EVERETT, Wash., Dec. 24, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Funko, a leading pop culture products company, announced today that it has provided $10 million worth of toys to the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Foundation this year.

This year’s donation marks the fourth consecutive year Funko has contributed to the Toys for Tots Foundation to help bring the joy of the holiday season to underserved children. The Company has consistently emphasized to their fan base and beyond the importance of giving back to their local communities so that all families can enjoy the advent season.

“It is important to keep those less fortunate in mind during this celebrated time of year,” said Brian Mariotti, CEO of Funko. “We are proud to continue our partnership with Toys for Tots for the fourth year, and make a meaningful contribution to help as many children as possible enjoy the holidays.”

“We feel very lucky to maintain strong partnerships with corporate sponsors like Funko, who play an integral role in the toy industry,” said Lieutenant General H.P. Osman, USMC (Ret), President and CEO, Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. “Funko has continued to enhance the holiday spirit with their generous donation, and we couldn’t be more thankful for their efforts.”

Funko fans looking to support their local Toys for Tots Program can find more information here: http://www.toysfortots.org/.

About Funko
Headquartered in Everett, Washington, Funko is a leading pop culture consumer products company. Funko designs, sources and distributes licensed pop culture products across multiple categories, including vinyl figures, 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).

About Toys for Tots
Toys for Tots, a 71-year national charitable program run by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, provides happiness and hope to disadvantaged children during each Christmas holiday season.  The toys, books and other gifts collected and distributed by the Marines offer these children recognition, confidence and a positive memory for a lifetime.  It is such experiences that help children become responsible citizens and caring members of their community.  Last year the Marine Toys for Tots Program fulfilled the holiday hopes and dreams of 7 million less fortunate children in 800 communities nationwide.  Since 1947, over 251 million children have been assisted. The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation is a not for profit organization authorized by the U.S. Marine Corps and the Department of Defense to provide fundraising and other necessary support for the annual Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program.  For more information, visit www.toysfortots.org.

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