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Funko Reveals New Star Wars POP Toys Based On The Empire Strikes Back And Ralph McQuarrie Concept Art

Discussion in 'SWNN News Feed' started by SWNN Probe, Aug 20, 2020.

  1. SWNN Probe

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    Funko has revealed a line of POP! bobbleheads that they intended to reveal at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim, including several designs made in time for the 40th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back and several designs based on Ralph McQuarrie's concept art. In addition, they took liberties to call it 'Star Wars Celebration Virtual Con' which led many to believe an official virtual event will be held soon by Lucasfilm, which is likely not the case.





    Earlier today, Funko have revealed some really cool designs that had been planned to be sold as exclusives in 2020's cancelled Star Wars Celebration event, but that isn't happening anymore, so they had to get creative. For now, they're teasing some neat-looking Funko products tied to the iconic concept art illustrated by Ralph McQuarrie, whose work proved instrumental to creating the look and feel of Star Wars in spite of remaining quite distinct from the films that were made, along with some new designs specifically meant to commemorate the four-decade milestone to one of the most iconic Star Wars movies ever created. Take a look at the six products below:



    [embed]https://twitter.com/OriginalFunko/status/1296492244808105987[/embed]



    [embed]https://twitter.com/OriginalFunko/status/1296493494199083011[/embed]



    Although the wording on these two posts might be seen as a hint that a Star Wars Celebration virtual event is set to happen soon, we advise pumping the brakes on that. Former Lucasfilm Events and Marketing Coordinator Daniel Kennedy clearly saw the rumors swirling about a possible virtual Star Wars Celebration and weighed in on the logistical issues of shadow-dropping a convention out of nowhere.



    [embed]https://twitter.com/DanielKennedyDK/status/1296520843397275649[/embed]



    [embed]https://twitter.com/DanielKennedyDK/status/1296521618731106305[/embed]



    Some things fans should expect are a number of the planned announcements intended for Celebration to hit the public one way or another throughout the rest of the year. Also, the trailer for the second season of The Mandalorian is rumored to be coming soon, so keep your eyes peeled!



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    I love these 4 concepts of Mcquarrie.

    I'll probably buy all of them if they arent to expensive.

    Would like to see also the Stormtroopers with shield and Saber and C3P0!
     
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    @Messi You have an impressive collection!!! Love your dedication....
     
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    Thanks. I have probably 251 funkos now, I guess...

    But I don't collect Rebels, Clones Wars, Mandalorian (except babyoda), and some others.

    But this concept models were made for me. I love Mcquarrie's vision for SW! He was a great artist.
     
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    yes McQuarrie is a cornerstone of SW.....amazing vision. It really is incredible how such visionary talented people came together at the same time for Star Wars...Lucas....McQuarrie....Dykstra....Williams
     
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