The hashtag began trending on twitter by Funko themselves as a way to connect directly to their audience. Earlier this afternoon, @OriginalFunko tweeted, “Time for a surprise Funko Twitter Q&A! We’re going to answer as many questions as possible for the next 30 minutes! #AskFunko”.
Collectors, of course, took advantage. They stopped waiting and took to the Twittersphere to ask Funko their questions. The questions were mostly variations of “When can we expect a (insert obscure character here) vinyl?” or “Do you know where I can find (insert older and probably sold out vinyl here)?” Many were looking for Funko POP!s of Disney or Disney-owned characters that would, arguably, be very popular additions. Including classic Disney movie characters, Disney Channel characters, and Star Wars characters.
Here are some of the tweets we found:
— #SHEISHERE (@Space_Dude93) January 30, 2020
— Jaycee Funko (@jcfunko) January 30, 2020
— Matt (@TweetacularMatt) January 30, 2020
Funko’s original tweet received over 1,100 replies in the span of 30 minutes, and Funko was able to respond directly to more than a few of the requests., including one of our Disney collectors:
Great idea! We will pass it along.
— Funko (@OriginalFunko) January 30, 2020
But while Funko stopped replying to tweets after 30 minutes, the Twittersphere only continued to build a storm of answers with people still tweeting #askfunko. In order to have the best chance of getting your question answered, we suggest following @OriginalFunko on twitter and watching for them to post their next 30-minute Q&A. Once they are brave enough to step back into the light, respond directly to their tweet.
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Did you partake in #AskFunko? Did you get your question answered? What Disney character would you want to see be made into a FunkoPOP vinyl figure? Let us know in the comments!