Collectors’ heaven in Greenhills, San Juan
Fan merchandise can easily be bought online, but this doesn’t guarantee authenticity and product quality. Bogus sellers also add to collectors’ trust issues. Thankfully for collectors in the metro, the newly-opened CO. collectible store has rows of Funko Pop figures, NBA cards, game cards, and K-pop photocards.
This heaven for hobbyists in Greenhills was made possible through the collaboration of 3 collectible merchants. These are Third Culture for K-pop merchandise, Monster Pulls for NBA cards and game cards, and Pops.ph for Funko Pops.
Various Funko Pop figures
Some of the newest Funko Pops at the store
Image credit: Greenhills Mall
CO. has a wide variety of Funko Pop figures for almost every fandom.
There are figures of characters from TV series such as F.R.I.E.N.D.S, Stranger Things, and La Casa de Papel (Money Heist). There are also anime characters from Demon Slayer, Hunter X Hunter, and Sailor Moon, and game characters from Overwatch and Dungeons & Dragons. Of course, every good Funko Pop store has Marvel superhero figures.
Many of the shop’s figures, including the BTS Dynamite Funko Pops, are currently sold out due to high demand, but you can check out Pops.ph’s Facebook or website to get a glimpse of what they have in store at CO.
K-pop photocards starting at P55
TWICE and BTS photocards on display at the store
Image credit: CO.
K-pop photocards at CO. start at P55 (~USD1.10). In particular, these are photocards from the girl group TWICE’s latest Taste of Love and Eyes Wide Open albums. The store has rows of these, including pre-order benefit (POB) photocards from international K-pop online stores such as withDRAMA. CO. also sells signed and sealed TWICE albums for P9,000 (~USD180.45).
For boy group fans, CO. only has BTS’ Butter and BE Essential album photocards in store for now. However, K-pop collectors can look forward to more merch from other K-pop groups such as Stray Kids.
A wall of NBA cards
Image credit: Monster Pulls
You can buy single NBA cards at CO. starting from P15 (~USD0.30). They have cards from different sets such as Panini lllusions, Mosaic, and Chronicles. For those who want to complete their collection fast, they also have complete hobby boxes like the Panini Prizm and the 2020 NBA Champions.
CO. also has NFL, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Pokémon cards, and more to cater to collectors of different interests. Besides sports and trading cards, CO. also sells premium binders so you won’t have to worry about storing your collectors’ items properly.
Buying CO. merchandise online
Although Metro Manila is going to be under ECQ starting on Friday, 6 August, you can still purchase CO.’s collector items. The store is planning to have a live selling stream on Facebook. Funko Pop collectors can also get Pop.ph’s personal shopper service by messaging them on Facebook.
There are also other easier ways to buy from the shops under CO. They have websites and accounts on various platforms to cater to every customer.
Third Culture (K-pop merch)
Address: 3F Shoppesville, Greenhills Mall, San Juan City, Metro Manila
Opening hours: Mon–Thu, 11AM-7PM | Fri– Sun, 10AM- 7PM
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