Funko has shipped out the latest DC Legion of Collectors subscription box. This time the theme is DC’s Most Wanted, again focusing on the villains. Will it be any good? How many Batman villains take up spots in the box? Let us see!
The box has the Scarecrow on it. That’s one. Nothing out of the ordinary here.
The inside liner features an assortment of villains (8 in total). Half of them are (surprise) Batman villains. though I think Catwoman should be considered an anti-hero at this point. The other half are from the rest of the universe, with two Superman villains (Luthor and Bizzaro), Black Manta and Deadshot, who, wait – started off as a Batman villain! I’ll count that as two.
There is not flap for the patch and pin this time. In fact, there is no pin! The patch does feature Black Manta, an Aquaman villain that deserves some recognition.
Next in the box is a Funko Pop luggage tag… of the Joker. That’s three! I know that the Batman Villain box was ten months ago, but there was a Batman themed box last time. Could you please spread the love, Funko? A Captain Cold or Kalibak luggage tag would be nice.
Here’s something new! We get this set of almost chibi versions of DC baddies. We get (clockwise from the top left) Harley Quinn, Black Manta, Deathstroke and Sinestro. I won’t even ding the Batman count because three out of the four didn’t originate in the Batman comics. Besides, this year is Harley’s 25th birthday so she gets a pass.
Next, we get the t-shirt. The design shows off six of DC’s major villains each who oppose a major hero. We got Luthor (Superman), Ares (Wonder Woman), Sinestro (Green Lantern), Black Manta (Aquaman), Joker (Batman) and Captain Cold (the Flash). All six sure live up to the Most Wanted tagline so I like it. I won’t ding the count, though I think Circe or Cheetah would be better for a Wonder Woman villain. Ares was in the recent WW movie though. so I see why he is there.
Finally we get to the Pops. We get two awesome-looking Pops; Lex Luthor in his Battle Suit and the man who broke the Bat (that’s 4!), Bane. Both look great, with Luthor’s battle suit nicely detailed and Bane having his Venom tubes running to the back of his head. I love the more dynamic poses the Pops have been in recently.
Overall, I liked this box. The stickers were nice in lieu of the pins, because I really have no use for them (or the patches, for that matter) but the stickers I could put on my laptop. My one gripe is the abundance of Batman villains so soon after a Batman box. Batman is popular. I am sure Batman-related Pops would do well at retail. This box should have the lesser-known villains: Mirror Master, Fatality, Doctor Psycho, Lord Manga Kahn… okay, maybe not the last one. This box does have a pretty awesome shirt and some great Pops, though.
The next DC Legion of Collectors box ships November and will be based on the upcoming Justice League movie. Will it feature something Batman related? Probably. I am hoping for a movie Parademon Pop. Make it happen, Funko! If you wish to get the next box, you can subscribe at https://legionofcollectors.com/ . The deadline is 1 November 2017. By subscribing, you can order boxes from previous months like this one. (supplies are limited.)
This Review is for entertainment purposes only. I have not received anything from Funko, DC, or Warner Bros for doing this review. The item was purchased with my own funds. All opinions are mine and any pictures taken are for review purposes only.