Funko Pop! has revealed their latest Star Wars figurine of everyone's favorite Wookie Chewbacca riding an AT-ST - plus one of young Anakin Skywalker. With the latest movie in the franchise, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, dominating the box office, it looks like Funko is taking a different direction finding inspiration for their latest line of adorable character figures in the original and prequel trilogies.
This isn't the first time Funko has looked towards the past for inspiration. Along with creating figures inspired by The Last Jedi, last November the company released a line of figures celebrating the 40th anniversary of George Lucas' original Star Wars trilogy. The figures included R2-D2 and C-3PO arriving on the desert planet Tatooine with their escape pod, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader dueling on the Death Star, Han Solo facing off with Greedo in the Mos Eisley Cantina, and Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia trapped in the Death Star's trash compactor.
Now, Funko has released a first look at their new Chewbacca Deluxe Funko Pop! riding an AT-ST, plus a look at the new Walgreens exclusive Young Anakin Skywalker Funko Pop! from the prequel trilogy. Here's a look at the two figures:
The Chewbacca figure is inspired by the final battle between the Imperials and the Rebels on Endor in the 1983 film Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. During the scene, Han Solo and Leia are desperately trying to break into and Empire base in order to destroy a shield generator so a squadron of starfighters can destroy the Death Star. Of course, things don't go as planned and the pair are captured by Imperial forces only to be saved by an Ewok assault where Chewy gets his hands on an AT-ST and saves the day. The figure will be available in March.
The Young Anakin Skywalker figure is inspired by his portrayal by child actor Jake Lloyd in the 1999 first episode of the prequel trilogy, Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. Before Anakin turns to the dark side and becomes Darth Vader, he was a young slave with a knack for podracing. During the film, Anakin wins his freedom in a podrace, leaving Tatooine with Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn and his apprentice, Obi-Wan Kenobi, to begin his own Jedi training. The figure, which will be released exclusively at Walgreens in late January, features Anakin wearing his podracing outfit complete with racing goggles and helmet.
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- Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) release date: May 25, 2018
- Star Wars 9 / Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) release date: Dec 20, 2019