@Walgreens Lands Four New #StarWars @OriginalFunko #PopVinyl Exclusive Figures
August 28, 2015

We are exactly a week away from being able to talk about the new tidal wave of Star Wars products that will hit stores on September 4th for “Force Friday”… but in the meantime there ARE new Star Wars toys that we CAN talk about! Walgreens is getting another quartet of EXCLUSIVE Funko Pop! Vinyl figures.  Over the Summer Walgreens had an exclusive set of four exclusive Marvel Comics POPs, and this Fall we get four new Star Wars POPs!

This wave of Walgreens POP exclusives are all from the original trilogy.

We get:

  • Boba Fett (Prototype)
  • Yoda (Spirit)
  • Snowtrooper
  • Royal Guard

Like the other Star Wars POPs in the line these are all bobble-heads.   The also come with a stand, but the stand is removable.

These should start “popping” up in Walgreens stores in September (but looking at Ebay it looks like they are hitting some stores already).

 

Prototype Boba Fett

POPWGSWProtoFettChip

As you will remember one of the original Walgreens exclusives was “Proto” Boba Fett from Hasbro’s 6″ Star Wars Black line last summer.   It makes sense that they would be the ones to bring us the Proto Fett POP!  This figure was revealed about 2 weeks ago by the Boba Fett Fan Club.

 

POPWGSWProtoFettFt2

 

Glow-In-The-Dark Spirit Yoda

POPWGSWGIDYodaChip

Even in the Special Editions Spirit Yoda didn’t wield a lightsaber, but we can excuse the mash up because it’s a great glow-in-the-dark repaint of the existing Yoda POP.

 

POPWGSWGIDYodaFt2

And yes,  he glows like a champ!   I love that his eyes stay black when he glows.

POPWGSWGIDYodaGlow1

Snowtrooper

POPWGSWSnowtrooperChip

An all NEW POP character, and a trooper builder at that.   The Snowtrooper has always been one of my favorite designs in the Star Wars Universe.  The snowtrooper comes holding his blaster ready to track down the rebels on Hoth before they escape!

POPWGSWSnowtrooperFt2

 

Royal Guard

POPWGSWRoyalGuardChip

This is a smart pick for Walgreens for an exclusive POP, because you can’t just have ONE.   You need at least two of them flanking your Emperor POP.  These stoic guards come with their Force pikes.

 

POPWGSWRoyalGuardFt2

There you have it, four awesome, new, exclusive Funko POP! Vinyl figures hitting your local Walgreens soon, maybe even now!   You should go check!

Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Time.com, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post, CNN.com, AssociatedPress.com Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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