The next Star Wars Smuggler’s Bounty subscription box is out now. This month’s theme is the upcoming movie Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The movie tells the story of a group of Rebels who set out to steal the plans for the Death Star before the events of Star Wars: A New Hope (the original movie). Will this box help to build the excitement for the movie?
The box have the same over all look as the other boxes we’ve gotten. This month has the title Star Wars: Rogue One on the top flap, with a picture of a storm trooper variant of some kind. While not as large as some of the last boxes, it is a bit longer than a standard box.
Opening it up, we see the pin and patch for this box. They are of… characters from Rogue One I guess. The pin is of a droid (K-250) that has been featured in some of the Rogue One trailers. He is an enforcer droid, so he’ll be doing more than C-3po has even done. The patch is of Cassian Andor as best I can tell. I think the likeness is a bit off. It looks like David Tennant in a beard (David Tennant is NOT in Rogue One) than whoever plays Cassian.
We also get a shirt. Seen above is the image on the shirt, with the characters from Rogue One done in the Funko Pop style. It s cool shirt and I’m sure I’ll like it more after I know more about the characters. Most of what I’ve read or seen have been focused on Jyn Erso. The image of Darth Vader’s helmet reminds me of Darth Stewie from the Family Guy parodies.
We also get a special collectible vinyl this month. It is from the min-Hikari line of Japanese style vinyl figures. Darth Vader came in 5 different colours randomly inserted in the box. There is black, while, gold blue or red (seen above). The paint is also a bit sparkly. It is different but I probably won’t actively seek out more.
Finally, we get two Pop vinyls this time. One is the Imperial Death Trooper, the fierce new flavor of Storm Trooper featured in the movie. We als get a vinyl of main heroine Jyn Erso, in a helmet and poncho outfit echoing the rebel outfits on Endor, Both a new to the line so they definitely would be new to your Pop collection and they look good.
This was a good box. Great on value if a little light on content. Like the Force Awakens box from last year, we are going on hype whether or not the movie will be any good. There hasn’t been as longa as a build up for Rogue One than Force Awakens, and there is no new bad guys to hype (we get some Imperial dressed in white and Darth Vader is kicking around. We got Felicity Jones (Jyn Erso) and she’s hot and the promise of delving into the history of the Star Wears universe. I have high hopes ans so far I haven’t seen a Jar Jar or equivalent in the trailer.
The next Smuggler’s Bounty box will ship in January 2017. January’s theme is The Empire Strikes Back, the second Star Wars movie released. The ad above promises an exclusive Han Solo on a Tauntaun in every 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 Empire Strikes Back box is 15 January, 2016. May the Force be with you!