Category: Something Different

Everett, WA: Funko HQ (@OriginalFunko)

Karen and I collect Funko toys and the new headquarters is located about 40 minutes north of Seattle in the city of Everett, Washington… just a stones throw away from Boeing. After we left the Starbucks Reserve Roastery, we made our way north, stopping halfway in the city of Edmonds for breakfast at […]

Seattle: Starbucks Reserve Roastery #StarbucksReserve

Karen and I left Pike Place and went from the “first” Starbucks store to the first Starbucks Reserve Roastery.  Located at 1124 Pike Street, the first Starbucks Reserve Roastery is located in Seattle’s vibrant Capitol Hill neighborhood. The new facility takes up 15,000 square feet and offers taste tests of […]

London: Sky Garden (@SG_SkyGarden)

The Sky Garden at 20 Fenchurch Street (also nicknamed the “walkie talkie”) is a unique public space on the 35th floor, and offers a 360 degree uninterrupted views across the City of London. Best of all, you can visit for free, but you need to book your reservations […]

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 […]

Gardena: Ugly Cases

Cute little store right off the 405 freeway and Crenshaw, behind a Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf store. Traffic can be bad trying to get into the drive way, and you may have to continue driving and then flip a U-turn to get back into the parking lot. […]

La Habra: Phat Collectibles

My quest to add to my growing Funko Pop! collection continues, and this stop is at Phat Collectibles in La Habra.  I knew about this place for years, when they had multiple stores. It came to my surprise that they had to close their other location, and this […]

Artesia: Madpoppin 

The quest continues for the Funko Pop! toys, and this time it is in the city of Artesia at Madpoppin.  Located in the same parking lot as BCD Tofu, and on the second floor above Tea Station is this tiny collectible store. Christina is such a doll. She was […]

Irvine: BoomLoot Toys

Recently, I started watching The Game of Thrones. Yeah, I know, I’m late to GoT. I am not one to watch blood, guts and gore, but somehow this series drew me into being a fan.  I got so sucked in, I even starting collecting the Funko Pop! vinyl […]