Back in June Funko announced that they will be releasing a brand new series of collectible POP! vinyl figures based on characters from the animated TV series The Clone Wars. The official site recently spent some time speaking with Funko design manager Reis O’Brien on the design process behind the creation of this new series of figures. Check out the intro copied below and then click here for the full interview.

There’s no better time to be a fan of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. With the animated series reaching its 10th anniversary, new episodes on the way, and a StarWars.com re-watch in progress, Funko couldn’t have picked a more perfect time to release a new line of Pop! collectible figures based on the show.

The new Pop! figures include General Obi-Wan Kenobi, Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker, Master Yoda, and Padawan Ahsoka Tano in costumes and appearances based on the animated series. There’s also a second Ahsoka Tano figure sporting her original appearance in The Clone Wars exclusively sold at Hot Topic for the diehard Snips collectors out there. (You can never have too much Ahsoka in your life.)

If you’ve ever wondered how a Star Wars Pop! goes from concept to store shelves, Funko Design Manager Reis O’Brien recently gave StarWars.com a peek behind the collectible curtain.