Friday, July 22, 2016
The cost for a Month to Month is $25 (plus S/H), or $150 (plus S/H) for a one-year subscription.
You get one box every other month, with SB promising $50 in value and no fluff.
If you choose the Smuggler membership (yearly), you are promised an additional gift on your anniversary. Guess which one we chose.
Again, this month's theme is JABBA'S PALACE, highlighting the various races that graced the gangster's palace on Tatooine from 1983's Return of the Jedi. Check out our unboxing below and we'll meet you on the back end to share some thoughts:
Smuggler's Bounty delivers the first disappointment in what's been a usually solid series of boxes. From the lame hat and plush to another undrinkable mug, it's clear that SB needs to take a moment to understand why lesser boxes like Geek Fuel and Loot Crate are no longer in my lineup. This is a matter of QUALITY and TIMING, two factors which now have given me pause about the course which Smuggler's Bounty has laid out. This more-mature sub box requires higher-quality items than a hat and mug, and with a merely decent May, July now establishes a trend towards cheap. I sincerely hope that SB realizes that our expectations are higher for an every-other-month box and will work to correct their course. If not, I could be adding Smuggler's Bounty to a long line of high-quality boxes that couldn't keep up with their own success.
Want to read our other sub box reviews? We've got them all listed below:
MARVEL COLLECTOR CORPS
GEEK FUEL REVIEWS
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July's usually-reliable Star Wars/Funko Smuggler's Bounty sub box is a JABBA'S PALACE-sized disappointment.
Review by Matt CummingsWith our cancellation of Geek Fuel and Loot Crate, we're now committed to the every-other-month sub box model. For the most part, we've felt like we made a good decision, with boxes from Marvel Collector Corps and DC Legion kicking large amount of superhero ass. Unfortunately, the July submission for Smuggler's Bounty (JABBA's PALACE) provides the first disappointment in the oft-month model, and cements growing evidence of malaise and even outright cheapness with this particular line. Before diving in, let's review the details: