Funko Inc. is an American company that manufactures licensed and limited pop culture collectibles, best known for its licensed vinyl figurines and bobbleheads. In addition, the company produces licensed plush, action figures, and electronic items such as USB drives, lamps, and headphones. Founded in 1998 by Mike Becker and Claudia Becker, Funko was originally conceived as a small project to create various low-tech, nostalgia-themed toys. The company’s first manufactured bobblehead was of the well-known restaurant advertising icon, the Big Boy mascot. 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 Disney, Marvel Entertainment and Major League Baseball.
Funko POPS are highly stylized bobbleheads from Funko based on the Japanese style known as Chibi Pop Vinyl figures that cover a range of licensed brands and popular culture such as video games, television, movies, and more. Funko POPS are becoming increasingly popular with retailers, so much that Funko has increased its financial incentives to retailers twofold. Funko’s line of Pop figures are based on the Japanese style known as Chibi, which means short and cute. The heads of the Funko Pops are the most recognizable part as they are substantially larger than the bodies in which they sit. They also feature large solid black eyes widely spaced on the face. Typically the mouth and eyebrows are notably missing from a standard Funko POP.
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