Funko had one of the more exciting presences over the event, with giveaways, photo ops, guest appearances, and bumpin ‘music. We had the chance to chat with the team about returning to events, what makes a convention exclusive special, and more.
Nerdbot: What’s the most exciting thing about returning to live in person events?
Funko: Just seeing fans again and being face to face with them, it’s been almost three years of hibernation for most people so getting to see them face to face.
Nerdbot: With a property like Star Wars there are so many tendrils of the universe. What is the thought process behind selection for what is going to come out at certain events? Do you go with deep cuts or is it focusing on the broader known characters?
Funko: It’s really a collaboration between our team and Lucasfilm. Just to make sure we’re making the right product at the right time, and who we’re making. So it’s really a team effort to decide what goes where and when?
Nerdbot: What is your favorite thing from this year’s show?
Funko: I love Chewbacca, I think he’s a cool character, why wouldn’t you want him as a sidekick? And then it’s really fun that we just announced Star Wars not that long ago into Funko Soda so I think that’s really exciting. I’m ready for more characters there!
Some of the Star Wars Celebration Funkos Still Available!
You can find the Shared Retail Exclusives still here:
- Pop! Ride Lando Calrissian In The Millennium Falcon – Amazon exclusive (Pre-Order was live, not sure when it will be available)
- Pop! Star Wars: Concept Series – Darth Vader – shopDisney exclusive (Pre-Order is live)
- Pop! Star Wars: Concept Series 2pk – R2-D2, C-3PO – shopDisney exclusive (Pre-Order is live)
- Pop! Vinyl: Darth Vader – Funko exclusive (LIVE)
- Pop! Vinyl: Stormtrooper – GameStop exclusive (Pre-Order is live)
- Pop! Vinyl: Luke Skywalker – Hot Topic exclusive (Pre-Order is live)
- Pop! Vinyl: Chewbacca – Target exclusive (LIVE)
- Vinyl Soda: Luke Skywalker (chance of a Chase) Funko (LIVE)