After realizing that 95% of the stuff that came in each month’s Loot Crate was just that I ended up throwing into a Goodwill box, I quickly fell out of love with Loot Crate and cancelled my subscription. Luckily, Funko launched the Marvel Collector Corps to fill the mystery box void in my heart. And after two decent first boxes, Funko really struck gold with their August 2015 Marvel Collector Corps Secret Wars box, which is easily the best mystery box I’ve ever gotten…
Ordinarily having seen all of the spoilers might have dampened my excitement for my own shipment, but in this case it was the opposite: I already knew that the contents of this box were awesome.
I’ll be discussing all of the included items in this box in-depth past this point, so if for some reason you’re reading this review/unboxing and don’t want to be spoiled, well… now’s the time to click the “Back” button.
I’m not sure what either of these characters have to do with Secret Wars (their involvement is minimal at best), but it’s always nice to see some modern era Marvel comics characters getting some of their first merch.
The big prize this time out is two-fold, however, and it comes in the form of two exclusive Funko POP Vinyls of unique characters: the Jane Foster Thor POP! Vinyl and Ultimate Spider-Man Miles Morales POP! Vinyl.
Either of these characters would have sold like gangbusters at retail, and it’s fantastic to see Funko treating subscribers right with such desirable exclusives! Way to go, Funko!
This is likely the most accessible issue of a Secret Wars comic book that Funko could have included (which is not saying much), so it was a good choice for inclusion. The windswept hair Jane Foster Thor has on the cover looks quite nice, even if her role in this issue is a minor one.
That said, the Marvel Collector Corps Secret Wars shirt is a rousing success, adorned with adorable Funko POP-styled Falcon Captain America, Superior Iron Man, Lady Thor and Miles Morales Spider-Man. Could Funko Superior Iron Man and Sam Wilson Captain America POPs be on the way…?
I’m actually planning to wear this shirt regularly, which is the highest praise I can give to a T-Shirt from a mystery box.
Overall, I would say that this is easily the best and most fun mystery subscription box I’ve ever received from any company. There’s nothing in this box that I don’t intend to keep, and even the box itself continues to be well-designed and desirable.
If you are any kind of a fan of modern Marvel Comics, I can’t imagine you won’t love adding this month’s Funko Secret Wars Marvel Collector Corps box to your collection. Well worth every penny of its $25 retail price–and then some.