Funko Smuggler’s Bounty Death Star Box Review Photos & Spoilers

There are some months when Funko misses the mark–just a little bit–with their specialty subscription boxes. Thankfully, this is not one of those months! Just in time for the hugely-hyped Smuggler’s Bounty Rogue One box to go up for order, the much-anticipated Funko Star Wars Smuggler’s Bounty Death Star Box has now arrived–and it just may be the best Star Wars box yet! Read on for my unboxing photos, review and full spoilers for the Funko Death Star Box…

Funko Smuggler's Bounty Death Star Box Review Spoilers

I have to admit, I was not in love with the Smuggler’s Bounty Jabba’s Palace box–at all. I don’t wear hats, I don’t need plushies of human Star Wars characters, and the Jabba mug scares my wife and has been forbidden from the kitchen.

In short, I had some trepidations about this month’s Powered by Funko Death Star box.

But I am happy to say that Funko restored my faith and then some with this month’s box! Let’s take a look…

Funko Death Star Box Pin Patch Vader StormtrooperUpon opening the box, our eyes are met by the ever-popular new pin and patch that we get with each and every Funko subscription box.

Smuggler's Bounty Darth Vader PatchI sort of thought that the Death Star itself might be the patch this month, but instead, it’s a Darth Vader patch! That’s A-OK with me, as the Dark Lord of the Sith is perhaps the most important character we haven’t had a patch for yet.

Smuggler's Bounty Stormtrooper PinMeanwhile, the pin is a plain old Stormtrooper. Stormtroopers are about as iconic as movie soldiers come, and I have no problem seeing them get their metal pin day in the sun here.

Rogue One Box Ad Smuggler's BountyBeneath the flap, we find an advertisement card for the Rogue One box coming our way in November 2016! The “mystery” POPs for that box have already been revealed, and I’ll be posting a discussion of those gems later on today.

Funko Battle on the Death Star Shirt Obi-Wan vs VaderNext up we find this month’s Star Wars shirt (yes, shirt–no hat this month, thank the maker). It’s the legendary duel from Episode IV: “Battle on the Death Star” Darth Vader vs. Obi-Wan Kenobi!

Smuggler's Bounty Death Star ShirtThe shirt is grey and has a great soft feel to it, and the graphics on the shirt look terrific. I also think it’s super-fun that the Obi-Wan POP on the shirt is the exclusive one we received in the Cantina box earlier this year.

Underneath the shirt, we come to the final three items in the box, with the most random exclusive being…

Funko Death Star Luggage Tag…a Death Star luggage tag! This is the first Funko luggage tag ever produced, and while it sounds sort of dorky on paper, it’s actually very sturdy and well-designed.

My wife saw it and said she wants to use it, so in my eyes, the Death Star Luggage Tag is a clear success.

Smuggler's Bounty Death Star Exclusive POP VinylsFinally, the last two items in the box: two Star Wars POP Vinyls with new molds!

Funko Darth Vader Bespin POP Vinyl BoxFirst, we’ve got an unexpected Bespin Darth Vader POP Vinyl.

Box Back Funko Bespin Darth Vader POP VinylThis one is sort of weird, as it’s specifically from the one Original Trilogy movie that there’s not a Death Star in.

Bespin Darth Vader Funko POP Vinyls Figure ExclusiveEven so, the famous Darth Vader reaching out his arm pose is an incredible choice for an exclusive release, and I think this Funko Darth Vader (Bespin) POP Vinyl will be among the most popular Smuggler’s Bounty exclusives yet.

Smuggler's Bounty Grand Moff Tarkin POP Vinyl BoxLast, but not least, it’s the POP exclusive pretty much everyone guessed would be in this box: a Funko Grand Moff Tarkin POP Vinyl!

Funko Grand Moff Tarkin POP Out of BoxFunko went all out to make this grizzled old man look authentic by giving his head mold sunken-in cheeks and shadows under his eyes.

Back of Grand Moff Tarkin POP Vinyls FigureHis Imperial outfit is more olive green and less grey-green than I’d prefer, but the pose and mold here are both fantastic.

Smuggler's Bounty Exclusive Tarkin Funko POP! VinylI’m glad we’re finally getting one of the most important missing Star Wars characters in POP Vinyls form!

Funko Star Wars Bespin Darth Vader POP FigureOverall: Two brand new-sculpted POP Vinyls of the primary antagonists of A New Hope, the first Luggage Tag I’ve ever felt the need to actually use, a really fun and good-looking T-Shirt and a pin/patch combo of iconic characters. Funko outdid themselves with this Death Star Smuggler’s Bounty box, and anyone who didn’t get in on this mystery box really, really missed out. This sets the bar for all future Star Wars boxes!

GRADE: A

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