The Marvin the Martian Project is raising money for CalArts scholarships while having a lot of fun with Funko Dorbz.
Celebrities and artists joined forces during San Diego Comic Con to raise money for Cal Arts scholarships with the Marvin the Martian Project. The custom designed Marvin the Martian Dorbz were revealed at the Funko POP!-Up shop on the July 19 Preview Night at SDCC.
Warner Bros. Consumer Products and Funko unveil never-before-seen Marvin the Martian Funko Dorbz Figures at private Funko POP!-Up Shop event during Comic-Con International: San Diego 2017 on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 in San Diego. (Photo by Christy Radecic/Invision for Warner Bros. Consumer Products/AP Images)
The adorably ferocious Marvin the Martian figures are up for auction, with auctions beginning every few days up until the final auction begins on August 21. The custom “Space Clone” Dorbz have been given an intergalactic upgrade by famous pop culture artists and celebrities like Jim Lee and Shaun Neff, and all proceeds from the auctions will benefit CalArts with the money raised going toward funding scholarships.
Marvin the Martian himself showed up in a video to promote the event:
The Preview Night VIP launch party put the Marvin the Martian “Space Clone” figures in the spotlight while guests were able to view the Funko POP!-Up shop for the first time. This year’s shop celebrated Saturday morning cartoons with characters from the Hanna-Barbera and Looney Tunes universe. These beloved characters were available as exclusive Funko Pop! and and Dorbz figures. (Certain items were available as SDCC exclusives while others are available in limited quantities) The shop included the WB Cartoon Corner featuring cartoon classics like Amazing Chan and Yogi’s Ark and a Scooby-Doo photo op. Guests were treated to appetizers that were straight out of your childhood, with pudding cups, fruit snacks, PB&J sandwiches and a juice box.
The Funko Pop! shop was the premiere destination during SDCC, with fans lined up as early as Wednesday for the shop’s Thursday morning opening.
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The last auction for the custom Marvin the Martian Space Clones begins on August 21.