Up in the sky…is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s the giant Funko inflatable Grogu flying above the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade!
THIS IS THE WAY…to kick off the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Fans young and old can get a little closer to the lovable Baby Grogu thanks to a giant inflatable balloon inspired by Funko POP! During the festivities on November 25, Grogu will be floating overhead and delighting fans everywhere. And his inclusion has sparked a whole new range of Funko Pops, keyrings, hoodies, and more.
Funko and Macy’s, in collaboration with Lucasfilm, announced today that Grogu, our favorite mysterious, adorable, and tiny Force-sensitive being from The Mandalorian, will debut as a massive Funko Pop!-inspired balloon at the 2021 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 25. An original design by Funko art director Reis O’Brien was created just for the parade. The balloon brings Grogu to life in the cute Pop! style of collectibles.
The Grogu-inspired balloon will also make history for the galaxy far, far away as the first Star Wars-themed balloon ever at the iconic Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, now in its 95th year. The balloon is set to measure 41-feet high, 29-feet long, and 37-feet wide as it travels through Manhattan — a memorable tribute to a modern Star Wars fan favorite.
In addition, Star Wars fans are in luck: Funko has collaborated with Lucasfilm to develop a line of bobbleheads, deluxe bobbleheads, keychains, and apparel based on the Grogu-inspired balloon, alongside a limited-edition series of balloon-themed Pop! products available exclusively at Funko.com.
Keep an eye out for Grogu when the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade airs nationwide on NBC. Thursday, November 25, from 9 a.m. to noon in all time zones. This is the Way to ring in the holiday season.
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