Despite earlier receiving notice that the Smuggler’s Bounty boxes were going to end later this fall, Funko is seemingly pulling the plug on the boxes early. Many subscribers received the following message, posted below for your convenience. While the recently retired Disney Treasures box went to Hot Topic and the new Deadpool box went to Amazon, it remains unclear what retailers are going to be picking up the respective Smuggler’s Bounty and Marvel boxes. At this time, it looks like it will be split between Target and Walmart, much to the ire of many fans, who were hoping for an Amazon subscription, both due to the company’s solid customer service and fast shipping times.
Considering the timing of this new update, it looks like Funko will be set to distribute the next Smuggler’s Bounty box to its respective retail partner just in time for the September box.
How do you feel about this change? Will you miss getting your bimonthly box? Are you frustrated with the recent changes? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
To the Smuggler’s Bounty Alliance,
We’re taking the rebellion against the Empire to a new venue. The Star Wars Smuggler’s Bounty subscription box will no longer be available effective July 16. Collectors who have already purchased an annual or founder’s subscription will be receiving a refund for the remainder of their subscription period. To ensure that you receive your refund, please update your credit card and billing information atwww.smugglersbounty.com.
Do not despair, rebels. The force is strong with this box and your Star Wars Smuggler’s Bounty story continues with collectible boxes that will soon be available through a retail partner. You’ll still have access to the same thoughtfully curated assortment of exclusive Pop!s, Dorbz, keychains, cups, apparel, pins, plush, patches and other paraphernalia inspired by your favorite characters, stories and moments. We will be sending out emails to notify previous subscribers of the exact location of the new boxes, so it is vital that you remain prepared to strike at a moment’s notice.
May the force be with you,
The Funko Team