Funko released their Q4 2020 earnings report yesterday. Net sales for the full year are down compared to 2019 for apparent reasons, however, Q4 earnings were up year over year. Also, sales for Funko Pops grew in 2020 by 1% worldwide and 12% in the US. Funko’s domestic US sales were the strongest yet, however the pandemic did affect global sales. But let’s not dwell on the numbers too much. More interesting is what Funko’s bestsellers were. Contrary to many other toy companies Funko do provide a detailed breakdown of their top selling licenses in their earnings presentation. And here it is more good news for Star Wars toy sales! Click through for more details!
A few days ago Funko presented their Q2 earnings. And things are as expected, Funko’s revenue in Q2 declined by almost 49%. But Star Wars is still a top performer and even bucks the trend! Click through for some more details!
After years of growth Funko reported a relatively weak 1st quarter of 2020. Net sales are down 18% compared to Q1/2019 and Funko reported a loss of $5.7 million for the first quarter. The company attributes the decline to the current Covid-19 pandemic that caused lockdowns all around the globe. But Funko’s earnings report also has a few tidbits about Star Wars that are quite interesting! And there is also some news about Hasbro’s Star Wars toyline, and it’s all positive! So click through for a more detailed look at Funko Pops and Star Wars toys in general!
Here’s the latest update from Star Wars Authentics…
Star Wars Authentics just added a very exciting new item to our lineup – autographed Funko Pop figures featuring Adam Driver as Kylo Ren! We have two different autographed Funko Pop figures – one from The Force Awakens featuring cloaked Kylo Ren and one from The Last Jedi featuring the character unmasked. Each Funko Pop is autographed by Adam Driver, sequentially numbered, has the Star Wars Authentics hologram guaranteeing authenticity, and is sealed in a protective case.
Each figure also comes with a corresponding collectible Topps Funko Star Wars trading card sequentially numbered to match the figure.
You can find them on sale now here:
It’s hard to believe, but San Diego Comic-Con is right around the corner. Before it begins, we wanted you to weigh in on your speculation of what licensees, specifically Hasbro, will reveal this year at the show. We’ve been hinted since Toy Fair that 2019 will be a year like no other in a very long time, post the Golden Age of Collecting. But will those rumors be revealed to be true? Anyway, let us know what expectations you have for The Vintage Collection, The Black Series 6″ line, vehicles, multipacks, and stuff from other licensees in our comments.
The May Solo: A Star Wars Story themed Smuggler’s Bounty box has arrived. Spoiler’s apply. Click through at your own risk!
There is a fantastioc Funko Pop! sale at site sponsor Entertainment Earth, Get them while the getting is good!
BREAKING NEWS! io9 reveals that all of the Solo: A Star Wars Story toys will be available at midnight tonight. Check out the full story HERE!
Disney has officially revealed a ton of products from Hasbro, Funko, LEGO and a bevy of other licensees. New Hasbro figures are also officially revealed. Check out the gallery on our Facebook page! Click HERE for the official PRESS RELEASE.
A new wave of The Last Jedi Funko Pop! Figures have been revealed on their website. Click through to see the figures you want in TVC already made in to Pop! Figures.
Click through to our Facebook gallery to check out what Funko has on display for Toy Fair.
What are you looking forward to seeing revealed from Funko, LEGO, Sideshow Collectibles, Gentle Giant Ltd., Kotobukiya and Tamashii Nations? If there are any other licensees you’re curious about, let us know in the comments and we will be sure to see if they’re at the show. Let us know in the comments!
JTA is heading into the city today to begin our Toy Fair 2018 coverage! We will kick things off early tomorrow morning with LEGO, then continue on to Javits Center and finally the big Hasbro event, where we will do a live blog right here at JTA throughout the presentation (where hopefully they will reveal some great TVC news). Stay tuned as we post updates. We’ll post our galleries in real time to Facebook and post links on our front page as we get the chance. We’ll do followup coverage throught the weekend. We will aggregate everything on our portal page for a ‘one stop shop’ of all of our coverage.
The Toy Industry numbers for the 2017 year have been released. We have a summation about how well Star Wars toys performed this past year in relation to recent years. Click through for more.
Have all of you seen the Funko Dorbz Landspeeder with Luke Skywalker? Special thanks to friend Russ T. for directing my attention to it. I agree with him that it’s a must-have collectible. I think this may be one of the greatest things ever. They’re available at Shop Disney if you’re interested.
The latest Funko Pop! Smuggler’s Bounty has arrived and it is based on Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi. Click through if you’re interested in seeing the box’s contents.
Is this how the 40th anniversary celebration dies? With thunderous lackluster products? It’s hard to believe we’re already beyond the first week in November and that we’re just moments from reaching the holiday season once again. What’s more difficult to believe than this is what we received in the form of Star Wars merchandise to celebrate the monumental and once in a lifetime celebration of the 40th anniversary of Star Wars. (more….)
Hasbro! Do you see these? Please make them for us in 3.5″ SA scale? Funko knows what market is buying their stuff, so should you! Here are official PRESS RELEASE images for the the four exclusive Movie Moments sets coming from Funko.
This November, may the Funko be with you. As we march closer to The Last Jedi premiere, Walmart is helping Star Wars fans relive some of the most memorable scenes from the original trilogy through a new line of four exclusive Funko Star Wars Movie Moments collectible toys. The exclusives include:
These movie moments are exclusive to Walmart and will start to hit store shelves and Walmart.com in early November – retailing for $24.82.
I had nearly forgotten about these Walmart Exclusive 40th Anniversary Funko Pop sets that we reported on previously in June, but JTA reader Justin sends us his find at his local walmart. After doing some digging, I found that these have just hit a few stores near me in NJ as well. Might be time to hit your Walmart if you’re a Pop fan! (or Ewok fan!). They are out of stock online, but here is the Ewok Set and Bespin Set in case you want to keep track!
Walmart Exclusive Resistance BB Unit Pop is in stock. It doesn’t have a picture up, but it’s only $6.25! Grab it while you can! They also have all the other TLJ Pop for less than $9.
If you’re a fan of Pop!’s, then you probably will want to get your hands on this TIE Fighter with TIE Pilot. Just like the Target Exclusive Darth Vader with TIE, this TIE Fighter sits on the dome of the Death Star. It’s also on sale for $23.19 at Things From Another World!
JTA reader Bryan L. alerts us to an upcoming TARGET ad at TotallyTarget.com which not only confirms TARGET’s already known participation in Force Friday II, but also that they’ll be offering similar discount coupons like they did with the original Force Friday event. Check it out!
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