NW NERD

the stories that make us nerds

NW Nerd is a podcast with feature stories on geeky interests, as well as talk on current and past issues within fandom and pop culture. 

Episode 45: Funko fervor and Pop! sensations

 Funko headquarters in Everett, Wash. (Dyer Oxley, NW NERD Podcast)

Funko headquarters in Everett, Wash. (Dyer Oxley, NW NERD Podcast)

Funko is a toy and collectable empire that has emerged from the Northwest. How and why has this Pop! sensation garnered such a fervent cult of fans? Also, an interview with organizers from Versus Comic Con in Seaside, Oregon.

This episode takes a look at Seattle’s newest, yet mysterious convention; Northwest  companies looking to mine asteroids; and Nick bemoans the early cancellation of the Glover brothers’ Deadpool animated series.

Stay tuned for a new quiz with a special twist. Dyer will explain his thoughts on Legion after binging the first season.

4:00 -- Ace Comic Con
12:30 -- Redmond asteroid mining company
18:45 -- No Deadpool TV show
26:45 -- News Warp: Westworld S2 trailer
28:30 -- News Warp: Fantastic Four’s return
30:30 -- News Warp: Brands’ April Fools pranks
33:45 -- Feature: The Rise of Funko
49:30 -- Quiz: Seasons 2
56:20 -- Payoff: Legion
1:06:00 -- Interview: Versus Comic Con
1:18:00 -- Easter Egg