13 Best Funko Pop Shelf Ideas To Try (2022 Updated)

13 Best Funko Pop Shelf Ideas To Try (2022 Updated)

If you’re planning to start collecting Funko Pops or have purchased a few units by now, you might be thinking of the best way to store your ever-growing collection.

Our team researched for 72 hours and compiled the various ways to store and display your Funko Pops so you can organize like a pro collector!

13 Simple & Amazing Funko Pop Shelf Ideas

1. Shelves

Zigzag Shelves

Zigzag Shelves

If you’re in search of a simple yet creative method to display Funko Pops, then use Zigzag shelves. This display idea is recommended if you have a small collection as it helps maximize space in the room.

You can customize your shelf design and make varying patterns based on your collection number or just purchase one from Ikea. By utilizing this shelf idea, displaying your Funko Pops anywhere in the house is made easy and creative. 

Floating Shelves

After you unbox Funko Pops, you’d definitely want to keep them in a mint figure like other collectors, whether for personal, selling, or trading purposes. If this is the case, then floating shelves are another great method to display your collection [1].

This storage idea is perfect if you want to maximize space in a room, as you can use a vacant wall to display your Funko Pop collection. You can also get creative by using different lengths of shelves or fixing them on the wall in varying patterns. 

Ledge Shelves

Ledge Shelves

If you’re into minimalistic design, ledge shelves are one of the ideal display options for your Funko Pops. This method is a neat way to arrange Pop figures and only requires a few tools to install. 

You can place this at the end of the hallway, in between cabinets, or over your office desk at home. Also, you can use different types of wood for added accent or purchase shelves from Ikea. 

Acrylic Display Stand Shelves

Take your Funko Pop collection to the next level with the acrylic display stand shelves - the perfect storage idea for avid collectors! This method is often used to display luxury bags and shoes, so displaying your Funko Pops through this will surely make it more fancy-looking.

In addition, using acrylic display shelves is a cool way to showcase Funko Pops, especially if you’re planning to take them out of their box.

2. Display Case

Display Case

While some mistook Funko Pop figurines and other action figures as toys, collectors see them as a form of art that should be treasured [2]. If you consider yourself a Funko Pop aficionado, using a display case is a sign for serious collectors. 

This method is an ideal display option if you decide to unbox your favorite Funko Pops, especially the rarest figure in your collection. Display cases are also recommended for building your own Funko Pop museum.

3. Geek Stackable Shelves Display

Since the Funko Pops line expands from time to time, the Geek stackable shelves display is the best solution to organize a growing collection. This method works similarly with a display case, but it’s much better as you can keep a Funko Pop in good condition after you unbox them. This can also fit around 3 to 5 figures comfortably.

It offers more space like bookcases as you can stack them up, so keeping Pop figure boxes won't be a problem. 

4. Bookcase

Bookcase

If you’re looking for sturdy display cases, then a bookcase is your best choice. This one offers a lot of space and is ideal if you have a bunch of Funko Pops to display. You can also use bookcases if you plan to fill a room with Funko Pop figures.

For example, you can use a bookcase to display your favorite figures or line them up on one shelf, so it’s visible at eye level. 

5. Action Figure Stands

Aside from display cases, the action figure stands are another interesting method our team recommends. Action figure stands are easy to assemble and are perfect for showcasing Funko Pops after you unbox them.

However, choosing a safe location should be considered when using this method. You can opt to set it up on a display table in your game room or a bookcase. You can also use this if you’re storing your Pop figures inside an acrylic or glass cabinet.

6. Stack Them (For Boxed Items Only)

Stack Them (For Boxed Items Only)

Nonetheless, if you’re keeping Pop figures boxes, you no longer need to purchase a display case or bookcase as you can stack them up. This method doesn't cost anything at all, and displaying Funko Pops with its box is the true sign of avid collectors.

Do note that when stacking your Pop figures with their boxes, it is recommended to choose a safe location, such as a spare room intended for storing collectibles. 

7. Acrylic Riser Stand

Now, if you’re purely collecting Funko Pop characters without the intention of selling them, opting for the acrylic riser stand allows you to admire your favorite figures in their full glory. 

This method is ideal for showcasing Funko Pops on your gaming den or display table after you unbox them. Furthermore, the acrylic riser stand is a space saver method as you can place it on bookcases. 

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8. Glass Cabinet

Glass Cabinet

A fancy way to display Funko Pops, glass cabinets are the perfect display case that is worth the price for its quality. This is easily one of the best ways to showcase and protect unboxed Funko Pop figures as it keeps dust away from your collection.

In addition, some glass cabinets come with locks, so you can be assured that your most valuable Pop is safe from being stolen. 

9. Pastry Cabinet Acrylic Display

Moreover, if you’re searching for display cases for a small collection of unboxed Funko Pops, the pastry cabinet acrylic display is a good option. This method is also perfect for showcasing a few of your favorite Pop figures, as you can place them on your table or any area in the house where you can easily spot them. 

10. Wedding Party Cupcake Display (Acrylic)

Wedding Party Cupcake Display (Acrylic)

If you’re a bit thrifty and looking for a cost-effective but creative way for Funko Pop displays, you can reuse a wedding party cupcake display. This is perfect if you want to flaunt your Pop figures without their boxes, and you can use as many stands as you want to decorate your desk.

Moreover, using cupcake holders gives you more area for display while only occupying minimal space. 

11. Baseball Bat Display Case

An unconventional method to flaunt your Funko Pops, the baseball bat display case is a great alternative for shelves and stands. This type of display case is ideal for small to growing collections as you can stack it up.

You can also use this to form several layers of shelves by leaving a space in between display cases, so you can arrange your Pop figures on top of it. 

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12. 3 Tier Half Moon Shelf Unit

3 Tier Half Moon Shelf Unit

If you’re looking for displays to accentuate tables, walls, or the end of the hallways, the 3-tier half moon shelf unit is another great option to showcase your Funko Pop figures since it perfectly blends with the rest of the furniture.

This rack is available in wood or acrylic and can be bought with a stand or mounted on walls. It is also perfect for displaying selected collections, especially your favorite Pops. 

13. Combination Of Two (Or More) Shelving Methods

Lastly, you can step up your game by combing two or more shelving methods, especially if you like aesthetically pleasing display shelves. For example, you can use floating shelves with the baseball bat display case to artistically accentuate your walls.

You can also use an action figure stand and place it on bookcases or glass cabinets. 

Special Tip: Use Backlights/LED Lights

Special Tip: Use Backlights/LED Lights

With the nostalgia Funko Pop figures bring, there is no limit to collecting as you can keep varying genres and characters in your collection [3]. 

So, if you want to enhance the beauty of your collectibles, we recommend using LED lights to illuminate each figure perfectly, be it in a box or an unboxed Funko Pop.

By using LED light strips on your displays, you can stick them anywhere since it’s powered by batteries and is easier to fix. 

You also don't have to pay an additional price for installation as you can cut it to your desired size. Arranging your Pop figures with the extra illumination would definitely make it more stunning.

FAQs

Is it easy to DIY a Funko Pop shelf?

Yes, it is! With a little creativity and finding a how-to video tutorial on YouTube, making a DIY Funko Pop shelf will be easy.

Just look for a video that features the type of shelf idea you want or is ideal for beginners, purchase the necessary materials for your DIY project, and start crafting!

How do you display Funko Pops on the wall?

One of the best and safest Funko Pop Displays for a minimalistic design is to use wall-mounted shelves.

You can also opt for the “floating pops” method if you have a smaller collection but make sure to install it properly so that the figures won't fall off. Moreover, a baseball bat display case is also great for displaying your Pops on the wall.

Key Takeaways

With our shelf ideas guide, we hope you’ve found the best method to display your Funko Pops collection. Although some of the methods in this guide are recommended for certain purposes, choosing which works for you is based on your preferences. You can also get more creative by combining different shelving methods and backlights to accentuate your collection.

Also, if you’re collecting or looking for a gift for your loved ones, check out this page for more Funko Pop figures and collectibles!

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References:

  1. https://medium.com/@social_28780/should-you-unbox-your-funko-pop-figures-520d520f20d9
  2. https://www.thejakartapost.com/culture/2022/03/22/figurine-collecting-invaluable-beyond-their-worth.html
  3. https://www.vox.com/the-goods/2019/8/13/20798910/funko-pop-vinyl-figurines-collectibles

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