WOW! PODS, dubbed by owner Wow! Stuff as â€˜The Collectible for Fans of Character Brandsâ€™ has won the prestigious Pop Insider Holiday Gift Guide Award for Best Gift: Collectibles Category.
This adds to WOW PODS recent wins in the UK at the Blogon Awards (first place in Collectables) and the Independent Topy Shop Awards (Gold Winner in Collectables).
Â â€œWe are over the moon to win such a big category at the Pop Insider Awards in North America, the heartland of pop culture collectables”Richard North, co-founder and CEO of Wow! Stuff
Richard North, co-founder and CEO of Wow! Stuff, said: â€œWe are over the moon to win such a big category at the Pop Insider Awards in North America, the heartland of pop culture collectables. This is an honour we will cherish and itâ€™s also a great start to our North American launch.
â€œWe launched first in the UK market and WOW! PODS have now averaged the number one best seller ranking on Amazon UK, for the last four months straight, in two categories – and are number one at the time of writing in both the Bobble Head and Play Action Figures categories.â€
Marissa Silva, editor-in-chief of the multimedia publication Pop Insider, commented: â€œWe know that one of the biggest issues fans have with their collections is figuring out awesome ways to display them. We really love WOW PODS because of their unique display feature. The design is awesome, the figures are detailed, and fans can actually afford them. Bonus points for all of the incredible characters that are available, with more still to come!â€
â€œIâ€™m a geek myself and a long-time fan of kidult collectables,â€Wow! Stuff director of innovation Dr Jim Wyatt
Wow! Stuff director of innovation Dr Jim Wyatt explained the strategy behind the brand. â€œIâ€™m a geek myself and a long-time fan of kidult collectables,â€ he said. â€œWe have some really exciting treasure hunt models, rare and limited editions – all using our patents and the Swipe to Light mystery reveal feature. The fans are driving which brands to go after next, and weâ€™ve now signed more than 20 leading tier one brands across many different properties.â€