A balloon with Pop! Funko flies high in annual Thanksgiving Parade with Grogu from ‘Madalorian’

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Funko is flying high on Thanksgiving Day.

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The Everett, Wash.-based pop culture products company played a popular role at the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade in New York City on Thursday with a balloon featuring Grogu, the character from the streaming Star Wars series “The Madalorian.”

Grogu – better known as Baby Yoda – was modeled after an actual Funko Pop! idol that fans can buy plus for $15 Many other limited edition products,


It’s the first time a Star Wars-themed balloon has been featured in the iconic parade, which celebrated its 95th year on Thursday and was broadcast nationwide on NBC.

Funko collaborated with Macy’s and Lucasfilm, and the department store was one of the first to approve those tweets, as the giant green grogu took off.

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The Pop!-inspired balloon descended 41 feet high, 29 feet long and 37 feet wide on the streets of Manhattan.

Funko licenses characters from across the pop culture spectrum, including television, movies, comics, sports, and more. Its Pop! The statues—which are about 40 and a half feet smaller than the parade balloon—are its signature product.

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