POP Vinyl: Some Unknown Facts
The funko was founded in the 1980s, and since then, pop vinyl in Australia has become a very mainstream thing among toys. Most of the vinyl figures have their characters inherited from the pop cultures along the times. They include characters from TV shows, movies, sports cars, and the list goes on. The toys are very adorable with their beady eyes and heads that bring objects to reality.
Pop vinyl toys give a lot of significance to even the minutest details of their characters, including the heads, the scratches on the body, including the armour, pose emotional expressions and many more. The crunch of reality in the toys makes it more loved and desirable among the users. According to significant data, there is more than 8,200 pop vinyl in Australia, and the number is increasing each year. The number of collectors also increases each year, and the age ranges from 10 to even 50 years olds.
Speaking of the collects of vinyl toys, there are even variants of the standard toys that are released exclusively at certain events. Therefore, those who are very passionate about it would look forward to collecting them from various occasions, including the toy fairs and comic cons of Australia. The occasions to collect more pops are announced and released exclusively in Australia like a celebration every day. More enthusiasts jump at the opportunity to collect them and add to their dream collection.
Here are some unknown things about Pops and Funko:
- All of us know the pops, but many know about the origin. The origin happened in 1988 when Becker decided to produce a figure of a burger chain mascot for its fan, Mike becker. Even though Becker’s mom discouraged his venture, the burger chain helped him in achieving the dream, later Funko was born, and the rest is history.
- The joint was near to shut down in 1990. However, they raised back to power by delivering bobbleheads of Austin Power’s: International Man of Mystery and making a profit of $2500 by delivering 100,000 toys.
- As the company grew, the rejection they faced became less, and in fact, the table turned. Becker’s interest to stay with food mascots and anecdotal characters make them reject even the significant league baseball crews. They also rejected the characters and proposals of Disney.
- The venture was not a bed of roses for the Funko. The creators inside the team choose to go with their style for the DC comics dolls, including Batman and Superman. They deviated from the bobbleheads to create four-inch dolls. Their appearance in the markets in Australia met with a very bad reaction from the public. The makers had to bring back the Pops for The Walking Dead and The Game of Thrones, which had a lot of fans.
- Another interesting fact lies in the design of the bobbleheads. The company has its trademark fixed in stabilising the cuteness in every toy. They put the nose of every character just beneath the line of the eyes, and this brings out the expression of charm in the whole face. The other trick includes zeroing in on hairlines, using embellishments to style.
- Even though the organisation has a range of pops, there is the only one which they could not figure out. It was the pop of Bruce Wills as the main characters of Hudson Hawk, a 1991 activity parody. IT has not yet happened, and the organisation still needs to be persuaded.