We’ve known since last year that Funko was officially planning on finally releasing Star Wars Mystery Minis, but details regarding the first series have been pretty hard to come by. The 2017 Funko Catalog given out at the New York Toy Fair in February gave us our first look at the wave (probably unintentionally early) via drawings, but that was the last we heard of the hotly-awaited new series. But hey, what better day for Funko to finally put the Mystery Minis A New Hope figures set up for order than the day that the Fourth is with us all, right?
The first Star Wars Dorbz will premiere at D23 Expo 2017 in July, but for now, let’s take a look at the first wave of Funko Star Wars Mystery Minis…
Funko Star Wars Mystery Minis Series 1 includes the following figures:
- Luke Skywalker (Tatooine)
- Han Solo
- Princess Leia Organa
- Darth Vader
- Shadow Stormtrooper (Wha?!)
- Ben Kenobi (Obi-Wan Kenobi)
- Grand Moff Tarkin
- Zutton / Red Snaggletooth
- Ponda Baba (Walrus Man)
- Momaw Nadon (Hammerhead)
- As with the POP Vinyls, all of the Mystery Mini figures are attached to bases. I’m betting that the figures will be removable from these bases in the same manner as the POPs are, though.
- No R2-D2 Mystery Mini? This is a bizarre exclusion (and miscarriage of justice) if I’ve ever seen one. I wonder if a Mystery Mini R2-D2 is being included in the Funko 40th Anniversary Smuggler’s Bounty box…?
- 15 different characters and cases of 12 means uneven ratios and no possibility of a complete set in every case. Major bummer–I hate pulling for rare blind boxes. If the Jawas and Cantina Aliens all have super-rare odds, I’m gonna flip.
- A Mystery Minis Shadow Stormtrooper? Excuse me? I know people like black Stormtroopers, but unless there’s a special Special Edition I haven’t seen, these aren’t in A New Hope at all. Weird choice.
The Funko A New Hope Mystery Minis Star Wars Series of figures is now up for order as a case of 12 random figures, and is scheduled to be released in September 2017. Hopefully we’ll have some idea of the case ratios in this series and any potential exclusives that will be included well before these hit stores–stay tuned to our social media for more on those details.
Now that we’ve seen the first assortment of Mystery Minis Star Wars vinyls, what do you think? Which figures are your favorites, and which ones are the ones that you’re dreading pulling out of a blind box? Are you interested in starting a new vinyl figure collection, or is the Force (and your income) sticking with the ever-popular POP Vinyls line?