Funko has sent out the next Star Wars Smuggler’s Bounty box earlier this month. July’s theme for the box is Jabba’s Palace and, befitting to such a…large character, this month’s box is the largest in size so far. But does the content inside constitute a large haul this month? Let’s take a look.
As we open the box, we see the standard pin and patch we get with all of Funko’s subscription boxes. Keeping with the Jabba’s palace theme, the pin is of a Gamorean Guard, the green pig-like men that guard the palace, and the patch is of the bounty hunter, Boussh, who turned out to be Leia in disguise. The character for the pin is fitting, but you’d think Bib Fortuna, Jabba’s majordomo, would be a better pick for the face of Jabba’s Palace, but Boushh does look cooler.
This month’s box comes with a card (which I’ll show at the end, as not to spoil the reveals) that shows the concept art and the planning of the various objects in this month’s box. This month is the premier of two new items that will launch some new product lines from Funko. The first is…
….Funko’s Pop Plush! Boba Fett here is the first of a line of licensed plushes done in the Pop style. I believe Funko may have done something similar in the past (called Fabrikations) but this have more of a “Beanie Baby” feel to them and are (probably) smaller. Still, two Boba Fett items two months in a row? I call that a win.
The next item is Funko Pop Tops, a line of hats. Taking the place of the T-Shirt this month, we get this back and yellow hat with a picture of a Funko C-3PO head with “Programmed For Etiquette”, you know, since 3PO is a protocol droid and can serve as a translator. The hat is adjustable and made well. It is a good change from a T-shirt, but I hope it is just a once in a while thing.
You can’t have a Jabba’s Palace box without something with Jabba’s slimy mug on it, there’s a Jabba mug (see what I did there?) We already got a mug in the second box (The Resistance Box) of C-3PO, so another mug is fine. This can be used for your morning coffee if you wish, just have it on your desk as a conversation piece on why you have so many Star Wars things on your desk. You might convince someone to sub. Funko should have some sort of referral plan…
Of course, it wouldn’t be a Funko box without a new Pop inside. We get a R2-D2 (Jabba’s Skiff) pop of our favorite astromech serving drinks for the Hutt. The pop is of a all-new design for R2-D2 and will be reused on future astromech Pops. For those who already have an R2, this might be underwhelming, but for those who don’t have one yet, this would do nicely.
So that is this months box. I can honestly say, I am not disappointed in this one. The new products are great and it is nice to get those special items in this subscription. The aforementioned card tells a bit about each item. There are no variants in this month’s box, so no one got a cooler hat than you this month.
Smuggler’s bounty will ship again this September with the Death Star box. The insert in this month’s box shows the box with Darth Vader on it. You can subscribe to Smuggler’s Bounty at https://www.smugglersbounty.com/ You can also purchase the previous boxes like the one just reviewed, but supplies are limited. The deadline to subscribe for the Death Star box is 15 September, 2016. May the Force be with you!