The seventh season of The Clone Wars not only dramatically ran parallel with the events of Revenge of the Sith, it also presented familiar characters in new ways, and Funko have dived into this momentous story, bringing us 7 new Pops from the final season of the show. We get new versions of Ahsoka Tano in her Siege of Mandalore guise, another Ahsoka as she appeared with the Martez sisters, Maul from his battle with Ahsoka, Bo Katan, Clone Force 99 Wrecker from the Bad Batch, the Mandalorian Super Commando and Gar Saxon.
“The paints on the Pops needed to feel like they properly represented the rendered animation,” says Funko’s senior product designer Reis O’Brien, “which led us to many rounds of trying different techniques of weathering, paint wipes, and dry brush techniques. But it’s always fun to see it all come together in the final round and go ‘That’s it!’”
The new series includes all-new Pop! bobblehead sculpts of Ahsoka and Maul, as well as characters never before seen in Funko form, including one of Clone Force 99’s fiercest fighters and the Mandalorian warrior Bo-Katan. Designers have sculpted the standard Mandalorian armor for previous projects, but O’Brien says this series was different. “The subtle — but massively important — differences in the Mandalorian helmets and armor took a lot of tweaking to get just right,” he says.
“Mandalorian helmets are deceptively simple. Raising the corner of the eye-slits too far, for example, can throw the whole thing off. And translating the helmet shapes and proportion to the classic Pop! head shape is never an easy task. So it feels like a victory every time we finally nail it.”
- Hardcover Book
- Hidalgo, Pablo (Author)
- English (Publication Language)
- 264 Pages - 11/03/2020 (Publication Date) - DK (Publisher)