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- Funko is talking to eBay about creating a virtual marketplace for its pop-culture collectibles.
- The toymaker and e-commerce giant are “having conversations” about making a secondary market where collectors can trade their Funko bobbleheads and figurines.
- Funko’s net sales jumped 22% in the first three months of 2019, driven by strong demand for franchises such as “Fortnite.”
- Its momentum continued in April with the release of “Avengers: Endgame” collectibles and a Post Malone figure in Foot Locker.
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Funko is talking to eBay about creating a virtual marketplace for its pop-culture collectibles, following a strong start to the year driven by “Fortnite,” “Avengers: Endgame,” and Post Malone.
The company — which makes bobbleheads and figurines under license from “Harry Potter,” “Game of Thrones,” “Star Wars,” and other franchises — recently launched an app that allows users to view a catalog of more than 17,000 Funko products, track their personal collections, create wish lists, and monitor market prices.
During Funko’s first-quarter earnings call, Jefferies analyst Stephanie Wissink asked executives whether the next step might be an online marketplace for buying, swapping, and trading