Figure Friday: Black Friday Shopping Guide

Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to get through this thing we call holiday shopping. Crazy thing, holiday shopping. It can be a pain in the ass and leave you penniless come January. But I’m here to tell you there’s a better way to buy for the collectors in your life. So instead of showing up to your holiday party with a gift that you’re less than enthused to give, you know the one. Let’s look at ways to get some good stuff on the cheap. Let’s go shopping!

First things first, if you’re trying to save money as a collector, there’s a handful of folks that you should be following on socials.

Preternia (Twitter: @preterniadotcom IG: preterniadotcom): Jon has been my go-to source for scoring deals on figures for years. I didn’t NEED a remote-control shark, but dammit when Preternia told me I could get it for less than $8 I HAD TO HAVE IT! Your wallet will have my sympathies when you go broke saving so much money.

Toy Bro (Twitter: @toybroreviews IG: toy_bro): Not only does Jared have some of the best figure reviews over on his YouTube channel, he’s also pretty good at signal boosting any deals he comes across. Between Preternia and Toy Bro, you shouldn’t miss out on any of this season’s hottest deals.

Adventures in Collecting Podcast (Twitter: @aic_podcast IG: aic_podcast): Dave and Erik have an excellent podcast that features interviews with many industry insiders and independent toy manufacturers. They’ve turned me on to a number of Mom and Pops that I would have never found on my own. These guys will be a great follow if you want to support Small Business Saturday.

Now that we’ve got you following the right folks for any lightning deals that pop up, let’s look at some of my go-to web sites for Black Friday savings.

Ringside Collectibles: If you’ve had a hard time tracking down any of the latest AEW or WWE figures, Ringside Collectibles more than likely has them discounted and ready to ship. While it’s not uncommon for Ringside to run promotions, these are some of the lowest prices I’ve seen all year. There are figures that haven’t even hit retail shelves in my area selling for less than I’d be able to score them for in store. Hard to pass up savings like these.

Entertainment Earth: Featuring a ton of Star Wars and DC figures, statues and Funkos, Entertainment Earth started the savings early and have been selling through a lot of inventory. If you’ve got a Star Wars fan in your life you should be able to find them something on the cheap that they’ll enjoy for years to come.

GameStop: GameStop has a ton of action figures down to $18.99. These are moving fast, but there are still some heaters available including some figure of the year candidates. Storm Shadow, Spirit Iron-Knife, Gonzo and Fozzie are all standouts that are still available as of the time of this writing. How can you pass up a Bumble White Wookie?

Extreme Sets: Dioramas are an excellent gift for figure collectors. Extreme Sets makes some really great products for just about any collection imaginable. Whether you need a sewer lair for your Turtles, a medieval castle in a lovely shade of green for your MOTU figures or even a crowd worthy of the best sports entertainers and professional wrestlers; Extreme Sets has you covered. Their Black Friday Sale will score you 20% off with code BLACK22.

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