Fortnite toys: Epic Games partners with Funko for merchandise line
- Epic Games has partnered with Funko to create Fortnite toys and merchandise
- Funko has also produced toys and collectibles for other pop culture franchises
- Epic Games rakes in staggering sums of money on a monthly basis from Fortnite
The video game world of Fortnite just got a little bit closer to the real world.
It was recently revealed that Epic Games, the creators of the hit video game, has partnered with Funko to bring a new line of toys based on the game to the market.
The Fortnite product line will consist of ten unique lines of Fortnite merchandise and is expected to be available by the 2018 holiday season.
Funko’s new Fortnite toy line will include ten unique merchandise lines available very soon
Types of products slated to be available in the coming months include T-shirts, action figures, key rings, their signature Pop! figurines and much more. Further details about the upcoming product line have yet to be announced.
Funko also took to Twitter and other social media platforms to make their announcement public:
The new merchandise line likely represents another major win for Epic Games from a financial point of view.
In April 2018 alone, Fortnite raked in a staggering $296 million (£225.8m) from in-game item sales.
Fortnite is far from the only pop culture franchise that Funko has created toys for. Over the years, the company has also created products for Star Wars, Marvel, Call of Duty, Tomb Raider and others.
What is Fortnite?
Fortnite is a popular free-to-play action-shooter video game that’s played by over 125 million people worldwide.
Both published and developed by Epic Games, Fortnite is currently available to play on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Windows, Mac OS and iOS. An Android version of the game is also under development and expected to be released in the near future.
The game’s battle royale mode has dramatically transformed the video gaming landscape in just the past few months thanks to its global popularity. The game mode sees 100 players battle it out in an intense, action-packed match to determine the ultimate winner.
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