted to announce the integration of a new scheme on the store: certain pre-order items will have discounts applied within a certain window of time before they revert to the regular price. To qualify for the discount, all you have to do is order within that time – the price will show as discounted on the respective product page/in your cart/at checkout. Simple. Bear in mind that this is not on ALL pre-orders and the window of time may be a few days to a week or two so if you want to save a little bit of cash then get in there quick!
So, that being said, here is the first (and only item at the time of writing this) item available at a discounted price. This GITD Vaultboy from the newly announce Fallout series from Funko! This guy has clearly been hanging out with The Glowing One. Or he’s been wandering around the Wasteland without the correct gear and has a stupidly high RAD reading.
This deadline is very tight and it’s been hard work trying to cram all the goodies in for this one! You may notice some of the items from the last RUSH ORDER post are here along with other items from their respective series’ and also a lot of others. Orders need to be in (either by placing on the store or dropping me a message on the Facebook page with your PayPal details so I can send you an invoice) by 09:30 on July 1st.
I decided to stop posting items on Facebook today as there were just too many and I wasn’t expecting such a large Funko drop so close to the last one!
Links to each item are below to go directly to the respective product page(s). You can also purchase the items on eBay (a portion of my listings are at the bottom of this post) if you prefer .
It’s that time again where Facebook and Twitter get a hammering with updates in lieu of my next shipment. There’s a lot of exciting items that are available and I need to confirm what numbers I need to finalise it. The deadline is to be confirmed. The deadline is Friday, June 26th so the shipment would be expected to reach me around the end of next week or start of the following week.
So, in case you missed the various posts that I tried to space out using the scheduling features, here’s what’s available to get in.
I’ll update this post with the cut off date but in the meantime, if you are interested in any of the above items, click the respective links and place your order via the store, order via eBay or drop me a message on the Facebook page with your PayPal details and what item(s) you want and I can raise an invoice.
[Insert grunts and snorts here]. ’nuff said really. This awesome Funko POP! is available for pre-order now!
Minion USB Flash Drives
These awesome Minion flash drives can help you take over the world. Or at least carry your files and any other important digital content with you! Hit the store for more details!
DC Comics ARTFX+ PVC 1/10 Batman: Arkham Knight statues
No weekly update would be complete without some Batman items and considering how big next week is gonna be, it seems fitting to have some Arkham Knight products! Both Batman and the Arkham Knight are available to pre-order (sold separately).
So, those are my picks for this past week. Check out the store for more new items!
It’s been a pretty big one this past week and I’m sure, on the run up to SDCC, it’s gonna be that way for a good few weeks to come. Picking the coolest items has been difficult this time around and there are lots of other awesome items newly added to the store that you can check out too!
First up this week, we have the awesome Hanna Barbera POP!s and POP! Ride.
Now, so far I have managed to avoid any DC related items. I continue that trend here with the limited edition Wolverine (Brown Costume). Available to pre-order now.
Speaking of limited edition – these American Horror Story: Coven Cordelia Foxx and Fiona Goode POP!s are available to pre-order.
Finally, I just wanted to reiterate the RUSH ORDER post by saying these awesome Punisher, Spider-Man (Black Suit) and Venom Exclusive POP!s are IN STOCK with my supplier NOW and I need to have my confirmed numbers in by the end of TODAY. Completed orders will be in my shipment next week and out to you on the same/following day of them coming in!
I’m going to try and mix it up for this weeks iteration of Nerdful Things. Last week was predominantly DC products! Last week saw a huge interest in the Hello Kitty DC plush dolls…especially from international buyers!
Now, I did try, but back onto Batman (as I’ve been piecing this post together – I am writing this section on 1 June – I had this drop into my inbox), this fantastic Jim Lee pencil art figure for SDCC 2015 is available to pre-order!
On top of the glorious Fallout 4 announcement from Bethesda, Funko announced the Fallout and Elder Scrolls POP! ranges. I won’t go into detail here as I have recently put up a separate post about it here.
Now, this news I was super excited about – a supplier contacted me in regards to LEGO Dimensions and I am proud to be able to bring you the various Starter Packs and add-ons available for pre-order. As a pre-order bonus, the Starter Packs have £5 off until midnight 28 September.
In follow up to the LEGO Dimensions news, I have also sourced a supplier that can provide LEGO sets so keep your eyes peeled for more sets and other LEGO related items here.
Similar to LEGO, I have also added the Walking Dead Construction sets for pre-order. Set for release later this month, these sets allow you to recreate some of your favourite scenes from the smash TV show such as the prison and the Governor’s room.