News from Funko
May 22 2017
Transaction Extends Business into New Accessories Categories
EVERETT, Wash. May 22, 2017-- Funko, LLC, a leading pop culture consumer products company, announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Loungefly, a premiere contemporary fashion accessories company. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Founded in 1998, and based in Southern California, Loungefly designs and sells a wide selection of unique handbags, and fashion accessories under licensed brand...
March 01 2017
EVERETT, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Funko, one of the leading creators and innovators of licensed pop culture products, announced the newest licensed subscription box joining their subscription service offerings – Disney Treasures. The officially licensed Disney Treasures subscription box is the latest box among Funko’s additional subscription offerings from Marvel, Star Wars and DC Comics, and will focus on delivering exclusive Disney Collectibles directly to collectors every other month.
February 23 2017
Funko Wins 2017 Toy Industry Association Collectible of the Year and People’s Choice Award
EVERETT, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Funko, one of the leading creators and innovators of licensed pop culture products, today announced that their Pop! Vinyl brand has been named Collectible of the Year and People's Choice of the Year at the prestigious 2017 Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards. Funko's CEO, Brian Mariotti accepted both awards on behalf of Funko at TOTY Awards gala in New York City on February 1...
January 23 2017
EVERETT, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Funko, one of the leading creators and innovators of licensed pop culture products, announced today that it has completed an agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of Underground Toys Limited (UTL), a leading creator, manufacturer and distributor of licensed products. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Founded in 2001 and based in London, UTL is a provider of award winning toys and entertainment products under licensed brands...
December 12 2016
Funko Announces Headquarters Expansion
Company to Create Pop-Culture Hub in Downtown Everett, WA to Support Continued Growth
New Space to Feature Flagship Retail Store
Everett, WA, December 12, 2016 – Funko, one of the leading creators and innovators of licensed pop culture products, announced today that it has signed a 10-year lease for an 90,000 square foot office space located at 2802 Wetmore Avenue in Everett, WA. The Company, which has always been located north of Seattle and has been...
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
Is It a Toy? Is It Art? Everyone Agrees It’s a Collectible
It stands four feet high, looks like a squat monkey with a giant head and doubles as a chalkboard that can be drawn on and wiped clean. And it costs $5,000.
Is it a toy, or is it art? (New York Times)
Funko Wins 2016 Toy Manufacturer of the Year from Diamond Comics
Diamond Comic Distributors proudly announced the winners of the 2016 Diamond Gem Awards, selected by comic book specialty retailers and celebrated within the comic book industry as an important award honoring sales success.
Get a First Look at Funko's New Rick and Morty Toys
The Adult Swim animated comedy is expanding its partnership with the ultra-hip Funko. (EW)
Everett-based Funko buys British collectibles company
Funko, the fast-growing Everett-based pop culture collectibles company, has acquired London-based Underground Toys as part of Funko’s plans for international growth. (Seattle Times)
Ever Hear Of Funko? They Plan To Be A Billion Dollar Toy Company
Funko plans to be a billion dollar company in five years and you may not even know them. While other toy companies like Hasbro or Jakks Pacific make big bets on 4-5 licenses a year, Funko has over 200 licenses. (Forbes)
Funko unveils Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 figurines (with lots of Baby Groot)
Funko is bringing the galaxy and its guardians to your desk. (EW)
An Exclusive Look at the New Funko 'Lost' Figurines
Funko, the company that set the internet on fire with its "Golden Girls" action figures that debuted at New York Comic Con, and which has immortalized characters from every corner of pop culture from "Gilmore Girls" to the Marvel Universe to "The Walking Dead," is back: with characters from "Lost." (ABC News)
Funko is growing by leaps and bounds, thanks to Spider-Man, Maleficent and friends
Sometime soon, drivers rolling down Wetmore Avenue in downtown Everett may see colorful, 8-to-10-foot statues of Spider-Man, Batman and other familiar characters looming over them from a skybridge and the ledges of an adjoining building. (Seattle Times)
Cort Lane Shares the Story Behind the Delightful Marvel/Funko Pop! Animated Shorts
Marvel and Funko have collaborated to create the first-ever Funko animated shorts, which are just so charming, cute and fun that you’ll want to watch them over and over again. (Collider)
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SEE ROCKET AND GROOT IN MARVEL AND FUNKO'S NEW ANIMATED SHORT
IGN has the exclusive debut of the new short, which pits the two Guardians of the Galaxy members against the Collector. (IGN)