I was beginning to fear that I was going to have to spend X-Mas without a visit from the X-Men, but luckily the new Funko Collector Corps X-Men Box turned up on my doorstep this afternoon! So before everyone orders their Superheroes Showdown Box for February, let’s take a complete look at the Funko X-Men Box with a full review, spoilers and unboxing photos!
So when Funko announced the Marvel Collector Corps X-Men Box, my expectations were basically through the roof, and my mind has been aflutter with dreams of what might be in the box for the past two months. Now that it’s here, am I satisfied? Let’s find out…
Delving further into the box, we come to… the obligatory ad for the next MCC box! The Marvel Collector Corps Superheroes Showdown Box is now up for order, and I imagine it’s all but guaranteed to contain a two-pack of POP Vinyls. Must-have for sure–especially with possibility of a never-before-done character like a POP Bullseye.
I’ve got mixed feelings about this choice. While The Champions is an awesome new comic series by one of my favorite writers (Mark Waid), it really doesn’t belong in an X-Men box (particularly since Cyclops only appears in one non-speaking panel in the whole issue). It’s a great cover, but an out of place selection
I was fairly excited when I saw the “Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters” ringer shirt in this box, as it’s a pretty benign shirt that you can wear in public without the masses glaring at you for having POP Vinyls or whatnot on your shirt.
Unfortunately, I was disappointed that this shirt is super-tight compared to every shirt that’s ever been in a Funko Marvel or Star Wars subscription box (which I know, because I have them all in the same size).
I already feel like a bratwurst in this shirt fresh out of the box–I can only imagine how ridiculous it’s going to feel and look after going through a wash and dry cycle. Big thumbs down.
Beneath all of these exclusive items we come to “the good stuff”: the two exclusive vinyl figures!
I sort of think it’s a missed opportunity to not show the rest of the Marvel Rock Candy figures off here, as I imagine those fans who do like this Mystique would like seeing who else is available right now (She-Hulk! Spider-Gwen!).
I was expecting a costumed Wolverine POP with the motorcycle as there are several Logan POPs hitting stores individually this weekend, but I suppose a Logan POP really does make more sense to be riding around. He looks fantastic and this is a worthy exclusive for the X-Men Collector Corps box. Big thumbs up.
Overall: The items in this X-Men box are an outstanding value and a total hit with me from top to bottom. The only reasons this subscription box won’t be earning the coveted “A+” are because the shirt sizing is egregiously off from previous boxes and the comic book isn’t really X-Men related at all. From the awesome Wolverine Motorcycle POP Rides to the Mystique Rock Candy figure and the wonderfully designed (albeit undersized) shirt, this box is a winner. X-Men fans will be pleased.