News from Funko
November 30 2016
New Marvel and Funko Video
Marvel and Funko have collaborated to create the first-ever Funko animated shorts, the first of which, Spellbound, was released today! There are three Marvel Funko animated shorts in total and each one is ninety seconds in length. Featuring some of Marvel’s most popular Super Heroes and Villains, including Spider-Man, Iron Man, Loki, Rocket, Groot, the Collector, Deadpool, and Venom, the first animated short Spellbound is AVAILABLE NOW on the Marvel YouTube page.
November 22 2016
Funko Donates $1.5 Million in Toys to Support U.S. Marine Toys for Tots Foundation
EVERETT, WA (November 22, 2016) – Funko, one of the leading creators and innovators of licensed pop culture products, announced today that it will provide over $1,500,000 worth of toys to the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Foundation this holiday season.
Funko’s donation amounts to over 250,000 toys that will be distributed through the Toys for Tots foundation to less fortunate children. The company en...
November 15 2016
FUNKO ANNOUNCES KEY SENIOR EXECUTIVE HIRES
Strengthens Management Team and Positions Company for Growth with Addition of Chief Operating Officer, Chief Information Officer, and General Counsel
Everett, WA, November 15, 2016 – Funko, one of the leading creators and innovators of licensed pop culture products, announced today that it has added several highly respected executives to key leadership roles to support the Company’s continued growth. Michael McBreen has been named Chief Operating...
November 10 2016
For immediate release
November 10th, 2016 San Francisco, Ca. Super7 Retail, Inc. and Funko, LLC are pleased to announce that, effective immediately, Super7 Retail will resume designing, manufacturing, and distributing ReAction Figures and related merchandise. Since 2013, Super7 has partnered with Funko to release the ReAction line to great success. Super7 will build on that success by debuting a variety of new and exciting ReAction Figures in the coming months and years. Funko will continue ...
October 28 2016
Funko Strengthens Board of Directors
Former President of Nike Brand, Charles Denson, and Former Chief Strategy Officer of McDonald’s Corporation, Adam Kriger, Named Independent Directors
Everett, WA, October 28, 2016 – Funko, one of the leading creators and innovators of licensed pop culture products, today announced the appointment of Charles Denson and Adam Kriger as independent directors of its Board.
“We are privileged to welcome Charlie and Adam to our Board,” said Brian Mariotti, P...
June 20 2016
EY announced today that Brian Mariotti, Funko CEO, received the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2016 Award in the Consumer Goods and Services category in the Pacific Northwest. The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Mariotti was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a special gala even...
Funko In The News
Marvel heroes pitted against each other in Funko form in new short
Over the past few years, nearly every Marvel superhero has been transformed into an adorable Funko figurine. The table has been set, in other words, for a new series of animated shorts pitting the Funko versions of Marvel characters against each other.....(EW)
The CEO of This Toy Company That Made $400 Million So Far This Year Wants You to Do Something You Love
Funko CEO Brian Mariotti urges entrepreneurs to not be afraid to make mistakes. (Entrepreneur)
Meet the Man Responsible for the Figures You Can't Get Away From
When Brian Mariotti bought a small company called Funko in 2005, it sold $800,000 worth of bobbleheads a year. In 2016, it’s set to bring in more than $400 million..... (Seattle Met)
Stranger Things Gets the Funko Treatment
Just in time for Halloween: Funko has come through on creating Stranger Things Pop Vinyl figurines. (Entertainment Weekly)
Nerd Box Wars
How LootCrate and Funko fueled a subscription business boom.....(Fast Company)
Gilmore Girls Get Funko Pop! Figures
Although the Netflix revival will catch us up to present-day Stars Hollow, the Funko dolls — which will include Lorelai, Rory, and Sookie — are here to take you into the past. (From EW)......
Marvel Animation Announces New Project with Funko
Marvel will be working with Funko to create three animated shorts later in the year
Good Morning America: 'Golden Girls' Action Figures Are Coming
From Good Morning America, the company Funko is releasing action figures of four unlikely heroes: Dorothy, Blanche, Rose and Sofia -- yes, of "The Golden Girls".
Think Of All The Weird, Random Fun You Could Have With These Exclusive ‘Golden Girls’ Action Figures
Uproxx has all the details about Funko's new Golden Girls set
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NEW YORK COMIC CON INTERVIEW: FUNKO BREAKS DOWN THE POP! VINYL FIGURE SENSATION
Funko's Mark Robben talks with FUSE TV about NYCC and the Golden Girls!