Thursday, August 15, 2019

“'We take pride in the fact that we can Popify about anything,' says Sean Wilkinson, Funko’s creative director"

Vox:

“There’s literally a certain height of eyes a certain width apart, and the head being two-thirds the size of the body, it’s a set ratio,” he explains. “Like baby animals with big eyes that are kind of far apart. I think it’s sort of born in us to be attracted to these things.”

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Yet it’s also undeniable that many people find Funko Pops ugly or unnerving

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A May 2019 investor presentation from the company boasts that a Pop can be designed and submitted to a licensor in 24 hours, molded into a prototype in 45 days, and “sourced from Asian facilities while maintaining quality control” in just 15 days. Funko also prides itself on its low production costs — each new figure costs between $5,000 and $7,500 to develop.

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On the Funko website, there are currently 29 distinct figurines of TV host Conan O’Brien
some of the most recent Funko Pop preorders are based on The Purge and Us:




But Vynl is objectively the superior Funko product: