We often speak about the parallels that sneakers and streetwear have with popular culture - and one way these cultural references are memorialized has been through toys and collectibles. Our latest adventure is the launch of Funko Pop vinyl collectibles - and while this seems like a novel idea, it’s actually a nod to an intrinsic part of Jack Lemkus’ history. Once upon a time, we sold and housed toys and collectibles, so this feels like the continuation of our journey.
Funko are the largest vinyl collectible retailer in the world - and their stylized figures can be distinguished by impeccable attention to detail with the signature enlarged “bobblehead”. Their portfolio is impressive, with consistent releases that showcase their ability to translate references into a crafted piece of culture to have at home. We can’t think of a better collectible to begin this journey than with His Airness himself; Michael Jordan. Donning his signature Chicago Bulls no.23 jersey, the figure is posed mid-pass with a determined expression in his arched brows. This is a basketball heirloom - and it’s our first step into bringing back a part of Lemkus’ legacy.
Watch out for more Funko POP! Releases, including some Funko Gold collectibles - their premium offering of vinyl figures produced using realistic design to reflect a sophisticated, sculptural depiction of our most loved icons and characters.
You are never too late or old to enjoy the world of detail and design in toys.