Homeschool Fun With The History Of Funko Pop

What Is Funko?

Funko is an American company that manufactures licensed pop culture collectibles.

Learning about the history of Funko!

Netflix has an awesome documentary which we watched recently, It is essentially the life story of Funko and each lines inception. The doco also explores the nostalgia and childhood memories of several guests who are now their own Funko Figure.

Collectors of Funko are interviewed and give the audience a deeper understanding of Pop culture and it’s growth. The documentary shows off what used to be considered only for the nerdy/geeky and is now “cool”.

Quick Funko Facts

  • Founded in 1998 by Mike Becker, the company was originally conceived as a small project to create various low-tech, nostalgia-themed toys.
  • Funko has created 13,642 different products to date.
  • Funko’s first ever manufactured bobblehead was of the restaurant advertising icon Big Boy
  • Since then Funko has made partnership with several different companies including Marvel, DC, Hasbro, Warner Bros and more.


The “Making Fun Of Funko” documentary is available on Netflix.