5 Random Fun Facts about Funko Pop!

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  1. The 1st ever Funko was the bobblehead of the burger franchise character Big Boy. A Washington native called Mike Becker was a big fan of the Big Boy character and wanted a figurine of him. Becker bought the Big Boy license in 1998 and started making figurines, it was this figurine that launched Becker’s toy venture named Funko at the time

 

  1. General Mills cereal characters: Captain Crunch, Count Chocula, and Franken Berry were the first Funko line up. These were the 1st vinyl made characters created for Becker’s line of Wacky Wobblers.

 

  1. In 2009 Funko introduced the Pop line, these were cute anime-style dolls of popular superheroes’ from the DC Comics line up. Funko Pops made their debut at the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con.

 

  1. Fans were initially not interested in these new Pops, and it wasn’t till after Funko attained licensing for Game of Thrones & the Walking dead that these new Pops took off. It so happens, the Pop figures are the company’s most successful line to date.

 

  1. As is the norm with collectibles, supply and demand dictate aftermarket prices on Funko Pops! Some Pops sell for thousands of dollars! A Loki figurine from The Avengers that was available only at that the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con sells for over $1000.

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