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Today Star Wars and Funko revealed details on a brand new line of Star Wars Hikari, with Greedo being the first featured figure. Here is the story from Star Wars.com:

Whether Greedo shot first is still up for debate. (So let’s not go there.) But StarWars.com is thrilled to reveal that the roasted Rodian is definitely first in something else: Funko’s awesome new line of Star Wars Hikari vinyl figures!
Greedo figure – Funko’s Star Wars Hikari

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As seen in the photo above, Greedo has a beautiful gloss look (Hikari is Japanese for “light”) and a super-deformed style that hearkens back to classic vinyl toys. Impressive. Most impressive.

The Star Wars Hikari line is inspired by cool retro ’60s and ’70s Japanese vinyl known as sofubi or kaiju. Funko’s CEO, Brian Mariotti, is a collector of sofubi figures and wanted to bring that aesthetic to the company’s licenses.

Each of Funko’s Hikari figures is hand-numbered and limited edition. Look for more heroes, villains, and creatures from a galaxy far, far away to join Greedo in 2015, with Darth Vader, Bossk, Clone Trooper, Storm Trooper, Wampa, Boba Fett, and C3PO coming soon to the Star Wars Hikari line.

So, raise a glass of blue milk to Funko’s Star Wars Hikari figures and to Greedo — finally first, and available soon!

What do you think of Greedo?

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In this video, Roger receives his first “Pop In A Box” monthly subscription box which features a mystery Pop Vinyl.  Plus a extra item that is “popping”!

What Pop Vinyl will Roger get?  Disney?  Star Wars?  Marvel?

popinaboxPOP IN A BOX allows you to grow your POP! collection every month with a guaranteed mystery Funko POP! Vinyl that’s not in your collection. Subscribe and be part of this very special collectors community.

  • Recurring 1 month Subscription
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Funko are set to release a new Mystery Minis blind box series in February with all the main characters like Olaf, Anna and Elsa included in this series.  You can pre order them right now at Entertainment Earth and not have to pay until the items ship!

Frozen goes miniature! Who knew it was possible to make the characters of Frozen even more adorable? Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Kristoff, Sven, Marshmallow, and the Troll are all featured! Coming in February!

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Update – Here are the updated Ratios for these figures:
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Will you add these to your collection?

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Yeah, I just put the word adorable in a headline. Sue me. But after you take a gander at Elvis Stitch, you’ll agree with me.

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This Hot Topic Exclusive will definitely sell fast so make sure you grab yours when you can. And if you’re that guy who buys all 8 at your local Hot Topic to flip on eBay. Don’t be a jerk. These guys are gonna be everywhere so help out a fellow collector by leaving some on the shelf.

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bandwhtlokiComing soon to your local Hot Topic and the collections of Marvel completists everywhere, a new black and white exclusive Loki. With Loki’s popularity, the fact that Funko is gonna squeeze every penny out of its popularity isn’t surprising.  What do you think about this exclusive?

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FugitiveToys.com has given us an exclusive first look at two of their upcoming New York Comic Con Exclusives. Take a look at Frost Giant Loki and GITD Frost Giant Loki

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Check back with PopVinyls.com for word on any pre-order opportunities and to see TWO MORE exclusives that we will bring you next week. So what do you think about Frost Giant Loki?

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Last week, many readers sent me word that they had received emails from online retailers announcing the cancelling  of their pre-ordered Aurora. Aurora was first seen at Toy Fair 2014.  Many people were saddened to think that Aurora was not coming to the  Pop Vinyl family.  Thankfully, news today will be more encouraging.

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Brian Mariotti, CEO of Funko, posted this on the Funko Funatic message board:

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The bad news now is that Aurora has been pushed back until 2015. The good news is that with its release, we will also get Pops based on the great Disney movie Tangled. I hope we get Rapunzel with frying Pan, Flynn with his smolder, Rapunzel with short hair variant, Rapunzel with Glowing hair. Okay I do this all day long but what Pops do you want from the Sleeping Beauty and Tangled movies?