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Postby DefNotBlitz » Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:19 pm

Got the email for my LoC subscription. Considering the quality of past boxes, this makes it all that much easier to cancel my subscription. The only reason I was even considering another year was the big gold trophy. This discontinuation of the annual subscriptions better still mean I get that last big gold statue or Funko will have some explaining to do as the program for said statue was still in place when I forked over the 234$ for the Hero subscription.
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Postby NCDS » Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:21 pm

DefNotBlitz wrote:Got the email for my LoC subscription. Considering the quality of past boxes, this makes it all that much easier to cancel my subscription. The only reason I was even considering another year was the big gold trophy. This discontinuation of the annual subscriptions better still mean I get that last big gold statue or Funko will have some explaining to do as the program for said statue was still in place when I forked over the 234$ for the Hero subscription.



You still get it. It states it at the end of the email.
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Postby nascar246788 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:31 pm

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cheekylyssa wrote:It seems to me they are positioning themselves from an exit from the subscription business. Most of the boxes have three or four months still available - I don’t think this is a function of the IPO, more a function of smart business. With bi-monthly subscriptions, it’s a lot easier to eliminate them than with year-long ones, where they would have to refund money.

I'll be honest. If all future boxes are set up to be anything like the ones as of late, then I say farewell to Funko sub boxes. They seem to just be on a really bad downward spiral.


If they get rid of these boxes, then they better keep up these awesome disney releases in commons. If they end these boxes just to make all the exclusives form the boxes store exclusives, then I will say my funko spending will go down because I just don't have time with a full time job to go to stores like Target and Wal-Mart where exclusives require lining up in the morning or camping out the places.
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Re: Annual subscriptions coming to an end

Postby DefNotBlitz » Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:55 pm

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DefNotBlitz wrote:Got the email for my LoC subscription. Considering the quality of past boxes, this makes it all that much easier to cancel my subscription. The only reason I was even considering another year was the big gold trophy. This discontinuation of the annual subscriptions better still mean I get that last big gold statue or Funko will have some explaining to do as the program for said statue was still in place when I forked over the 234$ for the Hero subscription.



You still get it. It states it at the end of the email.


My mistake. Thank you for pointing it out.
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Re: Annual subscriptions coming to an end

Postby NCDS » Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:02 pm

DefNotBlitz wrote:
NCDS wrote:
DefNotBlitz wrote:Got the email for my LoC subscription. Considering the quality of past boxes, this makes it all that much easier to cancel my subscription. The only reason I was even considering another year was the big gold trophy. This discontinuation of the annual subscriptions better still mean I get that last big gold statue or Funko will have some explaining to do as the program for said statue was still in place when I forked over the 234$ for the Hero subscription.



You still get it. It states it at the end of the email.


My mistake. Thank you for pointing it out.



No worries it is a long email and I missed it the first round also. We tend to skim things that long. Don't they know we have short attention spans :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
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Re: Annual subscriptions coming to an end

Postby Thrillofthehunt » Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:19 pm

I haven't received an email for disney treasure, the only one i am subscribed too. what is their rationale? very odd move to take away the option, seems like they are creating a perfect jumping off point for subscribers.
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Postby Valde » Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:01 pm

I guess they were tired of people complaining about how they didn’t like the statues. I really liked them.
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Postby blade2025 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:18 pm

I wonder if it does have something to do with the investors. You brought a good point, Edmomo. Not necessarily getting rid of Funko spirit, but have something to do with accounting. It is just a guess.
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Postby Typale » Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:06 pm

Definitely weird. I mean there isn't a downside to annual subscriptions I feel on their end

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Postby challwsu » Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:36 pm

I wonder why they don't want my lump sums of money?

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Postby Mos_Eisley » Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:32 pm

blade2025 wrote:I wonder if it does have something to do with the investors. You brought a good point, Edmomo. Not necessarily getting rid of Funko spirit, but have something to do with accounting. It is just a guess.


I've seen this accounting idea thrown around and I just can't see it being that. Funko isn't the first company to collect payments one year for goods that are delivered another year. I'm sure they have qualified accountants that can figure this stuff out.

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Postby danioh77 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:36 pm

this is effect all subscription boxes including Disney Treasures?
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Postby Mos_Eisley » Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:46 pm

danioh77 wrote:this is effect all subscription boxes including Disney Treasures?


So far all the boxes except Disney Treasures have received the notice.

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Postby Squird » Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:04 pm

I think the move gives them the freedom to reinvent the subscriptions if they decide the current format in unprofitable. Everything from dropping the boxes altogether, merging them into one subscription program that rotates Marvel, DC, Star Wars and Disney, or change the program so there's more Pop, less filler. Maybe the Pop of the month club.

It might also more accurately reflect how people are buying them...a decline in annual subscriptions and more people cherry picking the various subscriptions for the one or two boxes that they like. I burned out on them. I can't be alone.
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Postby danioh77 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:04 pm

Mos_Eisley wrote:
danioh77 wrote:this is effect all subscription boxes including Disney Treasures?


So far all the boxes except Disney Treasures have received the notice.


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Postby HowardTheDuck » Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:21 pm

Honestly I wouldn't mind a Pop In A Box type thing where you just get an exclusive pop from whatever theme every other month or maybe even monthly. It'd be cheaper and a lot less iffy then the boxes.
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Re: Annual subscriptions coming to an end

Postby Classier » Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:32 pm

Am I the only one who likes getting things other than POPs in the boxes? :(
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Postby Mos_Eisley » Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:41 pm

Classier wrote:Am I the only one who likes getting things other than POPs in the boxes? :(


Yes ;-)

I like the pins and shirts a lot.

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Postby NCDS » Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:49 pm

Squird wrote:I think the move gives them the freedom to reinvent the subscriptions if they decide the current format in unprofitable. Everything from dropping the boxes altogether, merging them into one subscription program that rotates Marvel, DC, Star Wars and Disney, or change the program so there's more Pop, less filler. Maybe the Pop of the month club.

It might also more accurately reflect how people are buying them...a decline in annual subscriptions and more people cherry picking the various subscriptions for the one or two boxes that they like. I burned out on them. I can't be alone.


You weren't I have been getting burned out also. I held on to one an extra year because I was a founder. Honestly though now that there is nothing to connect me with staying active I will probably cancel them all. Maybe too many founders cancelled?

I just like hand picking my items better.
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Postby Kdoody0527 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:50 pm

It was definitely easier when I just paid the lump sum and didn’t have to worry about it. I wonder what the benefit is for them...hmm

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Postby TriFeckTa » Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:21 am

mohawkjones wrote:Bummer, been a Founder/Hero/Pioneer from day 1.

Was hoping for an Iron Man Trophy this year, I guess that is not happening now? :(

That's what i was hoping for as well :(
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Postby OffTheCHENG » Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:13 am

It's a bummer since this was actually my first year of subscription. But...I guess it's a good thing since I can pick which boxes i want now lol

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Postby ghostrye » Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:42 am

I hope this isn't a signal that the subs are coming to an end. But when you look at the numbers of vendors selling them and the massive amount of exclusives retailers have access to, maybe there just isn't enough money in the subs to balance the drama.

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Postby HowardTheDuck » Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:15 am

Classier wrote:Am I the only one who likes getting things other than POPs in the boxes? :(

Not at all. I loved the pins and patches and shirts...all things recent boxes haven't had.
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Classier wrote:Am I the only one who likes getting things other than POPs in the boxes? :(


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Toronto wrote:
Classier wrote:Am I the only one who likes getting things other than POPs in the boxes? :(


HATS HATS and HATS!

I liked the hats a lot, too!
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Postby sdcccrasher » Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:07 am

Classier wrote:Am I the only one who likes getting things other than POPs in the boxes? :(


We enjoy the wearing apparel and we like the variety in the current Disney Treasures. The Christmas socks are the first wearables for this Sub. We also like the Cookie Cutter. :freddy2:
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Postby Squird » Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:09 am

NCDS wrote:. Maybe too many founders cancelled?


I bet this is the case. There's always some attrition from year to year. I signed up for one year of each. As time has gone by, I've kept almost none of the filler items, and only a handful of the pops, so there was little reason for me to keep getting them. As for the awards, a lot of those end up on ebay so I don't think they were the recognition people were looking for. I hope they stick around. I like those little trophies.
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Postby NCDS » Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:58 am

Squird wrote:
NCDS wrote:. Maybe too many founders cancelled?


I bet this is the case. There's always some attrition from year to year. I signed up for one year of each. As time has gone by, I've kept almost none of the filler items, and only a handful of the pops, so there was little reason for me to keep getting them. As for the awards, a lot of those end up on ebay so I don't think they were the recognition people were looking for. I hope they stick around. I like those little trophies.



I emailed to confirm, because I'm a dork like that and I felt they were not clear. They guy said that founders was officially over but if you didn't cancel your active date would still show you started from the beginning. Which again is still confusing because why would it matter when you started if there is no founders program. So I guess you could hope that maybe down the road they will have founder only sales but I wouldn't count on it.
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Postby nascar246788 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:47 pm

Squird wrote:I think the move gives them the freedom to reinvent the subscriptions if they decide the current format in unprofitable. Everything from dropping the boxes altogether, merging them into one subscription program that rotates Marvel, DC, Star Wars and Disney, or change the program so there's more Pop, less filler. Maybe the Pop of the month club.

It might also more accurately reflect how people are buying them...a decline in annual subscriptions and more people cherry picking the various subscriptions for the one or two boxes that they like. I burned out on them. I can't be alone.


If they do this, I would pull out of the boxes all together and take my chances on getting cool Disney stuff in stores. I was going to pull out of marvel as a founder this year because my budget has forced me to decide between marvel and disney, and I chose disney just because I am a disney funatic and have loved every single box.

If they make bigger changes other than taking out yearly option, I hope there will always be a Disney themed subscription.
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Postby nascar246788 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:48 pm

HowardTheDuck wrote:Honestly I wouldn't mind a Pop In A Box type thing where you just get an exclusive pop from whatever theme every other month or maybe even monthly. It'd be cheaper and a lot less iffy then the boxes.


I am loving the Disney boxes. I hope they don't stop a specific Disney themed boxes.
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Postby Tynett » Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:25 pm

I'm pretty bummed, I love my regular dose of Star Wars and my boss status. I hope we get something for that...our loyalty since the beginning.
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Postby DefNotBlitz » Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:35 pm

Classier wrote:Am I the only one who likes getting things other than POPs in the boxes? :(


I loved getting a whole assortment of Funko vinyl products in the boxes along with the pins/patches and the shirt. The hats don't fit my head and the socks also don't fit my feet but I can live with it if the boxes are still good quality. My problem is just how much filler they've been tossing into boxes lately along with getting rid of the patch/pin combo. They've completely lost the plot on what made the boxes good so I think it's either a cost cutting measure or they want to cancel the subscription boxes entirely. A sad state of affairs for Funko.
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No more yearly subscriptions.

Postby BRiley0216 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:14 pm

So alot of people have recieved emails today regarding the fact that MCC, LOC, and SW Bounty will no loner be doing the one year subscriptions. What do you think caused this and what does it mean for Funko?
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Postby reggieu » Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:20 pm

BRiley0216 wrote:So alot of people have recieved emails today regarding the fact that MCC, LOC, and SW Bounty will no loner be doing the one year subscriptions. What do you think caused this and what does it mean for Funko?


It pretty much took us all by surprise how they decided to suddenly scrap their "founding member" program. I guess they just don't feel like giving founder members free yearly trophies anymore.
And maybe the bi-monthly subscriptions can pave the way for more expensive "premium" boxes down the road.
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Postby chincoteague1 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:18 am

I am loving the Disney boxes. I hope they don't stop a specific Disney themed boxes.[/quote]

I really like these too. I hope they continue them.

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Postby Jalapenopete » Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:13 am

Don't see the big difference besides the year trophy will agree with others one year payment is nice
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Postby Godolphin » Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:48 am

I wish they had announced this before my Smugglers Bounty subscription renewed.

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Re: Annual subscriptions coming to an end

Postby nascar246788 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:50 pm

sdcccrasher wrote:[-o< Disney Treasures is safe! ... so far [-o<


Yeah I hope that holds. It will make what is surprising and possibly disappointing news better.
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