One of my favorite collectible companies is Funko - they're famous for Pop! Vinyl right now, but have a rich history of collecitble figures and bobble heads. Their newest gambit: a subscription-based Star Wars Smuggler's Bounty program. Every two months you get a crate of loot, which (if you look at the Marvel ones) include exclusive Pop! Vinyl figures, pins, and t-shirts. You don't get a ton of junk, but you do get some pretty great stuff. Click here to see it - it's about $192 per year shipped in the USA, and the first box has two exclusive figures.
If you ain't seen it, the Walmart Exclusive Funko Pop! Vinyl Sandtrooper and Dewback may be at a store near you - and if it's like my local Walmart, it's literally the only Star Wars thing on the aisle. The two-pack is $20.00 which means it's quite the decent deal. Good hunting!
The Star Wars Planet X Bossk Premium Hikari Sofubi Vinyl Figure is up for pre-order at your favorite toy sites right now, like this one. You can see it's similar in feel as the Planet X Groot, and looks pretty nifty. If you missed Metallic Bossk - the one that looks like it came from the movie - this might be a good second choice!
Continuing the trend, a clear blue sparkling Hologram Darth Vader also went up for sale today. 750 have been made, and it's due around August. Sponsor Entertainment Earth has theirs up for sale, so click here to order one.
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If you haven't seen it, you can see it here! The Star Wars Clone Trooper Hikari Sofubi Vinyl Figure is up for grabs now, and is limited to 1,500 pieces. Click here to order yours at Entertainment Earth. A few other versions of this item exist, including a 501st edition and an exquisite (and sold out) dirty penny edition. This figure is due in August for $79.99, and orders ship free in the USA.
A few months ago, Funko announced a crate of various forms of loot - specific to a license - with its Marvel Collector Corps program.
At Funko Fundays late Friday night, Funko's Brian Mariotti announced two expansions to this program. Can you guess what at least one of them is? Well, if you're reading this site, you should probably have figured it out.
Funko posted another update! Matte Black Darth Vader is the next Comic-Con exclusive Hikari Vinyl Figure, and it looks great. It's a limited edition of 1,200 pieces.
Click here to see more announcements at their blog.
Funko updated their blog with San Diego Comic-Con Exclusives: Wave Five! Two Star Wars items appear: Pop! Star Wars: Chrome C-3PO Gold and Hikari: Star Wars - 501st Clone Trooper.
Click here to see them, a new Jaws ReAction figure set, and some more goodies.
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Funko does a lot of exclusives for Comic-Con. I mean, tons - back before the Pop! Vinyl days, they loaded their booth with pop art-inspired and metallic repaints of gorgeous bobble heads. Now they've got other brands, and they do an obscene variety of exclusives like Hikari Vinyl Figures Infrared Boba Fett. There are 1,000, it'll probably be around $80, and best of luck to you all.
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Ad: Two new Star Wars Hikari Vinyl Figures are up at Entertainment Earth today! First up: Star Wars Hikari Grey Skull Wampa. Limited to 250 pieces, this exclusive figure is due around June.
Next up, the Shadow Trooper. 1,000 pieces will be made of this black Stormtrooper, and he's due in July. Pre-order yours now!
In the post Star Wars Celebration 2015 Super Shogun Exclusives!, Funko shows that they are indeed bringing the long, long-gestating jumbo figures inspired by Shogun Warriors to plastic life once again. This redeco of the Stormtrooper is a swell addition to any spacious house, while the Kenner-deco Boba Fett is another fine delight which I will no doubt cry myself to sleep over not owning. Such is life. Click here to read more and see the pictures.