September 23, 2019
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Monoxide Featured as Funko’s Funatic of the Week!

I love news posts like this. It’s fun as hell and dope as hell!

Twiztid‘s very own Monoxide was just featured as Funko‘s newest Funatic of the Week!

This means that he gets featured of Funko’s OriginalFunko social media pages and gets interviewed on Funko.com!

This was done through his @paulspops page on Instagram. Hit it up. It’s pretty fucking impressive. I only own like 5 Funko Pops myself. All DC. I’m a mark.

In the blog, Mono goes over how he began collecting, horror culture fandom, the hunt for Pops, being an artist, video games, and more! You can check out that entire interview over at Funko.com by CLICKING HERE or check that out below.

Props to Ashley Schwellenbach and Funko.

Funatic of the Week: Paul Methric

 

How did you first discover Funko products?

I discovered Funko through my love for The Walking Dead. I bought everything The Walking Dead came out with, be it Wall of Heads Box Set or an autographed sweat patch of Michonne. OK, not the sweat patch but I would’ve if the chance arose!

Out on tour in 2012-13 Jamie Madrox (@pops_and_vintage) and I walked into a Hot Topic and they had these Walking Dead vinyl figures on a shelf. Not knowing anything about the Pop! world yet I grabbed them all! They were all SDCC exclusives! We loved them!

When and why did you start collecting Funko products? What do you like about Funko?

I started seriously collecting in 2013. Jamie told me they had other licenses besides The Walking Dead. With that information, a Funko Funatic was created! I grabbed every Funko Pop I could, grabbed the Beatles Yellow Submarine Box Set out of Barnes & Noble on clearance for $19.99 , HMV White Walker on clearance for $5. The good ol’ days! I had no clue it would ever become so sought after; I just really liked the figures.

What are your favorite pop culture fandoms and why?

Funko Pops! are hands down my most passionately loved of all fandoms! Whoever is in the licensing department deserves to be celebrated daily! I know the hoops it can take you through in trying to acquire a license so bravo to them!

What are some of your favorite horror movies? What do you like about the genre?

I absolutely LOVE horror! I’m especially a fan of the paranormal/possession stuff. Amityville II: The Possession is my favorite, along with Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones and a bunch of others. We watch horror movies constantly on the road. Our collection is intense! We’re huge fans of Michael Myers and Jason Voorhees most of all though!

Do you have a favorite Funko line?

Hands down Funko Pop! is my favorite! I dabble in Dorbz and the mystery minis a tad as well but I’m at about 2,000 Pops!

Does the fact that you are yourself a musician and pop culture icon shape the way you collect, or the way you approach being a fan?

When we’re on tour it’s a Pop! hunt in a different city every day! Be it Walgreens, Hot Topic or whatever independent stores may carry them. Being a part of Twiztid, we get that opportunity that probably wouldn’t come with a lot of other forms of employment. Also, the amount of collectors we can reach through social media gives us a vast advantage at finding what Jamie and I are looking for. We have secret ninjas everywhere that go above and beyond for us!

How would you describe your music to someone who has never heard it?

If you’ve never heard us before I’d say we are exactly what you never knew you were missing. We are one thing that there is nothing else like in existence. We are everything from hard rock to hip hop. We put a bit of a dark spin on what we do and that’s what makes it Twiztid. Not devil worshiping dark but we definitely dwell in the uncommon.

Why do you think some people connect so intensely with a particular musician or movie or style of music? And why is that so important to people?

I think at the end of the day regardless of race, gender, preference of a partner, or whatever makes a person who they are they just want to know there is someone else out there that feels, thinks, looks or dresses like they do. I think entertainment provides a vast blanket of acceptance and individuality so the connection between the two goes deeper than just music or movies.

What are some of your hobbies and interests outside of music and horror movies?

I love pinball and video games. Xbox is my favorite console for gaming though! Call of Duty, Robotron 2084, Madden, and Geo Wars are some of my go-to games. I love the Rob Zombie pinball game! Our label president has one but I have the high score!!!

Is there anything about you that would surprise your fans if they knew it?

I’m pretty open with the family. There’s not a lot they don’t know about me but If I had to really dig for something I’d say it’s my hatred for drinking water. It’s plain, it’s boring, and it’s no fun! Bring on the sweet tea!

Is there anything you’d like to add?

No one wants to hear about my tiny ear canals or fear of buttons so I’ll wrap this up by saying thank you to Funko for making me the Funatic of the week! Truly honored! Thanks to the entire staff for making this hobby the funnest thing to be a part of!

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  1. the_blackface_smack

    the_deplorable_smack

    Comment posted on Friday, August 23rd, 2019 11:35 pm GMT -5 at 11:35 pm

    2,000 is a lot of pops I have about 75 of them and even that is a a lot

  2. StraightEdgeJuggalo

    StraightEdgeJuggalo

    Comment posted on Friday, August 23rd, 2019 11:50 pm GMT -5 at 11:50 pm

    I knew he had a bunch, but not that much. I have a little over 100 myself, but I have almost no room anymore, so I have to be particular with the ones I get now. Still, he’s got an awesome collection. It’s cool to see he got acknowledged by the company’s official blog.

    On a related note, when they were doing a show a couple years back and GV was on tour with them, I saw Mr. Grey had copped like 4 or so Pops at the record store down the street that I hit up on show days. Pretty sure G-Mo had already been there a little bit before I showed up lol.

  3. Carlbrain2057

    Carlbrain2057

    Comment posted on Saturday, August 24th, 2019 12:23 am GMT -5 at 12:23 am

    I still cannot see anything redeemable in these abominations of pop culture icons but many can. Much power to the makers and purchasers of these items. They are not my thing but they obviously have a market. Whenever I see an ip I enjoy represented by funko I normally say “ewwww” I think it’s the eyes. Even Pokémon, they alter the og designs. I probably will never understand it. However, a plethora of people purchase those plastic pieces of paraphernalia and to those I applaud all who present monetary value to represent the iconic legends you relate to throughout your life. Or… something like that

  4. StraightEdgeJuggalo

    StraightEdgeJuggalo

    Comment posted on Saturday, August 24th, 2019 09:44 am GMT -5 at 9:44 am

    I mean, they’re basically this generation’s Beanie Babies, when you really think about it.

  5. mikeysinder

    Comment posted on Saturday, August 24th, 2019 05:36 am GMT -5 at 5:36 am

    “Does the fact that you are yourself a musician and POP CULTURE ICON shape the way you collect”

    LOL a pop culture icon? Seriously? Who’s dick did Monoxide have to suck to get them to write that. How in the fuck is Paul Methric a pop culture icon?? lol.

  6. Doc Salinger

    Comment posted on Saturday, August 24th, 2019 12:45 pm GMT -5 at 12:45 pm

    I’d say 20 years of making music and millions of albums sold…u could make a case for twiztid being low key underground icons for sure. I ain’t mad at the wording tho. Good for monoxide.

  7. mikeysinder

    Comment posted on Saturday, August 24th, 2019 12:58 pm GMT -5 at 12:58 pm

    Doc Salinger I ask how the fuck is Paul a POP CULTURE ICON and you give me reasons for him being an UNDERGROUND icon…..CAN YOU READ?? I said POP CULTURE ICON, which he sure as fuck isn’t.

  8. JiffyLong

    JiffyLong

    Comment posted on Saturday, August 24th, 2019 01:46 pm GMT -5 at 1:46 pm

    Lol ICP are pop culture icons…

  9. Doc Salinger

    Comment posted on Monday, August 26th, 2019 06:31 pm GMT -5 at 6:31 pm

    Nit picking lil bitches just looking for a excuse to hate on sumone…I never called twiztid pop icon anything..Just acknowledged a few of dudes accomplishments…..

  10. mikeysinder

    Comment posted on Monday, August 26th, 2019 07:12 pm GMT -5 at 7:12 pm

    Then why did you just randomly state that he’s a “underground icon” when it was completely irrelevant to anything anyone was saying, fuckin dumbass lol.

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