Funko COVID-19

Citing the continued uncertainty regarding the global spread of coronavirus and COVID-19, Funko has withdrawn its previously announced financial guidance for the year. The initial outlook was issued on March 5 during the company’s Q4 and full-year earnings call.

“Our number one priority is the safety of Funko’s employees, local communities, and partners worldwide,” says Funko CEO Brian Mariotti. “We are grateful to our dedicated team members and remain confident in the strength of our Pop! platform and the diversity of our business model, which extends across licenses, product categories, distribution channels, and customers. While we are facing uncertain and unprecedented times, we are taking immediate actions to cut costs and mitigate disruption as we navigate this rapidly evolving situation.”

Funko has temporarily closed its flagship retail stores in Everett, Washington and Hollywood, California. For the time being, Funko’s corporate offices and distribution centers remain open with heightened cleaning procedures and other measures put in place to protect workers. Funko employees are encouraged to work from home if possible.

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The Toy Book continues to monitor developments regarding COVID-19 and its impact on the toy industry here.

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James Zahn

James Zahn

James Zahn, AKA The Rock Father, is Editor-in-Chief of The Toy Book, a Senior Editor at The Toy Insider and The Pop Insider, and Editor of The Toy Report, The Toy Book‘s weekly industry newsletter. As a pop culture and toy industry expert, Zahn has appeared as a panelist and guest at events including Comic-Con International: San Diego (SDCC) Wizard World Chicago, and the ASTRA Marketplace & Academy. Zahn has more than 30 years of experience in the entertainment, retail, and publishing industries, and is frequently called upon to offer expert commentary for publications such as Forbes, Marketwatch, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, USA Today, Reuters, the Washington Post, and more. James has appeared on History Channel’s Modern Marvels, was interviewed by Larry King and Anderson Cooper, and has been seen on Yahoo! Finance, CNN, CNBC, FOX Business, NBC, ABC, CBS, WGN, The CW, and more. Zahn joined the Adventure Media & Events family in 2016, initially serving as a member of the Parent Advisory Board after penning articles for the Netflix Stream Team, Fandango Family, PBS KIDS, Sprout Parents (now Universal Kids), PopSugar, and Chicago Parent. He eventually joined the company full time as a Senior Editor and moved up the ranks to Deputy Editor and Editor-in-Chief.