We’re getting closer and closer to the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, but before we sit back and transport ourselves to the sandy beaches of Scarif, subscribers of the popular Smuggler’s Bounty box first have to enjoy this month’s exclusive contents.
When news of November’s Rogue One theme surfaced back in September, I instantly made an account and placed an order, since this is the first Smuggler’s Bounty box to really capture my attention.
This month’s offerings include:
- One pin
- One patch
- One t-shirt
- Two Pop!s
- One Mini Hikari figure
Upon opening the box, you see two objects: the K-2SO pin and the Cassian Andor embroidered patch. While I am very ecstatic to own an exclusive Cassian Andor patch, it’s disappointing that the depiction of the character is far from accurate, especially in skin tone.
The enamel K-2SO butterfly clasp pin is one of my favorites from the box, and it makes me wish there was a pin for each main character from the movie.
The Mini Hikari figure of Darth Vader is my least favorite object from the box. I know Darth Vader will be in Rogue One, but I would have much preferred if this particular Mini Hikari figure was of another character. Also, since Funko makes other products, it would have been great to have seen a Rogue One character mug or plush, especially since there are two other figures in the box.
Back in September, StarWars.com spoke to Funko’s Senior Product Designer, Reis O’Brien, about the line of Rogue One Pop!s as well as the two figures included in this box.
Looking at the pictures of Jyn in her costumes, I just sort of got this feeling that she was the type of person that shook things up, maybe had a touch of attitude. So I tried to show that in something as subtle and seemingly unimportant as a lean onto one hip. And honestly, that’s about as much as you’re going to get out of a Pop!, which by nature are very rigidly posed. But we’re starting to push that more and more and experiment with action poses and whatnot, so I imagine that we’ll be able to show more personality in future figures.
Although the interview gave fans a great insight into the design of Star Wars Pop!s, it completely removed the element of surprise.
I love the Rogue One t-shirt, but it’s sad not to see Bodhi Rook and K-2SO in the mix. Here’s hoping Bodhi appears in a future wave of Star Wars Pop!s.
In summary, it’s a box filled with great and not-so-great goodies. I think the patch and the Darth Vader figure were the low points. The Pop! figures would have been a great surprise had they not been revealed in September. Lastly, I love the t-shirt, but it’s only available in unisex sizing and it’s a shame that women’s sizing isn’t an option.
If you’re interested in signing up (currently available only to customers in the United States and Canada), each box is $25, or if you want to go all the way, a year’s subscription is $150.
As for me, I don’t see myself buying another Smuggler’s Bounty box anytime soon, unless it’s Star Wars Rebels or Star Wars: The Clone Wars themed.
Did you get the November box? What are your thoughts on what was included inside? Share them in the comments below.