What We Want: Star Wars!

I have found that one of the coolest aspects about collecting Funko’s Pop! Vinyls is how to diverse the line can be. Your favorite characters from television, movies, and comics are interchangeable with a beloved musician, wrestler, or even an advertising icon. Everyone has their own wish list of figures they’d love to see, and with the ever-expanding waves of exclusives, chases, and even the Specialty Series, I don’t think anything is too much to hope for now.

These are great days to be a Star Wars fan. The saga awakened in force (terrible pun, I know) and the anthology films kicked off with Rogue One. The Han Solo film has acquired one of the most impressive casts to date, Rebels continues to amaze, and the stores are flooded with awesome collectables. Funko has definitely heard the fans and delivered some amazing Pops for our collections (and yes, I’m looking at you Grand Admiral Thrawn).  So, let’s look at a few other characters I’d love to see.

5. BT-1 and 0-0-0

What We Want: Star Wars

These fan favorites first appeared in the Marvel Darth Vader comic series. If you’re not familiar with them, just imagine C-3P0 and R2-D2… with homicidal tendencies. It’s an incredibly entertaining combination. Since it wouldn’t be hard to modify sculpts they already have, I’d love to see this dynamic duo appear in a two-pack.

4. Savage Opress

What We Want: Star Wars

I remember hearing The Clone Wars was going to introduce us to Darth Maul’s lost brother and thinking “That’s a terrible idea”. How wrong I was. Savage Opress was not a carbon copy of a popular character. He was well-rounded and positively vicious, an excellent wild card of a villain. Since we have a Darth Maul Pop (several if I remember correctly), maybe it’s time to reunite the brothers and make a Savage as well.

3. Darth Revan

What We Want: Star Wars

I remember playing the Knight of the Old Republic game with my brother back in the day. Good times. While it is questionable whether or not Revan is still in continuity (we were so close to seeing him make an appearance in The Clone Wars until it was vetoed by George Lucas), he is just too incredible a character to ignore.

2. Embo

What We Want: Star Wars

First introduced in the appropriately titled “Bounty Hunters”, this Kyuzo bounty hunter instantly became one of my favorite characters of The Clone Wars. He stole every episode he was in. I still have my fingers crossed he may make an appearance in the Rebels. He would make an absolutely impressive Pop.

1. Cad Bane

What We Want: Star Wars

Fifteen years ago, if you asked me who was the coolest bounty hunter in the Star Wars universe, my answer would inevitably be Boba Fett. Since The Clone Wars however, Cad Bane now holds that honor. Inspired by Clint Eastwood’s Man with No Name, he swaggers through every scene with dark charisma and confidence. I absolutely need a Cad Bane Pop, which is why he gets the top spot on this list.

Are there any characters I’m forgetting? Chime in below and share your thoughts.

13 comments

  1. Captain Fordo (Phase II)

    Dark Apprentice (Galen Marek)

    Foul Moudama

    Roron Corobb

    Durge

    Anakin (Clone Wars ceremonial markings)

    Gungi (adult)

    Rahm Kota

    ARC Trooper Heavy Gunner

    Republic Commandos

    1. How could I forget…

      They need to quit messing around and make some Ralph McQuarrie variants of characters.

  2. I’d like to see:
    1. Count Dooku
    2. Jedi Knight Anakin
    3. General Kenobi
    4. Assaj Ventress
    5. Mace Windu (coming finally… but Walgreens ugh)
    6. Cad Bane
    7. Commander Cody
    8. Clone w Order 66 Emperor hand hologram (can be combined w #7)
    9. Aayla Secura

  3. Here’s my list of STAR WARS characters that need to be POP! vinyl bobbleheads!

    – Battle-Damaged Darth Vader
    – Galen Marek
    – Galen Marek (Sith Lord Darth Starkiller)
    – Galen Marek (Jedi Knight)
    – Anakin Skywalker (Peasant Disguise)
    – Anakin Skywalker (Padawan)
    – Anakin Skywalker (Jedi Knight)
    – Anakin Skywalker (Sith Apprentice)
    – Anakin Skywalker (STAR WARS: The Clone Wars)
    – Captain Rex (STAR WARS: The Clone Wars, Phase I)
    – Captain Rex (STAR WARS: The Clone Wars, Phase II)
    – Ahsoka Tano (STAR WARS: The Clone Wars, Season 1)
    – Ahsoka Tano (STAR WARS: The Clone Wars, Season 3)
    – Sebulba
    – Nute Gunray
    – Darth Sidious (STAR WARS: The Clone Wars w/ 2 Lightsabers)
    – Yoda (Jedi Council)
    – Mace Windu
    – Mace Windu (Jedi Robes)
    – Mace Windu (STAR WARS: The Clone Wars)
    – Aurra Sing
    – Zam Wessel
    – Jango Fett
    – Young Boba Fett (STAR WARS Episode II)
    – Young Obi-Wan Kenobi (Padawan)
    – Young Obi-Wan Kenobi (Jedi Master, Episode II)
    – Young Obi-Wan Kenobi (Jedi Master, Episode III)
    – Obi-Wan Kenobi (STAR WARS: The Clone Wars)
    – Plo Koon (STAR WARS: The Clone Wars)
    – Kit Fisto (STAR WARS: The Clone Wars)
    – Aayla Secura
    – Shaak Ti (Prequel Trilogy)
    – Shaak Ti (STAR WARS: The Force Unleashed)
    – Luminara Unduli
    – Barriss Offee
    – Quinlan Vos
    – Kyle Katarn
    – Mara Jade
    – Cad Bane
    – Hondo Onaka
    – Count Dooku
    – Asajj Ventress
    – Savage Opress
    – Savage Opress (Shirtless)
    – Darth Maul (Shirtless Pre-Episode I Variant from the Comics)
    – Darth Nihilus
    – Darth Revan
    – Darth Bane
    – Darth Talon
    – Darth Malgus
    – Darth Malgus (Unmasked)
    – Sith Trooper

  4. 1. Count Dooku
    2. Rest of the Max Rebo Band in a multi pack
    3. Lobot
    4. Jeda Monks
    5. Clone Wars Series Ankin and Obi Wan

  5. I am still sitting here waiting for a Commander Cody and the major clone commanders. That would be perfect, seeing as we did get Rex. Still surprised how we have not gotten a rebels version of Wolffe and Gregor yet.

    1. What about the freakin’ Imperial Tank Crew or Ground Grew (aka Death Star TechnicianS)? There are sweet Cosbabies out there but those critters are expensive!

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