There isn’t much Star Wars Rebels merchandise out there, so when Smuggler’s Bounty announced that the March theme was Star Wars Rebels, I immediately logged into my account and reactivated my subscription. It’s no secret that I’ve come to love Star Wars Rebels more than anything else in the franchise, so it would have been out of character for me to miss out on this particular box.
I love right away that Ezra is the character featured on the box! As someone who has a focus collection on this character, this makes me extremely happy.
The contents of the box include:
- One pin
- One patch
- One t-shirt
- Two Pop! figures
- One Hikari figure
First up is the patch! It’s one of my favorite items from the box, since it contains an original character from the series. I’m glad Zeb is featured on it and that he wasn’t left out when it came to putting this box together. I do wish, however, that he and Sabine had been switched. I think Zeb’s look would have turned out better in the form of an enamel pin, while Sabine’s helmet would have looked better on a patch.
The enamel butterfly clasp pin is another favorite piece, since it features Sabine.
Now that I’m thinking about it, though, I’m sad that none of the items in the box, with the exception of the t-shirt, feature Hera or the Ghost. I understand why Maul had been included (primarily to help sales), but it would have been better to include a Hera plush (similar to the Boba Fett plush from the Jabba’s Palace box) or even a season three Pop! of Kanan with his mask.
The Hikari Chopper comes in five colors (orange, red, clear, gold, and black). The figure is adorable, but very odorous and plain. It smells like it was delivered straight from the factory after it was made. To be honest, I don’t understand the appeal when it comes to these figures. There’s really nothing special about them. I only like it because it’s Chopper!
I’m so happy that a Captain Rex Pop! exists and that he’s part of my growing Star Wars Rebels collection. I’m not happy about his coloring, though. Captain Rex and the clone troopers are not white, so I’m disappointed to see that this is the final product. Not only that, but it looks like he was white during the concept and sculpt stages and nobody bothered to correct the error.
The Maul Pop! is the item that stands out from the rest and not in a good way. Although the sculpt is great and the colors are vibrant, he just doesn’t belong in the Star Wars Rebels box. I know he played a role in the series, but as mentioned earlier, it would have been better to have an item related to Hera and keep the theme close to the core group.
The t-shirt is, by far, the best item in the box. A standard, straight-cut tee, the graphic features all of the main characters, including Hera and Chopper. I’m also really glad that Sabine is pictured with her helmet off, since most promotional content at the beginning of the series had her with her helmet on. I love the colors used, especially the gray-blue color that makes them look like “ghosts.” The rebel orange highlight also adds the perfect touch!
Overall, I like this box more than the Rogue One box I got last year mostly because of the Star Wars Rebels themed items. I do wish, however, that Funko would introduce more of a variety in its boxes. That said, I’ve deactivated my account and I’ll reactivate it if they ever do a Star Wars: The Clone Wars themed box.
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.
Did you get the March box? What are your thoughts on what was included inside? Share them in the comments below.
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