Making Fun--The Story of Funko," would be coming to Netflix on May 24th, 2018, I was excited! Having now watched it I can say it is a great film that interestingly doesn't so much make an argument for being a fan of Funko Pops as it does the general joys of fandom.
About the first 30 minutes of its approximate hour-and-a-half running-time get spent detailing how the founders of Funko got the idea for the company, its bobble-head products (AKA, "Wacky Wobblers,"), and the eventual creation of the now massively-popular, "Pop," vinyl figures. After that however it segues more-so into talking with a range of fans from famous people to everyday folk who enjoy Funko products. An over-arching theme of community, nostalgia, and a love of fun is often discussed.
That said, seeing the diversity of Funko fans, hearing folk talk about the joys of collecting, and witnessing such a cool community is a real treat and for sure warms even a heart as bitter and cynical as mine--like during a scene towards the end where two fans of Funko get married and as the person officiating talks about love the movie re-visits clips of the, "Funatics," we've met during the flick. It's a delightful movie and one anybody who enjoys a collecting-based hobby will find cool, whether they like Funko products or anything else!
4 out of 5 stars.
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