It's not long now until Funko rolls out Funko Fair 2021, this year's virtual replacement for Toy Fair and an exciting new roll-out of release news. "The two-week virtual event introduces new products for 2021 across Vinyl, SODA, Funko Games, Paka Paka and Loungefly," they announced on their blog a week ago.
This news came as no surprise to many collectors, who have quickly adapted over the past year to expect exciting new alternatives to previously in-person comic con style events, such as 2020's virtual New York and San Diego Comic Con, along with a whole host of other conventions.
It will be interesting to see exactly what exclusives Funko announces to kick off the new year. Brian Mariotti, Chief Executive Officer at Funko, noted that “Funko is always discovering new ways to surprise and delight our fans by bringing the best of pop culture directly to them. Funko Fair is all about virtually showcasing the newest products that our incredible creative team has been working on for the past several months."
According to Funko, the following licensors have confirmed their participation: Warner Bros, DC, Pokémon, NBCUniversal, Five Nights at Freddy’s, Disney, Marvel and Star Wars. Additionally, there will be days dedicated just to the latter few licenses, as well as new Loungefly product announcements.
"The Fair kicks off the morning of January 19th with a new episode of FUN TV, a monthly short form production co-hosted by Brian Mariotti and Mike Becker," notes the titular Funko blog.
You can stay up to date with the announcements online by following along with the official Funko accounts on their social media channels, and Ozzie will be showcasing some of the more exciting announcements, too.
What sort of upcoming releases are you hoping to see from Funko to kick off 2021?