This special series of Star Wars Pops! is based on the character concept art by the famed Ralph McQuarrie.
McQuarrie was the conceptual designer and illustrator on the original Star Wars trilogy. His concept paintings were instrumental in helping George Lucas win approval from 20th Century Fox to fund his Star Wars project.
Funko will release McQuarrie’s concepts of Yoda, R2-D2, C-3PO, and Darth Vader to choose from.
Bring home a piece of the stellar art that inspired an entire galaxy, far, far away.
A limited edition Darth Vader-inspired PS4 system was revealed at D23 Expo that will be available as part of two “Star Wars” bundles on November 17th, including either Star Wars Battlefront or Disney Infinity 3.0. The bundles will include a custom 500GB limited edition PS4 system and DualShock 4 Wireless Controller inspired by Darth Vader. The fully customized PS4 features an image of Darth Vader, as well as a repeated Star Wars logo across the top of the system. The Darth Vader edition DualShock 4 is inspired by Darth Vader’s chest panel and features the repeated Star Wars logo on its touchpad. Each will also feature a digital voucher to download four classic Star Wars titles – Super Star Wars, Star Wars: Racer Revenge, Star Wars: Jedi Starfighter and Star Wars Bounty Hunter – playable for the first time on PS4, and sporting enhanced graphics and Trophy support.
Succumb to the power of the dark side! One of the most iconic characters from the Star Wars series is now a Premium Hikari Sofubi Vinyl Figure!
Featuring a classic black color scheme, fans will adore the ice-blue highlighting that makes this Darth Vader incarnation stands apart! The Star Wars Darth Vader Lightning Premium Hikari Sofubi Vinyl Figure measures approximately 8-inches tall and is limited to only 1,500 individually numbered pieces world wide.
The figure is set for release in April 2015, will retail for $80 and should be able to find him at all your favorite places for Funko product!
At the Marvel Cup o’ Joe panel at the 2014 Comic-Con International: San Diego, the publisher announced a brand new line of comics featuring the character from the original Star Wars trilogy.
Three titles were announced, with the first being an ongoing series simply titled Star Wars, written by Jason Aaron (Original Sin, Thor: God of Thunder) and drawn by John Cassaday (Uncanny Avengers, Astonishing X-Men). The series picks up after the event of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, with Luke Skywalker, Leia Organa and Han Solo leading the Rebel Alliance, emboldened by their successful attack on the Death Star, as it goes on the offensive against the Empire. But things prove more difficult than they’d planned when Darth Vader shows up, with the Imperial Fleet at his back. Star War #1 ships in January.
Speaking of Darth Vader, the second series announced was Star Wars: Darth Vader, written by Kieron Gillen (Uncanny X-Men, Journey Into Mystery) and drawn by Salvador Larocca (Invincible Iron Man, Uncanny Avengers), with covers by Adi Granov (Iron Man: Extremis). Like Star Wars, this series pick up after the events of A New Hope, but shows you the other side of the war. While Darth Vader is the lone survivor of the Empire’s first crushing military defeat, he has also lost the faith and good will of his master, the Emperor. Now Vader must remind the entire Empire of why he is a figure to fear. The first issue ships in February.
The final series announced is a 5-issue miniseres, Star Wars: Princess Leia, from writer Mark Waid (Daredevil, Indestructible Hulk) and artist Terry Dodson (Uncanny X-Men, Marvel Knights Spider-Man). Like the other series, Princess Leia picks up after the events of A New Hope, with and sees Leia, a trained diplomat and rebel agent, coming to terms with the destruction of her peaceful homeworld, Alderaan. The first issue arrives in stores in March.
Remember when you were a kid and cereal boxes had prizes!
You could care less about the sugary breakfast food advertised on the box; it was all about the PRIZE. After promising to do your chores and eat all of your veggies you would beg your mom for Cap’n Crunch, Freakies or Quisp. After masterfully wearing her down, she would succumb and hopefully toss the desired container into the shopping cart. Once home, you would madly tear open the top of the box, blindly force your hand down through the layers of cereal to grasp Excalibur – a baking soda powered submarine, balloon powered car or the Flintstones pencil holder.
Now you can relive that nostalgic moment…
Between now and the end of the year, General Mills is bringing back Star Wars pens in specially marked boxes of Honey Nut Cheerios, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Reese’s Puffs, Golden Grahams, Cocoa Puffs, Trix and Lucky Charms.
Star Wars fans and cereal lovers can visit the “Cereal Wars” Tumblr for Vine and Instagram videos and share memorable movie scenes, quotes and battles.
Fans should look for Darth Vader, Mace Windu, Yoda, Obi-Wan Kenobi, a Storm Trooper, Boba Fett, Chewbacca and Anakin Skywalker in specially marked boxes.
General Foods is partnering with popular Star Wars fan sites like Rebelscum and Yak Face to host Star Wars collectible item giveaways including an exclusive studio scale Star Corps trooper helmet replica and limited edition 24” Star Wars Super Shogun Storm Troopers.
Sideshow celebrates the 30th anniversary of Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi with the new Darth Vader Deluxe Sixth Scale Figure ($250). Recreate every memorable scene with this essential Vader figure, featuring a fully articulated body, faithfully reproduced costume, and detailed helmet, mask, and portrait options. To complete your display, Sideshow has included an impressive Imperial-themed light up figure stand and a meditation chamber stand for Vader’s helmet and mask.
The 13.5 inch tall statue includes everything from glowing electronics on his chest plate and belt, a selection of different swappable posed hands to choose from and lit and unlit lightsabers.
The Darth Vader Deluxe Sixth Scale Figure features:
– Newly Developed Fully Articulated Darth Vader body
– Fabric body suit and cape
– Detailed armor and gloves
– Head with Helmet and Mask
– Additional Anakin Skywalker Portrait
– Detailed chest and belt boxes with light-up features
– Ten (10) Gloved hands for various gestures
– Lightsaber(s): Hilt Only and Hilt with Blade
– Light-up figure display base with Imperial symbol
– Additional Helmet and Mask accessories with light-up Meditation Chamber display base
– Sideshow Exclusive: Severed Gauntlet and Hand
The Darth Vader Deluxe Sideshow Exclusive Edition will be available in January 2014.