Australian Firefighter Figurine Helps Raise Funds for Animals Affected by Bushfires

Bushfire Firefighter Figurine by Funko

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.

Bushfire Firefighter Figurine by Funko

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Emma Taggart

Emma Taggart is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. Originally from Northern Ireland, she is an artist now based in Berlin. After graduating with a BA in Fashion and Textile Design in 2013, Emma decided to combine her love of art with her passion for writing. Emma has contributed to various art and culture publications, with an aim to promote and share the work of inspiring modern creatives. While she writes every day, she’s also devoted to her own creative outlet—Emma hand-draws illustrations and is currently learning 2D animation.
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