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Funko Pop! Blitz is a free-to-play Match-Three Game on iOS and Android devices. It was originally created by NBCUniversal, but switched over to N3TWORK in collaboration with Tic Toc Games after the closure of NBCUniversal’s video game branch. It was officially released on September 30th, 2020.

The game is focused around Funko Pop! versions of various existing characters. Many are characters owned by Universal and their subsidies, though there are a few random other franchises and Funko-original series as well. The game itself plays like a basic match-three game, with a designated character to unlock a special ability.

Various combinations of matching yield different power-ups for the game:

  • Four-in-a-row-or-column will give a Rocket, which can clear out a row or column of characters.
  • Creating an L shape out of three-in-a-row and three-in-a-column will give a Bomb, which destroys a large squared-off area of characters.
  • Five-in-a-row-or-column creates a Rainbow Crown, which will clear out the entirety of a character if swapped with it.
  • Creating four-in-a-square will create a Lightning Bolt, which turns a small patch of characters into the selected ability one.

Unique to the game is that each selected character has their own high score, rather than a combined high score per account. This tallies up to a Mega Score, which fills a meter to receive rewards, including exclusively unlockable Pops.

Some Pops are also exclusive to five-day-long events, which involves dropping items down or clearing tiles. Filling a meter with collected items nets exclusive characters, some of which can also be found in a higher-cost event box. After the event, some characters can return as non-event "filler" Pops for the event boxes for a chance to get them again.

Each character also has exclusive stickers, which are meant to be dropped down from the top of the board. Collecting a certain amount of each sticker increases the Pop’s damage amount.

Characters are found in three different selections: The Mystery Box, the Event Box, and the Mega Score meter. The Mystery Box is the cheapest purchase, the Event Box is a limited time purchase with chances for Event-exclusive Pops, and the Mega Score meter is collected via high scores of characters.

Mystery Box

  • Back to the Future
    • Marty McFly
    • Doc Brown
    • Hazmat Marty
    • Marty McFly (guitar)
  • Fantastik Plastik
    • El Diablo note 
    • Amazing Carlos
    • T-Bone
  • Jurassic Park
    • T-Rex
    • Dr. Alan Grant
    • Dr. Ian Malcolm
  • Jurassic World
    • Claire note 
  • Kung Fu Panda
    • Po
    • Tigress note 
  • Shrek
    • Shrek note 
    • Donkey
    • Puss in Boots
  • Wetmore Forest
    • Butterhorn note 
    • Tumblebee
    • Picklez
    • Chester McFreckle
  • Woody Woodpecker
    • Woody Woodpecker

Mega Score

Event Box

  • Jurassic Parknote 
    • Dr. Ian Malcolm (Wounded) note 
    • John Hammond
    • Dr. Ellie Sattler
    • Dennis Nedry
    • Dilophosaurus
  • Care Bearsnote 
    • Bedtime Bearnote 
    • Tenderheart Bear
    • Cheer Bear
    • Grumpy Bear
    • Funshine Bear
  • The Office (US)note 
    • Dwight Schrutenote 
    • Jim Halpert
    • Michael Scott
    • Pam Beesly
    • Darryl Philbin
  • Universal Studio Monstersnote 
  • Jawsnote 
    • Great White Sharknote 
    • Quint
    • Chief Martin Brody
    • Matt Hooper
    • Mayor Larry Vaughn
  • Back to the Futurenote 
    • Marty McFly (Hoverboard)note 
    • Doc 2015
    • Doc with Helmet
    • Marty McFly (Western)
    • Biff Tannen
  • Parks and Recreationnote 
    • Li'l Sebastian note 
    • Leslie Knope
    • Ron Swanson
    • April Ludgate
    • Andy Dwyer
  • Trollsnote 
    • Queen Barb note 
    • Poppy
    • Branch
    • Guy Diamond
    • King Trollex
  • General Millsnote 
    • Pillsbury Doughboy note 
    • Buzz Bee
    • Lucky the Leprechaun
    • Trix Rabbit
    • Sonny
  • How to Train Your Dragonnote 
    • Toothless note 
    • Light Fury
    • Dart
    • Pouncer
    • Ruffrunner

Special cases

  • Pets note 
    • Siberian Husky
    • Siamese
    • Maine Coon
    • Labrador Retriever
    • German Shepherd

This game contains examples of:

  • Ambiguous Gender: Out of all the animals in the Pets collection, the German Shepard is the only one to be labeled with pronouns (masculine ones, in his case). This leaves the other pets with unknown genders.
  • Bribing Your Way to Victory: Downplayed. The only currency in-game is Coins. They are how Boosters are used when no free ones remain, how time is added when close to a high score, how lives are purchased without waiting on a timer, and, most importantly, how characters are purchased. Coins are easily grinded in-game, but they can also be purchased with real currency.
  • Cap: Character power levels are assigned from three Stars to six. Rarer characters have a higher Star count, and each Event will have two six-star chances, one as an Event prize and the other as an Event Box chance. Collecting all of the Stars will stop this Pop from appearing in Boxes.
  • Character Level: Each Pop has an assigned power level represented in Stars. They range from three stars all the way to six, depending on the character. Collecting duplicate characters raises a bar to increase the levels, until they are completely collected.
  • Cuteness Proximity: Puss in Boots exploits it during his ability, turning some of the Pops on the board into Coin-earning Star-eyed Pops.
  • Early-Bird Cameo:
    • The Universal Studio Monsters, General Mills characters, and Pets were used as board filler before they became playable characters.
    • The Care Bears appeared on the loading screen, along with Funshine Bear on the game rating screen before the series had its event.
    • Toothless and the Light Fury have appeared on the title screen as tile pieces from the start of the game. This was before their debut in the game, where they did not even have a collection or "coming soon" bio filled out, only getting them during their event.
  • Gotta Catch Them All:
    • Collecting characters increases the Star Level, which extends the Bonus Increase of the game's score.
    • Collecting all the characters in a specific Collection rewards a Coin reward.
  • Loads and Loads of Characters: The game has a large variety of characters. The game started with 36 in the base roster, with more added during Events. It’s still a young game, so it’s not to bulging levels yet, but this is Funko Pop we’re talking about...
  • Match-Three Game: Of the Swapping Pieces and Falling variety. Three or more characters are matched and eliminated for points. To collect Stickers or Event items, they must be dropped down to the bottom of the board.
  • Oh, Crap!: The last five seconds of the game will have the characters go Blue with Shock and receive a Sweat Drop.
  • One Steve Limit:
    • Averted, Freddy Funko has four variants, the rarer ones differentiated with different colors. They all make up the same "Funko" team category. They originally would not show up in the same board as each other, but an update to the game for "board optimization" caused this to happen, thanks to how different they were in appearance.
    • Marty McFly has three different variants in-game. The Hazmat suit one is different enough to possibly appear with the unsuited version in-game.
    • Dr. Ian Malcolm has two variants in-game, his standard and his Wounded version that was given out as an event prize. The only difference is the Wounded variant lacking sunglasses, so the two variants do not show up together in games, as they too closely resemble each other.
  • Original Generation:
    • Freddy Funko is the mascot of the Funko company. He is given multiple variants as additions in the game, and is also the tutorial character.
    • The Fantastik Plastik characters are pre-Pop Funko characters that were given Pop designs.
    • The Wetmore Forest characters are part of the unique Funko Pop! Monsters subline.
    • The Pets are part of the unique Funko Pop! Pets subline.
  • Personal Raincloud: Grumpy Bear’s ability creates one via his belly badge, which soaks the furthermost columns of the board, eliminating them.
  • Timed Mission: Each round, by default, is 60 seconds. Activating Blitz Mode adds another five seconds to the game per activation. Marty McFly’s ability allows for a few extra seconds to be added to the round per use.
  • Weird Crossover: The game has an odd variety of characters, from Universal Studio Monsters to General Mills cereal mascots to the Care Bears. And they all can appear on the boards together!
  • Wingding Eyes: Starry-eyed Pops are created by some special moves. Matching them nets a Coin bonus.


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