For this week, I thought I'd bring out a set of Funko originals - the Beatnik.
The original "Chairman of Fun," Mike Becker, supposedly modeled the Beatnik character after his nephew, but wasn't sure what color hair to go with. In 2001, the first production run of 3,000 was half Blonde and half Brown. After that, another 8,000+ brown haired Beatniks were made, which made the blonde Beatnik highly sought after. In 2002, Funko made a short run of 480 red-haired Beatniks and randomly inserted them into cases of brown-haired Beatniks. Later in 2002, Funko made only 48 Gray Beatniks, which were given out to invited guests at the first Annual Freddy Awards in September 2002, in Seattle. The gray hair base reads, "2002 Freddy's."
Awesome!. Love hearing these old stories.