Sami Callihan would like to see Impact Wrestling continue to grow as a brand. What better way to grow? Merchandising.
In an exclusive interview with WrestleTalk, Callihan was asked what piece of potential merchandising would speak to him most as a fan. While he named action figures and video games as good answers, it was Funko Pops that he chose. Here is the quote:
“I think the biggest thing right now- a video game would be great, but what I think would go above a video game and even action figures would be Impact Wrestling finally securing a deal with Funko Pop. I think Funko Pops are the biggest collectible item in the entire world right now. I collect Funko Pops, a lot of our roster collects Funko Pops. I think having Impact branded Funko Pops would be the coolest thing we could do at this point.”
Funko Pops have become a phenomenon. WWE and other wrestlers have been quick to jump on the collectible train with wrestlers like Kenny Omega and the Young Bucks releasing their own Funko Pops in recent years.
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