STAR WARS: Funko Reveals New Mega Pop! Vinyl Figurs and Empire State Building Takeover

Tis the season of Star Wars! Pop culture lifestyle brand and collectible maker Funko is celebrating Star Wars in the month of March, or Imperial March, with some cool new merchandise and activities.
Star Wars Empire State Building Funko

Tis the season of Star Wars! Pop culture lifestyle brand and collectible maker Funko is celebrating Star Wars in the month of March, or Imperial March, with some cool new merchandise and activities. This includes the release of an 18″ Funko Pop! Mega Boba Fett, which is now available in two versions on the Funko website.

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Additionally, Funko has partnered with Lucasfilm as part of the March to May the 4th with an Empire State Building takeover in New York City. Fans can now have a photo op at the Empire State Building with a life-size Pop! Darth Vader! You can check out actor Hayden Christensen of the live-action Star Wars films and the Obi-Wan Kenobi series visiting the life-size Vader Pop! below:


So the new 18″ Funko! Pop Mega Boba Fett vinyl figures are available in two versions. You can get the standard, classic “Damaged Armor” version. Or you can buy the all-white prototype armor variant based on the early concept and prototype suit designs for Boba Fett. Both are available to pre-order now at, priced at $100 each.

If that’s a little too much upfront, fans also have the option to pay for the Pop! Megas with installments using Afterpay. You can get a closer look at the Pop! Megas of both versions of Boba Fett from Funko in the gallery below:

That’s also not all the Star Wars news going on this week. Lucasfilm is also celebrating the 25th anniversary of Star Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace on May the 4th. This will include a theatrical re-release of the feature in celebration of its 25th anniversary. Screenings start on May the 3, and tickets are now everywhere that movie tickets are sold.

As part of the special screenings, fans will be able to get an exclusive look at the upcoming television series, Star Wars: The Acolyte. The show is set 100 years before the events of The Phantom Menace and will debut on Disney+ on June 4.

But that’s not all. Lucasfilm also revealed that on May 4, in honor of both The Phantom Menace’s anniversary and the Star Wars holiday, fans can see all nine episodes of the Skywalker Saga in theaters for a premium marathon event. More details are available at Fandango.

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Lastly, the ultimate Star Wars fan event and convention, Star Wars Celebration, will be going to Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan on April 18-20, 2025. Tickets for the event will go on sale on Thursday, May 2 at 7:00 pm EDT (US Time) and Friday, May 3, at 8:00 am JST (Japan Time). Lucasfilm also released new key art for Celebration 2025, which was created in the traditional Japanese black-ink painting style called sumi-e.

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With a new live-action, theatrical movie, The Mandalorian & Grogu, going into production this year, it looks like a more exciting time than ever to be a Star Wars fan.

About Star Wars: The Acolyte

Star Wars: The Acolyte

Release Date: June 4, 2024
Creator/Showrunner: Leslye Headland
Executive Producers: Leslye Headland, Kathleen Kennedy, Simon Emanuel, Jeff F. King, Jason Micallef 
Producers: Rayne Roberts, Damian Anderson
Production: Lucasfilm
Network: Disney+
Cast: Amandla Stenberg, Lee Jung-jae, Manny Jacinto, Dafne Keen, Jodie Turner-Smith, Rebecca Henderson, Charlie Barnett, Dean-Charles Chapman, Carrie-Anne Moss

Synopsis: The Acolyte is a mystery-thriller that will take viewers into a galaxy of shadowy secrets and emerging dark-side powers in the final days of the High Republic era. A former Padawan reunites with her Jedi Master to investigate a series of crimes, but the forces they confront are more sinister than they ever anticipated.

What do you think of the news? Do you like the look of the new Boba Fett Pop! Megas from Funko? Any plans to celebrate May the 4th? Let us know your thoughts about the news on The Illuminerdi’s social media and Discord, and stay tuned for more news on the Star Wars franchise!


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