New collaboration brings exclusive-to-eBay Funko Products to
collectors, beginning with Vinyl GOLD™
JOSE, Calif., Aug. 15,
2022 /PRNewswire/ -- eBay, a global commerce leader
that connects millions of buyers and sellers around the world,
announced today the launch of a series of exclusive Funko products
as part of a newly formed collaboration with Funko, a leading pop
culture and lifestyle brand. Through this collaboration, eBay
combines its global reach and unique inventory to continue to bring
a seamless experience that allows enthusiasts to access high
passion and high value items, including exclusive-to-eBay Funko
"With millions of sales of Funko products on our marketplace
last year, we recognize that this incredibly engaged community of
collectors are already shopping on eBay," said Dawn Block, VP Collectibles, Electronics and
Home at eBay. "Our collaboration with Funko to bring exclusive
inventory onto our platform allows us to deliver even more of the
rare collectibles these enthusiasts are coveting."
Funko's collection on eBay will offer enthusiasts access to
rare, sought after Funko products from iconic fandoms – the first
of which is available today at
Additional drops in the series will launch later this year.
"Creating iconic products that connect fans to their passion is
at the core of what we do," said Johanna
Gepford, Senior Vice President for the Direct to Commerce
business at Funko. "Collaborating with eBay allows us to broaden
our reach delighting even more Funko collectors around the
The collectibles market has fueled this collaboration between
eBay and Funko, as eBay continues to shape the future of collecting
through new digital and physical capabilities. eBay recently
expanded its Authenticity Guarantee service to trading cards, and
also launched the eBay vault, a secure storage facility and digital
marketplace for trading cards. These enhancements followed
industry-leading tools introduced in 2021, including Price Guide
and Collection and Image Scan.
eBay Collectibles by the Numbers
- Collectibles is a top eBay category.
- In 2021, there were over 4M
listings and 88M searches for Funko
Pop on eBay.
- In 2021, Trading Cards GMV more than doubled pre-pandemic
levels, with an average of 2 trading cards purchased every second
- In 2021, Sports Ticket Stubs GMV increased 60% YoY, Coins and
Bills GMV increased 34% YoY and Comics GMV increased 22% YoY.
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Headquartered in Everett, Washington, Funko is a leading pop
culture lifestyle brand. Funko designs, sources and distributes
licensed pop culture products across multiple categories, including
vinyl figures, board games, action toys, plush, apparel, housewares
and accessories for consumers who seek tangible ways to connect
with their favorite pop culture brands and characters. Learn more
at https://funko.com/, and follow us on Twitter (@OriginalFunko)
and Instagram (@OriginalFunko).
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