DTLA: Tom’s Model (@TomsModel)

Just when I thought my quest for those Funko Pop! toys was exhausted, I came across a great hidden gem! Unfortunately it’s located a block from LA’s Skid Row. Literally on the corner of 5th and Crocker is this amazing Funko Pop! store. Streets are lined with homeless tents, and you really feel that you made a mistake. Don’t let that deter you!!

There’s metered parking off 5th Street, and the meter takes credit card. An hour cost $1.00 I think. Also street parking off 4th, non metered and if lucky there’s some spaces in the store lot located behind the building off 5th. When you walk to the store front, you’ll be greeted by a gate. It’s unlocked so pull it open. You may have to avoid a homeless person parked on the sidewalk.

Once inside you’ll gasp at the amount of Funko Pop. Did I mention aisles of Pop!? They’re separated by types: Disney, Movie, TV, pop culture and in the middle are aisles of discount Pop, about $5.99.  Common ones run $10.95 and the chase or grails can be higher than the Pop pricing guide. If you can offset your shopping with the bargain ones, splurge and get the grail.  Tom even has his own exclusive  metallic version of the Disney’s Mushu with Cricket for $15.

Give them a try, especially if you are looking for Funko Pop! They have online store, but Tom said prices are cheaper in house.