When it comes to Christmas gift giving, I’m one of those “making a list and checking it twice” kinda gals. I love giving gifts that have meaning! And hey, the thing is this: everyone is a fan of something, right? If your kids or hubby are into movies, gaming, music, sport or even anime, then I’ve got the perfect gift idea for you! And friends, you don’t even have to leave the comfort of your couch to make your purchase. Exactly. You can thank me with chocolates.
I was recently introduced to the whimsical quirkiness that is Funko collectables. These totally rad figurines, brought to SA by Gammatek, feature your favourite movie and anime characters, sports stars and celebrities. And you guys, these rare characters and exclusive units have totally sparked a treasure-hunting frenzy! (Check out the hashtag #funkos on social media).
Funko is not just a toy; it’s basically a hobby, a treasure hunt of sorts, and a really exciting way to collect tangible representation of some of your favourite characters and people. I love that the collectables are focused on diversity. There are also really rare “chase units” which are basically special edition units, that most serious collectors are dying to get their fingers on!
Some of my favourite Funko’s include the Harry Potter range and the really cool looking Marvel characters! There are a ton of collectables to choose from, such as Guardians of the Galaxy, Lord of the Rings, and even anime characters such as Naruto and Dragon Ball Z. If you’re a TV series fan, you could even collect your fave characters from Riverdale or Game of Thrones. I mean, who wouldn’t want to own a mini Khaleesi?! Soccer fans will be pleased to know that they are now able to collect their favorite players and hey, all you royal love bugs, there is even a Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Funko collectable available!
More and more people are latching on to the Funko collector craze and with 75 new product releases every week, it’s safe to say that the Funko phenomena will only grow from here. I appreciate that this is the type of hobby that my whole family can get involved with!
You can purchase your Funko products from Incredible Connection, Hamleys, Musica, Toys R Us and selected Vodacom stores. It’s also available online at Takealot.com, Shopandship.co.za, Loot.co.za and Technomobi.co.za
WIN a set of Funko pops characters!
Guess what! As part of my Christmas Crazy campaign, Gammatek is giving away four Funko pops characters to a lovely My Spreadsheet Brain reader! If you’re a mom, you’ll probably know these four characters really well. They are Mr Incredible, Elastigirl, Violet and Dash from the popular animated movie, The Incredibles. Aaaack! I know, I want to cry too. To enter the giveaway, score a point by doing any or both of the following:
Check out the specially marked post on Instagram and follow instruction given there.
Check out the specially marked post on Facebook and follow instruction given there.
Don’t worry guys, I won’t make you jump through hoops (or ask you to follow everyone and my mom) in order to enter. Buuut, please know that we will verify each entry, so sticking to the rules is kinda important. Oh and about dem rules, here are some more to take note of:
Terms and conditions
The Funko Christmas Crazy giveaway closes on November 29 at midnight.
I’ll be announcing all my Christmas Crazy winners on November 30.
Each winner will be contacted via email and would need to respond within 24 hours, in order to claim the prize. (Since most company’s shut down in December, this kinda is a strict rule, so please do keep your eyes glued to your inbox/my social media, to check if you’re a winner.)
Please note: my Christmas Crazy giveaways are only open to SA residents.