Since 1862, FAO Schwarz has been creating a whole world of imagination, adventure, wonder—and one-of-a-kind toys for all ages. You’re invited to join the celebration as well and perhaps even collect a classic icon.
To commemorate the momentous occasion three Pop! variants were made, and nearly 10,000 people flocked to the flagship store location on Saturday, October 8th! Thousands more came to join for FAO Schwarz and Rockefeller Plaza hosted Family-Friends event. Magicians, Broadway Cares, the American Ballet Theatre students, and balloon artists all performed during the festivities. Magnolia Bakery and Van Leeuwen Ice Cream provided a delightful variety of sweet treats. There were craft activities and you could skate with Toy Soldiers at Flipper’s Roller Boogie Palace. There was so much more to experience too!
Funko POP! Toy Soldier Celebrates 160th Anniversary of FAO Schwarz
David Niggli, Chief Merchandising Officer at FAO Schwarz, discusses the excitement of FAO Schwarz’s 160th Anniversary celebrations and the collaboration with Funko to create the limited-edition Pop! Toy Soldier collectibles. See the regular and chase versions as well as a close up of the limited, Swarovski crystal adorned, Pop! Toy Soldier. Commemorating icons, characters, and key moments throughout all of pop culture, Funko is thrilled to unveil such a unique collectible. #Funko #FunkoPOP
Pop!-ing onto the scene were Pop! Toy Soldier with a 1 in 6 chance of finding the Diamond Collection chase, and the Swarovski® crystal adorned Pop! Toy Soldier. FAO Schwarz sold a limited number of these crystal embellished Pop! Toy Soldiers which sold out immediately, though there are Pop! Toy Soldier collectibles still available in-store and on their website FAOSchwarz.com.
FAO Schwarz is open all year long and includes an incredibly detailed and large section dedicated to Funko! March to a commandingly merry beat this holiday season and expand your Pop! Ad Icons set. The Funko section includes other fan favorite collectibles as well as a build-your-own Funko Pop! Factory section which features Freddy Funko and Monster pieces so that you can create your own unique Pop! collectible.
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