Funko and National Entertainment Network join forces to create a new amusement vending skill crane game with 100% Funko POP! prize merchandise

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National Entertainment Network will now highlight Funko POP! Machines across the US in new joint venture
Broomfield, Colorado, May 15, 2013 – National Entertainment Network (NEN), the nations largest amusement vending operator and Funko, a character-based global toy company, have announced a collaborative venture to introduce a new “claw” based amusement vending machine that will merchandise 100% Funko POP! products as prizes.

This new game format will feature popular characters from the Funko POP! Collectors’ series. These vinyl figures represent miniaturized versions of iconic celebrities made famous from pop culture.

These new skill cranes will initially roll out the beginning of June to 20 front-end retail locations across the nation. Gregg Smith, Marketing Director for NEN stated, “We anticipate these games will be popular for crane players and Funko collectors alike and will expand both companies’ client base.”

NEN has plans to introduce over 200 Funko cranes to brick and mortar national chain retailers and restaurant locations coast to coast.

The cost for one play of the Funko skill crane games will be set at an economical $1.00. Jen McNeill, the Product Development Director at NEN, can’t help but call the figures anything but, “Cute, our customers will love playing for them in machines and the Funko fans will hopefully love the chance to play and win new characters at a great price!”

About National Entertainment Network, LLC.
National Entertainment Network (NEN), headquartered in Broomfield, CO, is the United States’ largest amusement vending company in the United States, with over 150,000 coin slots, NEN distributes thousands of toys and other merchandise to claw machines in the largest retailers and restaurants chains throughout the country.

About Funko, LLC.
Located in Lynwood, Washington, Funko has gained popularity through collectable bobble head like vinyl figures and laid claim to a division of the toy industry loved by children and adults. Their extensive amounts of licensed products are continually offering new and innovative takes on retro, modern, and unique character figures.

For more information please contact Tori DaHarb at tori.daharb@nen-inc.com.

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