Are you ready for some fun on the run? Funko is! The company is getting ready for their 25th anniversary with a stunt-filled, cross-country tour called Fun on the Run, as just announced at the company’s 2022 Press and Investors Event. And not only that, but the event will be filmed over the course of 2023 to potentially be rolled out as a documentary on the company’s explosive growth.
“In celebration of Funko’s connection with fans for the last 25 years, we are excited to bring the fun directly to them for the first time in our history,” Dave Beré, Vice President of Brand & Marketing at Funko, said in a release. “Fans of all ages will be able to participate in this milestone moment right in their hometown, while shopping localized Funko merchandise, only available during our 2023 tour.”
To boil it down, here’s the gist: starting in June, 2023, a Funko truck will travel cross-country to 25 different locations in conjunction with a major retailer TBA, bringing a “carnival-like experience” to fans at each stop on the “Fun on the Run” tour. In addition, this will be the only place to get a limited edition, first-come, first-serve “Box of Fun,” which is usually a San Diego Comic-Con exclusive. As you can probably guess the “Box of Fun” is a collection of limited-edition Funko products, potentially including items from their omnipresent Pop!s line, among other items. The whole event will culminate in the final stop, at the 2023 San Diego Comic-Con in July (the dates are currently scheduled for July 19-23, 2023).
There’s no entry fee to participate in “Fun on the Run,” and the locations of the stops and additional details will be available over the next few months on funko.com, as well as at the company’s social outlets.
You can read a Q&A with Beré regarding the event HERE.