Star Wars Shadow Guard Funko Pop Revealed
Funko Pop figures have become extremely popular over the years and one particular brand seems to sell extremely well. Star Wars Funko Pop figures are in hot demand. Thanks to Instagram and Funko Pop Nation we now know that a new Star Wars exclusive Funko Pop is making its way to Walgreens.com.
The picture below is of a scanned Walgreens ad insert. It features the radical looking glow in the dark Star Wars Pop. It says he’ll only be available online, but no release date information is provided. Many are speculating that he will go live on Black Friday, or the week after Thanksgiving.
Funko is an American company that manufactures licensed pop culture toys. Funko is most known for producing over 1000 different licensed vinyl figures. In addition Funko produces licensed plush, bobbleheads, action figures, and licensed electronic items such as USB drives, lamps and headphones.
Founded in 1998 by Mike Becker, the company was originally conceived by Becker as a small project to bring back various low-tech, nostalgia-themed toys in the high-tech world of today. Funko’s first manufactured bobblehead was of the restaurant advertising icon Big Boy.
Sold in 2005, Funko LLC is now headed by Brian Mariotti as president. Since 2005, the company has increased the scope of unique toy lines, and has signed licensing deals with Marvel, DC Comics, WWE, Lucasfilm, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks, Hasbro, CBS, Fox, Warner Bros, Disney, HBO, Peanuts, BBC, NFL, Ubisoft, NBCUniversal, Cartoon Network, 2K Games, Bethesda Games, and many more. Funko products now have worldwide distribution. According to Mariotti, “We were in the $40 million range for revenue [in 2013] — and $28 million of that was from Pop figures alone.” In 2015, Funko added Mopeez, Dorbz, Vinyl Idolz, Vinyl Vixens, and Super Deluxe vinyl to their existing lines.