Congratulations to Kirby B. of Waterdown, Ontario for being the latest K-Dog & Fish Funko Funatic of the Week!!
Here is Kirby's Story:
I started collecting in 2014. I wasn’t planning on it but an establishment had a sale in which I went to go get a Birthday gift for a friend that did collect. Low and behold I picked up 2 Pops for myself, Cheshire Cat & Tinkerbell. You flaunt Disney Collectables in my face - I’m there, then to realize there’s pop culture, movies, comic books and more. It has become a dangerous habit!
Is there a rhyme or reason to the collection? Yes and no – I am picky. Disney, Harry Potter, specific movies, Marvel & DC Girls are the biggest of them.
K-Dog & Fish were probably one of my greatest Google finds of all time. My boyfriend’s family at the time were renting a cottage just outside of Huntsville and I was going to visit in summer 2019 from Hamilton. Prior to leaving he and I made arrangements that we’d drive to Bracebridge while we were up there. We discovered a WHOLE store dedicated to Funko – so we knew we had to check it out. We were welcomed by Fish and our arms were loaded with Funko Pops when we left! We had to return and keep track of this amazing store. We made plans for a K-Dog & Fish appointment the following year – and we learned that my boyfriend’s friend from High School now works there! Small World! Chris otherwise known as CVB, always makes sure everyone’s packages are protected and has become my cat’s best friend with the boxes my items are shipped in.
With Covid giving small businesses a hard time, K-Dog & Fish found a way to keep things fresh and fun in many ways, but one of our favourites: The Virtual Auction Garage Sale on Instagram Live! With our Ginger Ales at the ready, we come for the Funko but stay for the laughter, enjoyment and the escape from reality that the 3 (sometime 4+) hours brings us. I have managed to snag 2/3 Grails from the Garage Sale - Marvin the Martian and Animal my favourite Pop from my entire collection (which came with a special note that will forever stay on the back of this Funko).
The last remaining grail that I am still on the hunt for, Roger Rabbit. Also looking forward to the day in which they release the Clue Movie Funko Pops to go with my board game Pops.
Never have I felt more welcomed in a collectable community than with Funko - we support one another and we all understand the obsession.
Cheers to all! Happy Collecting!
Wow, thank you for all those kind words and praise! And yes, CVB is the absolute best in the biz when it comes to packaging Pops - we're lucky to have him on our team! It's awesome that you kept the note from your Animal Pop. Your collection looks awesome, thank you so much for sharing these photos and your story. Can't wait to see you and your boyfriend again soon.
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