14 January 2016
It was my mom's birthday, December 12th, last year when my two very good friends, Bok and Ria, came to MSU to speak at a forum on Career Options for Communication and Media Studies Graduates. It was for the 10th Anniversary celebration of the Department of Communication and Media Studies here in MSU, aptly themed #DYESisIt. It was serendipity that they were planning to come visit by the year's end, just in time for the celebration, and they were both very qualified to speak on the topic. Together with two alumnae of the Department, B and R were able to share and speak about their careers and present endeavors. And, it was great for the students to have listened to the talk and have a clearer idea as to what path they want to take after graduation. I know for a fact that the very day following one's graduation from college can be one of the scariest days of one's young life because one just has no idea what to do and where to go. As they say, school's out! For good! Well, there's Graduate School and Post-Graduate School, but that's another story. Fresh grads normally want to earn right after graduation. I personally think that the forum was very successful and the speakers were able to inspire the students. But, that's not what this entry is about.
Back to B and R's visit, I was so excited about their coming because they had with them my very first Funko Pop! Vinyl Figures ever! They promised to get me no less than Cosima Niehaus and Alison Hendrix, from my all-time favorite Orphan Black, for Christmas even if I don't celebrate Christmas. Hehe:-) At first, R made me choose between the two and, of course, it was a no-brainer, I went for my most favorite TV character-- the super-cool Cosima, but then, great friends that they are, they decided to get me both Pop! figures. I was as happy as happy could be! And, this is why I decided to start a Funko Pop! Vinyl Figures collection, which I am calling "My Little Family."
One might wonder why a person like me, who is in her mid-30s, would be so excited about these toys. For starters, Funko Pop! Vinyl Figures are not exactly toys; they are collectibles. I believe they are especially made for serious collectors. And, except for books, I have never been this excited and enthusiastic about collecting something. Call me a geek, a weird woman-child or whatever, all I know is I am just in love with my uber-cute friends! And, I can't shut up about them and especially about the fact that, after a few years of wanting to start a collection, I've finally found the perfect things to collect and go totally nuts about! Haha! :-)
And, now, I'd like to introduce you to the first of my precious Funko Pop! babies! In this picture, she is swimming in an ocean of my original collection-- my beloved books! Oh, and her sestra, Alison (my second one), was just taking a power nap when I sneaked Cosima out to take this picture. ;-)
|These, I love! My most favorite picture! |
Presently, B and R are keeping the other clones: Helena, Sarah Manning, and Rachel Duncan (without pencil). We're still waiting for word on a small concern we have over Rachel's box and when that's settled, those babies will be coming home! With them already at hand, I only need to get Rachel (with pencil) and Felix Dawkins to complete the Orphan Black line of the Funko Pop! Television collection! I can hardly contain my excitement! :-)
|The Funko Pop! Clones|
|Felix Dawkins, the foster brother|
And, after Orphan Black, I want to collect the Star Wars, the Harry Potter, the Game of Thrones, the Friends, the Orange Is the New Black, the Big Bang Theory, the Arrow, the Hello Kitty, the Flash, the Once Upon a Time, the Peanuts, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the Back to the Future, the Clueless, the Breakfast Club, the Dodgeball, the E.T., the Edward Scissorhands, the Fast and Furious, the Gremlins, the Chucky, the Friday the 13th, the Thundercats, the Nightmare on Elm Street, the Wizard of Oz, the Halloween, the Hellraiser, the Lord of the Rings, the Hobbit, the Kill Bill, the Pitch Perfect, the Rocky Horror Show, the Shrek, the Kung Fu Panda, the Karate Kid, the Matrix, the Exorcist, the Universal Monsters, the Despicable Me, the Hunger Games, the Silence of the Lambs, the Marvel (especially the X-Men), the Heroes (Superheroes), and the Disney (Toy Story, Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland, Frozen, Sleeping Beauty, Maleficent, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, The Pirates of the Carribean, Robin Hood, Tangled, Lilo and Stitch, The Lion King, Mary Poppins, Brave, Mulan, Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Inside Out, Aladdin, Finding Nemo, Bambi) lines! Woohoo! That's A LOT! So, if you happen to want to give me something for my birthday (in March) or for no reason except to make me smile, you can get me a book or a Funko Pop! Vinyl Figure from any of these lines! Haha! Wishful thinking! ;-)