The first introduction of Funko Pop! shops starts in the native country of Funko, the United States of America.
Buy Funko Pop! vinyl figures in the USA.
Founded in 1998 by toy collector Mike 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.
In 2005, Becker sold Funko to its current CEO, Brian Mariotti. Since then, the company has increased the scope of its toy lines and signed licensing deals with major companies.
After a preview line of DC Comics characters were released at San Diego Comic-Con 2010, the Funko Pop! vinyl line of products was fully revealed in 2011 at the New York Toy Fair. The Funko Pop! mania had started.
Over the years, Funko has partnered up with several major shops, such as Amazon, Entertainment Earth, Hot Topic and Pop In A Box, to sell their Pop! vinyl products in the USA. Many of those major Funko Pop! shops have their own so-called shop exclusives. Shop exclusives are special edition Pop! vinyl figures which are only sold in that particular shop.
With the introduction of the so-called shop exclusives, Funko tries to keep the competition a bit fair among the many Pop! vinyl resellers in the USA. Shop exclusives, and off course many other Pop! vinyl figures, are also for sale in the official Funko Shop.
In addition to the major shops and the official Funko Shop, there is still enough space on the worldwide web for the smaller, often unknown, Funko Pop! resellers. The small businesses or webshops with extensive ranges of Pop! vinyl figures and excellent services.
And that is also the beauty of the Funko Pop! vinyl line, there are simply too many different figurines to fit in one single shop.
Click here for the complete shopping guide with Funko Pop! shops in the United States of America.