23 Feb, 2024
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Star Wars Funko Pops: A Collector’s Dream

How Many Star Wars Funko Pops Are There?

The Star Wars franchise is a fan favorite for Funko Pop figurines. These unique vinyl figures not only maintain their value, but also provide profitable returns for collectors on resale.

There are so many Star Wars Funko Pops to choose from, but here are 15 of the best. From Princess Leia and her twin hair buns to the incredibly adorable Baby Yoda, these Pops are sure to impress.

1. Luke Skywalker’s Handstand With Yoda

A gargantuan task exists for any Star Wars fan to collect every Funko Pop. And that’s a task better left to those with endless bankrolls, since the price tags on these vinyl figures are quite high.

This Electrocuted Darth Vader Pop commemorates one of the best scenes in Return of the Jedi when Vader tosses Emperor Palpatine over a railing to his fiery death. The dark lord looks just as menacing here as he did in the film.

He also glows in the dark. A gold chrome finish on this figure makes it stand out among other chrome Funko Pops.

2. The Sarlacc Pit

The sarlacc is a multi-tentacled creature that inhabits the Great Pit of Carkoon on the desert planet Tatooine. This beast devours prey that fall into its gaping maw. It can hold its victims inside for long periods of time before slowly digesting them.

According to the Star Wars Encyclopedia, the sarlacc is semi-sentient and can communicate with its prey. It can also use its tentacles to grab victims from the surrounding sand and pull them into its mouth.

Funko has already released several figures related to The Mandalorian, including Pedro Pascal’s character Din Djarin and Grogu. But we’d love to see a figure that recreates Baby Yoda in his floating pod from the beginning of Season 1.

3. Darth Maul vs. Obi Wan Kenobi vs. Qui-Gon Jinn

One of the best Star Wars fights in a long time. This duel is fast, intense and has tons of character moments.

This fight takes place in Naboo’s Plasma Refinery complex, which consists of several platforms of different heights. This set design is a great way to make the lightsaber duels more interesting and exciting.

Maul starts the duel by kicking Obi-Wan, causing him to fall down all the way to a lower platform. He then moves toward a door that is protected by ray shields. Qui-Gon then tries to attack him but fails.

4. The Death Star

Funko Pops are a popular line of figurines with exaggerated features like oversized eyes. They depict characters from leading franchises and genres, such as DC Comics and Disney.

The company also produces figurines from lesser-known properties, like drag queens and food mascots. In 2018, Pops related to new theatrical releases accounted for 20 percent of sales, while TV show-related Pops accounted for 16 percent and gaming Pops accounted for 17 percent.

The company has also embraced the digital world, producing a range of non-fungible token (NFT) toys that can be traded through their online portal Droppp IO. The NFTs are branded as Funko Pops and support a variety of philanthropic organizations.

5. Rey’s Vision Of The Dark Side

While she didn’t get much screen time in The Rise of Skywalker, Rey still had her own arc. This Funko Pop pays homage to a pivotal moment from the film where she envisions her turn to the dark side while wielding a double-bladed lightsaber.

It also features one of the most menacing-looking Emperor Palpatine figures you can buy. While the climax of Return of the Jedi saw him electrocuted by Force lightning, he was certainly a worthy opponent for Rey. This one-of-a-kind figure will definitely stand out in your Funko collection.

6. The Duel Of The Fates

Despite receiving a lot less screen time than he deserved in The Force Awakens, Poe Dameron is still a fan-favorite. This Funko Pop depicts the Resistance pilot as he was in Star Wars: Droids, a show that took place before the first trilogy.

The figure shows the droid with his distinctive red arm that was explained away in a one-shot comic. It’s a great way to honor the character while also highlighting his importance in the franchise. The figure is available on eBay and is a top pick for those starting their Funko Pop collection.

7. The Battle Of Alderaan

Despite the Sith Empire’s victories, they still experienced setbacks from stubborn Republic defenders. One of those was the Core World of Alderaan, where Captain Malcom and Satele Shan fought and defeated Darth Malgus and his Imperial forces.

This Pop features the duo atop a spaceship in a moment that’s reminiscent of their battle against the Sith Emperor. It’s a great piece to have in any Star Wars collection, especially since this Pop is a limited edition and only available through Funko’s online store.

This jovial droid has that iconic red arm and is a great addition to any Star Wars collection. Plus, it’s a Comic-Con exclusive and only 480 of them were handed out, making this Funko Pop among the most valuable in the entire line.

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1. Transporting a Princess and Gold: The Hidden Fortress 2. Samurai Defending a Village: The Seven Samurai 3. Masks and Anticipating Danger: The Legend of Zelda 4. Warriors of Honor: The Last Samurai 5. Kurosawa’s Influence on Filmmakers 6. Depth and Emotion in a Galaxy Far, Far Away: The Empire Strikes Back 7. Homage to Kurosawa: The Force Awakens

Akira Kurosawa and Star Wars

If there’s one creator that truly shaped George Lucas’ vision for Star Wars, it’s Japanese director Akira Kurosawa. His films, including Yojimbo and Seven Samurai helped shape the world of the galaxy far away.

The first short in the Star Wars Visions series, “Duel,” takes inspiration from Seven Samurai. Like Han Solo and Obi-Wan Kenobi, a pair of ragged peasants accompany a bearded general across enemy lines.

1. The Hidden Fortress

In The Hidden Fortress, the inimitable Toshiro Mifune plays General Rokurota tasked with transporting his clan’s princess and a fortune in gold across hostile territory. He’s accompanied by two bumbling peasants who may or may not be his friends.

Both the film’s princess and Princess Leia travel in disguise (though THF’s Princess is in the form of a mute servant, while Leia wears a dress). Both face insurmountable odds in order to complete their missions.

The Hidden Fortress was Kurosawa’s first attempt at widescreen cinematography, and his use of the format creates gorgeous compositions that could never be captured in 4:3 TVs. Criterion’s new Blu-ray also features a simulated Perspecta Stereo track that will delight audiophiles.

2. The Seven Samurai

The Seven Samurai features a group of samurai who put aside their differences to defend a village from bandits. The film features excellent character development as the samurai and peasants begin to trust each other, and the pacing didn’t feel too drab for a three-and-a-half hour movie.

Toshiro Mifune is excellent as Kikuchiyo, a burly clown who boasts of his swordplay prowess but is hiding a regretful past. Other standout performances include Takashi Shimura as Kambei, Heihachi’s loyal right-hand, and Daisuke Kato and Yoshio Inaba as Shichiroji and Gorobei.

3. The Legend of Zelda

The samurai film and Star Wars have long had a mutual fascination with masks and the ways they can fundamentally change our own perception of reality. Both movies feature elderly mentor characters and flawed, yet heroic young people. And both utilize the ability to anticipate danger, like the famous scene in The Seven Samurai where Kambei tests a prospective member for his warriorhood by asking him to anticipate a sneak attack.

The film also features a villain, Date Masamune, who many fans have cited as the inspiration for Darth Vader. The uncanny resemblance has even inspired a line of samurai-themed Star Wars figurines from Bandai Tamashii Nations.

4. The Last Samurai

The Last Samurai is an epic movie with a grand sense of scale. Director Edward Zwick draws inspiration from classic Western films such as John Ford’s Stagecoach and The Searchers. The samurai are shown as warriors of honor, fighting off armed soldiers with their swords and bows.

Tom Cruise delivers a strong performance, managing to transcend his mega-star status. His character is a Civil War veteran who finds himself captured by the samurai.

Ken Watanabe is superb as Moritsugu Katsumoto, the samurai leader. He is a man who fights for the way of his ancestors, despite knowing that it may be futile.

5. Akira Kurosawa

Akira Kurosawa is one of the greatest film makers in history, and his influence on modern filmmakers is evident in all sorts of ways. It’s easy to see his samurai movies in the early work of George Lucas.

The Mandalorian episode “Duel” takes inspiration from Kurosawa’s Yojimbo and Seven Samurai. Toshiro Mifune’s ronin pits warring crime lords against each other in the first movie, and his stoic nature would be used for multiple characters, including Clint Eastwood’s Man with No Name and Din Djarin from The Mandalorian.

Both films feature outnumbered groups of heroes battling against a much larger force, and both rely on cinematography to convey their epic scale.

6. The Empire Strikes Back

The Empire Strikes Back is a masterful sequel that brings more depth and emotion into the galaxy far, far away. It also features more interesting scenery and action scenes than A New Hope.

Some of the most important moments in the film include Luke Skywalker’s quest to train with a Jedi master named Yoda, Han and Leia’s smoldering romance and Darth Vader’s big reveal that he is Luke’s father.

The movie does contain some violence, including space blaster battles and a hand being severed by a lightsaber. It also contains some sex and language.

7. The Force Awakens

Akira Kurosawa was one of George Lucas’ biggest inspirations, and The Force Awakens features homages to his films like Seven Samurai. The episode “Duel” is a particular nod to the 1954 film, as it has our heroes outnumbered by a group of attackers.

The movie echoes Kurosawa themes about heroes fighting against corrupt rulers and oppressive social systems. It also shares elements with his other works, particularly Throne of Blood and Macbeth (via the character Washizu). It was rumored that Army of the Dead director Zack Snyder would do a Star Wars film that leans into Kurosawa’s classic Japanese influences, but the project is no longer in the works.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Wars: The Last Jedi – A review and analysis of the epic space fantasy film franchise.

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Star Wars: Az ebredo ero is an epic space fantasy film. It features astounding special effects and a stirring musical score that will leave you in awe. It is a must-see for all fans of the franchise.

The Star Wars film franchise is filled with unforgettable characters, including Han Solo, Leia Organa, Rey, BB-8 and R2-D2. Who will you side with when the battle begins?

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

A Star Wars reenactment that’s both a welcome shot of fun and an operatic war between light and dark, this gleeful return to the saga’s familiar universe is packed with a surprisingly strong cast — including the dazzling newcomers Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, and Oscar Isaac, as well as Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, and Peter Mayhew. And there’s still that Millennium Falcon, a ship that can’t be stopped and requires no ignition key. The film also returns to the familiar conflict between Jedi and Sith, a plot line that feels like it was ripped straight from the original trilogy’s blueprint.

But that’s okay. The prequels tried, for better or worse, to reveal new sides of the story. They weren’t always successful, but they did try. The Force Awakens, on the other hand, takes a different approach and feels more like a remix of something else. It’s not the worst thing in the world, but it doesn’t quite hold up on its own.

Star Wars is a genre in which the same stories recur with minor variations, so it can be interpreted as either an embrace of this tradition or the ultimate retreat into formula. Luckily, Abrams isn’t suckered into bombast by technological zeal, and his visual wit serves the movie with fluency and zip. He also understands that even in a world as big as this one, we all need heroes. And this one has them in abundance. Han, Leia, Luke, and Chewbacca are all here — although they’ve each got some new faces to keep things interesting. The Force Awakens is a fun ride, but it’s not one that’s built for the long haul. The good news is, the sequels are on the way. And they should be worth the trip. Mostly.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

It’s no surprise that Star Wars: The Last Jedi has been divisive upon its release. After all, it’s the second chapter of a trilogy that many fans feel is a flawed masterpiece. And when it comes to this particular film, that divisiveness is intimately tied to what the movie is actually about.

The Last Jedi is all about letting go of the past and moving forward. It’s about the importance of learning to trust your gut and take risks. It’s about seeing past the stereotypes and getting to know people who you may initially find unlikable or difficult to understand. It’s about not being afraid to love — and to be loved in return.

It is a film that challenges the conventions of the franchise, and it’s a film that is made all the more powerful by the fact that it is dedicated to Carrie Fisher, who died while the film was in production. It is a film that makes you think, and it is a film that forces you to consider your own beliefs about the Force and what it means to be a Jedi.

It’s also a film that is incredibly fun to watch, thanks in large part to its fantastic cast of characters. From Han and Leia to Poe and Finn, all of them are fascinating and complex. And of course, there’s Supreme Leader Snoke (Andy Serkis), who proves to be a villain as deliciously loathsome as any that the series has ever offered up. He is perhaps the best thing about this installment of the franchise, and he’s certainly one of its most memorable. And that’s why the film will be remembered, even if it doesn’t quite live up to the lofty standards set by its predecessor. ekülsüz oyunlarna olan ve teşvik alan görüşmelere başlad. Oyunlarn tank ve şahsn giydiiyle beklenen oyunu kullanmayacak. Oyunlarn tamamen deişiklik sahnesine ve yüzünden bir dizi deişiklik sahnesinde çalşt.

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