#Funko , #Marvel and the USO to Celebrate Captain America’s 75th Anniversary with Operation: ReDorbz!
July 14, 2016

Marvel and Funko have announced they will be joining together to celebrate Captain America’s 75th Anniversary – and the United Service Organization’s 75th Anniversary – with Operation: ReDorbz. This July, Funko and Marvel will host a charity event in San Diego as part of the festivities surrounding San Diego Comic Con. As part of the momentous milestones, Marvel and Funko have gathered gifted artists from Marvel Entertainment, The Walt Disney Company, Funko and beyond to bring their own original twists and takes to 18-inch Captain America “jumbo” Dorbz figures. Following the event in San Diego, each and every one-of-a-kind figure will be auctioned on eBay in support of the USO.

Seventy-five of the custom collectible figures will be on display at Funko’s San Diego offices during San Diego Comic Con, and the gallery will be open to the public through the weekend. Following a private, 1940s-themed gallery showing on July 21st, each of the 75 figures on display and approximately 200 additional submissions will be available for auction on eBay.

“We’re thrilled to partner with Marvel to support the USO and celebrate Captain America’s 75th Anniversary”, said Brian Mariotti, Funko CEO. “It’s an honor to host this gallery event in our San Diego offices, and the auctions will be an amazing opportunity for collectors to own a truly original work of art all while supporting the USO.”

The custom Dorbz figures will be on display starting 10am, July 21st at Funko’s San Diego offices located at 448 W. Market Street in the Marina District, directly across from the Grand Hyatt Manchester. The auctions for the figures begin on July 21st and can be found on eBay at http://www.ebay.com/funko.

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About Jumbo Dorbz

Blank figures were shipped to over 300 artists around the world and have been hand-painted, decorated and customized by participating artists into creative and original pieces. Each vinyl figure stands 18” tall – the largest Dorbz figures ever created by Funko.

About Funko

Funko is a purveyor of pop culture and licensed-focused company located in Everett, WA. Funko currently holds hundreds of licenses and the rights to create tens of thousands of characters, more than any other company in the collectibles industry. Funko’s Pop! Vinyl is the number one stylized vinyl collectible on the market, selling over 60 million figures to collectors around the globe.

About Marvel Entertainment

Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy-five years.  Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing.

For more information visit marvel.com. © 2016 MARVEL

About The USO

The USO is a nonprofit, charitable corporation chartered by Congress that relies on donations from individuals, organizations and corporations to support its programs. Every president has been the Honorary Chairman of the USO since 1941.

About eBay for Charity

eBay for Charity is a platform that enables members of the eBay community to donate to causes in the U.S. and abroad. Sellers can donate anywhere between 10-100 percent of the proceeds and buyers can add a donation to their purchase during checkout. To date, more than $650 million dollars have been raised on eBay for Charity. For more information, visit www.ebay.com/charity.

Daniel Pickett

Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since.

In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features.

He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced.

In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com.

Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s
“Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com,
Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official
Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many
others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows.

But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.

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