We’re just one month away from the biggest Marvel event of 2016: the release of the Captain America Civil War movie in theaters! But before the film arrives in theaters, the April 2016 Marvel Collector Corps Civil War box will be arriving in our mailboxes! Funko has been unusually quiet as far as hints for the Civil War Collector Corps box go, so let’s round up the rumors and evidence regarding this month’s box…
And so, let’s get straight to the biggest rumor regarding this box and my analysis of what exclusives I think actually will–and won’t–be included…
Funko collectors pretty much unanimously agree that a POP Vinyl of Spider-Man holding Captain America’s shield would be the coolest thing ever–and that may be true. Even so, I think that any version of movie Spider-Man being included in the Civil War Collector Corps box is incredibly unlikely.
As far as we know, Disney has yet to approve any licensee in the world to even show a product with MCU Spider-Man on it–much less produce one and have it ready to be in our mailboxes within the next three weeks. I’m not saying this is totally impossible, but to manage expectations, I do think that it’s a wildly unlikely longshot.
But if not Spider-Man, what characters are left to do as exclusives for the Captain America Civil War box?
Well, there’s three other main characters missing from the Civil War POP Vinyls lineup: Ant-Man, Hawkeye and The Vision. As we already got a Giant-Man POP, Ant-Man’s chances this time are slim–or are they?!
Hawkeye is a pretty critical character that I was shocked wasn’t in the mass release lineup, so I expect to see him in this box. But what if Hawkeye isn’t coming alone–what if this is a Hawkeye “firing an arrow with Ant-Man” on it POP Vinyl figure…? Something to consider, right?
Of course, for a “war”, we really should represent both sides, right? Knowing that many fans would like a flying pose Vision POP Vinyl in more accurate colors, I think seeing both Vision and Hawkeye as exclusive POP! Vinyls in this box is a solid possibility.
Funko has yet to put the ever-divisive Dorbz into consecutive boxes, so I don’t anticipate any exclusive Dorbz in this box. If they did choose to, however, there’s plenty of main characters to choose from: Scarlet Witch, Hawkeye, War Machine, Sharon Carter and more.
I’m betting on two possible T-Shirts for this box: one #TeamCap and one #TeamStark. I think a lineup with a couple POP characters from each team on each shirt would look awesome and have a lot of appeal.
For the patch and pin combo, I think it’s nearly certain we’ll get Captain America on one and Iron Man on the other. Nothing else really makes sense.
The Funko Marvel Collector Corps Civil War Box is available for order until April 15th 2016, and will be shipping out shortly thereafter. Some of the recent boxes have totally sold out a few days before the deadline, so if you’re absolutely certain you want this box, don’t hesitate on it too long and risk missing out.
What do you think will actually be in the Civil War Collector Corps box, and what would you like to be in the box, Marvel Collectors? Will you be horribly disappointed if Spider-Man isn’t present in this box in some capacity?