#ToyFair2017 : @CartoonNetwork Enterprises Names Funko Master Toy Licensee Partner for Hit Adult Swim Series Rick and Morty
February 14, 2017

 


Cartoon Network Enterprises is broadening its licensing program around popular Adult Swim brand Rick and Morty by expanding its partnership with Funko, the world’s leading creator of pop culture collectibles. The company has been named master toy partner for Rick and Morty, and will help bring the critically acclaimed animated series to life with the introduction of a vast assortment of products that will be available at select mass retailers nationwide.

The first products to be introduced in the collection include Galactic Plushies, Mystery Minis and Pocket Pop! keychains. For its signature Pop! brand, Funko is expanding its Rick and Morty vinyl figure collection with the addition of nine new, highly detailed figures.  The company will also introduce the first fully-posable, articulated action figure line for Rick and Morty.  Each character within the 5 figure assortment includes a unique bonus piece.  Collect all five and fans can build their own Snowball figure.   A range of additional products from roleplay toys to novelty housewares and home décor, as well as apparel and accessories, are also included in the new partnership and will start rolling out later this year.

Created and executive produced by Dan Harmon (Community) and Justin Roiland (Adventure Time), Rick and Morty follows a sociopathic genius scientist who drags his inherently timid grandson on insanely dangerous adventures across the universe. The series’ season two premiere ranked #1 in its time period among all key adults and men and charted triple-digit delivery gains over its prior season premiere. Rick and Morty season three is currently in production.
Highlights in the new Funko Rick and Morty collection include the following:

 

Rick and Morty Pocket Pop! Keychains

Rick, Morty and Mr. Meeseeks are now available on-the-go thanks to new keychains
from Funko. Each highly detailed keychain captures the expression of
the character and are a must-have for Rick and Morty fans.

Coming in April!


Rick and Morty Mystery Minis

The Rick and Morty Mystery Minis blind bag collection includes all of your
favorite characters from the popular series on Adult Swim. Collect all 12 of the highly
stylized characters for the ultimate mini Rick and Morty collection.

Coming in April!


Rick and Morty 5” Action Figures

Funko is bringing the world of Rick and Morty to life with the
introduction of 5” fully-posable Action Figures.

Each figure is highly articulated and extremely detailed
to capture the personality of the character.

Available as Rick, Morty, Mr. Poopy Butthole, Mr. Meeseeks and Bird Person.
Collect all five and you will be able to build your own Snowball!

Coming in May!


Rick and Morty Galactic Plushies

Galactic Plushies from Funko give Rick and Morty fans the opportunity to collect
character plush with different expressions. Choose among three different facial expressions
for both Rick and Morty. A smirking Mr. Poopy Butthole is available
as well as two options of Mr. Meeseeks.

Coming in April!


Rick and Morty Pop! Vinyl Figures

Funko is introducing new characters to its Rick and Morty Pop! vinyl figure collection.
In addition to Rick, the troubled scientist, and his kind-hearted grandson, Morty,
fans can now collect Weaponized Rick, Weaponized Morty, Mr. Meeseeks,
Mr. Poopy Butthole, Bird Person, Squanchy and Snowball.


Coming in April!

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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