Miraculous partnership for Funko

by TnP Staff
Published: 29 January 2018, 10:31
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Zag partners with Funko on new Pop! Vinyl collectables hitting retail this spring

Zag continues to build its aspirational brand Miraculous, Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir with two new global licensing partners in the collectables category. 

Funko is releasing a must-have trio of collectable Pop! stylised vinyl figures of the most popular Miraculous characters: super hero duo Ladybug with Tikki and Cat Noir with Plagg, along with super villain Hawk Moth. Beginning in May 2018, the products will be available on-shelf worldwide, excluding Japan, China and Korea.

On the confectionary front, Pez will create the Miraculous, Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir iconic heroes in their unique candy dispenser. The Parisian pair are anticipated to hit retail shelves worldwide starting in August 2018 in France, Spain, UK, Italy, Germany and more (excluding US and Canada). The Pez agreement was brokered by Team! License, Zag’s licensing agent in Germany.

“I am delighted to see the Miraculous heroes come to life through Popular collectables created by Pez and Funko. Offering kids and young adults the chance to get their hands on these fun figures will surely contribute to Ladybug and Cat Noir becoming Pop culture icons,” said Zag Founder and CEO Jeremy Zag. “We are really proud to collaborate with such illustrious partners. Funko Pop! vinyls are super cool and Pez was always a part of my childhood, and I am overjoyed to know that these new products will bring timeless joy to fans around the world.” 

Funko and Pez join other partners, including Bandai (master toy), Panini (magazines & sticker books) and many more. 

Miraculous, Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir now airs in over 120 countries, regularly scoring number one rankings and lifting overall network ratings with key broadcast partners. Miraculous season 2 started its roll-out in Q4 2017 and continues launching in EMEA, North America and LATAM throughout the first half of 2018. According to recent data released by Parrot Analytics, Miraculous, Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir ranked among the top ten kids shows across Europe for the week of 11 September, 2017.