Arriving at retail in time for Christmas, the new 500-piece Pop! puzzles include fan-favourites Elf, Avatar: The Last Airbender and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Funko Games has unveiled a new line of Pop!-inspired puzzles, in time for the holidays. Featuring Funko’s iconic Pop! style, the first three puzzles feature Elf, Avatar: The Last Airbender and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
“The Funko Pop! is legendary, with millions of fans and millions of Pop! figures sold worldwide,” said Deirdre Cross, general manager of Funko Games. “Over the years, more than 16,000 Pop! figures have been created based on entertainment, sports, music and more. We believe that reimagining the iconic fun and recognisable Pop! imagery into a new line of puzzles will delight fans as they piece together their favourite pop-culture stories and characters.”
The debut of Pop! Puzzles comes at a time when both jigsaw puzzles and Pop! figures are soaring in popularity. According to a report from The NPD Group, Funko Pop! is among the top 10 properties for Toys and Games in the US so far in 2022. That trend is expected to continue with NPD recently listing Funko Pop! as having the second fastest growth in Toys overall. The Pop! style imagery is expected to be an ideal choice for puzzles.
The new Pop! Puzzle art is custom-created for each property and designed to be immersive, transporting puzzlers into vibrant worlds with a style that is whimsical, original, and fun. Designed with high quality materials, the vibrant Pop! stylised artwork features classic characters from favourite pop culture franchises. The new line of Pop! Puzzles launches with Elf, Avatar: The Last Airbender and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Perfect for the whole family, the assembled puzzles are 18” x 24”, the same size as standard posters for display.
“The debut of the new Pop! Puzzles during the holiday season comes at a time when families naturally gather around the table to slow down and create a moment of connection while doing a puzzle together,” added Dierdre. “Funko Games will expand the Pop! Puzzle line in 2023 with a library of new and surprising pop-culture moments, re-imagined into one-of-a-kind fun Pop! Puzzles.”