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FAO Schwarz opens in Milan with dedicated FUNKO space

The first continental-European store of FAO Schwarz has opened in Piazza Cordusio, in the heart of Milan. Funko Europe has collaborated with FAO Schwarz to create a 14 sq m space within the store with iconic Funko touches and exclusive products. The Funko offering will be dialling up its endless categories …

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Funko releases two new Grinch-themed Christmas games

Inspired by holiday favourite How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Funko Games has brought the classic tale to life in two new games, just in time for the festive season. Set in Who-ville, Dr. Seuss Merry Grinchmas (MSRP $19.99) is “equal parts sweet family board game and heirloom keepsake” that comes …

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shopDisney gears up for Halloween with exclusive line of Hocus Pocus merchandise

With Halloween fast approaching, the Disney Store is ahead of the game. “This year, an extra special line exclusive to shopDisney is Hocus Pocus, celebrating the classic film and getting people excited for next year’s sequel on Disney+,” says Karen Austin Billinghurst, Buying Director, The Disney Store. The store’s Hocus …

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Dr. Seuss kicks off Christmas with a raft of brand-new licensing partnerships for The Grinch

Dr. Seuss Enterprises, the leading global children’s entertainment company, is welcoming the holiday season with a broad and diverse licensing program for one of its most iconic properties, the Grinch. Building off the success of Grinchmas 2020, which saw early sellouts and record sell-through rates, this year’s programme for The Grinch will focus on a premier global …

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US News | Funko partners with Hallmark and Walmart to deliver a pop culture Christmas

Funko is expanding across the seasonal aisle this year thanks to an exclusive partnership with the US retailer Walmart that will see the pop culture specialist release Pop! inspired Hallmark ornaments and wrapping paper in time for the Christmas and holiday season. Hallmark has been a staple of the holiday …

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When Geek Culture went Pop! | Kids Industries on how we’ve all become geeks (without even realising)

Aleksandra Szczerba, researcher at Kids Industries, explores the ubiquity of geek culture today, and the very real chance that if you’re reading this, you’ve long since become one. No longer constrained by the four walls of a dimly-lit basement or the stacks of a comic book store. No longer only …

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Funko EMEA appoints regional sales director to spur its ‘phenomenal European takeover’

The pop culture specialist, Funko has bolstered its EMEA sales management team with the appointment of the former MGA Entertainment sales director, Karen Athill. Joining the European arm of the US headquartered collectables specialist, Athill takes on the role of regional sales director, where she will lead the regional sales …

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Funko prepares for ‘long term international growth’ with executive moves after record Q2

Funko’s president, Andrew Perlmutter is to be appointed the firm’s new CEO as Brian Mariotti transitions to the newly created role of chief creative officer, detailing the top level moves the same week the firm delivered ‘its largest topline quarter in company history.’ Last week, the pop culture specialist revealed …

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Funko launches new philanthropic initiative to support communities through Pops! with Purpose

Funko has detailed the launch of Pop! with Purpose, a new philanthropic initiative that will see Funko donate proceeds from the sales of a special collection of Funko Pops! to charities close to the hearts of its employees, Funko fans and the wider community. The programme will receive an official …

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Funko and Smiffys among roster of partners for 40th anniversary of Danger Mouse

Funko and Smiffys have joined a line up of premium licensing partners to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Boat Rocker Studios’ iconic animated series, Danger Mouse, with a raft of new launches across the collectables, dress up, and gifting sectors. Licensing partners signed up to mark the milestone anniversary span …

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