Funko Unveils New 5 Star Collectible Figures
May 16, 2018

New 5 Star Line of Vinyl Figures to Launch First with Harry Potter Inspired Series

 

EVERETT, WA, May 16, 2018 – Funko, Inc. (“Funko,” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: FNKO), a leading pop culture consumer products company, today announced the launch of 5 Star, its newest brand and collection of vinyl collectible figures. Warner Bros. Consumer Products has collaborated with Funko to launch the first 5 Star series of vinyl collectible figures which will feature fan favorite characters from the beloved Harry Potter™ film series.

 

“We are thrilled to collaborate with Warner Bros. Consumer Products to unveil our newest brand, 5 Star, which offers fans both opportunities for play and storytelling as stylized vinyl figures within collectible packaging,” said Brian Mariotti, CEO of Funko. “As we continue to expand our product offerings across categories, Funko plans to offer retailers a more curated assortment of licensed pop culture products. Featuring a fresh approach to packaging, stylization and articulation that offers more ways to play and display, 5 Star will allow fans to explore their favorite characters and worlds. We couldn’t imagine a better place to start than within the Wizarding World.”

 

The new collection continues the Funko tradition of creating distinct and whimsical designs that inspire fans to connect with their favorite pop culture characters and stories. With Funko’s attention to detail and characterization, the new 5 Star brand is designed to offer several unique features including three points of articulation, window display box packaging situating each character in its own unique world and thoughtful accessories that further the character’s narrative. While the initial collection will launch with Harry Potter™, Funko plans to expand the line to additional licenses later this year, including DC.

 

Funko anticipates that the 5 Star Harry Potter inspired figure collection will be available in July 2018 and that each figure in the collection will retail for $10 each. Each three-inch vinyl figure will be accompanied by an animal companion such as Hedwig the owl or an iconic character-defining object such as Harry’s wand.

 

5 Star is the latest brand to join the Funko portfolio which includes Pop!, Mystery Minis, Dorbz, Pint Size Heroes, Rock Candy, SuperCute and Loungefly.

Introducing 5 Star: Harry Potter

Funko is thrilled to dive deeper into the world of storytelling and pop culture with our latest line of collectible vinyl figures – 5 Star!

In addition to Funko’s usual attention to detail and characterization, the 5 Star line boasts several unique features including three points of articulation, allowing the figures to be posed, window display box packaging that mimics the opening of a book and situates each character in their unique world, and thoughtful accessories that further the character’s narrative.

Collectors with a passion for creatively displaying their figures can capitalize on the ability to use 5 Star figures’ different poses, incorporating the accessories and even the packaging to create a unique tableau or diorama that continues the narrative adventure.

The 5 Star line launches with the ever-magical Wizarding World with the beloved Harry Potter and his friends Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley with their Hogwarts mentors Albus Dumbledore
and Rubeus Hagrid. Each figure is accompanied by an animal companion such as Hedwig the owl or by an iconic character-defining object such as Harry’s Hogwarts acceptance letter or Hagrid’s pink umbrella. Each figure will cost $10.

The 5 Star line will expand with additional licenses later this year.
Be on the lookout for 5 Star in stores near you this summer!



Look for additional Harry Potter characters including
Severus Snape available exclusively at Walmart!




Coming in July!
About Funko, Inc.

Headquartered in Everett, Washington, Funko is a leading pop culture consumer products company. Funko designs, sources and distributes licensed pop culture products across multiple categories, including vinyl figures, action toys, plush, apparel, housewares and accessories for consumers who seek tangible ways to connect with their favorite pop culture brands and characters. Learn more at https://funko.com/, and follow us on Twitter (@OriginalFunko) and Instagram (@OriginalFunko).

 

About Warner Bros. Consumer Products

Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP), a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, extends the Studio’s powerful portfolio of entertainment brands and franchises into the lives of fans around the world.  WBCP partners with best-in-class licensees globally on an award-winning range of toys, fashion, home décor, and publishing inspired by franchises and properties such as DC, J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, Looney Tunes and Hanna-Barbera. The division’s successful global themed entertainment business includes groundbreaking experiences such as The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi (opening 2018). With innovative global licensing and merchandising programs, retail initiatives, promotional partnerships and themed experiences, WBCP is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.

HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Publishing Rights © JKR. (s18)

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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