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FUNCO PLANS ENTRANCE IN DETROIT MARKET AREA

 MINNEAPOLIS, April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Funco Inc. (NASDAQ: FNCO), Eden Praire, Minn.-based national retailer of new and previously played video games and related equipment has announced plans to enter the greater Detroit metropolitan market area with their FuncoLand retail stores.
 According to David R. Pomije, president, the firm has leased space in six major shopping centers in the Detroit area and the stores will be opened by May.
 Centers in which the new stores will be located include Oakland Plaza, Troy; West Oaks Shopping Center, Novi; Summit Crossing, Waterford; Clinton Valley Shopping Center, Sterling Heights; Burlington Square, Taylor; and Hoover Eleven Shopping Center, Warren.
 The firm anticipates an additional six FuncoLand stores to open by July 1, for a total of 12 stores in the Detroit area.
 Currently FuncoLand operates 56 retail stores located in the metropolitan areas of Dallas/Ft. Worth, Chicago, Milwaukee, and in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis/St. Paul.
 With the addition of the Detroit market and other major market areas to be announced, the firm is scheduled to have approximately 100 stores by Christmas 1993.
 Funco Inc., a publicly owned firm, buys and sells new and previously played video games and related equipment to consumers through its retail stores and mail order operation.
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 /CONTACT: David Pomije, president of Funco, 612-946-7220/
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