Funko Inc. is an American company that manufactures licensed pop culture collectibles
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Headquartered in downtown Everett, WA, Funko is one of the leading creators and innovators of licensed pop culture products to a diverse range of consumers. Funko designs, sources and distributes highly collectible products across multiple categories including vinyl figures, action toys, plush, apparel, housewares, and accessories. Their aim is to provide consumers tangible ways to take their fandom offline.
In 2017, Funko announced that it would be launching an IPO on Nasdaq. As a leader in the large and growing $15 billion global licensed pop culture products market, Funko currently holds one of the largest portfolio of licenses and the rights to create tens of thousands of characters. Funko’s Pop! Vinyl is one of the most popular stylized vinyl collectibles on the market, selling millions of figures to collectors around the world.
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 Marvel, DC Comics, WWE, Lucasfilm, Sony Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon, DreamWorks, Hasbro, CBS, Fox, Warner Bros., Disney, HBO, Peanuts Worldwide, BBC, MLB, NFL, Ubisoft, NBCUniversal, Cartoon Network, Netflix, Mattel, 2K Games, Bethesda Games, The Pokémon Company, Sega, Activision, Capcom, The Jim Henson Company, and Sesame Workshop. Its toys and other products now have worldwide distribution.
EVERETT, Wash., Feb. 27, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Funko, Inc. (“Funko,” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq
“It was a no-brainer to open our second retail location in the television and film mecca of the world – Hollywood,” said Brian Mariotti, Chief Executive Officer at Funko. “We couldn’t be more excited to have a presence among the most influential production studios and creative talent delivering pop culture content.”
The nearly 40,000 square foot space on Hollywood Boulevard is part of the Eastown development, the new place to work, live and play in the heart of East Hollywood. Minutes from the Hollywood Pantages Theater and TLC Chinese Theater, Eastown occupants currently include SoulCycle and Shake Shack.
The U.S. Travel Association reported that Los Angeles County had a record-setting 50 million visitors in 2018. (Los Angeles Times, Jan. 2019)
Funko’s first retail location opened in 2017 at the company headquarters in Everett, Washington and has become a must-see destination for collectors, pop culture enthusiasts and entertainment aficionados.