How’s your weekend going? Have you started/finished watching The Toys That Made Us Season Two yet?
Well, if The Toys That Made Us is on your radar this weekend, then you might also want to check out Making Fun: The Story of Funko. This feature-length doc-film – which is now available to stream on Netflix – offers up a look at the extremely successful toy and collectables company and is a GREAT companion piece to the aforementioned TV show.
Making Fun: The Story of Funko goes back to the early days of Funko, detailing the company’s origins with bobble head toys, then moves forward to the birth of the Funko Pop! figures and beyond. The docu-film highlights the ‘fun’ element of the brand – how it shaped the early days and how it continues to drive the products that hit shelves today – and looks at the way in which nostalgia is at the heart of everything Funko does.
Making Fun: The Story of Funko includes input from a number of pop culture icons, including the likes of Sam Jones, Robert Englund, Elvira Mistress of the Dark, Lou Ferrigno, Jason David Frank, Tony Hawk, Alice Cooper and Kevin Eastman, amongst others. Most of these guys are big fans of the Funko lines and those that don’t collect the toys themselves understand and appreciate why collecting appeals so much.
Whether you’re an avid collector or someone who has found a little space in their home for Funko Pop! figures, Making Fun: The Story of Funko is a documentary for you. As Alice Cooper says in the docu-film, “We have to reinvent fun”, and that’s what Funko and Making Fun: The Story of Funko is all about.
A great docu-film!