The retro lettering reads “Funko.” Above you, like modern gargoyles, proudly stand a line of tall, recognizable friends. There are statues of Batman and Batgirl, Spider-Man, Harry Potter, Chewbacca and more. In front of the doors, down the street, and around the block is a long line of so-called “Funatics.”
To step inside is to understand the excitement. Enter the magic of an indoor amusement park.
There are differently-themed sections with something for everyone: anime, DC Comics, Disney, Marvel, Star Wars, Harry Potter. There is even a room called The Wetmore Forest that is decorated in mythical woodland creatures, and a wing on the opposite side of the building that looks like a factory assembly line where anyone can design and build their own Funko Pop.
Available in almost every imaginable character, Funko Pops — palm-sized vinyl figurines with oversized heads and large eyes — are boxed and stacked up the walls of the flagship store in every direction.