Fan Art Spotlight: Sabine Wren and Kylo Ren Custom POP! Figures

Star Wars Rebels, Custom Funko POP! vinyl of Kylo Ren

Fans everywhere desperately want Funko to produce Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels POP! vinyl figures. Classic characters, and even Star Wars: The Force Awakens characters, have their own POP! figures, but the animated characters haven’t been included in the Funko collections. When the products aren’t there, fans–like Scott–turn to more creative techniques and develop custom figures.

Scott is currently working on a Kylo Ren unmasked, and later, plans to tackle a Lando (General). This is an early shot of Kylo Ren in development. (Photo: Scott)

Tell us about yourself.

My name is Scott. I dabble in creative projects, and recently, I have gotten sucked into the world of Funko POP! figures. This has led to customizing a few figures that don’t exist (yet). I have also done Warhammer 40k model painting and customs figurines as well as LEGO customs.

When and how did you become a Star Wars fan?

I’ve been a Star Wars fan since my grandfather took me to see the first movie. My cousin’s husband worked at Toys”R”Us and got me the first 12 figures, which I still have today. (Played with, of course.)

What tools do you use to create your art?

I prefer model painting. It’s relaxing to sit down and just express yourself on a molded “canvas”, and gives you a base to work with as compared to staring at a blank page coming up with ideas.

What is your favorite Star Wars piece that you have created and why are you fond of it?

Sabine Wren is the first Star Wars art project I have completed (as seen below). I would like to do some other designs, perhaps chopper and Grand Admiral Thrawn.

What’s the best and most difficult thing about being an artist?

Feeling like a perfectionist about small flaws. It’s hard sometimes not to feel inadequate compared to others with better skills.

Star Wars Rebels is currently in its second season. What are your thoughts? How do you think the series will progress?

I have enjoyed season two of Rebels. I missed The Clone Wars, and I really felt season one did not live up to the legacy of that show. I feel season two has come closer to meeting that creative mark. Ultimately, I would like to see some sort of closure to Ahsoka’s storyline. I imagine eventually she will challenge Vader and lose.

What are your thoughts about Star Wars: The Force Awakens? What are you looking forward to seeing in the future of Star Wars films?

The Force Awakens was a solid film that played it safe in plotting a course to Episodes VIII and IX as well as spin-offs we never asked for, but I will watch because they exist. I mourn the loss of the expanded universe, and in my heart of hearts, I wish to see an animated or live-action Shadows of the Empire and Thrawn trilogy.

How else do you express your love for Star Wars (cosplay, fanfiction, etc.)?

Collecting Star Wars LEGOs, action, and POP! figures.

Any final thoughts?

Lando is the best, so I’m hoping for a movie delving into his past someday. Thank you for supporting the community with this great website!


Thank you so much, Scott! Here’s hoping Funko produces a line of Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels POP! figures in the future, since both series contain fan-favorite characters. Thank you for sharing, keep up the great work, and may the Force be with you!

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