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Marvel Collector Corps Year One Box Review

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Marvel Collector Corps is a subscription box that sends out exclusives toys and collectibles from Funko/Marvel. This box ships bi-monthly and always has a theme – and the featured topic is Civil War!

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The Subscription Box: Marvel Collector Corps Limited Edition Year One Box

The Price: $125

The Products: limited edition exclusive Funko products

Ships to: US and Worldwide

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Funko and Marvel team up to bring us the first, all exclusive, Funko box just over a year ago. To celebrate, they offered the chance for subscribers to buy this limited edition Year One box – how could I pass it up!

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They included a card, patch, and pin – each commemorating the first year of the subscription. I love the picture with all the Funko vinyl figures we received throughout the year.

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They also had info about each item in the box on the reverse side.

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Captain America Gold Hikari – Value $29 on POP Price Guide

This was the ‘hero’ item of the box. This is an exclusive gold Hiraki figure. Honestly, I never would have guessed that a Hikari figure would be the featured item of a box like this considering we never receive them on a normal basis – and it doesn’t seem like collectors seek out Hikari figures.

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To top it off, mine is broken. Cap lost the wing off of his helmet in shipping – I haven’t heard back from customer care yet, but it’s only been 24 hours. I assumed that these were highly collectible/valuable – but POP Price Guide, which aggregates sales history of Funko items, tells a different story.

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Hobgoblin POP – Value $105 on POP Price Guide

Ok – this is the best item in the box, there’s no debating that. But, I could have never guessed it to be valued so highly! People are buying this on eBay from $75-$125 for just this single POP. Value aside – how great is this POP! It’s an awesome idea to use his flier as the stand. Hands down THE item of the box.

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Ant-Man Dorbz – Value $19 on POP Price Guide

The next exclusive is an Ant-Man Dorbz figure. This is the first appearance of Ant-Man in normal-size Dorbz form (he has a giant sized Dorbz vinyl). This looks the same as the giant one, though.

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She-Hulk Dorbz – Value $19 on POP Price Guide

The last vinyl figure is this She-Hulk Dorbz. Like Ant-Man, this is her first appearance in the Dorbz line. I’m still not the biggest Dorbz fan, but I like both in this box.

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I Am Groot Hat – Value $15?

I was surprised to see a hat in the Year One box. I assumed it’d be all special edition vinyl figures, so this was the second item that really threw me.

They seem to really be pushing their POP Tops lately, so I wouldn’t be surprised to see them in the next DC or Marvel box also.

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These are snapback hats and include the Groot logo on the back.

Verdict: This was one of the more disappointing boxes I have ever received. As a Funko fanatic, I expected a giant box full of incredible POPs – definitely more than 1 POP for the $125 price tag. Instead, they decided the Hikari item was the big item – and the value confirms my suspicion – there aren’t many collectors out there who value it like Funko did. The value of the single POP in the box may save the box from a value viewpoint – but from a collector’s viewpoint, you couldn’t have missed much wider of the mark than this. I can only assume we’ll be seeing Year One boxes for Smuggler’s Bounty and Legion of Collectors – so I hope they take feedback and adjust the next limited edition boxes they offer. I was downright giddy for this box, I couldn’t buy it fast enough, so it was extremely disappointing to unbox it.

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Written by Eric Cadman

Eric Cadman

Eric is the co-founder of My Subscription Addiction. He’s been hooked on geek subscription boxes since 2012 thanks to Loot Crate and Nerd Block. Geek boxes sparked his desire for collecting Funko Pops and comic book statues!

Posted in Geek Subscription Boxes, Marvel Collector Corps Reviews, Nerd Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews, UK Subscription Box Reviews| Tags: marvel collector corps | 18 comments

Comments (18)

  1. There are multiple buy it now listings for the Hikari on ebay for $20 with free shipping, and all the ones sold in the past couple days have gone for about that with shipping included. The pop has several listings for about $50-$60. This box really is not worth what people spent on it.

    I know its been weeks and I should be over this by now, but this box was such an awful deal by a company that normally take amazing care of giving its customers good products, no idea what happened with this box and why it ever got approved to be sold at the $125 price point.

    @Eric, did they get back to you about your Hikari?

    • Yes! I just came back to comment – I sent in pictures and they’re sending a replacement as of yesterday.

      • Just as a final follow-up, I did receive the replacement in the mail yesterday.

  2. Other than the Captain not being numbered, there are two more Captain Hikari’s coming out this month, True Blue and Titanium variants. The Card in the year one box, says that the mold for the Hikari is the first time its used, not that the mold is exclusive because of this. So not only is this pretty much a normal box plus a Hikari, there are two different repaints of that Hikari coming at this month that are both actually numbered. I suspect the real reason the Hikari is not numbered is they produced enough of these boxes to make it easily the most produced Hikari ever, I believe it only needs 2000 + copies to get that distinction. The Hobgoblin has sold on Ebay more in the $60-$70 range and the Dorbz in just five days are more in the $15 range. So saying you could make back your $125 selling the entire box, is a bit generous right now. If they don’t EVER do another Hobgoblin at all, than the box will be worth it, but I think its unlikely we will never see another Hobgoblin ever.

  3. I agree with the sentiment of disappoint 100%. I don’t like Captain America and it was already bad enough to have received a Cap figure as the year one founders gift. This box is the biggest let down ever. I don’t care for the Hobgoblin or pretty much anything in the box except for the she-hulk. I may just try to sell or swap mine as a whole…

    They better not make this mistake with the Smuggler’s Bounty sub as well!!! 🙁

  4. The reason the Hikari is valued so low is because it isn’t numbered. Becuase Funko decided to not number this particular one, even though all other Hikaris are numbered, it has almost zero value. :/

  5. Ooh, glad I sat this one out then! I love my regular boxes, but this one feels almost like a regular box, that one Hobgoblin figure aside. I hope the next limited edition box, they just let everyone know what’s in it or lower the price, at least.

  6. super disappointed like Eric…
    doesn’t worth the $125 i paid imo…
    and what’s with all the ant-man stuff… (sorry if i offend any ant-man fan)

  7. IF they do a Year One box for Star Wars and DC they’ll have to out right tell people what they’re putting in it, because I HIGHLY DOUBT people will make the same mistake twice.

    Not after this unbelievable letdown.

    Quite frankly, I will NOT take the risk again….Funko did a LOT of harm in their customer relations with this box.

  8. Please update if they respond to your broken figurine. I had purchased a box from them, Marvel Collector Corps, and three of the Funko items were smashed. I don’t mean the boxes were dented a little, I mean they were crushed. The outer shipping box was ripped and dented as well. I keep mine in the boxes so I was quite disappointed. I contacted them and they basically said tough luck and refused to do anything or respond further. I hope with the price tag of this box they at least compensate you in some way. I won’t buy their boxes any longer because of that experience.

    • They did respond and ask for pictures – so that’s positive.

      • They asked me for pictures, too. I sent like twenty from different angles and the shipping box that had been pierced and ripped. Then they said to just take them out of the box and that was it. I hope since your item was broken you fare better. ?

      • Just as a final follow-up, I did receive the replacement in the mail yesterday.

  9. i agree the box is pretty lame.. but that HOBGOBLIN!! Wow he really is amazing!

  10. OMG, I feel like I dodged a giant bullet of disappointment and regret by not purchasing this box. I am so sorry, Eric. That sounds kinda dramatic, lol, but I know the pain of serious disappointment from things like this. That Hobgoblin POP is pretty sweet, though.

    • Haha – thanks. It was disappointing after assuming we’d be getting a bunch of awesome POPs.

  11. It really was incredibly disappointing! The gold figure is borderline creepy and the items are barely worth the cost of the box! 🙁

  12. I’m so glad I didn’t buy this!

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