You see, this new found addiction started when my niece pointed out the Star Wars Pop collection. My first Pop Figurine I ever bought was Figrin D'An. Who is Figrin D'an? In the first Star Wars movie "A New Hope", the moment Luke Skywalker and Obiwan walk into this Cantina/bar, you see a bunch of alien dudes playing this trippy music. Figrin D'an is the leader of that band playing the catchy tune! I only found out that these guys have names because the names of the characters are written on the Pop Figurine box and thanks to a Wikipedia search! Here is the link to the Wikipedia page if you are interested. Even as a kid, I loved those alien dudes playing music and I just HAD to take him home! See where this is going?
Once I got home from purchasing my Cantina Dude, I remembered seeing Thrall and Lady Sylvanast (World of Warcraft) there too. I regretted not buying them but I refused to spend more money on these stupid toys! I bitched so much about wanting a Thrall Pop Figurine because Thrall is just so awesome that my loving husband bought me one the next day. I was hooked like a fish!
If I had my way, I would buy a hell of a lot more BUT luckily for me, the store near my house only carries certain ones and most of them are not my cup of tea. I like to think that I am too busy and too stubborn to go out of my way for these stupid things! I refuse to look at them online too because the fun is going out and finding them! It really is like finding a lost hidden treasure. I think this is what is so appealing to me about these figurines. I have friends and family members who promised me they will buy the ones I am REALLY longing for should they ever come across them! My goals are to find Doctor Who and Link from the videogame The Legend Of Zelda. I would be very, VERY happy if I ever did get one of these! I am hoping to get Tom Baker (4th Doctor) but any Doctor Who related one would make my little geeky heart sing!
My advice: DO NOT START BUYING THESE TOYS BECAUSE IT WILL NEVER END!
I am sure you can tell that at this point, I am totally screwed!
|From left to right: Thrall, Lady Sylvanast, Murloc, Alice|
|Alice, Frigin D'An (Aka Cantina Dude) and Yoda!|