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Funko Fundays is like Woodstock for pop culture geeks

One of the most exclusive parties at Comic-Con is a love letter to its most loyal fans.

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Funko Fundays Pass

Got my pass to enter the Funko Fundays event. My table was Goonies 4. Other table groups were Gremlins, Ghostbusters and Breakfast Club. 

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Funko Fundays Prom

Funko Fundays embraced an '80s prom theme this year. 

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Funko Fundays Stranger Things

Stranger Things had a big presence at the event. Here's me freaking out over the demogorgon. 

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Funko Fundays - Corn

Before the show actually began, Funko held games like a corn-eating contest for additional prizes. 

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Funko Fundays TV

As a warm up to the main show, giant displays on either side of the ballroom played clips of '80s commercials, TV intros and music video. The videos were all framed by an old-fashion tube TV. 

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Funko Fundays CEO

CEO Brian Marrioti is the superintendent for the evening. 

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Funko Fundays Duo

Marrioti on stage with founder Mike Becker. Becker sold the company to Marrioti, but ended up rejoining the company. 

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Funko Fundays special guests

Cletus Seldin, a boxer known as the Hebrew Hammer, gets the crowd pumped. Seldin is a big collector of Pops. 

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Funko Fundays Freddy dances

Funko Freddy, the company's mascot, in one of his many dance numbers tonight. 

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Funko Fundays tease

Marrioti announced several new products and licenses, including Pez dispenses and this upcoming figure of Deadpool riding on a unicorn. 

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Funko Fundays Superming

Ming Chen, dressed as Superman, was one of the special guests at the event. 

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Funko Rock

Funko Freddy is back in rockstar form. 

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Funko Fundays Hopper

Sheriff Hopper himself, David Harbour, came on stage to offer a special edition gold version of his figure to select tables in the room. 

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Funko Fundays Meets Stranger Things's Robin

Robin, played by Maya Hawke, is a new character on the show, and will be working with Steve at the ice cream store. 

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Funko Fundays Whip

Whip it good, Freddy.

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See you next year, Fundays

Fundays officially wrapped up with a thank you for two decades of fandom. 

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