Funko POP! Rocks - Morrissey - Morrissey
About this deal
Some straightforward stuff – the colours used on the box, the fonts used for printing – especially the licensing of particular brands or logos. It’s hard to tell alone by the moulding on an old Pop if it is fake or not, but you can look at the other ways on this list to cross reference it.
I do collect them and I was just saying to my niece and cousin that I'd love if they made a Morrissey one. This serial number will either be on the bottom of the foot or at the bottom of the head in a colour print – white, black, red etc – so it is clearly visible. The Funko Pop Vinyl packaging inside the box – the clear plastic moulds that the figures are held in – can give an indication of a fake Pop.
New Pops are amazingly painted, however you can get some quality control issues even with Funko (sadly), where paint is on parts it shouldn’t be – but this is very minimal. I collect all sorts of Moz items, but have always been wary of Funkos simply because the paint quality is often terrible.
For example, hairlines on the rear of the figure have been poorly painted (patches missing) or not painted at all in some cases.Check the size of the main image is correct – some are slightly too big and the white outline around the figure is thin – the fakes are chunky and uneven. Where you bought it, how much you paid, the box art, serial numbers, packaging, the quality of the moulding and paint job of the Pop, and more. Before opening a funko pops blog, learn to play clean and do not confuse people who want to see serious things.
If it just falls out without any effort (providing you ain’t ripping the box apart), then check the above.Also did you know – the Serial Number’s last 5 digits is the date of the pop’s production in reverse. If the cardboard material of the box is flimsy, very thin or has a very glossy sheen to it, then it’s likely a fake. Most reputable sellers of Pops (and other toys and collectibles) knows that the whole package is important for display purposes, so your item will be packaged properly to avoid damage as one would expect.