FUNKO EUROPE TO LAUNCH POKÉMON POP! VINYL FIGURES FOR THE FIRST TIME IN EUROPE
Funko Europe has teamed up with The Pokémon Company International to launch its very first European collaboration this October
The Funko Europe x Pokémon collection will kick off with two of the world’s most popular Pokémon - Pikachu and Bulbasaur Pop! Vinyl figures, with further additions to come in 2021
[LONDON, 16 SEPTEMBER 2020]: Funko, the leading global pop culture purveyors, has today announced a monumental partnership – for the first time in the company’s European history, Funko will be partnering with The Pokémon Company International to launch a Pokémon collection of Pop! Vinyl figures from this October.
Pokémon, the Japanese phenomenon is one of the world’s largest franchises and has been for over 20 years. The Pokémon family of products includes video games, trading card games, an animated TV series, movies and consumer products loved the world over.
The hugely anticipated collaboration will kick off with Pikachu and Bulbasaur Pop! Vinyl figures from October, with further additions to follow in 2021. The first collection of figures will consist of a Pikachu 4'' Pop! Vinyl, a Pikachu 10'' Pop! Vinyl, a Bulbasaur 4'' Pop! Vinyl and a Bulbasaur 10'' Pop! Vinyl.
Andy Oddie, Managing Director of Funko (EMEA) said, “One of the most exciting new opportunities for Funko this side of the Atlantic, we are beyond delighted to bring the Pokémon Pop! Vinyl line to life for our European fans. This is just the beginning, watch this space.”
Mathieu Galante, Licensing Director at The Pokémon Company International (EMEA) added, “Both Pokémon and Funko are iconic pop culture brands and as such are thrilled that this collaboration will, for the first time, provide fans across Europe the opportunity to add a new dimension to their Pokémon experience.”
The Pikachu and Bulbasaur Pop! Vinyl figures will be available to purchase from October from leading European retailers; Smyths (UK), Toys Center (Italy), fnac (France), Müller (Germany), Salling Group - Bilka BR and Føtex (Nordics) and El Corte Ingles (Spain).
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About Funko Europe
Funko is the leading creator and global purveyor of licensed pop culture products. Funko designs, sources and distributes products across multiple categories, with its catalogue covering TV, movies, music, games, sport, softlines, home + gifts, and much more. Funko has over 1,000+ licenses in its portfolio, from Disney to Sanrio – one of the largest portfolios in the industry, and its famous Pop! toy remains the leading collectible, selling millions of figures internationally. The company’s EMEA office is headquartered in London’s Hammersmith, to learn more, visit www.funko.com and follow us on Facebook (@FunkoEurope), Twitter (@FunkoEurope) and Instagram (@Funko_Europe).
About The Pokémon Company International
The Pokémon Company International, a subsidiary of The Pokémon Company in Japan, manages the property outside of Asia and is responsible for brand management, licensing, marketing, the Pokémon Trading Card Game, the animated TV series, home entertainment, and the official Pokémon website. Pokémon was launched in Japan in 1996 and today is one of the most popular children's entertainment properties in the world. For more information, please visit www.pokemon.co.uk.