Funko is partnering with The Pokémon Company International to launch a collection of Pokémon Pop! Vinyl figures in the UK for the very first time later this year.
Pokémon, the Japanese phenomenon is one of the world’s largest entertainment 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 highly anticipated collaboration will kick off with the launch of 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.
“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,” says Andy Oddie, Managing Director of Funko EMEA. “This is just the beginning – watch this space.”
Mathieu Galante, Licensing Director at The Pokémon Company International EMEA adds: “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 also be available to purchase from October in Italy, France, Germany, Spain and the Nordics.