Funko to Launch Children’s Book Series in Partnership with Sterling Publishing
March 7, 2019

Wetmore Forest characters to be center stone of content

 

EVERETT, Wash., March 06, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Funko, Inc. (“Funko,” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq:FNKO), a leading pop culture consumer products company, today announced it will be releasing a series of books based on its own designs and characters from Wetmore Forest.

The books will be sold online and in-store exclusively at Barnes & Noble along with accompanying Funko merchandise beginning June 15th, 2019.

“We’re excited to expand the storylines of our beloved Wetmore family through a book series available at the bookseller with the largest number of retail outlets in the United States,” said Senior Vice President of Global Sales, Johanna Gepford. “Children will be delighted to follow the adventures of characters created by the same creative geniuses that produce highly sought after Funko products.”

In partnership with Sterling Publishing, Funko will be showcasing the books at both the London Book Fair and Bologna Children’s Book Fair.

Wetmore Forest was created to depict an enchanting forest and encourage exploration and discovery among Funko fans. Funko’s loveable lighthearted Pop! Monsters include Bugsy Wingnut, Tumblebee, Butterhorn, Snuggletooth and others.

 

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, Time.com, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post, CNN.com, AssociatedPress.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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