There was a time when figurines were regarded merely as children's playthings or decorative trinkets. However, collecting these miniature marvels has surged from the shadows of niche hobbyists to the spotlight of mainstream culture in the past years — mainly driven by nostalgia, admiration for their artistry, and investment potential. At the forefront of this collectible revolution is Funko, globally recognised for its distinctive vinyl figures that have found a special place in the hearts of collectors worldwide. Funko's diverse range of vinyl figures, inspired by an extensive spectrum of cultural icons from video games to comics, stands out with their exaggerated heads and expressive eyes, each piece capturing unique personas, attire, and stances.

As a special treat for figurine enthusiasts, visit the Funko pop-up store by Funko, a special project in partnership with Simply Toys, located in the newly revamped Singapore Changi Airport’s Terminal 2. From now to 29 February 2024, enthusiasts of these collectible products can immerse themselves in a world of vibrant Funko products including Pop! Vinyl and Soda Figures.

Here are the best things to see and do at the Funko pop-up shop and experiential exhibition!

1. Shop up a storm at the Funko pop-up store

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Look for your favourite characters and shop Funko Pop! boxes at the pop-up shop and exhibition.

The retail pop-up shop is a treasure trove teeming with a wide range of products like beloved Funko Pop! figurines, from the enchanting Harry Potter collection to the exclusive Singapore Merlion special. Beyond just shopping, the area is replete with photo spots and an activity area for little ones, not forgetting the trendy pop culture themed Loungefly backpacks.

2. Pose for pictures at the different photo spots

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Indulge in photo opportunities with Funko statues from popular franchises such as Harry Potter, Groot and Batman.

Some of them are being displayed for the first time ever, so don't miss it!

The excitement of the Funko pop-up shop and exhibition is not limited to the dazzling array of collectible figurines. It is also an immersive experience designed for visitors to step into the fantastical world of their favourite characters. 

One of the highlights that beckons to both collectors and photography enthusiasts is the opportunity to pose with life-sized Funko statues, bringing to life the enchantment of popular characters.

Step into the enigmatic realm of witchcraft and wizardry with the beloved wizard, Harry Potter.

And then, there’s the delightful Dancing Groot, capturing the hearts of visitors with its whimsical and charming presence.

As for the fans of Gotham’s silent guardian, the Mech Suit Batman stands in all its formidable glory. The intricate details of the suit, the stoic demeanour, and the iconic emblem of the bat create a backdrop that’s nothing short of a masterpiece – a moment captured against it is a slice of the heroic saga.

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Become a Funko Pop! character with the exhibition’s life-sized Funko Pop! box setup.

For true fans, imagine transforming into a Funko Pop! character at this Funko Pop! box photospot. Step inside, strike a pose, and capture a moment where you're not just a fan of Funko, but part of its captivating universe.

3. Dive into the history of Funko and let the children have fun at the kids activity area

Be awed by the mural wall that features a vast array of characters from diverse genres including movies, comics, television, and beyond. It’s truly a reflection of Funko’s central role in the ever-evolving pop culture landscape.

Amidst the bustle of collectible exploration, there's a special corner crafted for creativity and fun – the Kids Activity Area. This cheerful nook is designed as a welcoming retreat where children and adults alike can take a moment to unleash their artistic talents. Here, you'll find an array of colouring sheets, each adorned with various beloved Funko Pop! characters. It's an experiential space where the young – and the young- at- heart – can bring their favourite figurines to life with a splash of colour and a dash of imagination. Whether you're taking a break from the hustle of the exhibition or simply seeking a creative outlet, the Kids Activity Area is a perfect spot to pause, relax, and engage in some hands-on fun.

Blind box shops around Singapore

As we transition from Funko figurines to another fascinating aspect of collectible culture, let's delve into the intriguing and ever-popular blind box trend in Singapore. The concept of blind boxes isn’t novel. For years, collectors and enthusiasts have been drawn to the idea of purchasing a sealed box containing an undisclosed item, with the allure lying in the mystery and the potential discovery of a rare or coveted toy. 

This trend has seen a significant resurgence, spurred by a combination of clever marketing, the rise of unboxing videos on social media, and a nostalgic return to tangible, physical collectibles in an increasingly digital era.

Today, the blind box market is flush with a variety of options, from popular franchises like Pokémon, Sanrio, and Disney to indie artists and creators from POP MART offering limited edition, one-of-a-kind pieces.

1. Official POP MART stores and robo shops

Want to maximise your visit? POP MART’s flagship store at Funan is your best bet, boasting the most comprehensive assortment of POP MART collections, including the newest releases. Notably, this includes the much-coveted Hacipupu The Growth Diary Series and the whimsical Hirono Little Mischief Series.

For those looking for a quick blind box fix, POP MART's robo shops and pop-ups in Singapore are the perfect solution. They allow collectors to purchase their favourite blind box figurines without the need for a traditional storefront.

Address and opening hours:

POP MART stores

  • Funan, #01-02 (11am - 9:30pm)
  • Lot One, #01-22 (11am - 9:30pm)
  • Plaza Singapura, #01-67 (11am - 9:30pm)
  • Westgate, #02-20 (11am - 9:30pm)

POP MART pop-up stores

  • Bugis Junction, Hylam Street (11am - 9:30pm)
  • Century Square, Level 1, Atrium (11am - 9:30pm)
  • Jurong Point, Level 1 @ Original Mall (11am - 9:30pm)
  • Suntec City, B1, Fountain Court (11am - 9:30pm)

POP MART robo shops

  • 313@Somerset (GF), 313 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238895
  • Bedok Mall (B1), 311 New Upper Changi Rd, Singapore 467360
  • Bugis Junction (L3), 200 Victoria St, Singapore 188021
  • Bugis+ (L3), 201 Victoria Street, Singapore 188067
  • Bukit Panjang Plaza (L2), 1 Jelebu Rd, Singapore 677743
  • Causeway Point (L4), 1 Woodlands Square, Singapore 738099
  • Chinatown Point (L2), 133 New Bridge Rd, Singapore 059413
  • Funan (L2), 107 North Bridge Rd, Singapore 179105
  • Hillion Mall (L1), 17 Petir Rd, Singapore 678278
  • Junction 8 (L1), 9 Bishan Pl, Singapore 579837
  • Jurong Point (L1), 1 Jurong West Central 2, Singapore 648886
  • Lot One (L1), 21 Choa Chu Kang Ave 4, Singapore 689812
  • Marina Square (L2), 6 Raffles Blvd, Singapore 039594
  • Northpoint City (L1), 930 Yishun Ave 2, Singapore 769098
  • SingPost Centre (L1), 10 Eunos Rd, Singapore 408600
  • Suntec City Fountain of Wealth (B1), 3 Temasek Blvd, Singapore 038983
  • Tiong Bahru Plaza (L2), 302 Tiong Bahru Rd, Singapore 168732
  • Tampines Mall (L2), 4 Tampines Central 5, Singapore 529510
  • Westgate (L1), 3 Gateway Dr, Singapore 608532

2. Miniso

A haven for those who adore quality and affordability, Miniso unveils an array of blind boxes housing beloved characters like Mickey Mouse, Hello Kitty, and more. Pop by the outlet at Jewel, if you’re here visiting the Funko Pop Terminal 2 store. 

Address and opening hours:

  • 313@Somerset, 313 Orchard Road, #B2-27 to 29, Singapore 238896 (Monday-Sunday 11am-9pm)
  • Bedok Mall, 311 New Upper Changi Road, #B2-14, Singapore 467360 (Monday-Sunday 10am-10pm)
  • Bugis Junction, 200 Victoria Street, #01-107/108, Singapore 188021 (Monday-Sunday 10am-10pm)
  • Compass One, 1 Sengkang Square, #01-38/39/40, Singapore 545078 (Monday-Sunday 10am-10pm)
  • Guoco Tower, 7 Wallich Street, #B2-12, Singapore 078884 (Monday-Sunday 11am-9:30pm)
  • Hillion Mall, 17 Petir Road, #B1-46/47, Singapore 677671 (Monday-Sunday 10am-10pm)
  • Jurong Point, 1 Jurong West Central 2, #B1-24/25, JP2, Singapore 648886 (Monday-Sunday 10am-10pm)
  • Lucky Plaza, 304 Orchard Road, #01-70 / 73A, Singapore 238863 (Monday-Sunday 10am-9:30pm)
  • NEX, 23 Serangoon Central, #B1-24/25, Singapore 556083 (Monday-Sunday 10am-10pm)
  • Northpoint City, 930 Yishun Ave 2, #B1-143/144/145, South Wing, Singapore 769098 (Monday-Sunday 10am-10pm)
  • Parkway Parade, 80 Marine Parade Road, #B1-11, Singapore 449269 (Monday-Sunday 11am-9:30pm)
  • Paya Lebar Square, 60 Paya Lebar Rd, #01-12/13/14, Singapore 409051 (Monday-Sunday 11am-8:30pm)
  • Plaza Singapura, 68 Orchard Road, #04/15 to 16, Singapore 238839 (Monday-Sunday 10am-10pm)
  • SingPost Centre, 10 Eunos Rd 8, #B1-108/109/110, Singapore 408600 (Monday-Sunday 11am-8:30pm)
  • Sun Plaza Mall, 30 Sembawang Drive, #01-03, Singapore 757713 (Monday-Sunday 10am-10pm)
  • The Clementi Mall, 3155 Commonwealth Ave W, #03-56/57/58, Singapore 129588 (Monday-Sunday 10am-10pm)
  • VivoCity, 1 HarbourFront Walk, #B1-03, Singapore 098585 (Monday-Sunday 10am-10pm)
  • Westgate Mall, 3 Gateway Drive, #02/09, Singapore 608532 (Monday-Sunday 10am-10pm)

3. Action City

Action City is where the action truly begins. A playground for avid collectors and enthusiasts, this shop offers exclusive collectibles, featuring world-renowned brands and awe-inspiring artists. The outlet at Jewel has a cafe so you can shop and dine (with a view of the HSBC Rain Vortex) at the same time!

Address and opening hours:

  • ActionCity Bugis Junction, 200 Victoria Street, #03-23/24A, Singapore 188021 (11am-9:30pm)
  • ActionCity PLUS @ Bugis+, 201 Victoria Street, Singapore 188067 (11am-9:30pm)
  • ActionCity Jewel Changi Airport, 78 Airport Boulevard, #04-224, Singapore 819666 (10:30am-10pm)
  • ActionCity Takashimaya S.C. (Takashimaya Shopping Centre), 391 Orchard Road, #B2-13, Singapore 238872 (Sunday-Thursday 10:30am-9:30pm, Friday-Saturday 10:30am-10pm)
  • ActionCity PLUS @ Takashimaya S.C. (Takashimaya Shopping Centre), 391 Orchard Road, #B2-13A, Singapore 238872
  • (Sunday-Thursday 10:30am-9:30pm, Friday-Saturday 10:30am-10pm)
  • ActionCity VivoCity, 1 Harbourfront Walk, #02-38, Singapore 098585 (11am-10pm)
  • ActionCity Marina Bay Sands, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 2 Bayfront Avenue, #B2-87, Singapore 018972 (10:30am-10pm)
  • BLAXK by ActionCity, 107 North Bridge Road, #01-03, Singapore 179105 (11am-9:30pm)

4. Carousell

For the eclectic collector, Carousell offers a marketplace where the rarity meets variety. From vintage collectibles to the latest in blind boxes, discover a community where the thrill of the hunt and the joy of the find converge.

A World of Collectibles Awaits

The Funko pop-up store at Changi Airport Terminal 2 is not just a shopping destination; it's a cultural phenomenon that brings together fans, families, and tourists. With its diverse collections, and interactive experiences, it stands as a testament to the ever-evolving world of collectibles and pop culture. Beyond the Funko exhibition, Singapore's blind box culture offers a thrilling adventure. From the comprehensive collections at POP MART shops to the unique finds at Miniso, Action City, and the dynamic marketplace of Carousell, there's something for everyone in this vibrant city.

Whether you're a local or a tourist looking for fun places to go with friends in Singapore, make sure to check out the Funko pop-up store and exhibition for a compelling and unforgettable journey in the East.


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