FUNKO Breakfast Cereals Coming Soon To A Bowl Near You
Funko is a wonderful collectibles company bringing fans delightful figures such as their infamous POP! brand. The company has been delivering adorable vinyl figures from pop culture characters known throughout all parts of entertainment including movies, TV shows, and yes – even video games. The company has also made POP! figures of various cereal characters such as Cap’n Crunch and the Lucky Charms mascot. Now they hope to break into their own FUNKO breakfast cereals to fill your belly and nostalgic needs.
Within a recent interview, FUNKO founder Michael Becker revealed that the company would be releasing their new cereal brand which will come with a free mini-POP! inside:
One of the fun things is we are about to release is our own line of cereal, with a mini-Pop inside. We got all the cool licenses like He-Man, Wonder Woman, Elvira Mistress of the Dark, Freddy Krueger and our own Freddy Funko. We start shipping to stores in June and we have the distribution set up and the product is pre-sold. It’s just one more of those feel-good Funko items. I used to watch cartoons on Saturday mornings while I was eating cereal. There are prizes in the cereal and it will sell for $7.99 a box. When you add milk to the Freddie Kruger cereal, it looks blood red. With the Beetle Juice cereal, when you add milk it looks like slime. The idea is to sell the cereal to retailers who carry collectibles. We can’t compete with Kellogg’s at Ralphs. We think people will buy one box to stock and one to rock. They’ll probably open one box and enjoy it and never touch the other one, because it’s a collectible.”
The cereals won’t be available at retail grocery stores, only specialty outlets. While initially the line will feature cereals based around Elvira, Freddy Kreuger, and Bettlejuice, Becker did also name drop the likes of He-Man and Wonder Woman. This additional commentary indicates the line will branch out into other franchises in the future. The FUNKO breakfast cereals are set to launch in June of this year and will be sold for $7.99 per box.
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