Where To Buy Cheap Funko POP Figures In The UK? My Ultimate Guide

A picture of the Wayne and Garth Funko POPs from Wayne's World

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When it comes to Funko POP Figures I am pretty much obsessed. I have a collection containing more than 100 figures from a range of games, TV shows and films. But why do I love collecting those little plastic figures so much? Well, I wrote up a whole post on why I love Funko POPs so much but in a nutshell, it's because they're simply awesome. It doesn't matter which "fandom" you belong to there's more than likely a Funko POP figure for you. Now collecting Funko POP Figures can be incredibly fun but equally, it can be incredibly expensive. Over the years I've discovered that there are ways around this. Funko POP figures, like many things, often go on sale. You've just gotta keep your eyes peeled and know where to look. 

Now from experience, I have found my "go-to" place for POPs. Today I thought I'd say my top places for picking up cheap Funko POP figures in the UK. Now before I start I will say that all of these places are online. Now I know you can get good deals in store if you hit on lucky from the likes of Tesco and HMV. However, it's very rare that I actually buy POPs in the flesh. I'd say 99% of my collection has come from ordering online. So without further ado, I present to you, where to buy cheap Funko POP figures in the UK!

Cheap POPs from The Entertainer

My first favourite place to buy cheap Funko POP figures is The Entertainer. Just recently I purchased a whole host of figures for some bargain prices. I got my hands on the likes of the Kylo Ren from Star Wars Funko POP for a fiver. I even got the Arnold Shortman from Hey Arnold! Funko POP for a mere £3.33! Seriously the Entertainer have some great offers on, you've just gotta keep an eye out on their website as things come and go out of stock frequently. 

Some of my favourite pickups from The Entertainer have included the Zayra from Overwatch figure and the Christmas C-3PO figure. I also love my Gamora Vs Strider Funko twin pack which only set me back £10 but has since been further reduced to £8. Oh and let's not forget the Twilight Sparkle Sea Pony figure which I paid less than £7 for and received my very first Chase. Overall the Entertainer is for sure one of my faves. Their prices are super low, my POPs always come well packed and their delivery time is amazing. The other day I ordered at 6.30pm, got myself free delivery as I'd spent over £40 and by the next morning my parcel had arrived. Now THAT is good service.

Save money on Funko POPs from Smyths

Another one of the first places I look when purchasing cheap Funko POP figures is Smyths. Now Smyths give free delivery for account holders so it's definitely worth signing up to save yourself that little bit extra. Now first things first, I'll be honest, I HATE the Smyths website. Why? Well, there are a lot of Funko POPs that are out of stock but they aren't removed from the site. It's only when you click on a POP you like that you discover that it's out of stock. This makes browsing the site somewhat annoying as you have to go to that extra effort to find a bargain.

Nevertheless, you can get your hands on cheap Funko POP figures by having a good rummage through the site. Like many retailers, Smyths have exclusive POPs that you won't find anywhere else in the UK. When it comes to Smyths though I find they tend to discount their exclusives more frequently than anywhere else. Just recently I ordered myself the Overwatch Ana Shrike Exclusive POP for a mere £7.00. That's certainly cheap for an exclusive. Not long back I also ordered myself the Stranger Things Dustin Hockey Gear Figure POP, again for £7.00. I'm not quite sure why Smyths exclusives tend to be cheaper but I'm certainly not complaining.

Cheap Funko POP figures from EMP

Another extremely awesome place to spot cheap Funko POP figures is for sure EMP. Now when it comes to EMP you're likely to be charged for delivery unless you purchase their Backstage Club membership. This will set you back £9.95 but enables you to free delivery for the entire year so if you're planning on ordering frequently, it's worth it. If not, from my experience I've always been charged around £3.99 unless I've hit on lucky with a discount code.

Now let me tell you, EMP can be super slow when it comes to dispatching and delivery. That being said, I've always received each of my POPs in pristine condition. Not only that but EMP often tend to get some of the coolest exclusives. I mean come on, they got the Black Lady from Sailor Moon Funko POP exclusive which I got my hands on. I recently even got my hands on the exclusive Tracer Punk Skin from Overwatch POP. Oh, and who can forget my absolute bargain, the exclusive Oversized Jade Shenron from Dragon Ball Z POP that is currently still £14.99. Seriously, EMP has some absolutely awesome exclusives that they tend to discount. I definitely recommend checking them out.

Oversized Shenron Jade Figure Funko POP exclusive to EMP

My experience with Pop In A Box

Another place where you may want to look for cheap Funko Pop figures is Pop In A Box. Now in the past, I purchased almost all of my Sailor Moon collection from Pop In A Box including my Sailor Moon and Luna Funko POP. However, some of the figures I ordered from the site took a whopping six months to arrive after purchase. This wouldn't have been so bad if I'd have been made aware but I wasn't. 

However, that was a few years ago and I believe that POP in the box has improved their product listings. Recently during PIAB's birthday sale, I purchased the oversized Overwatch Blue D.Va Mech POP which you may have spotted in my blog post on why I've become a D.Va main. The POP came swiftly, it was well packaged and fits in nicely in my collection. So all in all my experience with Pop In A Box has been much better this time around. 

Other places where you can pick up cheap Funko POP figures

For me, The Entertainer, Smyths, EMP and Pop In A Box are the main places I look when it comes to getting my hands on POP figures. However, there are a few other places where you can get decent POPs if you hit on lucky. One of those places is Toys For A Pound. They sell a variety of Funko POP figures for £5 and Funko Keyrings starting at £1. I've picked up the likes of Gwenpool, Chewbacca, Raiden from Mortal Kombat and Poison Ivy in the past. My advice for avid collectors? Keep an eye on the website daily as stock sells out fast.

Another place where you might hit on lucky? Amazon. In the past, I've ordered the Zoey Fortnite POP and the hard to get hold of Sailor Moon Wedding three-piece Funko POP set. Both of which I got during limited time offers for a fraction of what I'd normally pay. I find Amazon quite hit and miss when it comes to POPs but sometimes there are bargains to be had.

Places to avoid buying Funko POP figures

When it comes to POPs unbelievably there are fakes about. These plastic figures can massively go up in value which causes people to try and flog them for hundreds and thousands of pounds online. My advice? Unless you've got lots of cash to splash or you're a hardcore collector, don't waste hundreds and thousands on a single pop. I find it crazy that these figures can go up so much in value but I guess that's the case with a lot of things. 

Also as a rule of thumb, I tend to be very wary of eBay. Yes, there are some genuine people on there selling genuine figures but do your research. The last thing you want is to buy a fake or pay an extortionate amount for a POP which you could have gotten cheaper elsewhere and in better condition. Also, be wary of third-party Amazon sellers too, the same rules apply to them. Do your research, look at reviews. 

I also personally don't tend to buy my figures from anywhere overseas as I begrudge paying hefty customs charges but I understand those who do get POPs from abroad that you can't get here in the UK. With anything, the best thing to do is to look into costings because the last thing you want is a huge unexpected charge that you haven't accounted for and are unable to pay. Lastly? If you find an unheard-of site selling POPs RIDICULOUSLY cheap, chances are it's a scam. Save your time, bank account and effort. Instead, purchase your figures from a reputable. 

Collecting Funko POP figures is fun, enjoy it but live within your means

Collecting Funko figures can be a super fun hobby but it can also be surprisingly addictive. You should always enjoy this hobby and treasure each POP you buy but it's important to live within your means. I've spotted people who've gotten themselves into debt from splurging on Funko's newest offering which is super sad to see. If you're serious about growing your collection my top tip is to give yourself a Funko POP budget each month and stick to it. That way you'll only spend money on figures that you really want without leaving yourself dry until payday. So there you have it, my ultimate guide to where you can get your hands on cheap Funko POP figures.  

Now can we all finally agree that Funko POPs are amazing? For me, I love my whole collection. However, my Thanos Funko POP and my Deadpool as Bob Ross Funko POP figures are current favourites of mine. Do I want to continue to grow my collection? Of course! I've already got my eye on a few new collections to start like the BTS collection, the Pokemon collection and the Addams Family collection. Not only that but I'd like to add to my Stranger Things collection, my Overwatch collection and I'd love to get my hands on some more Deadpool figures.

What Funko POP figures do you want to get your hands on? Where is your favourite place to buy Funko Figures?
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