Funko . Even for those who don’t know the title, you’ve most likely seen their toys. They’re those that make these collectible figurines with the massive ol’ heads that line the partitions of half the shops on the mall — those that appear to exist for nearly each pop culture-related license on the planet, from random 80’s horror motion pictures to mega properties like Star Wars or Marvel.
So after all they’re moving into Fortnite toys.
The firm introduced right this moment that it’ll ship Fortnite-themed toys throughout 10 completely different product traces, from clothes, to keychains, to the aforementioned big-headed Pop! collectible figurines. While there don’t appear to be any pictures of the toys in progress on the market simply but, the corporate says the brand new stuff ought to begin hitting the cabinets by the vacations of this 12 months.
Funko Pop! figures from the corporate’s Gears of War line — photograph by Marco Verch
Fortnite is a fairly apparent match — and so long as the sport’s completely ridiculous recognition doesn’t dive off a cliff earlier than Christmas for some cause, it’s a reasonably large win.
It’s simple to think about Funko-fied variations of the sport’s most recognizable bits, like a vinyl keychain Battle Bus or a Pop! model of the availability llama. But even past that, it could possibly be a fairly constant supply of recent, restricted run releases — one thing that Funko likes to do. Fortnite shifts to a brand new “season” each few months, with every iteration introducing dramatically new character skins and retiring those who got here earlier than it. Fortnite’s creators at Epic undoubtedly have the information to show precisely which skins are hottest, which ought to assist them work out which of them to show into merch.
As of April, Fortnite was reportedly already pulling in around $10 million per day on in-game gadgets alone, and including a bunch of real-world merch to the combination might be simply going to make that cash machine crank even tougher.