Funko reaches new heights: Company’s ‘Big Bang’ Pop! figure was part of crew on SpaceX mission

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Funko, Everett, Wash.-based pop producer! Statues and other collectibles have expanded their market reach. to space.

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The company tweeted a photo Thursday showing one of its popular toys floating above Earth, thanks to the fact that it was packaged by Everett native Chris Sambrowski for a ride on the SpaceX Inspiration 4 mission Was.

Sambroski was one of four civilian crew members that blasted off last Wednesday and orbited for three days before splashing down Saturday into the Atlantic Ocean off Florida. An Air Force veteran, space enthusiast, and data engineer, Sambrowski, 42, got the chance to fly the flight courtesy of a college friend who won a charity sweepstakes and arranged for Sambrowski to go instead.


Jude Children’s Research Hospital was funded by Jared Isaacman, the billionaire founder and CEO of Shift4 Payments, who is believed to have paid more than $100 million for the opportunity. There were two other crew members, Hayley Arsinaux, a cancer survivor who is now a physician assistant at St. Jude, and Sean Proctor, a teacher and artist who has won an online contest.

Funko said in its tweet that the company has donated to St. Jude.

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Funko licenses characters from across the pop culture spectrum, including television, movies, comics, sports, and more. Floating, revolving Funko Pop! there was one Howard Wolowitz’s character illustration, from the television comedy series “The Big Bang Theory”. In the show, Wolowitz is an aerospace engineer and former astronaut who eats a particular brand of children’s cereal and Gets the Nickname “Fruit Loops” From another former astronaut.

in my own tweet, Sambrowski thanked Isaacman for photographing him, saying “Fruit Loops enjoyed his view.”

Michael Goff, whose relationship to Sambrowski is not known, apparently owns Pop! And he tweeted about sending Wolowitz along for the ride.

Getting to know the collectivity of Pop! Characters in pristine condition, a Funko fan also asked about taking the idol out of its box. Goff tweeted that he plans to rebox it when it comes back.

Pop! Murthy didn’t create this tweeted image, but here’s a photo of Sambrowski and his teammates with a mundane background:

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