Funko’s Disney Treasures- Ever After Castle Review
This month, Funko released the last box in their first year of their Disney Treasures subscription service. Themed Ever After Castle, this is the second box in the first year to sell out prior to the end of the subscription window, following last October’s Haunted Forest box. Thanks to the Pop! Vinyl 2pk anchoring this box, quite a few people are over the moon with the contents of this month’s box. Let’s take a closer look.
Now, before we get into the internal contents of the box, we get our standard patch and pin for this box. The patch features Lumiere, the enchanted candlestick from the animated classic Beauty and the Beast (which is set in a castle, so I guess it makes sense). The pin features one of Disney’s OTPs (one true pairs), Donald Duck and Daisy Duck. While there is nothing castle about them, they do fit in the “ever after” portion of the theme.
Hopefully soon, Funko will hand out the completer patch for this first year. Since all six of the patches were curved to form a circular border around a supposed seventh patch, it would be nice to get that last patch.
Opening the internal part of the box, I noticed off the bat that there was no “map” explaining the contents of the box. I enjoyed the other five boxes containing this informational paper. I miss it not being in this one.
First up in this box was the item that was hinted at that ultimately caused the box to sell out: Wedding Ceremony Ariel & Prince Eric.
This 2pk features Ariel and Eric from the final scene of The Little Mermaid, as well as the final section of the both of the movie themed rides as Disney California Adventure and The Magic Kingdom.
This is a great variation of Ariel, as we have previously seen her as a mermaid and in her blue gown. This is also the first time we have gotten Prince Eric in Pop! form. Hoping the popularity of this 2pk will lead to versions of Eric in his sailing outfit, Ariel “freshly” out of the sea, Eric’s Dog Max, and Ursula as Vanessa.
Next up is a cute little Pocket Pop! Keychains 2pk of Lady and the Tramp. Another product representing the “ever after” part of the theme.
While the keychains are removable, Tramp was actually top heavy with the piece removed. I prefer to have them removed while on display.
The last item in this box is the next in the Mini Tins line. With each of its’ five predecessors, a themed tin contains a Funko Mini. For this month, the tin featuring Mickey and Minnie’s houses from Toontown in Disneyland contains a Minnie Mouse Mini… a Minnie Mini… cute!
Overall, to me this was one of the better boxes for the first year of Disney Treasures. While I was led to believe that there would be more Theme Park themed items throughout the year, and at least one box left a lot to be desired, the value for the full year was there, I believe. There were a couple of stand-out pieces, a few pieces that highlighted the awesome parts of the theme parks, and overall a lot of fun. Yes, I might have been harsh in the moment with a couple of my previous reviews, but looking at the line as a whole, Funko did a good job. Can they do better for Year Two? Yes. However, they could have done a lot worse.