If you follow me on social media, you know that when my Funko Pop Civil War Hawkeye & Spider-Man arrived, I was pretty annoyed. I was really excited since I love Hawkeye. Then I opened the box, went to stand him up, and imagine that, he kept falling over. I checked the box for a stand but nothing. What’s really annoying is the fact that his Pop has a wide stance. There really isn’t any reason for him to topple over. I know others have had issues with Hawkeye as well. Sadly, I put him back in the box until I could figure something out. Then I was at Michael’s the other day for lights for my Hot Toys (that will be another post) when I started looking around to see if I could find something to use as a base. I came across the perfect little wooden circle. It wasn’t too big or thick. Plus it was only 29 cents. I was a little worried it wouldn’t be “heavy” enough but figured it wasn’t a huge loss if it failed. I threw some paint on it, got out my super glue (which I got all over my hands and almost glued Clint to me), and crossed my fingers.
It worked! I was super pleased since it’s such a quick, affordable, and easy fix. I might head back and pick up a few more to keep on hand for future Pop issues. I think we all have *those Pops* that just refuse to stand. I would have liked to have used something plastic/clear but couldn’t find anything that would have worked.
And an update on my SDCC Exclusives! I managed to get most of the Pops that I wanted! I was able to get the few I wanted from Hot Topic online, then a friend is still working on Doctor Strange. GameStop had an issue with the shipments.
What tricks do you use for your problematic Pops? Did you score any of the exclusives?