It’s doubtful any of the kids playing Five Nights At Freddy’s today have any point of reference for what the game is based on. Pizza parlors with animatronic characters singing ancient radio hits used to be everywhere, but they’ve gradually been scaled back over the decades — Chuck E Cheese no longer has an actual robot Chuck E. The closest Generation Alpha can get to that experience is a video game where the animatronics come to life after dark and stalk you.
The wildly popular Avatar: The Last Airbender will be getting its own co-op strategy game soon, thanks to Funko Games. Crossroads of Destiny is the subtitle to the latest in a growing library of Avatar-themed tabletop experiences.
You might have heard Funko Inc. isn’t doing so hot. Maybe their saving grace will be in strategically timed Indiana Jones board games. Once Indy returns to the big screen in Dial of Destiny this summer, Funko will be ready — not just with ugly little plastic figures of Harrison Ford with giant black eyeballs, but with a whopping four tabletop games based on the IP.
You might have heard Funko Inc. had to recently dump loads and loads of unsold Pop figures in a landfill somewhere. This is probably not a good sign for the future of that product. They’ll have to come up with something quick to pivot to if they want to stay in business. How about using their deal with Disney to create some board games?
Funko Pops: They’re for breakfast! Wow!
If you’re a fan of the HBO series Silicon Valley, then you better get your wallets ready. Why? Because Funko has announced that the cast are getting their own POP! Vinyl Figures. Oh yes, they are.