To continue the celebration of Walt Disney Studios’ 100th anniversary, Funko has released a new Darth Vader Funko Pop! One of Disney’s flagship franchises, Star Wars, is expanding with the announcement of three new films at this month’s Star Wars Celebration. Darth Vader stands out as a major antagonist in the Star Wars universe. Disney’s 2012 purchase of Lucasfilm has only increased interest in the Star Wars saga and the legend of Darth Vader.
The villainous Sith Lord Darth Vader is one of the most recognizable figures in the Star Wars saga, making him an ideal Disney centennial mascot. As part of Disney’s centennial celebration, Funko has released several collectible figures based on well-known characters from the company’s flagship franchises, including R2-D2 from Star Wars.
Darth Vader Funko Pop: A Closer Look
POP Darth Vader (Facet) from Star Wars: Let the brightest fans shine as we honor Disney’s first 100 years. This limited-edition Pop! Darth Vader now has a multifaceted appearance. This Sith lord will stop at nothing to find the hidden rebel base and recover the stolen Death Star plans. Unfortunately, his inquiry has led him to your Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope DVDs, so it’s time to take cover, rebels! This vinyl bobblehead is about 4 inches in height. MSRP: $15.00.
In A New Hope, Darth Vader debuted as the film’s main antagonist. The prequel trilogy expanded on the story of Darth Vader, revealing his past as the Jedi Anakin Skywalker. Ahsoka, Anakin Skywalker’s Padawan from the Jedi Order, was introduced in The Clone Wars, and his time as Darth Vader has been explored in Star Wars: Rebels, Rogue One, and Obi-Wan Kenobi. In addition, novels and comics have further explored Vader’s life before and after he fell to the dark side, contributing to his continued success as one of the most infamous and powerful villains in the Star Wars saga.