I arrived home this afternoon to find an unexpected arrival on my doorstep: the April 2016 Marvel Collector Corps Civil War box! Maybe I just wasn’t paying attention and missed it the shipping notice, but I was totally caught off-guard to discover this latest Funko Collector Corps box had arrived! And not only did this box look larger and heavier than any Collector Corps box to date–it has more figures in it than any of them as well! What do I think of the box? Read on for my review, full of spoilers and unboxing photos…
We already knew what the box design itself was going to look like from the ads that have been all over the internet for the past two months, but I really like the look of the half-Captain America half-Iron Man design. Add in the fact that this is the heaviest Marvel Collector Corps box yet, and from the outside this particular box is full of win.
For the patch, we get Crossbones. I have no problem with this–he’s the main villain of the Captain America Civil War movie (sort of), and I doubt there will be another box where a neat-o patch with his “logo” like this would make sense.
I will admit that I’m a mite bitter that I already bought the Black Panther #1 comic book two weeks ago for 5 bucks, only to see it included in this box with a way cooler cover for free. Alas, that’s my mistake–I really should have anticipated this particular inclusion. Sadly, I thought the comic book itself was rather dull and unimpressive, but I’m happy for a Black Panther comic book to get more exposure through the Funko MCC box.
The Collector Corps Civil War T-Shirt is straight-up awesome. I always prefer the Funko POP Tees to the shirts that use realistic/comic-styled art on them, and this is one of the best–if not the best–shirts included in a Marvel Collector Corps box so far. Awesome!
And hey, one of the things that I was feeling jealous over the Star Wars Smuggler’s Bounty boxes including that we hadn’t gotten yet for MCC was a lanyard to hold the Funko pins–but not any more! This attractive Civil War-themed lanyard with Captain America and Iron Man on it will do very nicely for holding the half-dozen-plus pins we’ve now gotten from the club. Love it!
I’m disappointed to say that all three vinyls included in this box are figures of Captain America or Iron Man. The action-posed Deadpool POP Vinyls figure in the Deadpool Collector Corps box was fine, but we already have standard versions of Civil War Cap and Iron Man POP Vinyls, as well as exclusive versions (Action Cap and Unmasked Iron Man), as well as another two-pack of Cap & Iron Man (the FYE Exclusive).
Did we really need a second two-pack of Funko Captain America Civil War Captain America and Iron Man POP Vinyls…? I do really like the flying pose that Iron Man is in, but to me getting fourth releases of Civil War Iron Man and Cap POPs when we haven’t gotten a single Civil War Hawkeye, Ant-Man, Vision or several other characters.
I feel very strongly that if Funko is going to put two POP Vinyls is a subscription box, one should be a mainstream character and one should be a more hardcore fan character. Smuggler’s Bounty got this right with the Phasma/TIE Pilot and Obi-Wan/Snaggletooth pairs, but I don’t like the pairing of yet another Captain America and Iron Man at all.
Finally, we’ve got an exclusive Dorbz–bringing the grand total to three full figures–the most even in an MCC box! This time out, it’s a quasi-Unmasked Iron Man Dorbz figure (with the visor flipped up). This seems sort of strange to me, since Iron Man already appears in this box as a POP Vinyl–it would have been more logical to make this figure a Chase Dorbz at retail and have the Dorbz Unmasked Black Panther or Crossbones Dorbz here instead.
For what it is, though, I really like this Dorbz Unmasked Iron Man figure. The detail is great and he’s a-DORBZ-able (as he should be), even if I would have much preferred literally any other character (other than Cap himself) be included in this box.
Overall, I feel that this box was a tremendous value and most casual Marvel fans and collectors are going to absolutely love it. For the hardcore fans like me, though, I’m admittedly a little bit let-down by the box: I really would have liked Civil War POPs of Hawkeye, Vision, or Ant-Man instead of yet more versions of Captain America and Iron Man.
What do you think of the Civil War Collector Corps box, Marvel collectors? Is this loaded box’s contents everything you hoped and dreamed of, or are you disappointed with the box being saturated with Captain America and Iron Man toys?