This article helps our volunteer squad keep the database clean and consistent! It pertains to members who have Creator access and above. If you're interested in getting involved, read more about joining the Volunteer Squad here. We'd love to have you aboard!

Funko prototypes have their own unique identifying characteristics. To help us maintain consistent and relevant data on each item, we’ve created a list of Funko prototype data entry guidelines to keep everyone on the same page.

To add a Funko prototype find its production model and use the New Item > Add Variant button. Then fill out the fields as below (in some cases removing or replacing some of the production item's information).

  1. Name: Always use the name used for the production model. An Alternative Name may also be appropriate. See Names & Alternative Names for more details.

  2. Brand: This should always be Funko.

  3. Series: Prototypes get only added to the Subject named “Funko Prototypes”.

  4. Related Subjects: Add the character's Subject and other Subjects that are directly related. See What Subjects to add to Database Items? for more details.

  5. Released: The mold date that is on the bottom of the figure.

  6. Discontinued: Leave blank.

  7. # Produced: Production numbers are not published. Experience shows that they generally vary from 1 to 15. If you are not certain use the "Estimated" disclaimer.

  8. Ratio: Leave empty.

  9. Made in: Leave empty or add the location of the production model.

  10. Material: Is preset to PVC/Vinyl which should be correct.

  11. Production Status: This is to be set to Prototype.

  12. Scale: Leave empty.

  13. Gender: Set as appropriate or leave blank.

  14. Color: Enter the figure's color(s).

  15. Features: Select any that apply. Multiple features can be selected by holding the Control key (PC) or Command key (Mac) while clicking.

  16. Number of Points of Articulation: Generally leave empty.

  17. Accessories: Select if any.

  18. Packaging: Select Loose.

  19. Blind Packaging: No.

  20. Packaging Language: Leave empty.

  21. Dimensions: Enter the Figure Height. You can leave the other dimensions empty.

  22. Reference #: Leave empty (the production model has a reference but not the prototypes).

  23. UPC code: Leave empty.

  24. Description: Add any other interesting information such as any known distribution of the item such as “was handed out on Fundays 2018 and 3 more were given away on give-aways on Funko’s Facebook page in October 2018” or “Initially sold by Galaxy Toys on February 2019”. Please add links as s on the page.

  25. Image: The Main Image should ideally be the prototype against a high-contrast background. Add as many other images as you think make sense. See Database Item Photos for more information.

Note: Funko Prototypes get carefully vetted by a number of experienced Squad members and if their authenticity is in  doubt the items will be removed (there are a lot of fake protos in circulation).