Funko has unveiled a collaboration with The Copyrights Group which will see legendary bear Paddington becoming a Funko Pop! character.
The Copyrights Group, which is owned by media giant Studiocanal, looks after the brand (Studiocanal also produces the hit films featuring the much-loved character) and the deal sees not one but two Pop Paddingtons initially coming to market, including a “flocked” one which features a fur effect on the duffel coat-wearing creature from darkest Peru. The characters will be officially unveiled at New York Toy Fair this weekend.
“Paddington Bear is a timeless character in children’s literature who holds a special place in the hearts of millions of fans both here in the U.K and internationally”Funko’s licensing director EMEA Lucy Salisbury
Funko’s licensing director EMEA Lucy Salisbury said: “Paddington Bear is a timeless character in children’s literature who holds a special place in the hearts of millions of fans both here in the U.K and internationally. We couldn’t be more excited about this partnership with The Copyrights Group (a STUDIOCANAL company) and look forward to what the future holds for our collaboration.”
The Copyrights Group’s SVP licensing & retail UK, Rachel Clarke said: “We couldn’t be more excited to launch our first Paddington Funko Pop! We know these two versions will delight fans of all ages alongside collectors who have been looking forward to the upcoming release.”