Okay Jedi, start saving up! Funko appears to have a vague estimation of how many products they will be releasing in conjunction with the release of ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ and it’s pretty impressive! According to a post on the Dis-Funko Instagram, it looks as though there will be 33 regular Pops!
Also reportedly on the way is one Movie Moment, those diorama sets that usually include one or two Pops in an environment lifted from the movie. To be honest, these don’t appear to be big sellers, so that probably explains why they are only releasing one. There will also be a Pop Deluxe, a smaller version of the Movie Moments, which include one Pop with a large prop, e.g. the current ‘Game of Thrones’ sets that include one of the main characters with an Iron Throne. Some of these are closer to the Movie Moments, with one character in an environment of some kind. Finally, they will be releasing Mystery Minis, the highly addictive miniature blind packs.
Here is the post shared by Dis-Funko:
Funko released 54 pops for ‘The Force Awakens’, but that includes every variation, store, and convention exclusive. On the flip-side, there were 31 Pops released for ‘Rogue One’ including all variations. There were 43 total Pops released for ‘The Last Jedi’, plus 8 multipacks which were exclusive to Costco and other retailers. There were two multipacks released for ‘Solo’, one for Game Stop and one for Smuggler’s Bounty. There were 18 single Pops.
At 33 for ‘The Rise of Skywalker’, that’s fewer than the quantity released for ‘The Force Awakens’ and ‘The Last Jedi’, but more than those for the two ‘Star Wars Stories’. It might make sense to lighten up, as not everyone collects every variation, particularly of the same characters. It’s still pretty hefty, compared to most movie lines, which can contain as few as one Pop, to about ten or so. Then again, ‘Star Wars’ is one of the most heavily collected toy lines ever, so there is certainly a fanbase that will shell out.
Are you a Funko Pop ‘Star Wars’ collector? Are you looking forward to growing your collection this winter?