My story begins with San Diego Comic Con 2015, where I was fortunate enough to meet a Nickelodeon recruiter. After given a business card, was told to send an e-mail about the animation industry. One of my points was about how Nickelodeon is missing out on Funko Pops. After which, brought a blank Funko Pop and after some Twitter following later am determined to prove my point to the Nickelodeon Network. Thanks to a Twitter pointed me in this direction.
Everyone knows what Funko Pops are and if you are unaware of what this ‘craze’ is, Funko Pops are basically big eyed plastic form of fictional characters. Funko Pop has many licenses to create our favorite fandom character into a miniature with big eyes. Funko’s licensing includes, Marvel, DC Comics, WWE, Lucasfilm, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Paramouny Pictures, DreamWorks, Hasbro, CBS, Fox, WarnerBros, Disney, HBO, Peanuts, BBC, NFL, Ubisoft, NBC, Universal, Cartoon Network,2K Games, and Bethesda Games.
Isn’t some company missing from that long list? If you guessed Nickelodeon/Viacom you are correct. Nickelodeon currently only has their iconic Spongebob Squarepants currently as a Funko Pop licensed.
Funko Pop also has blank Female and Male Funko that customers can take home, sculpt, bake and paint.
At home I did one with these results;
Denzel Crocker from Fairly Oddparents
Now, if Nickelodeon were to license their other characters, would you buy them? If so, what NickToons characters would you like to see? The Gromble from Aaahh!! Real Monsters? Tommy Prickles from Rugrats? Aang from Avatar The Last Airbender?