I hope everyone had a great Star Wars day! There were a lot of big Star Wars announcements like the next series of Star Wars: The Force Awakens collectibles, which is being released by Funko in their POP! Vinyl line-up this July! The new line also includes 3 brand new original trilogy figures.
This stormtrooper turned out to be a very popular character as the internet fell in love with the traitor-screeching soldier. Many memes were made of him and now you are able to own him in Funko POP form. He wields his surprise weapon, which is the Z6 riot control baton and he battles Finn to the death at the Battle on Takodana.
It is surprising that we haven't had a General Hux figure yet, probably because his figure looks very bland. Because Captain Phasma looks so amazing, she got a POP first. However, this POP is very accurate.
General Leia looks good all around besides the fact that she has no wrinkles whatsoever.
This Guavian security soldier was not seen a lot in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. However, his armor looks extremely awesome! The POP figure does a good job capturing the amazing look of the suit.
Kylo Ren (unmasked)
We got Kylo Ren with his menacing mask and now we get him without it. However, it is a bit disappointing that he does not have the scratches on his face like the leaked concept art suggested.
It's awesome how we are getting a Luke Skywalker POP from The Force Awakens and he looks cool and all, but I don't understand why they don't give him grey hair. They got it perfectly on the box art but the figure's hair color itself is totally off.
It's awesome that we have finally received a Maz Kanata, our favorite member of the... whatever species she is!
Maz Kanata (no goggles)
I understand that this is an exclusive (to Target), but they did not have to make this. You should just be able to lift up her goggles. I understand that they want to capture Maz from the scene where she hands Finn the lightsaber, but I feel like this was just made because they ran out of ideas and they want more money.
I know what you are thinking: the box says this protocol droid that served as a translator at Maz Kanata's castle is named 'ME-809'. Well, Funko made a huge typo. The actual name for this droid is 'ME-8D9'. This goes to say if Funko can't even get the droid's name right, it shouldn't be made at all.
This 'Hot Topic' exclusive version of Poe Dameron is him wearing the jacket he wore in the beginning of the movie before Finn began to wear it.
Poe Dameron (prisoner suit)
Another Poe Dameron POP! figure, exclusive to f.y.e. This is his prisoner suit from when he was captured by the First Order.
This Walgreens exclusive POP is Rey at the end of the movie where she finds Luke and shows him his/her lightsaber.
Rey (with pilot helmet)
If you don't remember what this exclusive Rey figure is referring to, notice her Jakku outfit. She wore this helmet in the beginning in the movie in her "home", right before she found BB-8.
Rey (with lightsaber)
Funko obviously couldn't put this out with the first or even second wave of POP figures as it is a massive spoiler for the film. If I had to get any of the Rey POP's, it would be this one as she wields her lightsaber for the first time.
This POP has been long awaited. The classic Yoda from the original trilogy has been re-created in POP form and I cannot wait to get my hands on it. This is probably the best new POP figure in the whole wave.
Luke Skywalker (Bespin)
We have received Tatooine Luke, Jedi Luke, and even Stormtrooper Luke Skywalker. Now, we finally have the Bespin version of Luke Skywalker, and he looks pretty awesome.
Luke Skywalker (Endor)
We can finally own all the different Luke Skywalker's now in POP! form as Endor Luke is the last one!
Which Funko POP! is your favorite?
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