Star Wars Smuggler's Bounty blind box from Funko. I've done a blind box before (Loot Crate) and while I loved the diversity of items, very often I ended up with items from properties I just didn't care that much about. Smuggler's Bounty is all Star Wars, all the time., and I will pretty much take anything Star Wars I can get my hands on. Add in that my wife, daughter, and pretty much everyone in my life whom I respect all like Star Wars and I could pretty easily pawn off anything I might get that doesn't interest me. The Smuggler's Bounty box also ships every other month, so it's a bit more manageable than a monthly charge. While there was a good bit of cool stuff in it, the fact that it came with two exclusive Funko POP! figures seemed like a pretty sure bet that there's always be something cool inside. The Star Wars POP! figures are all bobble-heads, probably to skirt some legal exclusivity issue that Hasbro has on making Star Wars figures, so this is effectively a bobble-head of Captain Phasma. While there is a Captain Phasma POP! already out there, this one is covered in vac metalized chrome. Pretty special, huh? Learn more about this figure after the break...
Height: 4 inches
Articulation: Bobbling head.
Accessories: Display stand.
Non-Scalper Price: Included as part of the $25 Smuggler's Bounty box along with one other pop, a Stormtrooper lanyard, a First Order T-shirt, a Kylo Ren pin, and a TIE Fighter Pilot patch.
*Since Captain Phasma is so shiny, you might be able to catch a glimpse of me in the pictures! Of course, the shininess is the big draw here as Captain Phasma's chrome plated armor is what separates her from the standard release that's in stores right now. The sculpt is quite detailed (I like the texture on the "mouth") and the vac-metal chrome looks good overall.
*There are a few places where the paint is a little rough. The back of the cape has some very clear paint scuffs that you can see in this admittedly not very good picture.
*The figure overall feels very brittle. Maybe it's due to the way the figure had to be produced so the vac-metal would stick but Captain Phasma feels very fragile. The other POP! figures feel solid and durable, but Captain Phasma feels kind of cheap.
I've only reviewed a few POP! figures on here, including:
POP! Disney by Funko
Pumpkin King from The Nightmare Before Christmas
POP! Movies by Funko
Pennywise from It
Sam from Trick 'r Treat
If you're looking for more figures from The Force Awakens, I've reviewed quite a few, including some figures from the 6 inch scale Black Series:
First Order Stormtrooper