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Issue Date: Vol. 53, No. 6, June 2013, Posted On: 6/6/2013


Funko And National Entertainment Network Introduce Pop! Skill Crane


Tim Sanford
Editor@vendingtimes.net
TAGS: vending, amusement machine, National Entertainment Network, Funko, Funko Pop!, amusement vending machines, Funko pop-culture characters, vinyl toys, miniature celebrity replicas, Gregg Smith, bobblehead, coin machine, claw machine, prize machine

National Entertainment Network, Funko BROOMFIELD, CO -- National Entertainment Network reports that it has teamed up with toy manufacturer Funko (Lynwood, WA) to launch an skill crane that will deliver 100% Funko Pop! merchandise to players and collectors.

The amusement vending machines will feature Funko's pop-culture, character-based vinyl toys, which are miniature replicas of celebrities. They will start rolling out nationwide on June 20 in "front-end" retail locations. NEN plans to install them in more than 200 restaurant and "brick-and-mortar" national chain retail stops, set for a $1 vend price.

NEN marketing director Gregg Smith said, "We anticipate these games will be popular for crane players and Funko collectors alike, and will expand both companies' client base."

NEN is the United States' largest amusement vending company, running more than 150,000 pieces of coin-operated equipment. It distributes thousands of toys and other items through claw machines in the largest retailers and restaurants chains across the country. The Funko cranes are manufactured by Rainbow Crane, a unit of NEN.

Funko has found favor with its collectible "bobblehead-like" vinyl figures, and risen to prominence in a segment of the toy industry popular with children and adults alike through its interpretations of modern and "retro" characters.


Topic: Music and Games Features

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