Funko Inc. is an American company that designs and manufactures licensed pop culture collectibles, such as vinyl figures, bobbleheads, plush toys, and action figures. The company was founded in 1998 by Mike Becker and originally focused on nostalgic retro-themed toys. However, in 2005, the company shifted its focus to pop culture licenses, including characters from movies, TV shows, video games, and comics.
Funko's products are sold through various retailers, including specialty stores, mass-market retailers, e-commerce sites, and online marketplaces. The company also operates its own retail stores, which sell Funko-branded merchandise and exclusive collectibles. As of 2021, Funko has more than 40 stores worldwide.
Funko went public in 2017, with an initial public offering (IPO) that raised $125 million. The company's stock is traded on the NASDAQ stock exchange under the ticker symbol FNKO. The IPO made Funko one of the largest toy manufacturers in the world, with a market capitalization of over $1 billion.
Funko has expanded its product lines beyond vinyl figures and bobbleheads, adding keychains, enamel pins, and other collectibles to its offerings. The company has also expanded its licensing agreements to include a broader range of properties, such as sports teams and musicians.