Once again, Funko has released the next installment of its Smuggler’s Bounty subscription box. This month’s theme is the original bad-ass killer space station, the Death Star. Will the contents live up to this reputation? Let’s see.
The box is what we have come to expect from the line, with its black, white and red colour scheme. Darth Vader is the featured character on the box since his memorable duel with Obi-Wan was on the Darth Star. Maybe we’ll get a new Vader pop to go with the Obi-Wan from a few boxes back?
Inside the box, we get our standard pin and patch . We get an awesome Darth Vader patch and an original storm trooper pin. Both look good and fit in the them of the box.. Nothing surprising, but not disappointing.
Next is the T-shirt. After two month of non-pop themed shirts and a hat last box, it is nice to get a shirt with Funko-ized characters. As you can see it features Vader and Kenobi facing off in a theme designed to look like an old boxing match announcement. I like the “Battle on the Death Star” announcement. This has to be my favorite shirt (that I got) thus far. I doesn’t look like there are variants this month so everyone who got the box will have this one.
We also get a luggage tag. It is Death Star shaped with a tag to write you address showing on the back. It is kind of cool, though it would not go well with most of my luggage I take while travelling.
And, finally, we get to the Pop vinyls. As expected, we do get a Darth Vader as well as a Grand Moff Tarkin, who was in overall command of the first Death Star. Vader is in a new pose, with his light saber lowered and his left hand stretched out, perhaps doing a force choke. Tarkin (or as I like to call him, The Moff) is standing at ease, with his hands behind his back. The card included with the box noted that the Moff has a unique head sculpt, with sunken cheeks to have him look more like the character. Both of them are great additions to my collection.
Overall a pretty solid box. It was like on the extras but it delivered us two solid Pops so it balances out. It can’t all be Jabba-sized boxes, right. The shirt is what made the box for me. Funko has kept my interest with this subscription and I hope they continue to do so.
Smuggler’s Bounty will ship again this November. The next box will be based on the upcoming Star Wars film, Rogue One and features a specialized Storm Trooper of some sort on the box. 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 Rogue One box is 15 November, 2016. May the Force be with you!