As 2020 comes to a close, we decided to look back at the top 10 most-read posts on thepopinsider.com. And what we found was something of a time capsule for this unprecedented year, which may not have had fan conventions or new movies, but still showcased the creativity and community that fandoms can offer.

From optimistic, pre-pandemic product previews that we published in February to a 2-year-old listicle that still makes us laugh and a feature highlighting a cosplaying frontline healthcare worker, these posts offer quite a range. Check them out below!

1. ALL THE TOY FAIR FUNKO POP! REVEALS

Did all of these pre-pandemic announcements make it to retail? Scroll through and see.


Amazon's "The Boys" Merch

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2. TAKE ON THE SUPES WITH THIS THE BOYS MERCH

The Vought International Amazon store is still live — check it out!


3. YU-GI-OH! LAUNCHES SHADDOLL SHOWDOWN FOR 2020

This Structure Deck launched in February, featuring revamped art and 10 foil cards.


4. COLLECTIBLES REVIEW: HARRY POTTER MYSTERY WANDS SERIES 2

The wand chooses the collector!


arcade1up pinball

5. HERE’S ALL THE ARCADE1UP GOODNESS FROM CES

The first look at Star Wars pinball, Burger Time, and more.


6. THESE OUTLANDER BOOKENDS WILL SUSTAIN YOU THROUGH DROUGHTLANDER

Sadly, it seems these Craigh Na Dun bookends are yet another casualty of 2020. But look how pretty they would have been!


Maweezy in Valkyrie cosplay | Source:

7. COSPLAY CORNER: A TALE OF TWO MASKS

New Jersey-based cosplayer and nurse Maweezy embodies multiple definitions of hero.


8. 10 OF THE GRUMPIEST, GROUCHIEST CHARACTERS OF ALL TIME

We wrote this in 2018, but tbh it’s never been more relatable.


Source: Fly Nerd; I Gotta Go

9. 10 BLACK-OWNED BUSINESSES GEEKS WILL LOVE

Shop at Black-owned businesses for books, collectibles, pins, games, and more.


10. 5 FANDOM-FUELED DRINKING GAMES FOR A GEEKY NIGHT IN

If you still need New Year’s Eve plans, we’ve got you covered.