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Sunday, July 03 2016 12:51

UNBOXED: Funko STAR WARS Smuggler's Bounty (Bounty Hunters)

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As the folks at Funko prepare to set their "Jabba's Palace" edition of their STAR WARS Smuggler's Bounty subscription boxes free upon the world, here at Rock Father HQ the time has come to share our unboxing of the most recent installment, "Bounty Hunters." While little Finley of The Rock Daughters™ and I cracked this open weeks ago (big sister Addie was at school), I'm late when it comes to posting, but I assure you that it's probably the cutest unboxing of these that you'll see...

This fourth installment of Smuggler's Bounty focuses on the Bounty Hunters of THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, bringing together exclusive Pop! Vinyl versions of Boba Fett and IG-88, a Boba Fett patch, Bossk pin, and a t-shirt that ranks among my favorites since Funko started rolling out the Smuggler's Bounty boxes when THE FORCE AWAKENS launched last December.

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One of the best parts of this for me is seeing Finley's reaction, and noting that one of the first things she did was make an attempt to place Boba Fett in the cockpit of his ship, Hasbro's Slave-1:

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And that IG-88? That droid is never up to any good...

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Stay tuned for a more timely look at Smuggler's Bounty #5: Jabba's Palace later in July. For more STAR WARS, including news on toys, films and TV series' including STAR WARS REBELS, Gareth Edwards' ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY and Rian Johnson's forthcoming EPISODE VIII, check out http://www.therockfather.com/starwars

James Zahn

James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade as Publisher of The Rock Father Magazine, he joined Adventure Publishing Group as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider—a destination for all things pop culture. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 25 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

He regularly serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers. 

Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global. A new album has been completed and is set for release this year.

James and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, FOX Business, NBC, ABC, WGN, G4, The Chicago Tribune, BusinessWire, Babble, Fangoria, Starlog and more. He's appeared as a music expert on CNN's AC360 alongside Anderson Cooper, and has been interviewed by Larry King. In the past he served as a writer for the Netflix Stream Team,  Fandango Family and PBS KIDS, penned articles for Sprout and PopSugar, and was a contributor to Chicago Parent.

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