Funko Creates Australian Firefighter and Koala Figure to Benefit Animal Wildfire Victims

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Organizations around the world have found ways to help Australia recover from its devastating bushfire season, and now Funko Inc. is pitching in. As Megaphone reports, Funko is releasing a special Pop! figure representing a firefighter and a koala bear, with all proceeds going to help animals affected by the disaster.

Since fires started spreading across the Australian continent in July 2019, an estimated 1 billion animals have perished. That number includes tens of thousands of koalas like the one depicted in the vinyl collectible. At least 33 people have also died as a result of the fires, four of whom were firefighters.

The Pop! figurine, named "Bushfire Heroes," is being released to benefit the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals' National Bushfire Appeal. The organization has been a vital resource for veterinarians, government agencies, and local authorities in Australia, providing them with the supplies and medical care needed to assist animals displaced by the wildfires.

If you purchase the Funko Pop! for $14.17 (before shipping), your money will support the RSPCA as it continues to care for the country's animal victims. "Bushfire Heroes" will be available for a limited time, and it's available to preorder now exclusively with shipping estimated for June. Here are even more ways to help the people and animals impacted by the fires in Australia.

[h/t Megaphone]