This article is about the American toy company. For topics with similar names, see Funco (disambiguation).
American toy company
Funko Inc. is an American company that manufactures licensedand limited pop culture collectibles, best known for its licensed vinylfigurines and bobbleheads. In addition, the company produces licensed plush, action figures, and electronic items such as USB drives, lamps, and headphones.
Founded in 1998 by Mike Becker and Claudia Becker, Funko was originally conceived as a small project to create various low-tech, nostalgia-themed toys. The company's first manufactured bobblehead was of the well-known restaurant advertising icon, the Big Boy mascot.
Sold in 2005, Funko, LLC, is now headed by CEO Brian Mariotti. Since then, the company has increased the scope of its toy lines and signed licensing deals with major companies such as Disney, Marvel Entertainment and Major League Baseball
Funko was founded in 1998 by toy collector Mike Becker at his home in Snohomish, Washington. He started the business after failing to find an affordable coin bank of the Big Boy Restaurants mascot, instead licensing the rights to make his own coin banks from a Big Boy franchise in Michigan. The coin banks failed to sell and the franchise filed for bankruptcy protection, but Funko remained in business after licensing the rights to bobbleheads for Austin Powers, which sold 80,000 units. After this, some of the first characters that Funko sold were the Grinch, Tony the Tiger, and Cheerios mascot, the honeybee. In 2005, Becker sold Funko to its current CEO, Brian Mariotti, who moved its offices to Lynnwood, Washington, and significantly expanded the company's licensed product lines. In 2011, Funko began selling their Pop! Vinyl line of figurines. By 2012, the company had sold more than $20 million worth of merchandise.
The company was sold to Fundamental Capital, a private equity firm, in 2013 to raise funds. ACON Investments, LLC announced in late 2015 that it had acquired Funko from Fundamental Capital, LLC, but would keep current staff and the head of company.
By 2016, it had outgrown its original headquarters in Everett and announced plans to move into a downtown building with more space and a retail store. Funko acquired British toymaker Underground Toys, also its European distributor, in early 2017. Funko opened its new headquarters and 17,000-square-foot (1,600 m2) flagship store in downtown Everett on August 19, 2017. Funko was listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange on November 2, 2017, but suffered the worst initial public offering of the 21st century, with shares falling by 40 percent and only raising $125 million.
The company opened its second storefront in November 2019, located in Hollywood, Los Angeles. It has 40,000 square feet (3,700 m2) of space and includes life-size statues and movie "sets".
Products are designed at the Funko headquarter in Downtown Everett, WA, United States and in many locations throughout the U.S. as well. New figures are designed with input from licensors, in-studio artists, and fans through social media. Funko artists use ZBrush to create digital models that are revised before being made into prototype sculptures, which are sent for approval from manufacturers and licensors. The completed figures are manufactured at factories in China and Vietnam.
Funko has created approximately 20 thousand (19,913) different products in dozens of different toy lines since its inception. The first, Wacky Wobblers, is a line of bobbleheads depicting various characters, mainly from popular culture, such as Betty Boop, Cap'n Crunch, and The Cat in the Hat. The company's mascot, a recurring character in the Funko franchise, is Freddy Funko, who was introduced in the year of 2002. The lucky ones who got their hands on this Feddy Funko, were the ones who joined the Funko Funklub.
Funko's Pop! Vinyl line are figures modelled in a style similar to the Japanese chibi style. The figures have large squarish heads, disproportionately small bodies, and large, circular black eyes. The figures typically depict licensed characters from franchises such as Doctor Who, Marvel, DC, Disney, Star Wars, Wizarding World, and other pop culture entities. After a preview line of DC Comics characters were released at San Diego Comic-Con 2010, the Funko Pop! line of products was fully revealed in 2011 at the New York Toy Fair.
The exaggerated body proportions of Pop! figures have invited comparisons with Good Smile’s Nendoroid figures, which are similarly described as "chibi". Both product lines depict characters from many different franchises.
Most Funko Pop! figures are not bobbleheads, as their heads do not move. However, all Star Wars figures in the line are bobbleheads, as well as most Marvel figures. This is to avoid licensing conflicts with Hasbro, the company which holds the license to make ordinary (non-bobblehead) figures of characters from these franchises.
Various other products have been released using the Pop! brand and its character stylization, such as plush toys, T-shirts, keychains (miniaturized versions of the normal figures), and ceramic mugs, the latter of which are enlarged, hollow copies of a figure's head, with a handle attached.
Within the Funko Pop! product line, there is a series known as Pop! Rides, featuring the Funko Pop figure in a vehicle which is much characterized to be linked to Funko Pop figure this can a car or a vehicle at mentioned before. The Funko Pop! line also has figures that are larger than the standard figure, in 6-inch, 10-inch, 18-inch, and the now-retired 9-inch size. In addition, Funko produces Pop! Deluxes, where a character is seated on external set pieces, such as a throne, and occasionally a vehicle or creature (only for the Star Wars line). Funko has also begun creating Movie and Comic Moments, which feature posed Pop! figures interacting with each other and on display bases in ways that replicate moments from different movies and comic books. Funko has also created a line featuring artists with their album covers, this line can be found as Pop! Albums.
At Toy Fair 2015, Funko announced a new offshoot brand called Vinyl Sugar, with lines including Dorbz, Vinyl Idolz, Vinyl Vixens, and Super Deluxe Vinyls.
In March 2018, Funko announced Funko Cereal, including mini-Pop! characters inside each box. The first line was released in June 2018, and featured pop culture characters Freddy Krueger, Elvira: Mistress of the Dark, and Beetlejuice, among others.
At Toy Fair 2019, Funko announced a new line of Pop! Vinyl figures; Pop! Town, initially including Ghostbusters, Scooby-Doo, SpongeBob SquarePants, and The Nightmare Before Christmas. This line includes a Pop! Vinyl figure alongside a stylized version of a landmark building from the source material.
Other current product lines include Hikari, Legacy Collection, FunkO’s, Fabrikations, Mopeez, Rock Candy, Vinyl Soda, and Ad Icons. Former product lines include Spastik Plastik, Blox, FunkoVision, Funko Plushies, Funko Force, Reaction Figures, and Wacky Wobblers.
A chase variant is any Funko product within a series that is a rare variation on the original mold, originally at a ratio of 1/36 that has since increased to 1/6. This variance can be as simple as a color change, or as complex as a totally new mold. Common variances include different molds or character poses, a flocked (fuzzy) finish, metallic paint, glitter, and translucence. They are randomly inserted into shipments, and are highly sought after by collectors, often reselling for much higher prices. Also, some chase variants have the character without their suits or with their suits if they are a superhero. Some of these variables are not worth much if the chase has been around long enough for a lot of people to get it.
Dorbz typically have a round smiling head and cylindrical body. Dorbz are smaller than the normal Funko Pop! figure. They are not as popular as the Funko Pop! and are smaller than the normal Funko Pop! figures. The line has been discontinued.
The Mystery Mini series consists of a group of blind boxes that have a random character within, from a variety of series. Examples of Mystery Mini series themes include Five Nights at Freddy's, Blizzard Entertainment's Cute but Deadly, Disney Heroes and Villains, Horror Classics, Asphalt 9: Legends, Steven Universe, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Avengers: Infinity War, and Anime Heroes And Vehicles. The figures are styled differently than the other Funko products. Unlike the other Funko products, there are not usually convention exclusives (the last ones were from 2014), but some stores, such as Hot Topic and FYE, have been known to carry exclusives.
Funko has been offering convention or "con" exclusive versions of their products at various conventions such as San Diego Comic-Con, Emerald City Comic Con, New York Comic Con, Fan Expo, Star Wars Celebration, and E3. This started in 2006 at the San Diego Comic-Con.
Funko has produced figures of famous sports figures, such as NBA basketball's Larry Bird and Michael Jordan, and many more.
In February 2019, Funko acquired award winning board game development studio Forrest-Pruzan Creative forming Funko Games. Funko Games has begun publishing strategy games across different licenses, including their flagship game Funkoverse.
Funko has over 1,100 licenses with different companies.[needs update] Another aspect of their business model is tracking the popularity of a certain item and knowing when to move on to a different character. Funko creates items that appeal to children and adults. This can be noted by their range of figures from Golden Girls to superheroes. Funko comes up with an initial design in 24 hours and can have a product from concept to shelf in 70 days. CEO Mariotti believes that the company's eagerness to gain so many licenses and have a range in products from music icons, video game characters, to action heroes is what has made them succeed.
Collector box subscriptions
In 2015, Funko and Marvel partnered to launch Marvel Collector Corps, a subscription box service featuring exclusive collectibles, apparel, and accessories. Boxes shipped every two months. It subsequently launched a subscription box service for Star Wars items called Smuggler's Bounty, a DC subscription box called Legion of Collectors, and a Disney subscription box called Disney Treasures. Also, the subscription box known as Loot Crate occasionally contains an exclusive Funko Pop! vinyl figure which aligns with each monthly box theme. Loot Crate has offered an exclusive Funko Pop! figure with its other products as well.
As of 2018[update], Funko no longer offers these boxes through a subscription. The Collector Corps, which focuses on Marvel collectibles, is now available through Amazon. The Disney Treasures box, which focused on Disney collectibles, was available at Hot Topic, but ended in October 2019. Star Wars Smuggler's Bounty boxes were available through Amazon, but ended in December 2019.
A film based on the Funko toys is in development at Warner Animation Group. If produced, it may also be the first theatrically released film to crossover Marvel and DC Comics characters; given that characters to be included will be Deadpool, Harley Quinn, Wonder Woman, Darth Vader, Hellboy, Hello Kitty, My Little Pony, and Care Bears.  The film was announced in active development on September 16, 2019, with directors Mark Dindal and Teddy Newton attached to the project.
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Zombie Mysterio A pop culture ad funko pop inspired model
Zombie Mysterio A pop culture ad funko pop inspired model
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Mysterio (Quentin Beck) is a fictional supervillain appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. He is primarily depicted as an enemy of the superheroes Spider-Man and Daredevil. While Mysterio does not possess any superhuman abilities, he is a former special effects artist, illusionist and actor who uses his talents to commit crimes. He is also a founding member of the supervillain team, the Sinister Six.
The character has appeared in numerous media adaptations, including feature films, television series and video games. Mysterio made his live-action debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe film Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019), portrayed by Jake Gyllenhaal. In 2009, Mysterio was ranked as IGN's 85th Greatest Comic Book Villain of All Time.
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We all know these adorable big-headed dolls. In recent years, they have become a trend, and virtually any character, real or fictional, is represented in this format.
That is why many of you have probably wanted to print one of these dolls with your printers, so today we bring you a few models that you will surely love.
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Funko pops to print in 3D for free
If we search in Thingiverse with the keywords “funko pop” we will find that most of the results refer to add-ons for the original funko pops. This can be interesting if we are collectors, since we will find from bases or stands to accessories for our funkos.
If you are looking for funko pop models themselves, you will find that there is not a large assortment of quality models available for free. However, there are a few that might be interesting
In this case we have the spectacular work of a Cults3D artist. This is Venom, inspired by the recently released Sony film. You can find it in Cults3D.
This incredible work will allow us to print in our own house a funko pop of the one and only Stan Lee. If you are a fan of comics or superheroes in general, you can’t miss printing this funko as a tribute to the great Stan.
Neo, from Matrix
This model is special and different. It comes designed in different pieces to be printed in their respective colors. This way you can print the colors separately and then paste them to have a full color figure. This same author has more models but they are not free, we will talk about them later.
Premium Funko pops for 3D printing
We have already shown you four very cool models that you can download and print for free, but you should know that there are some more premium models if we are willing to pay a small cost.
These models are generally better designed or have additional advantages. In the case of the ones we are going to show you now, they are models that are designed to be printed in pieces and assembled later. This way we will not only have a much easier printing but, after a simple assembly, we will have a full color piece that will be the envy of our printer friends.
Link, from the Zeldaseries
This is one of the best in the collection. This is Link, from the Zelda video game saga. This colorful model can be easily printed following the author’s instructions, and we will have a full color funko without the need of painting or post-processing.
I don’t think there’s anyone who doesn’t know Homer Simpson (or maybe where you live you know him as Homero). In this model we can see the father of the Simpson family with his characteristic Duff beer.
Mazinger Z, from the highly acclaimed cartoon series of our childhood arrives at our printers. This model, of the author’s own creation, as there are no official Mazinger funkos, preserves many of the details of our favourite combat robot.
The cosmic cat that won our hearts as children has returned. In this model we can see the blue robot with all its details. Even the real spinning cap!
Create your own Funko Pop to print in 3D
Although we’ve shown you quite a few models that you can print out, you may not have found one that completely convinces you. If so, you can always design your own 3D funko pop.
You can design your funkos from scratch, modelling all parts of the model yourself. For this task we recommend you to use a simple digital sculpture program like Meshmixer or Sculptris. Either of these two programs will allow you to digitally sculpt your model into the desired shape.
Digital sculpting is not an easy process, so you may feel more comfortable using parametric design programs such as Fusion360. This program is free for people who use it as a hobby, so if you want us to do an article on Fusion 360 please leave us a comment.
A third option is to customize a blank model like this one or this one.
All we have to do is download the model and customize it by adding elements we like through a program that allows us to work with 3D models. For this we have many possibilities. The easiest program is probably 3DBuilder, a free and very powerful program that we already talked about in this article and that will surely surprise you. We can also use Thinkercad or Meshmixer for this task, since all of them are capable of making this combination of models.
We can download all kinds of accessories to add to our model, hats, helmets, swords, guns, suits, shoes… Your imagination is the only limit!
If you want us to make an article guiding you through the process of customizing one of these “blank” funko pops models to create a custom one, leave us a comment: we will be happy to read you.
Today we have shown you funko pop models that you can download to print on your own printer. Some of them are free, others are paid, but all of them are great. Don’t hesitate to download some of them and if you need them, we’ll help you print them!
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But finally, my beloved appeared in the doorway, my heart sank with a premonition of finding out the relationship with him. How he will behave, how after all will he treat me. Vitya tilted the box slightly to the side, pulled it towards himself, and I was free.