Pretty Ugly, LLC/UGLYDOLL Teams Up with Funko, LLC
January 19, 2012
Edison, NJ – January 17, 2012 Pretty Ugly, LLC  announces a licensing partnership with Funko, LLC  to manufacture POP! and Blox Vinyl figures of the beloved Uglydoll characters. POP! Figures will be available February 2012. Blox Figures will hit retail shelves as early April 2012. Both can be found at specialty retailers nationwide and are available in an assortment of styles and colors.
NEW! Uglydoll POP! Vinyl Figures

3.75″ stylized figures with articulated head. Featuring fan favorite characters – Babo™, Ice-Bat™, Ninja Batty Shogun™, Ox™, and Wage™.

* For ages 3+ *  Full Color Collector’s Window Box *

NEW! Uglydoll Blox Vinyl Figures

Urban Vinyl Art with cut out styling and details, mostly in

a flat way! * 7″ tall * 6 styles- Wage™, Ox™, Ice-bat™,

Big Toe, Ninja Batty Shogun™ and Ugly Charlie™ *

For ages 3+ *  Full Color Collector’s Window Box *

   Sugg Retail $20 * Available April At Specialty Retailers

About Pretty Ugly, LLC/UGLYDOLL

David Horvath & Sun-Min Kim created the first Uglydolls as hand-sewn plush toys in 2001. Since the inception of the first Uglydoll character, Wage, who David drew on a love letter to Sun-Min, Uglydoll has grown into an entire universe of characters, stories, and products for all ages.The Uglydoll brand was launched in 2002 by Pretty Ugly, LLC with offices in Los Angeles and Edison, NJ. The brand is distinguished by David & Sun-Min’s unique aesthetic and voice defining ‘ugly’ as distinctive, different, and good. The award-winning Uglydoll characters appear in a variety of toys, books, apparel, and other licensed products that are available in thousands of stores, worldwide. In its first ten years, Pretty Ugly has produced and sold millions of Uglydoll items.

About Funko, LLC
Funko, LLC manufactures and produces a wide array of licensed pop culture toys worldwide.
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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