While most superhero toys depict characters from movies and comic books, Funko has collaborated with PopCultcha to release a new, limited edition Pop! Figurine that celebrates some of the real heroes of today—Australian bushfire firefighters. Named Bushfire Heroes, this figurine's profits will all go to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals' National Bushfire Appeal.
The cute-but-poignant vinyl figure portrays a firefighter and a koala latched onto his leg, visualizing the heartbreaking situation and the difficult job the firefighters are facing every day. Retailing at $14.17, the proceeds will help the RSPCA provide veterinarians and other government agencies the supplies, equipment, and medical care they need to help animals displaced by the wildfires. “Once the active fire zones clear, that’s when our most challenging work begins,” says the RSPCA. “Our work will continue for months after the fires have ceased.”
Want to help the RSPCA and their cause? The Bushfire Heroes figurine is available to preorder now exclusively on the PopCultcha website, with shipping estimated for June 2020.
Funko has released an Australian firefighter and koala figure, with all proceeds going to help displaced animals.