Fans of Buffy The Vampire Slayer will have a new wave of collecting options soon.
Funko revealed its newest Pop! vinyl toys on tuesday and they’re all memorable characters from the hit TV show that arrived and ran for seven seasons beginning back in 1997.
When it comes to autographs in the sports world, there are plenty of ways that collectors and the autograph industry itself has helped commodify ink.
In other words, there are a number of common items that are commonly signed that help us all figure a common value that we’d expect to pay or expect to get if we have to sell something we own. Jerseys, balls, helmets, cards, photos — there are a lot of ways to collect sports autographs.
But for celebrity autographs, it’s a lot less complicated as the 8-by-10 photo is arguably the most-commonly solid piece across the whole spectrum of television, movies and others of note who we might find, say, at a comic book convention or other similarly organized signing session. Not all films have massive toy lines, not all celebs have book deals and TV shows often don’t have posters you can find all that easily.
The Blowout Cards Forums are where thousands of collectors converge daily to discuss, well, a little bit of everything. Here are five threads about collecting and more that you should check out right now.
What’s Buzzing Today: National Treasures arrives … the calm before the storm.
What: Buffy The Vampire Slayer Ultimate Collector’s Set Series 2
Arrives: Feb. 1
Hobby box basics: One autograph per set
What’s buzz-worthy: Buffy is back with a premium-priced set that will include either a Sarah Michelle Gellar or Alyson Hannigan autograph in every single box.
Keep reading to see a gallery and more.
If you’re like Buzz, you’ve probably seen Funko‘s ReAction figures in chain stores and marveled at some of the quirky inclusions in the various lines.
It’s an ongoing series of 3.75-inch figures in a distinct style reminiscent of Kenner‘s original Star Wars toys right down to the line’s logo and the clamshell packaging.
The difference, though?
One of the surprises in last year’s Topps baseball card set was First Pitch, a collection of celebrities seen throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at MLB games.
It’s back for 2016 Topps Series 1 — a set that’s just 13 days away — and it’s still a secret as the checklist has not yet been revealed. (Nor has the design — so you can settle for last year’s Jessica Alba card above.)
But Buzz has done some research to perhaps discover who’ll be in this year’s set. We don’t know how many cards there might be, but they’ll be found a few times per box.
Keep reading for the possibilities.