I've been bitten by the subscription box bug! I have resisted all the cool, geeky subscription boxes for a long time like Loot Crate, 1Up Box and even Funko's Marvel Collectors Corps...but when Funko announced they were releasing a Star Wars subscription box, and one of the items was a chrome Captain Phasma bobble head...I had to have it! The Smuggler's Bounty Box debuted in November this year, with The Force Awakens theme to coincide with the Star Wars Episode VII movie coming out this December. All the items included are exclusive to the subscription box.
And here it is! Each box is self contained so there is no combined shipping available if you decide to order more than one. The box art was pretty cool, with Kylo Ren on the front.
When you first lift up the box cover, you get another layer that has an iron patch featuring a first order TIE fighter pilot and a lapel pin with Kylo Ren. They each have Aurebesh characters on them, which is the only written language in the Star Wars universe, and I believe it translates into Smuggler's Bounty, but don't hold me to that!
Underneath that flap on the box, the t-shirt is revealed! I was super excited to receive the Captain Phasma one, the one I wanted!! There were four variants that were sent out - in addition to Captain Phasma, there was also Kylo Ren, a stormtrooper and a snowtrooper. Unfortunately the shirt was way too large for me (I'm using it as pjs!) so if you order, keep in mind that you might have to order a size down (they only come in men's sizes).
Underneath that, the Funko Pops! The chrome-plated Captain Phasma bobble head was guaranteed to be in the box but the other one was kept a secret. I received a TIE Fighter Pilot bobble head. There was a variant available as well, a Special Forces TIE Fighter Pilot, which is identical to the one I received but with two red stripes down the helmet. I think it's pretty cool they printed "Smuggler's Bounty Exclusive" right on the box of the Pop, instead of dealing with stickers.
The last item tucked in the box was a Star Wars The Force Awakens lanyard with cute Funko Pop style stormtroopers. I think this will be a good replacement for my old lanyard.
The Smuggler's Bounty box is available in Canada and the US only and ships out every other month. The cost of the box is $25 usd + $14 shipping to Canada ($7 shipping in the US), with a guaranteed value of $50. I was a little bummed that the shipping was more than half the cost of the box! After the crappy exchange rate, the total cost for me was $52.42 CAD. I meant to cancel my subscription after the initial box, but it looks like the January box is The Resistance themed...Guess I'll be continuing!
Check out the Funko Smuggler's Bounty if you want to subscribe to your own box! You have until January 15, 2016 to get your order in for the next one!