Why Funko Pop rules over Comic-Con 2018
Why Funko Pop rules over Comic-Con 2018
2:13

Why Funko Pop rules over Comic-Con 2018

Toys & Tabletop Games
[MUSIC] Stacked in a modest booth in a corner of San Diego Comic-Con lies one of the most elusive prizes at the show, a coveted, exclusive Funko Over the last few years these three and three quarters inch figures of everything from characters in Stranger Things to the new Dr. Who have exploded in popularity pop culture the desire to fly your geek flag fly went mainstream. There is no better evidence of that than at Comic Con [MUSIC] People lining up for one of the elusive convention pop figures didn't just get here early, they had to enter a lottery system weeks in advance in earning a ticket for the right to even buy one. The crowd around the booth is packed as fan without a ticket ask to be let into the line, only to be rejected. What's the secret to Funko's success. well there's the modest $10 price and licenses for virtually everything means theres bound to be something you can geek out of. Everyone is a fan of something and we really believe that. so when you say that we license just about everything that's true. we do everything from NFL for people who like sports to you know really quirky stuff like the golden girls or Bob Ross. if you had asked me if people would buy banana splits before this show i would've been like well yeah i mean my team thinks that it's gonna do well so i think it'll do well. persoanlly though never heard of it would never buy it. Robert Williams a comic book store owner from Australia is hoping to trade a set of characters from the show For the chrome thanos on his head. Everyone this weekend is looking for the gold [UNKNOWN]. Me I'm just looking for four figures from my childhood which are the banana splits and there's four of them. So it makes it even harder to try and trade when there's only three different ones of these. [MUSIC] [UNKNOWN] is enjoying a high with pop figures selling for thousands in the after market and a thriving community of loyal customers many of whom will It's annual Funko Fun Day Celebration here at Comic-Con, but how long will the POP party last? POP culture persists but how you express your fandom changes over time. For what it's worth CEO Brian Mariotti thinks POP has legs for decades. I will tell you POP will be around for 50 more years, long after I'm dead in the ground. We just have this amazing filter. That know what is hot and what is trending and then we're the first ones on it. [BLANK_AUDIO]

Up Next

Baby Yoda Hot Wheels car revealed at Comic-Con panel
hotweelsbabyyoda

Up Next

Baby Yoda Hot Wheels car revealed at Comic-Con panel

Terminator: Dark Fate cast geeks out on Linda Hamilton
Paramount Pictures Comic-Con Presentation at San Diego Comic-Con 2019, San Diego, CA, USA - 18 July 2019

Terminator: Dark Fate cast geeks out on Linda Hamilton

Marvel's Phase 4 plan explained
2019 Comic-Con International - Marvel Studios Panel

Marvel's Phase 4 plan explained

Marvel Avengers cosplay at SDCC 2019
sdcc-marvel-cosplay-yt-thumb-2

Marvel Avengers cosplay at SDCC 2019

Avengers: Endgame could have been very different
null

Avengers: Endgame could have been very different

Walking Dead season 10 trailer premieres at Comic-Con
walking-dead-image

Walking Dead season 10 trailer premieres at Comic-Con

Surviving the zombie apocalypse at the Walking Dead experience
dead-quarters-thumb

Surviving the zombie apocalypse at the Walking Dead experience

I was Batman
thumb

I was Batman

Trailer for Cats movie featuring Taylor Swift arrives
cats-image

Trailer for Cats movie featuring Taylor Swift arrives

Tech Shows

The Apple Core
apple-core-w

The Apple Core

Alphabet City
alphabet-city-w

Alphabet City

CNET Top 5
cnet-top-5-w

CNET Top 5

The Daily Charge
dc-site-1color-logo.png

The Daily Charge

What the Future
what-the-future-w

What the Future

Tech Today
tech-today-w

Tech Today

Latest News All latest news

Apple's VR Headset Event Will Be Different
apple-headset

Apple's VR Headset Event Will Be Different

Rad Power Bikes Addresses Gap in Micro-Mobility With the RadTrike
radtrike-00-01-12-05-still001

Rad Power Bikes Addresses Gap in Micro-Mobility With the RadTrike

Best Streaming Devices of 2022
best-streamers-2022-thumb

Best Streaming Devices of 2022

Forget the Kids. These Toys Make Great Adult Gifts
bridgetnerf

Forget the Kids. These Toys Make Great Adult Gifts

See Why the Semi May Be Tesla's Most Important Vehicle
tesla-semi-00-02-40-12-still001

See Why the Semi May Be Tesla's Most Important Vehicle

How to Create Holiday Greeting Cards Using Keynote
ipadgreetingcard-site-thumb

How to Create Holiday Greeting Cards Using Keynote

Most Popular All most popular

Forget the Kids. These Toys Make Great Adult Gifts
bridgetnerf

Forget the Kids. These Toys Make Great Adult Gifts

Best Streaming Devices of 2022
best-streamers-2022-thumb

Best Streaming Devices of 2022

Elon Musk Shows Latest Neuralink Demo of Monkey Typing with its Mind
neuralmonkey

Elon Musk Shows Latest Neuralink Demo of Monkey Typing with its Mind

Watch Elon Musk's Semi Event in 9 Minutes
tesla-sb-v1-00-00-02-01-still001.png

Watch Elon Musk's Semi Event in 9 Minutes

Best Android Phones of 2022: Samsung, Google, OnePlus and More
1203459317449832-laz1jqjqlhclzhrpcncs-height640.png

Best Android Phones of 2022: Samsung, Google, OnePlus and More

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 First Take: Bigger Cover Screen, New Cameras
jje-9771

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 First Take: Bigger Cover Screen, New Cameras

Latest Products All latest products

Rad Power Bikes Addresses Gap in Micro-Mobility With the RadTrike
radtrike-00-01-12-05-still001

Rad Power Bikes Addresses Gap in Micro-Mobility With the RadTrike

See Why the Semi May Be Tesla's Most Important Vehicle
tesla-semi-00-02-40-12-still001

See Why the Semi May Be Tesla's Most Important Vehicle

First Look at Archer's Midnight Air Taxi
midnight

First Look at Archer's Midnight Air Taxi

Holoride Hands-On: VR in the Car Is Like a Disney Ride
holoride-00-00-03-12-still003

Holoride Hands-On: VR in the Car Is Like a Disney Ride

Hands-on With All of Microsoft's New Surface Devices
surfacepro9-event-00-00-04-05-still004

Hands-on With All of Microsoft's New Surface Devices

Microsoft Introduces Surface Studio 2 Plus
surfacestudio

Microsoft Introduces Surface Studio 2 Plus

Latest How To All how to videos

MacOS Ventura Continuity Camera Turns Your iPhone Into a Webcam
1203246975312353-pnmdl8bwygpxcjffhlcf-height640.png

MacOS Ventura Continuity Camera Turns Your iPhone Into a Webcam

How to Clean Your Keyboard's Sticky Keys
3keyboards

How to Clean Your Keyboard's Sticky Keys

How to Play Games from PlayStation Plus on PC
psstill

How to Play Games from PlayStation Plus on PC

How to Delete or Disable Your Instagram Account
phoneonorange

How to Delete or Disable Your Instagram Account

Fix Your iPhone Screen With Apple's Self-Service Repair Kit
dsc00641

Fix Your iPhone Screen With Apple's Self-Service Repair Kit

How to Buy a Budget Laptop in 2022
budgetlaptops-00-08-35-15-still001

How to Buy a Budget Laptop in 2022