Funko - Star Wars March to May the 4th: Funko takes part in the Star Wars celebration

By Mulder, 22 march 2024

In a dazzling tribute to the Star Wars saga, Funko, the famous pop culture brand, has announced an extraordinary celebration of the franchise's iconic characters and moments. On the evening of March 21, 2024, Funko unveiled plans to reignite the passion of Star Wars fans with a series of exclusive releases and memorable events, culminating in a spectacular takeover of the Empire State Building.

Funko has reissued its colossal 45-centimeter Mega Boba Fett Pop! figure, this time in a stunning variant of the all-white prototype armor. This limited-edition collectible, priced at $100, is now available exclusively on, offering fans a unique Star Wars piece that pays homage to the original Boba Fett concept.

In collaboration with Lucasfilm, and the March to May the 4th Funko event took an ambitious leap forward with the takeover of the Empire State Building. At the heart of the event, fans were treated to a unique photo with a Pop! Darth Vader, set against the backdrop of the New York City skyline. To make matters worse, Hayden Christensen, the Star Wars character who brought Anakin Skywalker to life, joined the event and delighted fans by taking part in the photo shoot.

Based in Everett, Washington, Funko has consolidated its status as a titan in the pop culture industry. The brand is famous for its wide range of licensed pop culture merchandise, which includes vinyl action figures, board games, apparel and much more, allowing fans to connect with their favorite franchises in a tangible way. Star Wars, the cornerstone of Funko's licenses, continues to represent an important part of their portfolio, embodying the enduring legacy of the franchise.

Boba Fett, the enigmatic bounty hunter first introduced in the Star Wars Holiday Special (1978), has gone from antagonist to cultural icon. Known for his distinctive Mandalorian armor and unwavering demeanor, Fett's journey from the original trilogy to his survival and efforts in the new canon, including "The Mandalorian" and "The Book of Boba Fett", has captivated audiences worldwide.

Darth Vader, formerly Anakin Skywalker, remains one of the most fascinating and iconic figures in the Star Wars universe. His tragic fall from Jedi Chosen to Sith Lord under the influence of Emperor Palpatine is a central theme of the saga. Vader's redemption, spurred on by his love for his son Luke, underlines the character's enduring complexity and appeal.

As Funko continues to celebrate Star Wars, its innovative collaborations and exclusive releases offer fans new ways to connect with their favorite characters and moments from the galaxy far, far away.

(Source : Press release)