Saturday, September 12, 2015

Disney & Funko Join Forces For New Subscription Box: Star Wars Smugglers Bounty

Subscription mystery boxes where people sign-up to receive periodic shipments through the mail that are filled with goodies that fit into some sort of theme are a hot new fad right now.  Services like Loot Crate, Nerd Block, and Hero Box surprise their subscribers with specially selected  t-shirts, toys, comic books, and other collectible, often times exclusive, items that provide a thrill to recipients when opening a new package each time one arrives because they don't specifically know what they are getting in advance.  Will the contents be awesome, will they be a disappointment, are they useful, or will they just be more clutter around the house?  You won't know til you rip open the box!

Disney partnered with Funko, the maker of trendy collectible vinyl figurines that portray pop culture characters with funky proportions and big round black eyes, earlier this year to create their own mystery box subscription service tied to the Avengers and other Marvel Entertainment comic book, television, and movie characters called Marvel Collector Corps.  Based upon the success of Marvel Collector Corps, Disney recently announced they are expanding their partnership with Funko to create a similar Star Wars themed mystery box subscription service called Star Wars: Smuggler's Bounty.

Disney, which owns the Star Wars brand, is promoting Smuggler's Bounty as the only "official" Star Wars subscription box which means that while other similar company's may have Star Wars items included in their product this will be the only one that provides products that are "exclusive" and can't be found anywhere else. The subscription sign-up promises $50 in value of "exclusive, high-quality collectible products including but not limited to apparel, accessories, toys and memorabilia." These mystery boxes will be sent out every other month beginning in November 2015 and cost $25 per box plus shipping and applicable sales tax.  So the first box will arrive just in time for the theatrical movie release of The Force Awakens.

There are two subscription packages to choose from.  A BOSS membership bills you once annually or a PIRATE membership bills you every other month just before the mystery boxes ship out.  You can cancel at any time but it is important to note that you will continuously automatically billed for this service until you initiate a cancellation.  Orders for the first mystery box close on November 11, 2015 - after that you are out of luck unless they put some extra inventory up for sale on their web site after their deliveries have all been delivered.

I have never subscribed to any of these subscription box services before, but I have to admit to honestly considering trying this one out.  For more information, visit
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