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    That is a great point. I love pop culture and fan art, and completely understand that most of it falls into a grey area of what is legal. Pins/patches are very much in this category too. I think 80% of it is trash but the average consumer resonates with it because it is a different aesthetic take on a character they love. It would be interesting to see all these artists at a con with original work and ideas. I understand the majority of these artists work in some form of pop culture, comics, animation, games, etc. and so they naturally are drawn to pop culture icons. The 20% that are successful only do their take on characters that appeal to them, not every character that is currently popular. Even those walk the fine line of what is actually legal.


    The growth from Pasadena to Anaheim and the growth between last year and this year, I can't see them going back to Pasadena just based on size restraints alone.
     
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    Oh I agree. It’s like taking something out of the box and then trying to put it back it... it ain’t happening without a fight. And even then, it won’t be the same


     
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    Now that's a good Dcon video spicy
     
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    I'm 25 minutes into the podcast and I have heard the word "Pop" so many times that my brain is going to pop. This would probably be a more listenable podcast if 1) George was the only host and 2) George had a headset.
     
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    What's so funny is those are actual quotes. It's not like someone altered Ben's words to make him say something false or take it out of context.
    Between last year's and this year's podcast episodes, DCON has a very different stance.
    "It's not Pops, it's cereal! :)" -> "They're Pops now :mrgreen:"
     
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    If anybody wants to make a good chunk of money now's the time to print up "Fukno" shirts for people to wear around Dcon.. you would probably sell a fuckload of em. That's another gold class idea from badteethcomics thank you very much
     
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    It seems like the easiest line to draw for what is/isn’t allowed at Dcon would be “Are you a publicly traded company?” If it’s meant for independent artists, then works that are made to please shareholders and approved by a board of directors seem out of place. Another line you could draw is “How many of this thing did you make?” If it’s produced by the thousands, and you gave your “exclusive” to GameStop for distribution during the con...that’s probably not niche enough for an event like this.

    Personally, my main gripe with Funko are the people who collect them. I would say 99% of F-collectors are flippers. And not only do they make it impossible to collect within their own hobby, but they also branch out and start trying to flip from other lines that seem popular. It’s not about the love of the characters, or the art of the toy. It’s a “side business” for these people.
     
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    Yep, here's a quick proof. :thumbsup: :D

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    Put that baby up on redbubble and get rich @The Moog !!
     
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    Haha, well - the turd and flies is a copyrighted bit of clipart i swiped from google images so i'd have to change that.
     
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    I have that problem with a ton of conventions. Stuff like MondoCon is highly curated and a great opportunity to fund artists directly. But when I go to Days of the Dead as an example....how many of the same Fulci Zombie shirt can you sell?
     
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    I enjoy this part of the discussion very much. :mrgreen:
     
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    This place makes pins: https://www.mutualrivals.com/
     
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    Too many pins
     
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    Mark Hamill as the Joker...why?
    You sold your soul Skywalker.
     
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    In all fairness, he voiced the excellent Joker in Batman: The Animated Series back in the 90’s.
     
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    Quintessential, in my opinion. The Animated Series’ rendition of “The Laughing Fish” is one of my all time favorite animated anything to have hit any screen.

    Joe, Paul, Headlock and friend hangs. Everything else about DCon is gonna feel over saturated with banality to what these conventions are turning into.
     
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    The idea of Funko Shits (refuse to use the P-word) having celebrity likenesses is a fucking joke!
     
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    Likeness in the loosest sense of the word.

    Once you have done every licensed property ever, where do you go? Celebrities. Now you can have luke Skywalker in every costume he's ever worn and you can have mark hammill next to it...also in endless costumes.

    This reminds me of when McFarlane toys made Todd McFarlane action figures. It's funny but cringy.
     
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    Ok that’s cool. I had no idea. Never watched the animated series.
     
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    never too late for the best batman run ever
     
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    Seriously, Batman TAS is the best on-screen Bats ever. And also, Poops are going to kill Dcon.
     

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