Funko is a toy company that specializes in stylized vinyl figures and bobble heads, some in partnership with Disney.
Muppet vinyl figures were released in April 2012 as part of the Funko POP line sold at the Disney Store and at Disney theme parks.
Funko's Toy Fair display also showed designs for a set of Muppet bobble-head Wobblers, including Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Animal and Dr. Teeth. Metallic painted figures of Mahna Mahna and the Snowths were sold in a 3-pack box set exclusively at the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con.
At American International Toy Fair in 2013, it was revealed that Funko would be releasing more Muppet toys, including Kermit and Miss Piggy with cupcake-shaped heads and plush of Kermit, Miss Piggy, and Animal based on the design of the vinyl figures.
In 2014, Funko announced a partnership with Sesame Workshop to create Sesame Street vinyl figures, beginning with an exclusive Super Grover figure that was released at New York Comic Con. A complete line of figures will be released in 2015, including Big Bird, Bert, Ernie, Elmo, Oscar the Grouch, Cookie Monster, Grover, and Count von Count.
- ↑ Tough Pigs report on Toy Fair 2013
- ↑ Tough Pigs report on the figures
- ↑ "Funko to Partner with Sesame Street to Release a New Pop! Series," October 6, 2014