Unboxing and Review of Disney Treasures: FESTIVAL OF FRIENDS box from Funko!

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Unboxing and Review of Disney Treasures: FESTIVAL OF FRIENDS box from Funko!
  • The Box Art
  • Patch and Pin
  • Mystery Mini and Collector's Tin
  • Funko POP! Dumbo and Timothy Figure
  • Funko POP! Pluto Figure
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Funko and Disney’s latest subscription box has arrived in homes and it is loaded with the representations of the theme: Festival of Friends.  This is a bi-monthly subscription box, which you can pay for per box at $26 USD; $25 USD for a 6-month plan; or you can pay for an annual membership at $24 USD per box.  Either price points are before the taxes and shipping charges.  This is an introductory price for a year and then there will be an increase.

THE BOX ART:

The art on the outside of the box is the Disney trunk like-style with the sticker for the current and all the previous months themes.  The inside has the map that lays out the themes for the next several boxes.

PATCH AND PIN:

Piglet Patch
The Piglet patch is pink and against a star and a purple background.  The patch is a part of a larger plan to make a wheel, combining all of the patches from the previous and upcoming boxes.  He’s a good-looking patch.

Thumper Pin
The Thumper pin is in the same shape as the Pirate’s Cove pin in a taller, oval shape.  It has the rubber Mickey ears for the backing.  I’m glad that Funko has stuck with the same quality with both their patches and pins in every release.

MYSTERY MINI:

Woody from TOY STORY
Woody came inside a tin like the Jack Sparrow Mystery Mini from the first Disney box.  The outside tin has a mix of TOY STORY characters and a circus or carnival.  The figure is similar to the Jack Sparrow figure and the other Disney Mystery Minis out there.  When I first took him out of the tin, he looked like a little kid in a Woody Costume.  After further inspection, I realized that he is designed like those other minis.

FUNKO POP! FIGURES:


Dumbo with Timothy 
One of the POP! figures included is Dumbo with his pal Timothy Q. Mouse.  Now, this isn’t the first time that Dumbo has been a POP! but this is the first time that he has been in an action pose. With Timothy on his back and the crow feather being held by in his trunk, they are ready for flight.  The pose is pulled off with the clear stand holding them up and the body being very light.  This makes sure that there aren’t any center of gravity issues or anything else causing them to tip over.  It is balanced and represents what you think of when you think Dumbo.  The paint looks excellent and I really like what they did with Timothy.  The paints is in the lines, and his head is that “POP!” shape.  


Pluto
The theme is based on friends and Pluto is Mickey’s best friend or even Man’s Best Friend.  This is his debut POP! figure and this perfectly captures the character with the ears at different levels and that super-skinny tail.  The other thing that I really like about this figure is that he has a retro look to him as if he was made along with some of the early Disney POP! releases.  The only small gripe I have is that the head and the body are two different materials, finishes, and colors.  The body better resembles the color from the cartoons but I like the finish from the head a little better.  Like I said, small but I feel like it’s worth mentioning.

THE BOTTOM LINE:

I’m really like this box and I love the inclusion of TWO POP! figures.  I feel like there are so many choices that they could’ve gone with and the Dumbo & Timothy pairing is excellent.  I didn’t mean to make it seem so ominous with the whole “patch wheel larger plan” thing but I just mean that when it’s done, it would be a cool thing to display…especially If they do a J. Thaddeus Toad patch so Funko, lock it in please.  Anyway, this will definitely satisfy the Disney fans and POP! collectors and I’m hyped to see where they go with he next one: Tiny Town.

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MEDIA JOURNALIST | Michael is a fanatic about all both cinema old and new. He collects anything from 1:6 Scale, 1:12 Scale, and vinyl Collectibles plus Slipcovers and Steelbooks. He loves pop culture, writing, reviewing films & collectibles, and journalism. An avid Batman, The Joker and anything comics junkie, he will also chat it up about pretty much anything. Go ahead and ask...