Funko honors doctors and nurses on COVID-19 frontlines with Pop! figures

Every night at 7 p.m., people across the country open their windows and make as much noise as possible to show their appreciation for the doctors and nurses on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic.

Funko, the company best known for its vinyl figurines with big heads and button eyes, would like to honor first responders in its own way, too.

On Friday, Funko announced a new toy line in its Pop! Heroes collection. While the company is used to licensing iconic pop culture brands from Marvel to WWE, these Funko Pop! figures will honor a different type of superhero: first responders. 

“In honor of the first responders on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, Funko is excited to announce the new line of Pop! Heroes to commemorate the nurses and doctors who are giving their all to help treat patients,” the company said in a statement.

However, even more important than the figures is the donation Funko announced alongside them. The company says it has made a donation to the 501c U.S. non-profit GlobalGiving, which connects nonprofits with donors and companies around the world in order to provide them with the tools they need. 

These collectibles follow a similar endeavor launched earlier this year by Funko. In February, the company announced a new figure, as well as a donation to an animal rescue non-profit, to honor the firefighters rescuing animals in the brush fires that impacted Australia.

The new Funko Pop line consists of two male and two female hospital workers. Each will retail for $10.99. Pre-orders can be made starting today. The figures will ship in October.

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