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Smyths partners with GOSH Charity on exclusive Oscar Pop! Vinyl

Published on: 15th October 2020

From 15th October, the Oscar Pop! Vinyl will be available in all Smyths Toys Superstores across the UK, while stocks last.

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Smyths Toys has teamed up with Funko to create an exclusive Pop! Vinyl of  lovable brand character, Oscar, with all profits are going to Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity (GOSH Charity) to help support seriously ill children.

Last Christmas, £50,000 was raised for GOSH Charity from the sales of an exclusive Oscar Plush.

The retailer has committed to donating at least £50,000 to GOSH Charity again this year, and the Oscar Pop! Vinyl will be available in all Smyths Toys Superstores across the UK from 15th October.

Sinead Byrne, joint head of Marketing at Smyths Toys, commented: “We are delighted to launch the Funko Pop! Vinyl to bring our character Oscar to life this year. Smyths Toys is proud to partner again with GOSH Charity to help support seriously ill children from across the UK and continues to be amazed at the work the charity carries out on a daily basis.”

Liz Tait, director of fundraising at GOSH Charity, said: “Now in the fourth year of our partnership, we are thrilled that Smyths Toys Superstores is supporting GOSH Charity once again with the launch of the Oscar Pop! Vinyl. This is a brilliant opportunity for us to raise much-needed funds for Great Ormond Street Hospital, at a time when the hospital needs our support more than ever, so for that we’d like to say a huge thank you.”

Eva Verhaak, head of Strategic Marketing and Sales – Funko EMEA added: “Smyths Toys Superstores’ initiative to support GOSH Charity is an amazing cause and we are absolutely delighted to be part of it, working with Smyths to create an exclusive collector’s item, a Pop! Vinyl figure of the well-known character, Oscar.”

 

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