Five Funko Star Wars Mugs that Take Beverages to the Dark Side
Funko has recently unveiled five Star Wars mugs that will appeal to both lovers of Lucas’ episodes and the new ones to be made under Disney’s umbrella.
It’s hard to tell which side of the saga Funko leans more to with its Pop! ceramic mugs, as some of the characters have appeared in both. Probably that’s for the best, as nobody will get to accuse the toy manufacturer of launching merchandise inspired exclusively from the latest episode. However, Funko seems to have a soft spot for the Dark Side, as there’s a 3 to 2 ratio. There are really a lot of ways these five mugs could be classified, so let’s not waste any more time and take a look at each and every one of them. Bear in mind that they’re listed in alphabetical order to eliminate any discrimination, especially since I love all of these five characters to bits (or at least four of them, since the white one lacks character).
Star Wars BB-8 Pop! Home Mug
BB-8 surely is one of the most beloved characters from Episode VII, even though it didn’t have that many lines (get it?). The app-controlled droid that Disney and Sphero launched a few weeks before the movie hit the theater was sensational, and some even went as far as to call it the best piece of merchandise to ever come from Disney. Now it’s Funko’s turn to surprise us with a really cute mug that comes at a fraction of the price of the droid, and is probably more functional.
With a capacity of 12 ounces, this mug is great for drinking tea, milk, or even soup, but it might be a bit too large for coffee. The design is also nice, as most of the mug resembles the… top side of BB-8 (not sure if I should call that a head).
To buy Funko’s Star Wars BB-8 Pop! Home mug, head over to Entertainment Earth, where you’ll be able to pre-order it for $9.99. The product will be available in April 2016, so you’ll have to wait for a couple more months to get it. The best part about pre-ordering from Entertainment Earth is that your card isn’t charged until the item arrives in stock. Also, you can get free U.S. shipping on orders of $79 or more, so make sure that you check out the other pop culture inspired items.
Star Wars Boba Fett Pop! Home Mug
World’s most famous bounty hunter has also been immortalized in mug form. The design is instantly recognizable, as the mug features Boba Fett’s iconic helmet, with two shades of green, red, black, and yellow.
Funko’s Star Wars Boba Fett Pop! Home mug also retails for $9.99 and can be pre-order from the same e-tailer as the one above.
Star Wars Chewbacca Pop! Home Mug
Yet another character who didn’t get that many lines of dialogue in Episode VII, Chewbacca is among the ones who have lived to see both Darth Vader and Kylo Ren in action. This is probably the most cartoonish-looking of the five mugs, and for a moment there, you might mistake it for a Chihuahua because of the big eyes and the teeth-baring grin.
Also retailing for $9.99, the Star Wars Chewbacca Pop! Home mug can be pre-ordered now for an April delivery.
Star Wars Darth Vader Pop! Home Mug
Cue The Imperial March! Daddy’s coming to breakfast, and he only drinks dark coffee. No, not black, but dark, as the side he’s affiliated to. However, this mug is not as frightening as the real deal, as Funko’s Darth Vader looks a lot more like the one from Angry Birds.
Imagine the technological progress we’re living if it’s possible to get a Sith Lord from a galaxy far, far away turned into a ceramic mug and placed onto your desk for you to enjoy your favorite beverage in it. And all the manufacturer is asking for that is $9.99.
Star Wars Stormtrooper Pop! Home Mug
While you know for certain who’s behind Darth Vader’s helmet, you can’t say the same thing about Stormtroopers. There really could be anyone in there, and from this point of view, I’d say that Stormtroopers lack identity. Probably that’s why the Finn character turned out so well in Episode VII. We got to see that not all Stormtroopers are created equal, and that there’s a real human being hiding under all that white shiny armor. Before I get carried away, let’s
The Funko Star Wars Stormtrooper Pop! Home mug can be pre-ordered now for $9.99, and while it may not represent the most loved characters of the saga, it does have an iconic design that can be easily recognized by Star Wars fans. It should be noted that this has the same capacity as all the other Star Wars mugs from this collection, meaning that you’ll only be able to enjoy 12 ounces of liquid, unless you’re able to invent a system to replenish the quantity automatically.
Funko explained that the reason why these mugs look like they were inspired by cartoon characters is that these were based on the memorable design of Pop! Vinyl Figures. Would I have loved to see other Star Wars characters turned into mugs? Of course! Would they have looked as good as these five? I doubt it. Unless it’s Yoda or R2-D2 we’re talking about, the other characters are not as adequate for such designs, so Funko might want to add those two to the current line-up.
The manufacturer advises against cleaning these in a dishwasher, so keep that in mind if you’re ordering any of them. On top of that, the mugs aren’t to be used in microwave ovens. Other than that, you can drink anything you want in them, especially if that’ll make you quote your favorite character. Needless to say, that’ll be quite the challenge in BB-8’s case.
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