I have a lot of Funko Pops. 52 to be exact. (I am so happy my hubs enjoys Pops as much as I do!) Our collection is not as large as some, but it’s enough that they have outgrown the shelving space I have allotted for them. I built a pyramid-style shelf last year, which is full/constantly being rearranged, and we also have some spread across our two main ‘geek’ shelves in the living room (plus a few more on bedroom shelves…) I wanted some kind of tiered shelf to add to the living room shelves so I could display my group sets with a little more depth and not take up as much space. So off I went on a hunt for cheap Funko shelves!
Most of the tiered shelves I’ve found in stores have been clear plastic, which wasn’t my first choice. But, while in Wal-Mart one day I spotted this:
Supposedly, this is a bamboo spice rack, but clearly it’s meant for Funkos. I bought the only two in the store. At $5 each, they definitely satisfy my quota for cheap Funko shelves! I do wish the tiers were each a little taller, but they’ll do fine. See?
And side view of the Scouts:
Not too shabby! They match my wood shelves well enough, and free up some much needed shelf space! While we’re here at the side view though, I need to have a quick bitch session/question – do you see how far Sailor Jupiter is tipping forward?! Here, a better view:
What the hell is with that?! Sailor Mars is starting to do the same. In fact, while I love the look and details, I am not really impressed with the Scout Funkos. So far, only Sailor Mercury stands on her own. Jupiter I’ve had to mount down so she stops tipping forward, and Mars is on her way. Sailor Moon and Sailor Venus both tip backwards, even when attached to their stands. Currently, Sailor Moon is leaning on her hair (you can see it in the first side view pic) and Sailor Venus also has to be balanced by leaning on the tier behind her. UNCOOL FUNKOS, UNCOOL. Is anyone else having this problem with their Scouts, or did I just get a weird bout of bad luck? I didn’t even buy all these at the same time, or at the same place, so boy would that be random.
Anywho, with the ranting out of the way, back to the point – spice racks can often make really good cheap Funko shelves! Check out the home goods section of your local Target or Walmart if you’re in need! And if you’re feeling crafty, Epbot just posted this super awesome (and relatively simple) DIY Funko Shelf out of foam core. It’s also super cheap, so if you’re looking for a more custom shelf option that’s still inexpensive, I highly recommend checking out their tutorial!
How do you display your Funko Pops?