FiGPiN is teaming up with Star Wars for a special Luke and Tauntaun pin in celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. This will be the first Star Wars PiGPin they’ve done. The company had other license tie-ins, but Star Wars was only recently added.
Designer Erik Haldi said that they chose Luke on a Tauntaun because:
“Being that this is our first-ever Star Wars FiGPiN, and having so many possibilities to choose from, it made sense to start right there in the opening scene of the movie. That concept of beginnings felt very harmonious. The moment is certainly an iconic moment as it set the tone for the movie in so many ways and we wanted to capture that same feeling as we introduced ourselves to Star Wars fans.”
They set out to make it as authentic and movie-accurate in design as possible:
“We bet on the idea that fans love their characters, and there are a lot of professionals who spend a lot of time on the details that make up those characters. We want to honor that in the best, most authentic way possible,” Haldi says. “We felt that fans would appreciate that and feel the connection that we were trying to keep between fan and character.”
Of course this pin will be the start of the collaboration between Star Wars and FiGPiN as a line of “…classic characters from the films as well as characters from the newer movies and shows.”
The first pin, The Empire Strikes Back 40th Anniversary pin, will be available for pre-order on May 4th at 10 AM PST to be delivered in late June.
The edition size will be 1980 pins, which I find incredibly clever and amusing, and they will cost only $20 each.
I just love the level of detail on this pin, plus Hoth has been one of my favorite Star Wars planets since I was a little girl!
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