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Funko and Make-A-Wish launch new Pops! With Purpose

by Samantha Davis-Friedman

In partnership with Make-A-Wish, leading pop culture brand Funko, Inc. will launch the newest Pops! With Purpose collection featuring Disney, Pixar, Marvel, and Lucasfilm characters, on April 4, 2022.

Pops! With Purpose
Images courtesy of Funko

Introduced in 2021, Pops! With Purpose ties beloved characters with philanthropic causes that are important to the company, community, and fans.

The new collectibles line will be available online and in stores on April 4, 2022 (leading up to World Wish Day on April 29, 2022). Each Pops! With Purpose figure will feature a designated sticker and box art indicating that Funko has made a charitable donation to Make-A-Wish. Regardless of sales, Funko will donate $150,000 to Make-A-Wish to help fulfill the wishes of children with critical illnesses.

“Funko understands the importance of giving back by supporting causes that are close to the hearts of our employees, fans, and the greater community,” said Funko CEO Andrew Perlmutter. “We are honored to support Make-A-Wish’s efforts as they work around the clock to fulfill children’s wishes.”

Disney has worked with Make-A-Wish for more than 40 years, and together, they have granted more than 145,000 magical wishes globally. In addition, Funko will be launching in-store activations for Make-A-Wish recipients at select GameStop stores nationwide during the month of April.

“World Wish Day is all about the Make-A-Wish community coming together in celebration of wishes that can help kids build the physical and emotional strength needed to fight a critical illness,” said Richard K. Davis, Make-A-Wish America president, and CEO. “We are so grateful to have Funko join the celebration and find a fun way to involve a couple of our other key supporters in Disney and GameStop as well.”

The Pops! With Purpose collection will feature Disney, Pixar, Marvel, and Lucasfilm characters, including:

pops! With Purpose
  • Pop! Disney: Make-A-Wish Disney Mickey Mouse (BoxLunch Exclusive)
  • Pop! Disney: Make-A-Wish Disney Minnie Mouse
  • Pop! Disney: Make-A-Wish Cheshire Cat
  • Pop! Disney: Make-A-Wish Sulley
  • Pop! Disney: Make-A-Wish Winnie the Pooh (Hot Topic Exclusive)
  • Pop! Marvel: Make-A-Wish Iron Man (Funko Web Exclusive)
  • Pop! Marvel: Make-A-Wish Spider-Man
  • Pop! Star Wars: Make-A-Wish BB-8 bobblehead
  • Pop! Star Wars: Make-A-Wish Stormtrooper bobblehead (GameStop Exclusive)

Fans can stay up-to-date on Funko’s Pops! With Purpose initiative by following Funko on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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1 comment

David March 16, 2022 - 3:12 am

I have a lot of the breast cancer awareness pops and it’s cool how they used various superheroes for the series. Honestly, it’s cool that the company makes all these donations for their pops with purpose line. 🙂

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