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Collectible toymaker Funko moving main US distribution center to West Valley

Apr 7, 2022, 12:30 PM | Updated: 2:58 pm
(File Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)...
(File Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
(File Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

PHOENIX – Collectible toymaker Funko is relocating its main U.S. distribution center to Buckeye, the company announced Thursday.

The 958,000-square-foot facility is set to be operational this month and create 300 jobs in the West Valley suburb, according to a press release.

It will replace multiple distribution centers in Washington, where the company still has its headquarters.

Funko sells a variety of popular licensed pop culture and sports collectibles, toys and accessories under brands such as Pop!, Paka Paka, GOLD, Loungefly and Funko Games.

“The demand for Funko products globally is as high as it’s ever been and the company recently surpassed a billion dollars in revenue for 2021,” CEO Andrew Perlmutter said in the release.

“The consolidation of several warehouses to one single facility will better improve our customer experience and maximize growth opportunities as our business scales.”

The Buckeye facility will include an associate gym, green spaces and a future retail outlet store. More than 200 parking spaces will be covered by 1,500 solar panels, which will generate 1.24 million kilowatt-hours of power, the company said.

“The news of Funko relocating to Buckeye solidifies our efforts of continuing to attract quality employers to the city,” Mayor Eric Orsborn said in the release. “The possibility of over 300 jobs available to residents benefits Buckeye and the West Valley.”

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Collectible toymaker Funko moving main US distribution center to West Valley