Tag Archives: Pop Culture

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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The Koyo Store lands Games Workshop deal to launch Warhammer 40,000 collectables

The entertainment merchandise specialist, The Koyo Store, has secured the global rights to create a range of officially licensed Warhammer 40,000 collectables through a new partnership with Games Workshop. The deal marks a major success for The Koyo Store as the range will not only be sold through Games Workshop’s …

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Pop culture toy specialist Boss Fight Studio to launch Popeye the Sailor action figures

The pop culture specialist and action figures aficionado, Boss Fight Studio has struck up a new partnership with King Features Syndicate to create and launch a range of action figures and collectables based on Popeye the Sailor comics and cartoons. The deal was brokered by FanGirl Consulting and Brand Management …

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Spin Master and GUND to roll out board game and new plush lines for Silvergate’s Hilda

Silvergate Media has detailed a tranche of new partners for its popular animated series, Hilda, that includes not only a direct to retail partnership with the pop culture specialist, Forbidden Planet, but the series’ first board game courtesy of Spin Master and an extension of its successful plush line with …

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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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Chess, anyone? Netflix’s The Queen’s Gambit has unlocked an international resurgence

Like the best set traps in the now famed Sicilian Defence, Netflix has given us perhaps the resurgence that no one saw coming. Chess is in vogue.  There’s no need to read that again, it’s a phrase that will be repeated throughout this coming feature: chess, thanks to the roaring …

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Anderson Entertainment signs new ITV Studios deal that allows it to grow portfolio of toys, figurines and more

Anderson Entertainment, the home of the iconic retro properties Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet, UFO, and Space: 1999, has signed an agreement with ITV Studios that will enable it to expand its portfolio into toys and figures, as well as publishing, gifting, homewares and clothing. The new agreement allows Anderson Entertainment, the …

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OPINION – Hurrah for the madding crowd: How crowdfunding is fueling the flames of fandom

It’s like the old Funko strapline says: Everybody’s a fan of something. It’s no secret that adult fandom has become an increasingly important market to the toy industry and pop culture scene in general, but – with limited shelf space among retailers – just how can brands and manufacturers cater …

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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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Waxwork Records opens the Universal vault to celebrate Halloween with latest Spinatures

The US underground and pop culture specialist Waxwork Records is celebrating the witching season with the expansion of its partnership with Universal and the studio’s vault of classic Monster and Horror films. This time it’s Halloween favourite, Michael Myers – as seen in Halloween II – and Halloween III’s Trick …

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