With the success of the Marvel Collector Corps box, Funko has expanded it’s line up to include the Star Wars Smuggler’s Bounty subscription box. November marked the premiere box and they had already released a few spoilers leading up to the delivery of the box so pretty much everyone already knew what to expect. It pretty much mirrors the Collector Corps box in every way: it ships every other month with all exclusive items for about $34 shipped. So let’s take a look at this first box:
….ok so now let’s get a closer look at everything…
Smuggler’s Bounty Pin and Patch
To be honest… I was really hoping they didn’t do the pin and patch thing for this box. They’re Star Wars so naturally I have to keep them and figure out some way to display them but I would much rather have a better item than these. Both are really good quality and great for those who collect such things but they’re really just not for me.
Star Wars The Force Awakens Lanyard
Ugh another lanyard. This is like the go-to “I need something cheap and easy to stick in a geek box” item. News flash… very few people need/use lanyards in this world… the rest of us toss them to the side like a pair of socks on Christmas. I do happen to know a few people who actually use lanyards and they have already requested my current stock in them so I am now lanyard free. I could have used this to display my pins I guess but I don’t want to out of sheer principle of the thing.
Smuggler’s Bounty Pop Tee Snow Trooper Shirt
I believe there were 4 total designs you could have received. So far I’ve seen this and the Captain Phasma tee but I haven’t been looking at anyone else’s unboxings. For whatever reason, in my video I had a hard time deciding if this was the Snow Trooper when it obviously is. This is cool for the winter but once the summer hits I’m not sure how often I’ll wear it… not that it really matters but it’s strange to wear a snow trooper in the summer in my mind.
Chrome Captain Phasma Funko Pop
They released this spoiler months in advance so it was no surprise when I pulled it out of the box. I love the chrome much better than the common Pop and I purposefully didn’t buy any commons so my whole Star Wars Pop collection would be the exclusives. I’ve heard several horror stories with Funko’s quality control including one with it’s arms broken off as well as one with dirt on the base. Their customer service is also lacking in that it takes a long time to get a response.
Tie Fighter Pilot (chase) Red Stripe Helmet
I happened to get the “chase” red stripe Tie Fighter Pilot as opposed to the plain one. I don’t know the odds between the 2 so I’m not sure exactly how lucky that makes me. Either way this is a very cool Pop and I’m excited to have him. I’d like to look up a side by side comparison between the 2 Pops to see if the red paint is the only difference.
…and that was the premiere Star Wars Smuggler’s Bounty subscription box for November 2015. Overall I am pleased with what I got, however, I am disappointed that they exactly copied the Collector Corps “formula” and didn’t offer anything unique to this box. Sure I got a lanyard instead of a comic but in truth I think the comic would have been better. I’m definitely keeping the subscription going and may phase out the Collector Corps box after a while… but the Funko Pop collector in me doesn’t seem to want to let it go lol. You can check out Smuggler’s Bounty for yourself at Smugglersbounty.com for more information or if you would like to subscribe.
Be sure to check out my other subscription box reviews, and follow me on social media so you never miss another geek box!