Funko

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Funko Inc.
Funko's logo

Type Toy manufacturer
Status Active
Lead by Andrew Perlmutter
Founder(s) Mike Becker
Founded March 6, 1998
Head-
quarters
Everett, Washington, United States
Subsidiary companies Mondo
Website https://www.funko.com/

Funko Inc. is an American toy company that focuses on making stylized pop culture vinyl figures. It has released Godzilla figures as part of its Pop!, Hikari, and SciFi Mystery Mini lines, along with Pops! of King Kong from Kong: Skull Island and several characters from the Ultra Series. Most notably, it produced a wide range of figures for Godzilla vs. Kong.[1] As of 2022, Funko is the parent company of Mondo, which has produced a wide array of Godzilla merchandise itself.

Pop!

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Godzilla

A 6" Godzilla Pop! figure was revealed in late August of 2015. The common green version was released in November.[2] Funko also produced five variants: "Original B&W" and "Ghost Glow", both sold exclusively at the New York Comic-Con from October 8-11, 2015; Burning Godzilla, a GTS Distribution exclusive; "Atomic Breath", a PX Previews exclusive; and an exclusive Books-a-Million variant with gray skin, white eyes, and purple dorsal fins.

King Kong

A King Kong Pop! figure based on his appearance in Kong: Skull Island was revealed on November 30, 2016 and released in January 2017.[3] This was the first product to include the MonsterVerse logo on its packaging.

Godzilla vs. Kong

Funko revealed 10" Pop! figures of Godzilla and King Kong on January 19, 2021, the first day of Funko Fest. Preorders for these two figures, along with Walmart-exclusive variants and smaller figures, began on January 27, with Walmart planning to ship them at the end of February. A low-resolution packaging image of Mechagodzilla leaked online the following day, followed by photos of the actual figure in early March before it was eventually released. On November 3, 2022, Funko revealed an FYE-exclusive Pop! figure of Burning Godzilla; though this form only appeared in Godzilla: King of the Monsters, the figure is being sold as part of the Godzilla vs. Kong line. On December 15, 2022, Entertainment Earth announced that it would be exclusively selling two 4.25" scale Pop! figures which glow when placed under a black light. These figures, a variant of the standard 4.25" Godzilla and a figure of Mothra from Godzilla: King of the Monsters, are set for a March 2023 release.

Prototypes

Hikari

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Godzilla

A Classic Godzilla figure was released in Funko's Hikari line in April 2016. Five variants followed: Ghost Godzilla, exclusive to Toy Tokyo; Burning Godzilla; Deep Sea; Kaiju; and Classic Clear.

Mystery Minis

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In 2015, Funko included Godzilla in the second wave of its Sci-Fi Mystery Minis, with a 1/24 rarity.[4] A three-pack of Godzilla figures followed in 2018. Each pack contained a greenish-gray Godzilla and an orange Burning Godzilla, with the third figure either Godzilla 1954 or a Burning Godzilla who more closely resembled the character's appearance in Godzilla vs. Destoroyah.

Video games

Godzilla, King Kong, and Mechagodzilla were added to the mobile game Funko POP! Blitz, being part of the Godzilla vs. Kong collection and event. If the player completes the collection, they will earn 9,000 coins.

Board games

Godzilla: Tokyo Clash

Funko revealed a board game based on the Godzilla franchise at the 2020 New York Toy Fair. The game includes pieces that are based on Godzilla, Mothra, Megalon, and King Ghidorah. It was released in June 2020.

Card art

Trivia

  • On the box art for every Godzilla Pop! figure (exclusive variants included), Godzilla's dorsal fins are shown to extend into his forehead area. However, this detail is missing from the actual figures, with the fins actually stopping near the top of Godzilla's head.

References

This is a list of references for Funko. These citations are used to identify the reliable sources on which this article is based. These references appear inside articles in the form of superscript numbers, which look like this: [1]

  1. "Toho and Legendary Announce Licensees for GODZILLA VS KONG". SciFi Japan. 20 February 2020.
  2. - 3,2,1, - Blast Off! with Hograth & The Iron Giant Before Godzilla Gets You! | Funko
  3. Coming Soon: Kong Skull Island, John Wick 2 Pop!s! - FunKo
  4. 2015 The Cardboard Connection: Funko Sci-Fi Mystery Minis Series 2

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