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

Funko is flying high on Thanksgiving Day.

The Everett, Wash.-based popular culture merchandise firm performed a well-liked half in the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York Metropolis on Thursday with a balloon of the character Grogu from the streaming Star Wars sequence “The Mandalorian.”

Grogu — popularly referred to as Child Yoda — was modeled after an actual Funko Pop! figurine that fans can purchase for $15 in addition to several other limited edition products.

It’s the primary time a Star Wars-themed balloon has ever been featured in the long-lasting parade, which was celebrating its ninety fifth yr on Thursday and was aired nationwide on NBC.

Funko collaborated with Macy’s and LucasFilm, and the division retailer was amongst these tweeting approval as the large inexperienced Grogu flew by.

Happy to see this balloon, we’re. Take a look at the galaxy’s greatest thriller because it flies by! #MacysParade @OriginalFunko pic.twitter.com/VC1bkaNEyy

Grogu in the #MacysParade pic.twitter.com/ZZrQ9cZnCi

Grogu cruising into the #MacysParade

(through @HCuccinello)pic.twitter.com/M6yVpBYwCk

The Pop!-inspired balloon sailed down the streets of Manhattan at 41 toes high, 29 toes lengthy and 37 toes broad.

Funko licenses characters from throughout the popular culture spectrum, together with tv, motion pictures, comics, sports activities and extra. Its Pop! collectible figurines — that are about 40 and a half toes shorter than the parade balloon — are its signature product.

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