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Funko Europe launches virtual showroom of more than 400 products for ’21

The pop culture consumer products specialist, Funko Europe, has opened the virtual doors of its first-ever online showroom, a platform launched in the absence of trade shows this season. Now open to retail customers and media, the virtual showroom – also launched in lieu of being able to present at …

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Pokémon celebrates 25 years with toy partner collabs, card game extensions, and a music programme led by Katy Perry

The Pokémon Company International is celebrating its milestone 25th anniversary with a wide-ranging raft of new partnerships, product roll-outs, and activations that includes special anniversary merchandise from licensees such as Jazwares, Mattel, Funko, and The Wand Company. New product from its portfolio of global partners will coincide with landmark partnerships …

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Funko taps ChizComm as multi-media partner for the launch of new toy line Snapsies

The pop culture specialist, Funko, has appointed the media expert ChizComm Beacon Media to handle the multi-platform media for its newest toy line, Snapsies. The appointment has been made as Funko continues its push towards a more diversified toy portfolio. Under the appointment, ChizComm Beacon Media will handle kids media …

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Funko to kick off the New Year with all-virtual Funko Fair event

The pop culture specialist, Funko, is kicking off the New Year with the launch of its first Funko Fair, a two-week long virtual event that aims to introduce fans and partners to new products expected to hit retail later this year. Funko has already confirmed a line-up of licensing partners …

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Licensing special: Funko’s Loungefly brand sees sales surge and global growth of 25 per cent as pop culture demand outweighs pandemic

While it’s true enough that the world’s pandemic crisis saw some of the biggest forms of live entertainment hit the pause button for the best part of the year, the likes of Disney’s portfolio of theme parks that draw all manner of pop culture enthusiasts year on year, the desire …

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Smyths Toys Superstores brings Oscar and this year’s hot toys to life in its 2020 ad spot

Smyths Toys Superstores has unveiled its brand ad for Christmas 2020, bringing its popular mascot Oscar back into the spotlight, alongside an expanse of toys tipped to be top sellers by the European retailer this festive season. Following a tease campaign that ran across social media channels this week that …

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Funko CEO Brian Mariotti praises global teams amid ‘challenging 2020’ as Q3 sales dip 14 per cent

Despite a decrease of 14 per cent in net sales in its third quarter financials year on year, Funko’s CEO Brian Mariotti has praised the efforts of the pop culture specialist’s international teams in its executions throughout a challenging 2020, and believes the firm is ‘well-positioned for the Holiday season’ …

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Mattel’s Real Moves The Child plush steals show at Disney’s first Mando Monday

It was a new remote-control plush version of The Child – affectionately otherwise known as Baby Yoda – from Mattel that stole the show when Disney Consumer Products and Lucasfilm finally lifted the lid on a swathe of new Star Wars toys and products during its first ever Mando Monday …

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Funko names former Hasbro senior director Malcolm Ottley its new VP of sales for EMEA

Funko has appointed the former Hasbro senior director, Malcolm Ottley to the role of vice president of sales for its EMEA business, where he will take on a major strategic role heading up the outfit’s sales department. A toy sales veteran, Ottley joins the unit from Hasbro, where he spent …

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Smyths Toys and Funko launch Oscar Pop! Vinyl to raise money for Great Ormond Street

The UK toy giant, Smyths Toys, has teamed with Funko to create a special Smyths Toys exclusive Pop! Vinyl figure of the retailer’s own mascot, Oscar in a fundraising effort for the Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity in support of seriously ill children across the UK. The initiative kicked …

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