Brandon Vera Joins the Comic Odyssey Grand Launch on Shopee
MANILA On August 10th, renowned comics and collectible retailer Comic Odyssey launched its newest store officially on the Shopee e-commerce platform. Kicking off with a week-long Grand Launch Sale featuring up to 60% off on selected items, Comic Odyssey surprised fans by announcing that international mixed martial arts superstar Brandon “The Truth” Vera would be guesting on their official livestream show!
Scheduled for August 14th at 3pm (Philippine time), Vera will appear on Comic Odyssey LIVE with regular hosts Aise Solis and Paul Chuapoco as the featured guest in a segment highlighting collectors from all walks of life. Currently in Guam for the birth of his first child, the reigning ONE Heavyweight Champion will be joining the program via video call to discuss his passion for Funko Pops, the vinyl figures that have taken the collecting world by storm.
Instantly recognizable for his high-impact style and intimidating ring presence, Vera’s hobby often surprises people outside of the collecting community. Pre-pandemic, however, it wasn’t unusual to spot Vera at collector shops (such as Comic Odyssey’s own Eastwood branch!) or toy and comic conventions.
When asked how his emotions compared between winning the World Heavyweight title and the birth of his son, an ecstatic Vera said, “It is the exact same and indescribable – something that you have to experience and go through to understand.” Of course, he added, he would be happy to share his hobby with his son (and any future siblings) when the time comes.
“Everything I have is his or theirs. This is their stuff! If they are into it, then it is theirs. I will take him to all the shows, take him to all the cons…we are doing all of the nerdy stuff!” Comic Odyssey Live will stream on Comic Odyssey YouTube, Facebook, and Shopee Live on August 14, at 3pm. The Comic Odyssey Grand Launch Sale on Shopee runs from August 10-16. For more information, follow @comicodyssey and @popsbyCO on social media.