World’s Largest Video Game Retailer to Also Offer Exclusive Funko Merchandise and Collaborate with OpTic Gaming
GRAPEVINE, Texas, June 06, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- For the second year in a row, GameStop Gives, the video game retailer’s social responsibility arm and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® (CMN Hospitals) fundraising program Extra Life, are taking their charity partnership to new heights at the Electronic Entertainment Expo 2019 (E3 2019) through an interactive human claw machine filled with free gaming loot and donations to CMN Hospitals.
Additionally, GameStop is bringing to E3 the hottest toy collectibles and pop culture items featuring the return of Only @GameStop Funko merchandise and a meet-and-greet with Gears Pro Circuit Season 2 Champions, OpTic Gaming.
Extra Life and GameStop Gives Human Claw Machine – South Lobby F26/27
GameStop Gives and Extra Life are encouraging E3 attendees to play games and heal kids. Inspired by arcade claw machines, attendees will try their luck for free loot, as they are harnessed onto a crane-like device and dipped into a pit of games, collectibles and gaming accessories from GameStop and several of its partners: Activision Blizzard, GUNNAR Optiks, HORI, Jazwares, KontrolFreek®, PDP, PlayStation, Take-Two Interactive Software, Turtle Beach and many more. At the booth, attendees can register or donate to Extra Life and jump into a photo booth while awaiting their chance at sweet loot.
Gaming fans unable to attend E3 can help children right from their local GameStop by bringing their pre-loved video game hardware, software, accessories and consumer electronics to Trade-in for Charity, now through June 24. Ask for the option to donate up to 100% of the credit value of the trade to help kids treated at their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. Also, PowerUp Rewards members can donate PowerUp Rewards points to support Extra Life in the PowerUp Rewards Center.
Only @GameStop Funko E3 2019 Exclusives – South Hall Booth #733
GameStop and Funko will once again feature must-have E3 pop culture exclusives at booth #733 with collections and apparel from Gears of War, Borderlands, Overwatch, Fortnite and more.
- Gears of War Funko product line, Gears Pop! collectibles, Gears video game, meet/greet with new GameStop esports partner, the OpTic Gaming Gears of War team
- Borderlands Pop! collectibles, statues/modern icons and apparel
- Overwatch Funko, Overwatch Hasbro, Overwatch roleplay/replicas
- Disney’s Kingdom Hearts 3 Pop! collectibles
To celebrate the 35th anniversary of Ghostbusters, aficionados of this franchise can also take advantage of a Ghostbusters capsule program, which will include POP! Funko vinyl figures, apparel and more surprises.
Stay informed with live streams, announcements and tons more with GameStop at https://www.gamestop.com/e3 or on social with #GameStopE3.
GameStop, the world’s largest video game retailer, offers the best selection of new and pre-owned video gaming consoles, accessories and video game titles, in both physical and digital formats. GameStop also offers fans a wide variety of POP! vinyl figures, collectibles, board games and more. Through GameStop’s unique buy-sell-trade program, gamers can trade in video game consoles, games, and accessories, as well as consumer electronics for cash or in-store credit. GameStop Gives, the retailer’s social responsibility arm, unites with its associates and guests in supporting charity by giving more than $18 million since 2015. The retailer operates thousands of locations around the world under the GameStop, EB Games and Micromania retail brands. Fans can find their local GameStop store using the company’s online store locator tool.
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About Extra Life
Extra Life is a Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® fundraising program within the gaming community. Participants fundraise year-round and pledge to game for 24 hours with one goal: to save and improve the lives of sick and injured kids. Funds raised stay local to help pediatric patients at 170 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals across North America. Since 2008, Extra Life has raised more than $56 million for member hospitals. The movement, formed by gamers bonded by passion, is committed to saving and improving the lives of local kids. Play games, heal kids and join the community today at www.extra-life.org.
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Source: GameStop Inc.