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Funko Pop Releases Australian Firefighter Cuddling Koala Pop Figure For Bushfire Appeal

Funko Pop Releases Australian Firefighter Cuddling Koala Pop Figure For Bushfire Appeal

Funko Pop, the folks behind your favourite pop culture figurines, has just released its best collectable yet.

Teaming up with Popcultcha, the company has unveiled the RSPCA Bushfire Heroes Firefighter With Koala figure as part of its Funko Pop! line, and it looks bloody amazing.

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Credit: Funko Pop/Popcultcha
Credit: Funko Pop/Popcultcha

The company has Pop!-ified everyone from Albert Einstein to Post Malone; Stephen King's Pennywise to Silence of the Lambs' Hannibal Lecter; Marvel legend Stan Lee to US Founding Father George Washington.

Now the Australian firefighter joins this cast of legends - an honour that's well deserved after the bushfires they've endured over the past few months.

Popcultcha released a statement about the collectable, saying: "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.

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Credit: Funko Pop/Popcultcha
Credit: Funko Pop/Popcultcha

"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."

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It's an amazing initiative and the figure would look pretty good on anyone's mantelpiece.

Of course, this certainly isn't the only project being launched to help people affected by the bushfires in Australia. The Victorian government has crafted a cunning plan to lure potentially hundreds of thousands of people to the areas worst hit.

Credit:  Victorian Fisheries Authority
Credit: Victorian Fisheries Authority

The Victorian Fisheries Authority has decided to release 1,000 fish attached with prize-winning tags into places like East Gippsland and the state's north east, which have been ravaged by bushfires.

Each of these fish will have a golden tag attached to it that will earn the lucky angler up to $10,000.

The first 10 of these golden fish handed in will bring that very lucrative sum, however the other 990 will get a decent $2,000.

Credit: Victorian Fisheries Authority
Credit: Victorian Fisheries Authority

Fishing and Boating Minister Jaala Pulford told radio station 3AW: "These communities are doing it tough so we want to get almost a million anglers in Victoria to pack the bag, pack the esky, but also pack the rod and reel."

The competition hasn't started yet, however once the affected areas are deemed safe, the fish will be released.

If you come across one of these bad boys, you'll have to take a picture of it with the tag attached, plus a secondary image showing the tag's number, then record the length of the fish, cut off your 'golden ticket' and keep it in a safe spot.

Once all that is done, you can call the VFA and let them know you've caught a lucky fish.

Featured Image Credit: Funko Pop/Popcultcha

Topics: News, Bushfires, Interesting, Australia

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.