A-mazing twists and turns await! This month’s My First Funko post features a rock-solid collectible. Come on over across the bridge to read about a Funko employee’s favorite movie, first Funko Pop!, and inspiration.
What is your name and job title at Funko?
Lesley Fox, Director, Social Media and Influencer
What is your first Funko collectible, and where do you display it?
My first Funko collectible was the Ludo Funko Pop! from the film Labyrinth. He is displayed in a cabinet in my living room among my other favorite treasures.
Is there a special story/memory behind your first Funko collectible?
Labyrinth is my favorite movie since I was a child. I have it entirely memorized from start to finish. My twelve-year-old dog is named Ludo (though he doesn’t resemble the giant orange puppet in any way), and a friend gifted me the Ludo Pop! for my birthday seven years ago. She and I share our love for Labyrinth and even dressed as Sarah and Jareth, the Goblin King for Halloween in college. Labyrinth has been a part of my life ever since I can remember, so having one of my favorite characters immortalized on my shelf brings me joy on a daily basis.
How does this Funko Pop! help inspire your work?
Ludo reminds me that everyone has a passion, affinity, or fandom that means something special to them. In my work on our social channels, I try to keep that in mind when creating content that will resonate with people like this Pop! resonated with me. Through our Funko community, I love seeing the connections people build through their collections and shared interests, and that inspires me and reminds me of the “why” we do what we do at Funko.
Now, It's Your Turn!
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