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Funko opens first international franchise store in Dubai

Published on: 4th April 2022

Funko has brought the one-stop retail shop destination to the UAE featuring products from Funko, Funko Games and Loungefly.

Funko has announced that it has appointed Monkey Distribution as the first franchise operator catering to growing pop culture enthusiasts and Funko Funatics in the Middle East.

The store, to be owned and operated by Monkey Distribution, is located in the newly constructed Dubai Hills Mall and opened on Saturday (2nd April).

“The opening of Funko’s first franchise location in the metropolitan city of Dubai is a significant step in expanding our channel network outside of the United States. The growth we are experiencing across the world is clearly indicative of the extraordinary demand for our products. By introducing stores outside of the US we are creating a unique shopping destination for Funko fans and pop culture enthusiasts,” said Andy Oddie, managing director, Funko EMEA.

With a dedicated staff of pop culture experts, the new store at Dubai Hills Mall will offer visitors the opportunity to experience Funko products, including Pop!, GOLD, Loungefly and Funko Games.

“Pop culture enthusiasts are passionate about their fandom and seek ways to incorporate them into their daily lives. The new Funko store in Dubai Hills Mall will be a prized destination for fans from the region and around the world,” said Rajeev Babu, general manager, Emaar Malls.

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