Funko POP! collectors, prepare to be enchanted.
Lucasfilm.com is thrilled to reveal the new Willow Funko POP! line of figures in celebration of Funko Fair this week. Based on the classic 1988 film and sculpted in the classic adorable POP! style, the lineup includes fan favorites Willow Ufgood (with baby Elora Danan!), Sorsha, Madmartigan, and of course, General Kael. A chase version of Sorsha, with helmet, will also be available. Lucasfilm.com caught up with Funko associate designer Kaysi Smith to discuss how she conjured the first-ever Willow POP!s.
Lucasfilm.com: Willow fans have been starved for collectibles for so long. How does it feel to bring the characters of the original movie to life as Funko POP! figures?
Kaysi Smith: As a fan of Willow, I was excited to be able to take part in turning these characters into Funko POP!s. Willow was something I grew up with, and being able to tap into that nostalgia and look at the film with a critical lens was very cool. You get to find a lot of details in the film that you don’t normally look for. I love trying to apply those details as much as possible to each figure to help really personalize them.
Lucasfilm.com: I really like the subtleties of how everyone is holding their weapons and, in Willow’s case, Elora Danan. It speaks to their respective personalities. Can you talk about coming up with that design motif?
Kaysi Smith: I designed Willow and Elora first in the set. I thought it was paramount that we include Elora, and this was the clearest way to make sure that happens. From there I wanted to ensure that the cast complemented the pair. I strive to push POP! personalities with dynamic poses as often as I can. Willow is so action-packed and surrounded by strong characters it was natural to want to show that off.