23 Jan, 2019, 09:00 ET
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Jan. 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Kentucky Fried Chicken® has partnered with worldwide pop culture collectibles company Funko on a limited-edition Colonel Sanders Pop! vinyl figures line. Funko Pop! collectibles, famous for their charming adaptations of a wide range of pop culture icons, will pay homage to the beloved fried chicken salesman in his iconic white suit with two distinct figures available for purchase online and in select retailers.
The Colonel's official debut as a Funko figurine features the chicken salesman holding a bucket of his famous fried chicken and is available for preorder on Amazon.com starting today, Jan. 23, at 9 a.m. EST, and will also be on the shelves of select retailers. A second figurine, featuring the Colonel with his signature cane, will be available exclusively on www.funko-shop.com beginning today at 2 p.m. EST.
"We know Funko Pop! fans are as obsessive about their collections as Colonel Sanders was about his famous fried chicken," said Andrea Zahumensky, KFC U.S. chief marketing officer. "Now people can add the world's greatest chicken salesman to their collections. I hear he's best admired alongside a $20 Family Fill Up."
Both versions of the Colonel Sanders Funko figurines are available for a limited time, while they last.
"It's great to offer fans a beloved figurine that has captured the hearts and stomachs of consumers across the world," said Andrew Perlmutter, Funko president. "Colonel Sanders' name and image have been synonymous with the fried chicken restaurant since its inception and we are excited to honor his influence on pop culture."
While this is the first time Funko has created a Colonel Sanders Pop! collectible, eagle-eyed Funko fanatics may recall a 50th anniversary limited edition Colonel Sanders Wacky Wobbler bobblehead that was released in 2002.
KFC Corporation, based in Louisville, Ky., is the world's most popular chicken restaurant chain. KFC specializes in Original Recipe®, Extra Crispy™, Kentucky Grilled Chicken® and Extra Crispy™ Tenders, Hot Wings™, Go Cups, KFC Famous Bowls®, Pot Pies, freshly hand prepared chicken sandwiches, biscuits and homestyle side items. There are over 22,000 KFC restaurants in over 135 countries and territories around the world. KFC Corporation is a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc., Louisville, Ky. (NYSE: YUM). For more information, visit www.kfc.com. Follow KFC on Facebook (www.facebook.com/kfc), Twitter (www.twitter.com/kfc) and Instagram (www.instagram.com/KFC).
Headquartered in Everett, Washington, Funko is a leading pop culture consumer products company. Funko designs, sources and distributes licensed pop culture products across multiple categories, including vinyl figures, action toys, plush, apparel, housewares and accessories for consumers who seek tangible ways to connect with their favorite pop culture brands and characters. Learn more at https://funko.com/, and follow us on Twitter (@OriginalFunko) and Instagram (@OriginalFunko).
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