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 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.



How to add a Funko Prototype


To add a Funko prototype, find its production model and click New, then Add Variant. 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: Remove production series and leave empty in most cases.

  4. Related Subjects: Add the “Funko Prototypes” List Subject. 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 empty.

  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 checkbox or leave the field empty.

  8. Ratio: Leave empty.

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

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

  11. Production Status: Always set to Prototype.

  12. Scale: Leave empty.

  13. Gender: Set as appropriate or leave empty.

  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 any that apply.

  18. Packaging: Select Loose.

  19. Blind Packaging: Select No.

  20. Packaging Language: Leave empty.

  21. Dimensions: Enter the figure's height, if known. 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 external links as sources.

  25. Photos: The Main Image should ideally be the prototype against a high-contrast background (preferably white or transparent unless the figure is a very light color). Add as many other images as you think make sense. See Database Item Photos for more information.



Note: Since there are a lot of fake Funko Prototypes in circulation, prototypes added to the database will be carefully vetted by a number of experienced Squad members. We have a strict policy against fake Funko items on hobbyDB, so if a prototype's authenticity is in doubt it will be removed from the database.