When I first started collecting Funko figures back in August 2015, I never realized how big it was, or how big of a deal I would take it. I’ve always seen Funko POPs! in stores, heard about how some people keep toys in general mint-in-box, but that was it. Once I started posting on Instagram and understanding the effective use of the hashtag, that was when I stumbled onto a community of Funko collectors. A #FunkoFamily.
Not to get ahead of myself but I’ve become ambitious to attempt to make my own Funko Pops! Another thing I wouldn’t have thought was something I’d do. When browsing Instagram, there were a number of people that not only collect Pops! but are commissioned to make some really amazing customs. Some even are able to create custom boxes. Now I’m not at that point to start offering my services out to those in need, but I’m up for trying to make some for myself.
DIY Funko Customs
When looking at the Star Trek: The Next Generation line, I thought to myself “Why isn’t there a Doctor Crusher?” Last time I checked she was a main character on the show. I mean I would understand why there was no Wesley, but what about Beverly? ADD THAT TO MY LIST.
My first custom attempt will be creating a CAPTAIN JANEWAY. I discovered rather than buy a blank figure, to use existing Pops! to customize and paint. So my very first attempt will be to take the head off DANA SCULLY (sorry Scully) and RACHEL GREEN’s body to make my JANEWAY.