Source: Igloo Corp./The Toy Book

Funko President Andrew Perlmutter joined the board of directors at Igloo Products Corp.

The move comes as Igloo moves further into the licensed space with partnerships for coolers based on properties including Star Wars, Scooby-Doo, and MTV.

“We are very excited to have Andrew Perlmutter assume his new board of directors role. He is an immediate asset to the team and the brand,” says Dave Allen, president and CEO, Igloo. “Through the years we’ve seen how he has strategically grown Funko’s business and what his team has accomplished under his leadership. We look forward to leveraging his experience to continue to expand and grow the Playmate category and licensed offerings.”

Perlmutter is the co-founder of Bottle Rocket Collective, a board and travel games company, president of Funko, Inc., and president at Funko Acquisition Holdings LLC.

“I am very proud to join the Igloo board,” Perlmutter says. “Igloo is an iconic brand within American culture. When I think about the brand, it brings back nostalgic memories I’ve made throughout the years and how it’s played a part in my life’s moments. It’s an honor to be part of the team and I look forward to contributing to Igloo’s success.”

Igloo recently announced a new Playmates Pal Cooler inspired by the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ iconic Party Wagon.

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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.