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Funcoland Sign Found in Minneapolis from Original Employee!


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Back in October of 2017 I found an ad on craigslist for a Funcoland sign. I had seen these signs before, but as far as game related signage goes, they're really uncommon and don't come up for sale very often. As far as I understand, there are two versions of the neon signs, one that is around 30" long, and the one I have which is around 46" long. Anyways, I contacted the seller and she agreed to meet. Her name was Holly, and she worked in the Funcoland warehouse which was located in Eagan MN (Funcoland was founded and based in MN). When Funcoland was in the process of being acquired by Gamestop and operations moved to Texas, her manager at the time said she could keep this particular sign. It was new, and was never actually hung in a Funcoland store. Holly had plans of putting together a gameroom one day and hanging the sign, but never got around to it. She said she was open to offers, so while I was there I made her an offer and we had a deal! I think it's probably my favorite display piece, and the one that I would be the most reluctant to sell. Here are some pics of when I picked it up, and where it ended up in my room.







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That’s an awesome sign, I still remember the funcoland I used to go to as a kid. It’s still there in the same building except it has the dastardly GameStop on the building lol.


I would love to score one of these one day. I’m still on the hunt for price sheets for December 96 if someone wants to trade for one I have. Would have to look up month and years I have.

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On 11/1/2019 at 3:06 PM, snk2d4ever said:

I'm still on the lookout for one.

I've noticed they sure don't come up for sale often. I've had some pretty wild offers for mine. Best of luck on your search!

On 11/1/2019 at 3:22 PM, B.A. said:

The sign is great, the real problem is your lack of CRT's. 

😉 We make due with what we have sometimes.

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