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Charlie the Tuna Pop! vinyl figure sold exclusively at Funko's online store

    Charlie the Tuna, the beloved icon of StarKist, is commemorating an incredible milestone of over half a century with the release of a limited edition vinyl figure crafted by the renowned collectibles company, Funko. Since its debut in 1961, this spectacled blue tuna sporting a vibrant red cap has come to symbolize the enduring appeal of StarKist, transforming tuna into an engaging and fun experience for both children and adults.

    This groovy underwater beatnik, Charlie the Tuna, has been the catalyst for infusing humor and charisma into the world of canned seafood. With his jive-talking charm, he struck a chord that resonated with all age groups, establishing a place in the hearts of fans that remains unshaken to this day.

    Charlie’s enduring popularity is a testament to his timeless charisma. For over five decades, he has continued to capture the imaginations of enthusiasts old and young. Now, the Funko Shop is bringing a limited edition Pop! Charlie the Tuna into the world, and he’s on the lookout for a new abode where he can welcome guests with his signature friendly wave and perpetual smile.

    This limited vinyl figure is not just a collectible; it’s a symbol of the enduring joy that Charlie has brought to countless households. As a treasured piece of nostalgia, it offers fans the chance to keep the spirit of fun and friendliness that Charlie represents alive in their homes. Whether you’re a lifelong aficionado of this finned figure or a newcomer to the world of Charlie the Tuna, this exclusive collectible is your opportunity to own a piece of history and perpetuate the legacy of this iconic mascot.

    Fun Fact: Charlie the Tuna was based on Tom Rogers’ friend Henry Nemo. Nemo is known as the “creator of jive”, which resembles the loose-lipped slang used by Charlie the Tuna.