HBO® AND FUNKO POP-UP SHOP COMING TO NEW YORK THIS OCTOBER
September 21, 2018

Funko to Take Over the Official HBO Shop on 6th Ave. with Massive Collection of Fan-Favorite Character Pops from October 4-7

New Wave of Game of Thrones® Line Arrives in October

New York, NY, September 21, 2018 – Fans of HBO programming can soon be surrounded by their favorite Funko figurines and merchandise inspired by on-screen characters as Funko takes over the official HBO Shop, located at 42nd St. and 6th Ave. in Manhattan, October 4th-7th.  Prepare to be immersed in a vast array of highly collectible Funko products from Pop! Vinyls, Pop! Keychains, Pop! Tees, Dorbz, pint glasses and more, from HBO series including Game of Thrones®, Westworld, Silicon Valley®, Veep® and Last Week Tonight with John Oliver®.

This limited time event coincides with New York Comic Con, making the pop-up a perfect must-see destination for Con attendees and fans of HBO characters. Additionally, the HBO Shop will feature limited quantities of the NYCC exclusive “Metallic” Game of Thrones Funko Children of the Forest Pop! figure only available at the HBO Shop and shop.hbo.com. The Pop Up shop will also be the first place fans can purchase the next wave of GOT Funko figures before it becomes available at other retailers. The new wave includes the following figures:

Metallic Children of the Forest Pop! figure available exclusively at the HBO Shop and shop.hbo.com

For the duration of the Pop Up shop the HBO Shop will be open with extended hours from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday-Friday and from 10:00a.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Sunday.  Featuring unique social media-worthy photo opportunities throughout, including an in-store step and repeat for attendees to pose with their newly purchased figurines.

HBO will host an exclusive press preview night on Wednesday, October 3rd from 4-7pm EST. Press attendees at this event will be the first to see the Funko takeover and can enjoy a glass of Game of Thrones Wine by Vintage Wine Estates and/or a Game of Thrones Beer by Brewery Ommegang.  Gift bags will be given out on a first come first serve basis!

Guests of the press preview night must be 21 years or older.

About HBO Licensing & Retail
HBO Licensing & Retail, a division of Home Box Office, Inc., partners with best-in-class licensees around the world to give HBO’s global audience new and exciting ways to engage with their favorite shows. The division leverages iconic, award-winning HBO programs such as Game of Thrones, VEEP, Sex and the City, Silicon Valley, Insecure, The Sopranos, Big Little Lies, True Blood and more to create officially licensed consumer products, innovative merchandise programs, retail activations and live immersive experiences.  HBO Licensing & Retail works across a broad range of product categories, including collectibles, apparel, publishing, live branded experiences, digital gaming, fashion and beauty collaborations, luxury accessories, and beyond. Officially licensed HBO merchandise can be purchased in retail stores around the world, online in the US at http://store.hbo.com, and at the groundbreaking HBO retail hub, the HBO Shop®, located at 42nd and 6th Avenue in New York City.
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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