Marvel Collector Corps Year One Box Review
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!
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.
They also had info about each item in the box on the reverse side.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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