It took a little bit longer for this month’s Funko Marvel Collector Corps box to arrive than I’m used to, but finally–the Doctor (Strange) is in! While I’m far, far more hyped for the upcoming X-Men box that’s currently up for order than I am for the Doctor Strange movie coming out next week, that doesn’t mean this Funko Doctor Strange box was a bust. In fact, far from it–this was one of my favorite subscription boxes all-around to-date, exceeding my expectations…
Thumbs WAY down to DHL shipping, though that (of course) won’t affect my review score of this Doctor Strange MCC box in any way.
And on that note, let’s begin…
We open the Marvel Collector Corps Doctor Strange box to the usual sight of fun comic book styled art on the inside of the box, as well as the obligatory pin and patch combo. I’ve got no complaints here–the interior box art for MCC is vastly superior than the art in the Smuggler’s Bounty boxes.
For once I was smart enough to guess this comic would be included in the MCC box, so I hadn’t already bought a copy with the regular cover. The comic itself is so-so, but I really dig the cover artwork here.
The shirt looks dynamic and fun–my favorite shirt in any Funko box thus far.
Next up we’ve got the item people are most likely to throw a fit over: a Funko POP Doctor Strange mug. Yes, if you’ve ever wanted to drink hot chocolate out of Stephen Strange’s scalped, severed head, now you can.
I don’t have endless cupboard space to keep adding these really wide mugs to, so I’m not a big fan of these. I prefer the POP Home Dr. Strange ceramic mug to another hat, mind you (those are the worst), but I can’t help but feel that Funko would save money and make more collectors happy by throwing in a Mystery Mini or keychain or Dorbz figure instead of the mugs and hats.
I’m not gonna lie–Funko halfway tricked me with this release. I was dead certain the POP exclusive would be a Levitating Dr. Strange like the CGI one shown in the advertisements, but I wasn’t expecting it to be an Astral Form Strange!
If we see a non-Astral Doctor Strange Levitating POP Vinyl released in some store as an exclusive, I’ll definitely feel a bit miffed, though.
As it is, I love this POP and am very pleased with it. Excellent selection and great execution!
Overall, I’m exceptionally satisfied with the Funko Doctor Strange Collector Corps box. The pin, patch, shirt, comic cover and POP Vinyl are all among my favorites that Funko has released, with the mug being the only item in this box that I think many collectors are going to want to ditch. While not as loaded as the Civil War box earlier this year, I think I overall prefer this to any Marvel box Funko has released before.