PEZ and Funko Partner to Launch Pop! PEZ Collectibles

According to Globe Wire News, PEZ and Funko are teaming up for a new line of Pop PEZ collectibles. These wouldn’t be the first Funko/PEZ collaborations, but will be the first in the Pop Vinyl line.

ORANGE, Conn., Dec. 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — PEZ Candy, Inc. today announced a licensing partnership with Funko, Inc. (Nasdaq:FNKO), a leading pop culture consumer products company, to create a new line of PEZ candy dispensers featuring Funko’s Pop! Vinyl style. The line will be sold exclusively in the US and Canada by Funko, who will license the PEZ name for the new launch. Funko joins a carefully selected group of best in class partners to join PEZ in expanding the iconic and beloved PEZ brand to new product categories. PEZ and Funko were brought together by PEZ’s Licensing Agency, Lisa Marks Associates (LMA).

Pop! PEZ will allow fans to take collecting to the next level by bringing together two of the most well-known names in collectibles. The new dispensers will reflect Funko’s whimsical art style and PEZ’s flair for fun and candy in one package. Funko will design and manufacture their classic Pop! heads and integrate them with the classic PEZ candy dispenser which is recognizable all over the world to fans of all ages. The new Pop! PEZ dispensers will be sold in a collector window box suitable for display.

“We are excited to be joining forces with Funko to put a new spin on our beloved PEZ dispensers for this partnership,” said PEZ CEO Christian Jegen.“The line of PEZ dispensers with Funko Pop! shaped heads will be an exciting addition to the collections of both of our companies which will combine our long history as the original collectible with Funko’s distinct designs. The licensing properties chosen for the partnership will vary from our regular PEZ assortments which should create a lot of excitement. We believe this partnership will be an exciting addition to our sublicensing portfolio.”

“We are thrilled to announce this significant collaboration which infuses the timeless collectible confection, PEZ, with our most popular collectible figures, Pop! Vinyl,” said Funko CEO Brian Mariotti. “This collaboration will bring two of the world’s most collected items together, in a unique and stylized package that fans of both companies are going to love. As a PEZ collector myself, I couldn’t be more excited to join Funko with PEZ.”

“This is a truly historic collaboration,” said Lisa Marks, President, LMA, Inc.“PEZ and Funko creates a whole new platform that will capture the imagination of collectors and fans of pop culture everywhere!”

Funko, Inc. and PEZ Candy, Inc. estimate that the new Pop! PEZ dispensers will arrive in mass retail during the first half of 2018. More news regarding which characters will arrive in Funko’s Pop! PEZ collection will be revealed in the coming months.

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The founder of PPG, I am a long-time action figure collector who started collecting Pops in 2012. I am fan of Star Wars, DC Comics, Alien, music, Royals baseball, KU basketball, and geek culture in general.

6 thoughts on “PEZ and Funko Partner to Launch Pop! PEZ Collectibles

  • December 22, 2017 at 7:59 pm
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    I am sorry to say but i do not see this going that far as in selling to funko collectors i am sure some will buy them .I think funko is spreading them self’s to far and they need to just stick to making the pops minis and the dorbz .but thats just what i think

    • December 23, 2017 at 10:14 am
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      I agree with you 100%. I love Funko as much as the next guy, but they are saturating the market a bit with all the different lines they have that are similar. Growth is good, but overgrowth is not. Hope enough people are interested to make it work for them. From what I understand, PEZ does have a huge collector following so maybe it works. TBD on where this goes, but I have zero interest in it personally.

  • December 23, 2017 at 3:43 am
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    I have been collecting PEZ dispencers since the early 80’s and have more than 2500 .. including the giant dispencers, minis, keychains, cars etc. And in 2015 started collecting Funko Wobblers, Pops and Rock Candy. So I am very excited to see these 2 merge and see what they come up with. 👍

  • December 23, 2017 at 7:34 pm
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    I am So Excited for these!! As a Funko Collector and A Pez dispenser collector, I have wanted these for years. The only problem I have with these is where to put them: with my Funko collection or my Pez collection!

  • December 24, 2017 at 7:36 am
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    As someone who loves both pez and funkos, I’m who they’re aiming for. I can’t wait to see some pics.

  • December 29, 2017 at 3:15 am
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    I think the Funko Dorbz and the newer Vynls are over rated, but Now Funko Pop Vinyl Pez dispenser collectables will be AWESOME 👍👍👍👍👍

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