A Funko Pop Guide for Geek’d Con 2018
Geek'd Con, Shreveport's biggest comic and pop culture convention, is back for 2018. August 17-19 at the Shreveport Convention Center in Downtown Shreveport.
For the last few years, Geek'd Con has been Shreveport's version of a "comic con", bringing in guests like Elvira Mistress of the Dark (Cassandra Peterson), Lou Ferrigno, Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew), Tara Reid, comic book legend George Perez, Joey Fatone, Billy West, and a ton of other huge geek celebrities.
In addition to bringing huge celebrity guests, Geek'd Con welcomes dozens of great vendors. These vendors bring comic books, action figures, shirts, toys, banners, and a ton of other collectibles.
One of the most collectible items out right now, are Funko Pop Figures.
These things have seriously gotten out of control, but in a really cool way. I've got my collection going now, and I've got friends putting a lot into theirs. It's something that people are really digging right now.
Geek'd Con not only offers a chance for you to hunt Pop Figures, but to get them signed as well.
That's right, Geek'd Con guests will sign your Pop Figures, taking your collection from mild, to spicy, really quickly. This year, Geek'd Con offers a guest list with a lot of Pop promise too!
While I was looking at my collection today, I was thinking about how many more I should be getting before August. If I'm already putting this list together for myself, I figure there are others out there who would be as excited as I am about this. So here are the guests for this year's Geek'd Con who have Funko Pops available, I will link out to where you can buy the Pop, and will put up a video showing the Pop itself:
WWE Hall of Fame Member Mick Foley has a Pop in the WWE line. It's not a hard one to find, and actually looks pretty sweet.
There are plenty of Chris Sarandon characters that should have Pops, Jerry Dandridge from Fright Night, Mike Norris from Child's Play, or Prince Humperdinck from Prince's Bride. Now there is a Princess Bride set out from Funko, but Humperdinck was not included in the release.
But Sarandon does have A TON of Jack Skellington Pops out. There's the regular one, a Santa one, a Pajama one, Day of the Dead, one with a teddy bear, "Dapper" Jack, one with a snowflake, and a really expensive glow in the dark one. Honestly, that's not even all of them. There's probably 4-5 more.
John Wesley Shipp:
This one is kind of tough. It's not super expensive (between $25-$50 usually), but it's just hard to find. Amazon doesn't have any listed at this moment, and as I'm writing this there aren't a whole bunch on eBay.
If you are pumped about getting John Wesley Shipp to sign his Jay Garrick Pop from the Flash TV show, you better get on it soon!
So we know Helen Slater is the original Supergirl, appearing as the character in the 1984 movie, but she's also been in other Super-universe shows, like Smallville and the current Supergirl TV show.
But her characters outside of the movie haven't had Pop figures created, so even though this Supergirl Pop isn't specifically based on the 1984 movie, it's still Supergirl. To be honest, the way they've done the costume does lend it's self more to her classic film costume, compared to the current TV version.
Either way, this would be a GREAT Pop to have Helen Slater sign.
There are A LOT of Star Wars Pops out there, which is good news for fans of Matthew Wood.
Mr. Wood has played half a dozen notable characters in the Star Wars universe. Most known for General Grievous, he's also played Bib Fortuna, Seboca, Quiggold, Battle Droids, and more.
Characters like Bib Fortuna do have Pops, but General Grievous is the absolute best of the possible Pops to have Matthew Wood sign...
Daniel Logan is best known as Young Boba Fett from Star Wars Episode 2 and Star Wars Clone Wars. Even though Logan never appeared in the film in the bounty hunter gear, he's the longest tenured actor in the role.
Getting him to sign a Boba Fett Pop would be a solid addition to anyone's Star Wars or Pop collection.
Deadpool is the hottest comic book character in the world, and he has been for a few years now. You can see how that has played into his Pop figure offerings. He's got a ton of Deadpool options out there. With John Lucas coming back, that's going to make for a great pairing too.
Having a Deadpool comic book artist sign a Deadpool Pop is pretty solid. Especially when that comic artist worked on the book that spawned a classic character outfit.
John Lucas worked on the Deadpool books when Pirate Deadpool first appeared, and there's a Pirate Deadpool Pop...so that is pretty freaking awesome!
There aren't many with the kind of comic book resume that Mike Grell has. You could actually find a lot of comic book characters that Grell has had solid runs on, like Batman, The Flash, and Superman...but to me, Green Lantern would be the winner.
Some of Mike Grell's Green Lantern covers are legendary, and to be able to display one of those covers next to a signed Green Lantern Pop would be awesome.
When Joe Eisma first came to Geek'd Con (2015), Pop Figures were still building in popularity, and Joe was still building his Morning Glories empire.
Morning Glories never had Pops made, but when Joe moved onto doing art for Archie Comics, and was laying down some great art when Archie spun off into the smash TV hit Riverdale. When Riverdale released their first comic book, Joe was there to do the art!
So getting your favorite Riverdale character in a Pop figure, and getting it signed by Riverdale #1 comic book artist Joe Eisma is a pretty solid option!
Like I said above, there are a lot of other options for these fantastic guests, and there are likely options I didn't even think of. But this list should be enough to at least get you started.
If you need more details on Geek'd Con, like the full guest list, ticket info, or to become a vendor, you can check GeekdCon.com