According to GlobeNewsWire, a new partnership between the candy company PEZ and pop culture collectibles giant Funko will result in Funko Pop! PEZ items for fans.
A new line of PEZ candy dispensers will feature Funko’s Pop! Vinyl characters. The line will be sold exclusively in the US and Canada by Funko, who will license the PEZ name for the new launch.
Funko will design and manufacture their classic Pop! heads and integrate them with the PEZ candy dispenser format. The new Pop! PEZ dispensers will be sold “in a collector window box suitable for display”, according to GlobalNewsWire.
Funko CEO Brian Mariotti says:
We are thrilled to announce this significant collaboration which infuses the timeless collectible confection, PEZ, with our most popular collectible figures, Pop! Vinyl. This collaboration will bring two of the world’s most collected items together, in a unique and stylized package that fans of both companies are going to love. As a PEZ collector myself, I couldn’t be more excited to join Funko with PEZ.
Funko, Inc. and PEZ Candy, Inc. estimate that the new Pop! PEZ dispensers will arrive during the first half of 2018.
More news regarding which characters will feature in the new collection will be revealed in the coming months.