If you’re a fan of bobblehead-looking vinyl collectibles based on popular culture, chances are you know the name Funko. They make Pops — highly collectible figures featuring characters from Disney films, Marvel and DC Comics, and even cult classic TV shows. Their line of Pops also includes licensed merchandise from the NFL, MLB, NBA and more. The company has been around since 1998 and is headquartered in Snohomish, Washington. They have expanded into clothing, accessories and more as their business model has evolved.
Funko’s second brick and mortar store, located in Hollywood, opens Saturday morning and self-describes as a “land of whimsy, adventure, fun and larger than life photo opportunities and immersive sets inspired by your favorite worlds, characters and moments.” They aren’t kidding. Thousands of fans lined up for this store opening, just like they did a month earlier for Comic-Con.
The Hollywood store is large and bright. There are a lot of different pops to look at, including Black Panther and Spiderman. They have a really cool feature where you can customize a pop of yourself or someone else. There are also photo opps with larger than life pops such as Hagrid from Harry Potter and Elsa from Frozen.
The store has a great vibe and it’s really fun to walk through. The staff is super friendly and helpful. You can’t help but leave with a smile on your face! It’s definitely a must visit. funko store