WHO ARE YOU?
I am Axl, born and bred in Christchurch. I moved to Wellington in 2016. Pop! Daddy is a solo project.
WHAT DO YOU OFFER?
We offer Pop Culture collectibles ranging from cosplay to comics, clothing to board games and everything in between. We want to be able to offer these products at a fair price. I personally understand what it's like to enjoy a fandom but find it a bit hard on the wallet.
WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED AND WHAT AREAS DO YOU SERVICE?
I am based in Wellington, New Zealand. We service both Australia and New Zealand.
WHEN DID YOU BEGIN THIS BUSINESS?
This business has been operating for since June 2021. Prior to that I had my own media company specialising in photography and video production.
WHY POP! DADDY?
Why not?! I have always had an interest in Pop Culture and what it offers. I would say my enthusiasm began when I first watched The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, and since then my favorite franchises include The Walking Dead, Marvel, Doctor Who and Star Wars. My business background includes retail, and have often thought about branching out and creating my own company from one Pop Culture enthusiast to another.
WHAT VALUES DROVE YOU TOWARDS THIS BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY?
I enjoy seeing a smile on my customers face after being able to serve them. I work hard to make sure that customer satisfaction happens every time, and therefore I search long and hard to bring them the best products/service that I can.
WHAT MAKES YOU DIFFERENT?
It's not all about making money for me, it's about building relationships and rapport with others. I know that sounds cliche, but it is what it is. If there is something that has made a customer unhappy, I will do what I can to make their frown, upside down.
We also source products that aren't commonly found in other Pop Culture stores, and we bring them together. So no longer do you have to go to one store for a Funko Product, and to another for a Diamond Painting. You can do all that here at Pop! Daddy.