The One With My First Friends Funko Pop – Monica

I finally found her!

#263 Monica Geller Funko Pop Friends (wave 1)

I just got her last week! And I’m so happy that my first Funko Pop is no less than my dear Monica.

As Friends wave 1 Funko Pop are all “vaulted” pops, they are kinda difficult to find as stores don’t carry them anymore. Your only option would be resellers – and I don’t know where to find them. But a¬†friend of a friend who helped me pre-order the entire set of wave 2 is a Funko Pop collector and he found me this.

Actually someone beat him to it. He messaged me the price and that the box is a little creased. After thinking (for about 30 seconds), I finally(!) said yes. Who wouldn’t? It’s Monica! I’ve always wanted a Monica Funko Pop! But when he messaged the seller, he was told that somebody have already reserved it.

I eventually found a wave 1 Ross Geller Funko Pop online and ordered it right away. Not that I dislike Ross (coz disliking any one of them is horrendous!), it’s just that I would have liked to get a Monica first before getting her older brother Ross.

Sold Out because of me! (Yeah baby!) I’m excited for Ross to be with her little sister!

Then the Funko Pop guy messaged me saying that we eventually got Monica Geller. Apparently (most likely?), the one who reserved it bailed. So yeah baby, Monica’s mine!

I am just so happy getting her. Isn’t she the cutest?

Although I have to say her three (yes! 3!) wave 2 pops are way cuter and way more Monica-ish – because she is rarely in her chef uniform. Not as much as Chandler is in a sweater vest or Phoebe has her guitar or Ross is with Marcel or Joey with the duck or Rachel serving coffee in Central Perk. But who cares? Chef Geller rocks!

Oh! Oh! I wish they do Moondance Diner Monica too in the future. After they do Fat Monica, of course. And Catwoman Monica. And seducing-Chandler-with-carrots-a-knife-and-a-box-of-mac-and-cheese-80s-Monica.

Chef Geller waiting for cornrow-haired Monica, frizzy-only-because-of-the-humidity-haired Monica and turkey-head Monica



The One With The Friends Funko Pop – Wave 2

Shortly after my obsession with Friends began, I learned about the Funko Pop Friends line that was released last 2015/2016.

Aren’t they the cutest?

With my very little knowledge on how Funko Pop works, I searched and inquired at every Funko Pop store online and offline only to get strangely looked at as these guys are already “vaulted” (in layman’s term, no longer in production aka unlikely to be found in stores). I later on learned that they are only available now through resellers and at 300-600% of the original selling price.

So imagine my excitement when I recently heard that Funko Pop produced Friends Wave 2 line!

As my bias is Monica, I have to get her! Plus isn’t she the cutest with her cornrows? But I also cannot resist Joey in Chandler’s clothes because that is just so cute too. So I “planned” on getting only the 2 of them from waver 2 (as I still prefer Phoebe, Chandler, Ross and Rachel from wave 1).

But who am I kidding? Of course I ended up pre-ordering all 6 of them simply because I just can’t resist them! Besides, I wouldn’t know if and when will I be able to get my hands on the wave 1 line. I’m pretty sure I’m not gonna regret this. I’m actually already pretty excited and can’t wait for it’s release.

By the way, about a couple of weeks after I pre-ordered the entire set, I placed another order for a second Monica and a Joey. Joey 2 will be a gift to a good friend (so that’s understandable) while Monica 2 will be my office and travel buddy (because Monica 1 will stay Monica-clean with the rest of the gang on display at my place – and that’s pretty understandable too, right?).

See also this article on the genesis of the Funko Pop Friends line wave 1.