I got an surprise email from the fine folks at Smuggler’s Bounty a few week back. It said that, due to my loyalty and sticking with the sub for over a year, they were going to send me a box from one of the other Funko subscriptions for free. My first thought was, “Yeah, I like free.” but them it turned to “Oh I hope is isn’t one of the DC boxes I already have.!” But I lucked out and got one from their other superhero subscription box, the Marvel Collector’s Corp. I received the Spider-Man box from last August (didn’t think they send me the latest box, anyways), which came last week. Let us take a look at the contents.
The mailer box is a brown box with the Marvel Collector Corps logo and the month’s theme clearly labelled on it. You get a picture of Spider-Man’s mask on top in full colour. The box is nicer than the DC Legion of Collector’s box in that regard.
Opening the box, we see the patch and pin for the month. No surprise the patch has Spidey’s face and the pin is of his spider symbol. They both look nice and is what we have come to expect from Funko.
Underneath that flap we get to the rest of the goodies. First is this comic, a reprint of The Amazing Spider-Man (the latest run, cover dated October 2016, so released in July 16) and is the prologue of the Dead No More story line which they bring back…dead characters. That happens a lot in Spider-Man books, in particular. I still think it was cheap for them to bring back Aunt May all those years ago (let her and her wheat cakes rest in peace!) If you don’t follow Spider-Man or haven’t check in in a while, you may be lost (yes, May married J. Jonah Jameson’s father so he and Pete are step-brothers and Peter’s is like Tony Stark rich) so good luck to you.
Next is another of Funko’s Pop! Tops. This grey and blue baseball cap features a Funko-ized Spider-Man logo. It is adjustable so it should fit up to the most massive of heads. The underneath of the visor even has a pattern of Marvel and Pop! logos on a red background.
Next we get a Funko Frabrikations. These dolls are done in the Pop style with the large heads and small bodies. The head can rotate and the bottom of the feet are flat so they can stand up unassisted. They are made pretty sturdy, too. They are a bit large, so they would tower over your pops.
Finally we get to the Pop!, which is. surprise surprise, of Spider-Man. Forgoing the typical Pop! pose, Spidey is posed as he is jumping, ready to spin a web. He has a clear stand that attacks to his back to keep in up. He is also a bobble head.
There you have it. I like all of the Funko boxes that I have got and the Marvel one is just as great. I am trying to spend less lately, though I probably won’t be getting another sub ( I have a hard enough time letting one of my other subs go!). But I would wholeheartedly recommend this subscription to Marvel and pop vinyl fans.
The next Marvel Collector Corp box will ship in February 2017. The new theme will be Super Hero Showdown. You can subscribe by going to https://www.collectorcorps.com/ . The deadline is 15 Feb 17. Subscribers can order any of the previous boxes, but supplies are limited. I hope you enjoy this review.