Tag Archives: Pop Culture

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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Pokémon is heading to the BBC as iPlayer catches series and movies for the first time

The British broadcaster has acquired two complete story arcs from the Pokémon the Series collection to be housed on the BBC iPlayer, along with the story arcs’ accompanying feature-length Pokémon the Movie for both linear broadcast and the iPlayer. This will mark the first time that Pokémon has been broadcast …

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Watch | Full trailer for Netflix’s final Transformers installment War for Cybertron: Kingdom lands

The full trailer for the third and final part of Netflix’s animated Transformers series, Transformers: War for Cybertron: Kingdom has landed. War for Cybertron: Kingdom introduces a line up of characters from the popular Beast Wars spin-off as the race to locate the missing AllSpark leads Optimus Prime, the Autobots, …

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Funko brings FunKon to Hollywood with three-day virtual and in-person fan event

The pop culture and consumer products company, Funko is bringing its fan-facing virtual FunKon to Hollywood with a three day event featuring celebrity appearances, behind the scenes content from Funko’s Hollywood store, a host of giveaways, and more. Following on from the success of its other recent virtual events like …

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Nerd is the word | The Insights Family explores the UK’s booming Kidult market

Jurassic Park and Transformers mash-ups, LEGO sets exploring themes of travel, history, science – and iconic worlds of science fiction, of course – and a healthy gaming scene that simply continues to expand and capture new audiences; the toy space is no longer one bound by age restrictions. Here, The …

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Opinion | Channel hopping: Netflix becomes latest global brand to adopt direct to consumer retailing

With Netflix becoming the latest global brand to adopt a direct to consumer model for its portfolio of licensed merchandise, consumer products, and original series brand extensions, industry insights and intelligence expert and seasoned market analyst, Utku Tansel takes a look at the ever-strengthening trend of tapping into the consumer directly …

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Geek Retreat on track to open first 60 of its planned 100 UK stores

Geek Retreat, the geek culture retailer, gaming café and events venue rolled into one, is on track to open 60 of its planned 100 new stores on UK high streets by the end of 2021, creating 360 jobs around the country. The franchise is on track to meet its previously …

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A booming Enterprise | From Star Trek to The Beatles: How Eaglemoss is fuelling the kidult and pop culture market

Now in its fourth decade serving the sci-fi and fantasy collector’s and collectables market, Eaglemoss has become an authority on the topic of pop culture and kidult sectors, supplying some of the most detailed models to be found on the scene today. But there’s a whole lot more to the …

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Geek Retreat marks Star Wars Day and own anniversary with National Autistic Society donation

The geek culture retailer, Geek Retreat, is marking its eighth anniversary this week by donating eight per cent of the turnover it generates today – Tuesday, May the 4th – to the National Autistic Society. The anniversary initiative also happens to coincide with Star Wars – an important day in …

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