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Funko to launch its own kids’ books series based on Wetmore Forest IP

Pop culture specialists, Funko is to release a series of children’s books based on a cast of its designs and characters from Wetmore Forest.

The books will be sold online and in-store exclusively at Barnes & Noble along with accompanying Funko merchandise beginning from June 15, 2019.

“We’re excited to expand the storylines of our beloved Wetmore family through a book series available at the bookseller with the largest number of retail outlets in the United States,” said senior vice president of global sales, Johanna Gepford.

“Children will be delighted to follow the adventures of characters created by the same creative geniuses that produce highly sought after Funko products.”

In partnership with Sterling Publishing, Funko will be showcasing the books at both the London Book Fair and Bologna Children’s Book Fair.

Wetmore Forest was created to depict an enchanting forest and encourage exploration and discovery among Funko fans.

Funko’s loveable lighthearted Pop! Monsters include Bugsy Wingnut, Tumblebee, Butterhorn, Snuggletooth and others.

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