What’s Popping?: The fun behind the Funko Pops obsession
Juan Esteban Jimenez was up at 6 a.m. and on the hunt for Funko Pops. The latest releases of the tiny vinyl figurines would usually debut at the 2020 New York Comic Con, but the pandemic forced the event to be held virtually. So Jimenez took a two-hour train ride from Vancouver to Surrey, British Columbia to go to one of the retail outlets selling the new items. He arrived in plenty of time and took his place in the long line waiting in the rain for the store to open at 11 a.m.