The company explained how the proceeds from the 'Bushfire Heroes' will go to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals’ National Bushfire Appeal.
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If Funko Pop figurines have never appealed to you, their latest addition might change your mind. Teaming up with Australian collectible store Popcultcha, the company has unveiled the RSPCA Bushfire Heroes Firefighter With Koala figure which features an Australian firefighter cuddling an adorable koala. Not only will this limited edition Pop figure serve as a reminder of the devastating blaze in Australia and the heroic efforts of firefighters to curb it, but will also be a part of the fundraiser endeavors.
The company explained how the proceeds from the 'Bushfire Heroes' will go to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals’ National Bushfire Appeal. The description of the product reads, Popcultcha and Funko are teaming up to help provide assistance to Australian wildlife that have been left devastated by the ongoing bushfire crisis with the release of this LIMITED EDITION Bushfire Heroes Pop! Vinyl Figure! All profits from the sale of this Popcultcha Exclusive Pop! Vinyl Figure will be donated to the RSPCA National Bushfire Appeal through monthly payments until sold out. The RSPCA are working alongside government and emergency agencies, veterinarians and local authorities to provide much-needed equipment and supplies, emergency care and identifying and assessing injured animals in need of assistance. Their work will continue for months after the fires have ceased.
Retailing for $19.99 a pop, the latest design is sure to steal your heart with a vinyl koala latched onto the firefighter's leg. Check out their website to get your hands on the product. Currently, it is available for pre-booking and the delivery is expected in June. If you're not sure about owning a pop figure but still wish to help, you can do so by visiting RSPCA's website directly and donating whatever you can there. Australia's untamed flames have burnt over 10 million hectares of land to the ground and destroyed over 3,000 homes.
The raging fires have already claimed the lives of at least 29 people but the destruction it has caused Australia's biodiversity is truly unimaginable. The country's World Wildlife Fund has estimated as many as 1.25 billion animals to have been killed by the uncontrollable fires. The habitats of several animals have taken a hit due to the unprecedented bushfires, and most of them now are starving. "Once the active fire zones clear, that’s when our most challenging work begins. Our work will continue for months after the fires have ceased," wrote the RSPCA. If you wish to learn about other ways to donate for the Australian bushfire relief efforts, click here.
Click here to pre-order the Firefighter and koala vinyl figure.