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Postby Blues84 » Sun Jun 18, 2006 9:45 pm

I went into Target today and in the Toy Section, They had Wobblers! Stewie, Quagmire, and Homer. I was amazed!

Anyone else seen them at Target?

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Postby mesonoftheral » Sun Jun 18, 2006 10:02 pm

It's always a bad sign for Collector's and Specialty Retailers When a Companies Product starts showing up in Discount Stores like Target and Walmart.
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Postby swobobafett » Sun Jun 18, 2006 10:04 pm

maybe it's a Fox thing.

Also, maybe it could bring more people into Funko. It could go either way. they used to be carried at national chains like Spencers, Suncoast, Sam Goody, etc.
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Postby Otto13 » Sun Jun 18, 2006 10:05 pm

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Postby swobobafett » Mon Jun 19, 2006 8:03 am

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Postby TERRYSTOYHOUSE » Mon Jun 19, 2006 4:50 pm

I would rather see them at Target than less than retail on Ebay. Hopefully it will generate some new collectors.




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Postby Sluggo » Mon Jun 19, 2006 5:16 pm

TERRYSTOYHOUSE wrote:I would rather see them at Target than less than retail on Ebay. Hopefully it will generate some new collectors.




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Postby itchykorean » Mon Jun 19, 2006 9:12 pm

mesonoftheral wrote:It's always a bad sign for Collector's and Specialty Retailers When a Companies Product starts showing up in Discount Stores like Target and Walmart.


:thumbsup: besides the fact that funko always released cool retro characters from my era. i liked the fact that cof wanted to keep funko small and only sold to speciality shops and independant businesses. support the little men, i say! i would much rather buy my stuff from swell guys like brad, ron, chuck, & brett than going to target or walmart to get my wobbers, spastiks, etc.

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Postby tagweed » Tue Jun 20, 2006 3:51 pm

i saw the same three wobblers in target yesterday, they were in the toy section with the card games.
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Postby Brian@Funko » Tue Jun 20, 2006 4:20 pm

Funko during the Mike Becker era sold to Target, Walgreen's and other large retail stores.

We sell often to big distributors who once in a while will put an older product like Homer series #1, Stewie Series#1 etc. into a large store. These are currently in target now.

As a general rule it makes no sense to sell to a mass discounter with current products. I was also told by this distributor who placed our products in Target that the retail is $9.99.

Funko often releases a few products that make sense in more "mass" type stores. Simpsons, Family Guy and Peanuts are such licenses are such licenses. Other licenses like Mad Monster Party, Hanna Barbera, Count Chocula, Speed Racer etc. obviously do not translate well into "mass".

Funko will always strive to attain a balance of big licenses and small licenses such as Hawaiian Punch, Woody Woodpecker, Chilly Willy etc..
For FunKo to make it as a business, we must do a little of both..
How else could we make 12" El Kabong's!!!! ;) And silly stuff like 7 foot Wally Gators..

Mike Becker did a wonderful job of striking this balance, I only hope to do the same...

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Postby shannon » Tue Jun 20, 2006 4:26 pm

How else could we make 12" El Kabong's!!!!


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Postby ltjpezkid » Tue Jun 20, 2006 4:27 pm

Thanks for clearing this up Brian. Very well said. Now when are things coming to Canada. These shipping costs are killing me :P
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Postby dork » Tue Jun 20, 2006 4:29 pm

Hey Brian! You're doing a great job of walking on the fence!

You can make money, and still look after your loyal customers. That's what it's all about!

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Postby shannon » Tue Jun 20, 2006 4:33 pm

Everyone loves money! :D

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Postby shannon » Tue Jun 20, 2006 4:44 pm

I wouldn't mind finding some of those 20", 24", 28", 6' & 7' banks/wobblers, in a few discount stores. :P

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Postby glowfunkofreak » Tue Jun 20, 2006 5:04 pm

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Postby tagweed » Tue Jun 20, 2006 5:55 pm

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I was in Target this afternoon and snapped a pic with my phone.

I wouldn't mind if Target carried more of the funko line, its really the only place in my area that I've seen anything Funko.
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Postby swobobafett » Tue Jun 20, 2006 6:36 pm

ltjpezkid wrote:Thanks for clearing this up Brian. Very well said. Now when are things coming to Canada. These shipping costs are killing me :P


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Postby mrcory5000 » Wed Jun 21, 2006 2:14 am

tagweed wrote:I was in Target this afternoon and snapped a pic with my phone.

That's one helluva good camera phone, Tag! Hopefully your service is as clear as your pictures!!!
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Postby Charger14 » Wed Jun 21, 2006 9:57 am

Your right Brian, it makes good business sense to put the more well known, popular characters into the mass market. There is also that chance that they will get hooked like everyone on here.

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Postby xHEMLOCKx » Wed Jun 21, 2006 11:00 am

All i really want is a set of "Where the Wild Things Are." a 12" set would be even better. that would make my year.
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Postby rsanjuan6 » Wed Jun 21, 2006 6:03 pm

Brian I think you hit the nail on the head.

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Postby NESSNODDER » Sat Jul 08, 2006 10:20 am

I SAW THOSE WOBBLERS AT TARGET YESTERDAY. IT WAS A LITTLE WIERD SEEING THEM THERE. WHAT'S UP WITH THAT STUPID RED STICKER ON THE FAMILY GUY WOBBLERS? IT WAS REFERING TO TRADING CARDS OR SOMETHING. NOTHING TO DO WITH THE WOBBLERS.
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Postby kevinbuddha » Sat Jul 08, 2006 3:16 pm

NESSNODDER wrote:I SAW THOSE WOBBLERS AT TARGET YESTERDAY. IT WAS A LITTLE WIERD SEEING THEM THERE. WHAT'S UP WITH THAT STUPID RED STICKER ON THE FAMILY GUY WOBBLERS? IT WAS REFERING TO TRADING CARDS OR SOMETHING. NOTHING TO DO WITH THE WOBBLERS.



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Re: Target?

Postby Nis_chac » Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:57 am

Blues84 wrote:I went into Target today and in the Toy Section, They had Wobblers! Stewie, Quagmire, and Homer. I was amazed!

Anyone else seen them at Target?

I just went there and all i saw was pops and 10" pops no one wanted... i wish mine had wobblers!
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