Marvel x Funko x Pez collection featuring Stan Lee, Deadpool, Magneto, Thor & more at @BoxLunch
August 9, 2018
Funko and PEZ Candy, Inc. Debut Pop! PEZ Collectibles at BoxLunch and Hot Topic
First Wave of Pop! PEZ features iconic Marvel personas including Deadpool, Thor, Hulk, Stan Lee & more!
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (Aug. 9, 2018) – Today, pop culture retailers BoxLunch and Hot Topic announced the debut of Pop! PEZ, an all-new collectible line created by Funko in partnership with PEZ Candy Inc. The new Pop! PEZ dispensers reflect Funko’s classic art style and PEZ’s flair for fun and candy in one package. Featuring Funko’s classic Pop! heads and PEZ’s candy dispenser shape, the first delivery of Pop! PEZ showcases iconic Marvel characters and personalities in a never-before-seen form.
The Marvel Pop! PEZ series launches first at BoxLunch and Hot Topic this August before making its way to other retailers in the following months. The debut assortment includes Marvel superheroes and supervillains such as Deadpool, Magneto, Cable, Thor, Hulk, Loki, Star-Lord and Yondu, as well as a piece featuring acclaimed comic book writer Stan Lee. On August 25, BoxLunch and Hot Topic will also release exclusive Funko collectibles; a black/red Deadpool Pop! PEZ dispenser and a gold chrome Star-Lord Funko Pop! will launch at BoxLunch stores and while a blue/yellow Deadpool Pop! PEZ variant will launch at Hot Topic stores and
To celebrate the debut of the Marvel Pop! PEZ series, BoxLunch has partnered with Funko to host a fun-filled, fan-focused event at the BoxLunch Irvine Spectrum store, on August 25 from 10am to 4pm. The event includes a rare meet-and-greet and signing with Funko CEO Brian Mariotti, guest appearances by Freddy Funko and members of the Funkast, giveaways including a life-size Deadpool PEZ statue that will be given away to a lucky fan on-site, live DJ and more! Stay tuned to @BoxLunchGifts and for more information.
About BoxLunch 
BoxLunch is a specialty retailer offering a curated collection of licensed pop culture merchandise. With every $10 spent across the retailers’ themed product offering of apparel, accessories, home goods, gift and novelty, and collectibles BoxLunch will provide a meal to a person in need through its philanthropic partnerships. To join the movement and help in the fight against hunger visit BoxLunch in-store or online to learn more on how you can get involved in your local community. BoxLunch is headquartered in CA and currently operates over 100 stores throughout the US. For more information, please visit  and follow @boxlunchgifts on FacebookInstagramand Twitter
*For every $10 spent, BoxLunch will donate at least one meal to Feeding America. $1 helps provide at least 10 meals secured by Feeding America® on behalf of local member food banks. BoxLunch guarantees a minimum of 5,000,000 meals (monetary equivalent of $500,000) to Feeding America and member food banks from February 4, 2018-February 2, 2019. Meal claim valid as of 7/1/17 and subject to change.
About Hot Topic
Hot Topic, headquartered in City of Industry, CA, was the first retailer to make alternative apparel and accessories available at malls across the country. Today, Hot Topic is the fandom haven for guys and girls obsessed with music and all things pop culture. Founded in 1989, Hot Topic operates 695 stores in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico and an online store at Find Hot Topic on Twitter (, Facebook (, YouTube (, Instagram ( and Snapchat (hottopic).


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 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,, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post,,,, Boing-Boing,, 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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