Prep those chants and practice your end-zone dance. Warm-ups are underway! And, if you’re a Funatic anticipating Super Bowl LVIII, get hyped up before kick-off with Funko and Loungefly gear. Also, we’re going into overtime with fun ways Funko employees are prepping for the big game. Stick around to tackle a recipe or two!
This is Not a Drill: Expand Your NFL Collection and Gear Up for the Game
If you’re heading to Las Vegas, sparkle with a Loungefly NFL Kansas City Chiefs Sequined Mini Backpack or a Loungefly NFL San Francisco 49ers Sequined Mini Backpack. Pair your backpack with a matching wallet for extra points. Or, bring that bright energy to the party at home. Don’t forget that Loungefly’s NFL sale lasts through February 11. Get 50% off all NFL styles.
Set the Stage for Halftime
Cue the setlist and prepare the display case! Even if you can’t go to the Super Bowl, you can still channel the energy and vibes of the halftime show. Add a Pop! Albums Cover featuring Pop! Usher and the original cover art for the album 8701.
We're Fans Too! Here's What We Do
Most of us at Funko will be watching the game at home or out with friends.
Our Prep Work:
--Frantically buying last-minute fan gear
--Making and eating food all day
What We’re Eating:
--Frozen appetizers, warmed up in the oven or air fryer
--Chips & Dips
A Few Recipes:
Sabrina Chapman (Associate Photographer)
I don't have the full recipe, but one of my family's tailgate dishes is called Shrimp Dogs. According to family legend, back in the early days of tailgating, my grandpa and his buddies would divvy up the food responsibilities, and for one game, the guy who was supposed to bring shrimp for the shrimp cocktail forgot the shrimp, so Grandpa fried some cut-up hot dogs in butter and seasonings and served them with the cocktail sauce, and Shrimp Dogs have been on the menu ever since!
Amber Ackerson (Associate Copywriter, Marketing)
I'm thinking about making some easy slider sandwiches to share. Grab a pack of bread rolls, slice 'em open, and pile the insides with lunchmeat and cheese; top the buns with some melted butter and preferred seasoning, and toast them in the oven for a few minutes to get some melty goodness!
Winning Guacamole Contest Recipe
(Contest was held among Funko Creative Services employees at Everett HQ in the summer of 2022)
Jennifer Marcelo (Product Operations Manager)
½ Fresno pepper
½ white onion
1 heirloom tomato
1 clove of garlic
½ cup of lime juice
Mash the avocados and mix in the rest of the ingredients, with salt, cumin, and cilantro to taste.
(Cecilia Kennedy, Product Copywriter & Editor)
5 cups of cold water
46 ounces of canned pineapple juice, chilled
12 ounces of orange juice concentrate (partially thawed)
12 ounces of lemonade concentrate (partially thawed)
12 ounces of limeade concentrate (partially thawed)
1-liter bottle of club soda
Place all the ingredients into a large punch bowl (except the club soda) and mix. Just before serving, add the club soda. (Note: This punch tastes great with any and all cookies! It’s also fun to use different ice shapes to keep it cold—or fruit juice ice to refresh the punch throughout the party.)
Black Bean Salad (or Dip)
--Two cans of black beans (15.5 ounces each), drained and rinsed
--2 cartons of grape or cherry tomatoes, chopped
--2-3 cloves of garlic
--1 jalapeño, chopped
--1/4 of an onion (white or yellow), chopped
--1/2 cup of cilantro, chopped
--1 teaspoon of cumin
--1/4 teaspoon of salt (add more to taste, if needed)
--1/4 of a teaspoon of granulated sugar
--2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar
Place all ingredients into a bowl and mix them together. Serve with chips—or as a side salad/dish.
(Preheat the oven to 375°)
2 ¼ cups of flour
1 tsp of baking soda
¼ teaspoon of salt
1 cup of butter
¾ cup of brown sugar
2 tsp of butterscotch extract or liquor
1 package of butterscotch-flavored chips/morsels
Combine the flour, salt, and baking soda in one bowl. In another bowl, cream the butter and sugar. Add in the egg and butterscotch morsels. Gradually add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, stirring together until well blended. Drop by spoonfuls onto a baking sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes.
How are you prepping for the Super Bowl game? What are your favorite snacks? Who are you rooting for? What Loungefly or Funko Pop! gear are you bringing to the party? Share your winning game plan on social media, and don’t forget to tag @originalfunko. Go, Team!