It’s hardly a spoiler to say that Carrie Fisher‘s Leia returns to the roll call for J.J. Abrams‘ STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS and that our favourite ‘not-so-damsel-in-distress’ has fully embraced her militaristic side, being referred in the film to as ‘General Leia Organa’…
Appears that someone forgot to let the boys and girls at Funko know!
We’ll forgive them, of course, purely because Leia, rocking her latest ‘doo and flowing robes, looks so damn stylish (and certainly not showing those ‘years’ that some nasty pieces of crap have been alluding to in social media. Carrie is a treasure, dammit! You leave her alone, swines!). Indeed, the figure for Han Solo also cuts quite the roguish charm with a bobblehead that indicates the passing of time – but he comes tooled up so you’d still not want him to shoot first!
Accompanying Han and the Princess… sorry, the General! … for this new phase of releases are returning fan favourites Admiral Ackbar and pilot Nein Nunb, along with two characters which are a little more off the beaten track, Sidon Ithano and Varmik. Not sure who they were in the film? Think back to Maz’s Castle – they’re the ones that Finn almost… Nope, that’s as much as we’re going to tell you!
All these figures are going to be available this month of January – head to your local Funko retailer for more. And don’t forget to head to Funko‘s Twitter account to exert some pressure: we’re wanting our Maz Kenata, Unmasked Kylo Ren and Force Steps Rey, dammit!!
— Englishman SDCC (@EnglishmanSDCC) December 30, 2015
Pop! Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Smuggler. Scoundrel. Hero. Han Solo, captain of the Millennium Falcon, was one of the great leaders of the Rebel Alliance. Princess Leia Organa was one of the Rebel Alliance’s greatest leaders, fearless on the battlefield and dedicated to ending the tyranny of the Empire.
A veteran commander, Ackbar led the defence of his homeworld, Mon Cala,
during the Clone Wars and then masterminded the rebel attack on the second Death Star at the Battle of Endor. A jowled, mouse-eyed native of Sullust, Nien Nunb was an arms dealer and smuggler who piloted the Mellcrawler.
The era of frontier lawlessness that followed the Galactic Civil War led to the rise of the colorful pirate, Sidon Ithano, the subject of many an exaggerated Cantina tale. The mysterious Varmik also makes its Pop! debut!