Smuggler’s Bounty Superfan Spotlight: Nathan Kreitlow

Our Star Wars Smuggler’s Bounty Superfan Spotlight series continues with another new winner!! We combed through all of the applications and photos that were sent in and found another collector worthy of the title.

While it was a difficult decision, there could be only one. Your newest Smuggler’s Bounty Superfan is …..

Nathan Kreitlow
Tucson, Arizona

What is your favorite Star Wars line to collect? How many pieces are in your collection?
Anything Star Wars 🙂 I collect them all
My current Funko Pop! / Hikari collection is at 228 items of which some are two and three packs.
I am a figure and box collector. My son and I recently just did our own unboxing video of last month’s Smuggler’s Bounty box. Plan on doing some more as we both really enjoyed it. Having an opportunity to do one officially…. Well that would just be AWESOME!!!

How long have you been a collector?
I just started collecting Funko Pop!s last year.


Which Smuggler’s Bounty box was your first?
My first Bounty box was the one with Luke Skywalker in his speeder. Man what a way to get a guy hooked 🙂 I had already been collecting The Smuggler’s Bounty exclusives for my collection that I had missed before I became a Bounty box subscriber.

Which Smuggler’s Bounty box was your favorite?
I think the one that I like the most has been the one that has C-3PO unfinished and R5 D4… I unfortunately saw spoiler and knew that the unfinished C-3PO is coming but the R5 D4 was a surprise. Just love the detail on both of those pieces


What are your favorite Star Wars movies, TV Shows, comic books, etc?
So my personal favorite Star Wars movie to date is Episode 5 The Empire Strikes Back… Although Episode 7 is a very close second. I am a huge Rey fan. She wasn’t my first Funko Pop!, but as soon as I started collecting she was the first character who I set out to collect all variations of… Daisy Ridley is awesome 🙂 although I have to say that the Clone Wars animated series Resurrected my love for Star Wars and was one of the first things I introduced to my son. Since then, Star Wars Rebels has become a huge show for us to watch together. We will literally sit on the couch cheering!

What is your favorite Star Wars piece in your collection?
Yikes that’s a really tough question. I guess if I had to pick one thing from my collection I would choose the Ewoks 3 pack with Teebo, Chief Chirpa, and Logray. I am not a huge fan of the Ewoks but this set looks outstanding! Although, if I only had one piece to save from my collection (if my house was on fire or something), it would be Rey with speeder.


What Smuggler’s Bounty box theme would you hope to see in the future?
Oh my gosh I have so many. Nobody’s actually ever been able to explain to me why Clone Wars has been excluded but I’m sure it has something to do with rights and all that good stuff. There are some Old Republic characters that I would like to see made, but if we are just sticking to cinematic Star Wars, I would really love to see a couple of droids. Droideka and Imperial probe Droid (hoth) .

What is your favorite way to display your collection?
I keep my collection boxed and displayed stacked in numerical order for the most part. Some of the larger movie moments or oversized characters like the Wampa and Supreme Leader Snoke are kind of off to the side….
As I stand here amongst the greatness that is my collection I just realized – I could do with building some shelves in here.


Anything else you’d like to add about your collection?
I’m hoping to someday have the complete Star Wars Funko pop collection… Although some are a little out of reach financially at the moment, (Han and Luke in Stormtrooper gear, Biggs, Qui Gon, and the coveted holographic Darth Maul)…. you never know what could happen 🙂


Are you the ultimate Star Wars fan / Funko collector?

It’s time to share your love for everything Star Wars, and your collection, with the world. The Star Wars Smuggler’s Bounty Superfan Spotlight is here and all that stands between you and the Spotlight is the link below.


Helpful Tips:

We are looking for passionate fans who will take the time to fill out the application & share photos of their collection. To improve your chances of being selected, here are some pro tips:

  • Include at least one photo of you with your collection when filling out the form.
  • Submit multiple photos, covering your collection and favorite items from different angles.
  • Light it up! Bright lights make for quality photos.

And if you’ve already completed the form, don’t worry – your name is on the list and you are still eligible for Superfan consideration. No need to apply again and again.