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Funko Games: “The future of gaming? Things are going to get weird”

Jay Wheatley, general manager of Funko Games has a simple vision of the future of tabletop gaming as it continues to push boundaries and draw in new audiences, and that’s that things are going to ‘get weird.’ It’s an idea that strikes a particularly sweet chord with the man now …

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Funko, the pop culture lifestyle, and why 2020 is going to be a game changer for its European business

It’s likely the fact that Funko – in one form or another – can be found in most toy shops on the high street or otherwise today, that the firm’s insistence that ‘it is not a toy company,’ takes some time to comprehend. As the pop culture explosion that Funko …

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Funko launches new licensed board games, opens shop-in-shop with Hamleys and moves for the kids toy space

Funko has now partnered with Hamleys Russia to launch a new Funko shop-in-shop in the toy retailer’s flagship Moscow store – helping the firm step its international efforts up a level. The partnership between the two titans kicked off with a launch party to amplify the shop within a shop …

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Funko is relocating its operational base to ‘state of the art’ centre in Coventry

Funko is relocating its operational base to a new ‘state of the art’ distribution centre located in Coventry, in the Midlands, in a move prompted by the firm’s continued ‘exceptional growth’ across the UK and Europe. Since it began trading in January 2017, Funko EMEA has seen significant expansion, with …

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Disney reveals toys and consumer products line up for both Mulan and Onward

In a double whammy for the studio, Disney has revealed the consumer products portfolio for not one but two of its upcoming blockbuster movies, detailing the toy lines and licensed products line-up for both Mulan and its new animated feature film, Onward. Hasbro, Mattel, and Funko join the ranks of …

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Surprise results at Funko as Q4 2019 financials take 8 per cent dip

In a surprise turn of events in the narrative of the pop culture specialist, Funko has detailed lower than expected net sales of $214m in its preliminary fourth quarter 2019 results. The company reported its preliminary financial results for the quarter ended December 31, 2019 this week, showing that it …

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Funko bolsters its EMEA marketing team following a year of growth across the region

Funko has bolstered its EMEA marketing team with a triple hiring for 2020, welcoming a new PR manager, marketing manager, and brand marketing manager to the team. After another year of growth for the company throughout Europe, Funko has completed its EMEA marketing team with three new hires. Based in …

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ITV Studios secures raft of US and Canadian partners for Schitt’s Creek

ITV Studios has detailed a raft of new US and Canadian licensing deals for Schitt’s Creek, as the hit comedy series readies for the launch of its sixth and final season this month. The show received four Emmy, five Critics’ Choice and two SAG nominations, and won multiple Canadian Screen …

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Sony Pictures Consumer Products reveals Jumanji: The Next Level licensing partners

Lanard Toys, Cardinal Games and Funko have been named among a roster of new licensing partners for the action-adventure film franchise, Jumanji. The full announcement has been made this week by Sony Pictures Consumer Products, the merchandising unit of the global entertainment studio, as it prepares for the cinematic release …

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Forbidden Planet to open Europe’s largest comic book and pop culture store in Glasgow

Forbidden Planet is to open the UK and Europe’s largest comic book and pop culture store when it opens the doors to its new Glasgow location this week. Following a successful 31 years on Glasgow’s Buchanan Street, the pop culture and collectables specialist is relocating to Sauchiehall Street, where it …

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