The History of Funko

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Funko is a company that is best known for producing pop culture collectibles, including figurines and bobbleheads. The company was founded in 1998 by Mike Becker, who started the company out of his garage in Snohomish, Washington. Becker originally started the company as a way to sell nostalgiciac items, such as lunch boxes and vinyl records, to collectors. However, it wasn't until he started producing figurines of popular characters from movies and TV shows that the company really took off.

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In the early 2000s, Funko began producing figurines of characters from popular franchises such as Harry Potter, Star Wars, and Marvel Comics. These figurines quickly gained a devoted following, and the company began producing more and more pop culture collectibles. In 2005, the company moved out of Becker's garage and into a larger facility in Everett, Washington.


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As Funko's popularity grew, the company began to expand into new markets. In 2011, the company released its first line of vinyl figurines based on the popular TV show "The Walking Dead." This line was a huge success, and it helped to establish Funko as a major player in the collectibles market.

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In the years that followed, Funko continued to expand its product line, releasing figurines based on a wide range of pop culture franchises, including Disney, DC Comics, and Game of Thrones. The company also began producing other types of collectibles, such as plush toys, keychains, and even board games.

 

In 2015, Funko went public and began trading on the NASDAQ stock exchange. The company's initial public offering was a huge success, and it helped to solidify the company's position as a major player in the collectibles industry.

 

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Today, Funko is a global company, with offices and facilities all over the world. The company has a devoted fan base, and its collectibles are highly sought after by collectors and pop culture enthusiasts alike. In addition to its core line of figurines and bobbleheads, Funko has also expanded into other areas, such as clothing and home decor, further solidifying its place as a major player in the pop culture industry.

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