There has been so much going on in the world of Star Wars Funko Pops! I've done my very best to include all the latest along with links to where you can get your hands on some of the recent exclusives and those coming soon. This is a long one, so sit back and enjoy some blue milk or whatever your prefer.
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Ron from MakingStarWars.net interviewed the Director of Marketing for Funko, Mark Robben at SDCC. You can listen to the full interview on "Now This is Podcasting!" here (1 hr. and 1 min. in). One of the most exciting things that was revealed was the confirmation that the Rogue One Funko Pops would be available on Force Friday! The event is said to take place on September 30th, so make a note! Mark also shared that the final Smuggler's Bounty box in 2016 (November) will be Rogue One themed! I suspected this would be the case considering their debut box last November was centered on The Force Awakens. If you haven't signed up yet, now is the time!
- The Force Awakens figures will be phased out to make room for Funko's new focuses which include Rogue One and Rebels! Ahoska Tano will hit Hot Topic shelves first in the Fall, with the Ghost Crew following closely behind no later than early 2017. Yes, you read that right. We're getting Kana, Hera, Ezra, Sabine, Zeb, and Chopper Pops! All of the Rogue One and Rebels Pops (not including Ahoska as she is a Hot Topic Exclusive) are available to pre-order at Gamestop stores.
- Funko listens to their fans! Know what that means? Prequel Pops are in the works, and according to Gamestop, Qui-Gon will be one of them!
- September's Smuggler's Bounty Box which is "Death Star" themed will include a Funko Pop that is a new mold and new character! In a recent Q&A, Funko dropped a hint with an iconic quote, "Charming to the last..."
- Funko has Smuggler's Bounty box themes planned until late 2017!
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The Walgreens Exclusives which include Plo Koon, the AT-AT Driver, Kit Fisto, and Rey Yees are currently available to order on the Walgreens website for $9.99. If you typically aren't able to find Funko Pop exclusives at your nearest store, grab these quickly! They will go fast!
The Endor Luke and Dagobah Yoda Funko Pops are both available to pre-order on the F.Y.E. website for $11.99 each with a suspected release date of August 12th. Follow these links to order yours: Endor Luke | Dagobah Yoda
The Bespin Luke is available to pre-order on the Toy Wiz website for $8.99 with an estimated shipping time of August.
The Maz Kanata Target Exclusive turned up on the Target website last week for $8.99. This was the first time any of the Star Wars Target exclusives were made available to order! Currently, she is sold out but keep checking the link for re-stocks! The Force will guide you.
The Blue Senate Guard which is a Box Lunch Exclusive is still available to order online for $15.00. In purchasing this figure you'll also be giving a meal to someone in need. Get some, give back!
If you haven't pre-ordered this Toy Wars Exclusive Zuckuss ($14.99) yet, act fast! This Bounty Hunter gets shipped in September!
While there is no link to order this Walgreens Exclusive Rey ($9.99), I know several people who have began finding her in mid-July. Happy hunting!
The Han and Luke SWCE exclusives were available on the Gamestop website for $15.00 each. I'm not sure if they will be re-stocked however, you can check store availability on these figures with the following links: Han Solo | Luke Skywalker
The Han with Chewie's Bowcaster SDCC exslusive is still available to order on the Gamestop website for $15.00! Get him before he's gone!
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- Hoth Leia and Hooded Jedi Luke are both listed on Gamestop's upcoming releases. And, as stated above, Qui-Gon is also on the list! All three of these figures are available to pre-order at Gamestop stores.
Which is your newest Funko Pop purchase? Do you still need of any these?