The licensing juggernaut known as Funko has partnered with yet another company. Announced today, Funko and Steve Jackson Games have a licensing agreement to produce vinyl figures based on Munchkin. Based on the popular card game/boardgame/RPG, Munchkin is a great addition to the Funko stable of licenses of vinyl figures. Check out the press release and preview image below.
FUNKO AND STEVE JACKSON GAMES PARTNER TO LAUNCH MUNCHKIN VINYL FIGURES
Funko Munchkin Vinyl Figures in stores this November!
EVERETT, WA – July 10, 2014 – Funko is excited to announce a new licensing agreement with Steve Jackson Games to produce Munchkin Vinyl Figures.
“We are extremely excited about our new partnership with Steve Jackson Games on their megahit card game, Munchkin. Spyke is a fantastic new addition to the Funko lineup! Funko hopes to make all of the avid Munchkin fans happy with our vinyl figure,” said Andrew Perlmutter, Vice President of Sales for Funko.
“It should come as no surprise that when Funko contacted us to talk about Munchkin toys, I couldn’t say ‘”YES!’” fast enough,” said Phil Reed, Chief Operating Officer for Steve Jackson Games. “Funko makes a remarkable number of incredible toys, from their adorable Pop! Vinyl series to the retro-style ReAction line, and the opportunity to work with the Funko team on the creation of Munchkin toys is an experience I’’ll treasure forever.”
Available this November, each Munchkin Spyke Vinyl Figure will stand 6 inches tall and come in a window display box. Ages 5+.
Funko is a pop culture license-focused toy company located in Everett, WA. Funko currently holds more than 150 licenses including, but not limited to: Lucasfilms, Marvel, Hasbro, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, DC Comics, NBA, Sanrio, and Disney. Funko’’s Pop! Vinyl is the number one stylized vinyl collectible in the world with over 10.5 million units sold in the last three years.
About Steve Jackson Games
Steve Jackson Games, based in Austin, Texas, has been publishing games, game books, and magazines since 1980. Its best-selling game is Munchkin, with well over 5 million copies of the games and supplements in print worldwide. Other top sellers are GURPS (the Generic Universal RolePlaying System), Zombie Dice, and Illuminati. Past hits have included Car Wars and Toon. Steve’’s very first game, Ogre, originally released in 1977, drew almost a million dollars’’ worth of Kickstarter support for a super-deluxe edition, which was released in late 2013.