Finally, the next Smuggler’s Bounty box has arrived. Funko decided to base this month’s theme on one of the better, if not best of the Star Wars movies, Empire Strikes Back. Lets see how they decided to celebrate one of the most exciting chapters in the Star Wars saga..
First off, this box is huge. It is definitely the largest of the boxes so far. Besides the size, the only noticeable difference is the image of Luke in his Dagobah fatigues. Other than that, it is the standard box.
Opening it up you see the standard patch and pin. The patch is of Yoda with Empire Strikes Back written on the side. The pin features Lando Calrissian, though, if you look at it at a certain angle, you would swear it’s a pin of Lionel Ritche. I can’t be the only one, right?
Beneath the flap, we find another little Star Wars plushie. This time, we get a Wampa, the creature thar captured Luke on Hoth. It is very cute and has nice soft fake fur. Including the Boba Fett one from a half a year back, I now have two from this line.
Funko has given us hats and shirts so what other clothing items will they branch into? How about socks? Yes, we get a pair of Pop! Socks, with a Star Wars theme, featuring Pop heads of Darth Vader and Storm Troopers.. They fit me fine (size 10 1/2 feet) and are mostly polyester.
Last is the much hyped Han on a TaunTaun. This was revealed at least a far back as November and it looks fantastic. Han is wearing a brown coat (which I thought was blue; even my action figure of him had a blue coat) but obviously, Funko falls into the brown camp. It doesn’t bother me but I’d hate to start a debate like the blue and gold/white and gold dress from the internet last year. Anyways, the Han Soo Pop is not removable from the TaunTaun, but it comes with a large base with pegs to plug into the Tauntaun’s feet. Finally, the Han figure is a bobble head, but the Tauntaun isn’t.
This newest box may seem a bit light, but it is still a good value. The deluxe Pop definitely is of the most value and is the best part of the box. The socks are nice and I could always use more (they get lost so easily.) The plushie is nice. I’d give it to my dog, but he’d destroy it in seconds.
The next Smuggler’s Bounty box will ship in March 2017. January’s theme is Star Wars Rebels, the current animated show on Disney XD. The Smuggler’s Bounty page promises an exclusive Darth Maul Pop! bobble head in that 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 March, 2016.
I hope you enjoyed this review. Excuse me as I look for my Lando pin. I seem to have misplaced it.