UPDATE: Many of the non-retailer exclusive Funko Pop! Vinyl from today’s Triple Force Friday releases are available at Entertainment Earth, along with a collection of new Star Wars action figures. Original story follows.
By the end of this year, the Star Wars franchise will release three huge products across the worlds of film, television and video games. Funko will be right beside them, covering collectors who want to bring new Star Wars experiences with them where ever they go.
The cavalcade of collectibles kicks off Oct. 4, with the release of Funko’s first wave of pieces based on Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Pop! Deluxe Supreme Leader Kylo Ren and the First Order Tread Speeder Movie Moment figures make up the higher priced Pop! offerings from the film.
A large assortment of regular Pop! Vinyl figures will also be available, and I’ll list them from top-left as they appear in the photo above. Sith Jet Trooper, Rey, Jannah, Finn, BB-8, Kylo Ren, Rose, Zorii Bliss, Poe Dameron, Lando Calrissian, First Order Jet Trooper, Lieutenant Connix and D-O. I think the series standout is new character Zorii Bliss, an old acquaintance of Poe Dameron. The Rocketman-like design of her costume is impressive.
Fans can also find a new series of Mystery Minis based on characters from the film, as well as four Pop! Pens topped with the likenesses of Kylo Ren, Rey, a First order Jet Trooper and the droid D-O.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will premiere in theaters Dec. 20.
When Disney+ launches Nov. 12, the streaming service’s suite of original content will be anchored by Star Wars: The Mandalorian, a series that explores the Star Wars timeline immediately after Return of the Jedi.
Funko’s Pop! Vinyl collectibles based on The Mandalorian include the titular character, the droid IG-11, an Ugnaught named Kuiil and mercenary Cara Dune. Ugnaughts are a tribal species of small humanoids seen throughout Star Wars media.
Three days after The Mandalorian debuts, Electronic Arts will release its latest Star Wars game, Jedi: Fallen order. The single-player action experience stars Order 66 escapee Cal Kestis, whose hunted by the Empire after his Force sensitivity is accidentally exposed years after the Jedi were exterminated.
Funko will offer Pop! Vinyl figures for Kestis with his droid companion, BD-1, as well as the games antagonist, the Second Sister Inquisitor.
Inquisitors are warriors trained by Darth Vader to hunt and kill surviving Jedi. The warriors are sensitive to the Force, making them deadly foes for surviving members of the order.
In addition to the products based on upcoming Star Wars media, Funko has teamed with Futura Laboratories to launch a trio of Pop! Vinyl Figures, along with a small collection of clothing and accessories.
Two black-and-red 10-inch Pop! Vinyl figures of Boba Fett, along with a standard Pop! Vinyl of the Mandalorian mercenary dripping in Fett’s usual colors of green, red and yellow, will be up for grabs. Fett-themed tees, hats and one backpack round out the offerings.
Futura Labs is the merchandising arm of New York graffiti artist Futura. His career began in the 1980s and led to collaborations with major clothing companies, international gallery exhibitions and, today, work with Star Wars and Funko. This collection is available exclusively at Target.
Walmart will offer its own Star Wars collectible options Oct. 4, with three golden Pop! Vinyl figures of the Skywalker family (left) and three shirts based on the poster of each film in the original Star Wars trilogy launching on the new Force Friday. The shirts will be housed in boxes reminiscent of the original trilogy’s VHS packaging.