Funko Wins 2017 Collectible of the Year and People’s Choice Award

Funko Brand Pop! Vinyl Honored by Toy Industry Association

EVERETT, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Funko, one of the leading creators and innovators of licensed pop
culture products, today announced that their Pop! Vinyl brand has been
named Collectible of the Year and People’s Choice of the Year at the
prestigious 2017 Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards. Funko’s CEO, Brian
Mariotti accepted both awards on behalf of Funko at TOTY Awards gala in
New York City on February 17.

Pop! Vinyl was selected for Collectible of the Year from a list of
nominees that includes Dorbz by Funko, Gift ’ems™ by JAKKS Pacific, LEGO
Minifigures – The Disney Edition by LEGO Systems, Inc, Num Noms by MGA
Entertainment, Shopkins Season 6: Chef Club by Moose Toys Pty Ltd and
Tonka Tinys by Funrise. The judges included toy and play experts,
retailers, academics, and journalist and considered each product’s
creativity, originality and innovation; design and promotion;
excellence; and marketplace acceptance. The People’s Choice award was
selected solely by consumers.

“We are deeply honored to be recognized not only for putting our own
spin on iconic moments in pop culture but also our ability to create
collectibles that resonate with our fans,” said Brian Mariotti, CEO of
Funko. “Both awards we earned were largely due to their loyal voices and
we are incredibly humbled by their actions.”

About Funko

Headquartered in Everett, WA, Funko is one of the leading creators and
innovators of licensed pop culture products to a diverse range of
connected consumers. Funko designs, sources and distributes
high-velocity collectible products across multiple categories including
vinyl figures, action toys, plush, apparel, housewares and accessories
for consumers who seek tangible ways to connect with their favorite pop
culture brands and characters. In 2015, Funko received a majority
investment from ACON Investments, L.L.C, a diversified international
private equity firm. As a leader in the large and growing $15 billion
global licensed pop culture products market, Funko currently holds one
of the largest portfolio of licenses and the rights to create tens of
thousands of characters. Funko’s Pop! Vinyl is one of the most popular
stylized vinyl collectibles on the market, selling millions of figures
to collectors around the world. Learn more at,
and follow us on Twitter (@OriginalFunko) and Instagram (@OriginalFunko).

About ACON Investments

ACON Investments, L.L.C. is a Washington, DC-based international private
equity investment firm that manages private equity funds and special
purpose partnerships that make investments in the United States and
Latin America. Founded in 1996, ACON has responsibility for managing
approximately $4.8 billion of capital. ACON has professionals in
Washington, DC, Los Angeles, Mexico City, São Paulo and Bogotá. For more
information, visit


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