During the summer of 2017, Paul Scardino received a two-pack of Funko Pop! figurines of Hawkeye and Spider-Man from Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War movie for his birthday. Little did he and his family know that this small gift would turn into a record-breaking collection of over 5,000 figurines.
Three years later, Paul officially broke the Guinness World Records title for the largest collection of Funko Pop! figurines with 5,360 different figurines.
After receiving his first two figurines for his birthday, he started researching the types of Funko Pop! figurines available. From that point forward, he looked to collect all the comic book related Funko Pop! figurines (Marvel and DC). He then realized there were several lines, including movies, television and animation. He started his collection by purchasing those that interested him, which grew to collecting most of the lines and trying to complete sets.