When you’re a geek, there comes a time when you love or have a favorite character is oddly obscure in some aspects of the franchise. That obscurity becomes rare unicorn level when it comes to living in a rural area. Geekdom in rural living is like the mythical land of 100 unicorns. So, when you’re at a store and you find something, anything, related to that character, you might revert to a childlike glee. Today, I found Hawkeye in the Funko Pop collection. Only one. Now, there are multiple levels that led to me clutching the box until I reached the car.
One: Our store has only carried Funko Pop figures once before… Two years ago.
Two: There were only six figures sitting on the shelf.
Three: It was the only Hawkeye for the Age of Ultron collection. The others included three Iron Mans and two Captain Americas.
I didn’t realize until I got out to the car and was texting one of my best friends, the one I run a tea cartel with, that it was a bobblehead figure. Rarity level? She searched her local stores on lunch break to find one, nada. She texted the picture I sent her to her mom because her mom happened to be a store that might carry them. All the way in the Chicago area, her mom picked up the only/last Hawkeye on the shelf there. When we hit the jackpot, we share the love.