Spoilers: Funko Collector Corps GOTG Vol. 2 POP Vinyl Exclusive!

We’re officially under one month away from the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 movie hitting theaters–but only one week away from the deadline to order the Funko Marvel Collector Corps GOTG Vol. 2 Box! Funko has been pretty tight-lipped about the contents of this box since it was announced in February, but we got a major hint today. And by “hint”, I mean “complete spoilers for the exclusive POP Vinyl figure included”! It’s a cutie, but I suspect this choice will be a divisive one…

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Marvel Collector Corps Box Funko

The first Guardians of the Galaxy movie is my favorite superhero film ever, and the sequel is at the top of my list of “must-see” 2017 movies. So when Funko officially announced the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Collector Corps box (not that we didn’t all know it was coming anyway), I was pretty jazzed.

Given that the GOTG 2 POP Vinyls series is quite expansive to begin with, there didn’t seem to be many characters that could be possibilities for the subscription box. But what I suspect many collectors weren’t expecting is this…

Collector Corps Rocket Raccoon Baby Groot POP Vinyl Revealed…a Funko Rocket Raccoon & Groot POP Vinyls figure. While we got an exclusive POP Rocket Raccoon holding potted Baby Groot figure for the first movie, this is the first (and to date, only) two-in-one figure of Rocket and Groot for Guardians of the Galaxy. A Collector Corps exclusive Rocket and Groot POP Vinyl an obvious choice to appeal to the masses, but I think in this case it’s going to be a disappointment to some collectors.

While the new Rocket Raccoon POP Vinyl body is actually a unique mold with a different chest, he’s in exactly the same dual-wielding pose as the GameStop Exclusive version of Rocket–just with squinting eyes, Baby Groot on his shoulder and a different body.

This is definitely an adorable POP and easily my favorite version of Rocket Raccoon that Funko is doing from the movie, but it really doesn’t feel quite as special as the usual MCC exclusives that we get.

Hot Topic Exclusive GOTG Vol. 2 Yondu Dorbz Figure

I think what’s really going to disappoint some folks is that the text on the Marvel Collector Corp page (“Here’s your first look at the Exclusive Pop! that will be included in the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 box.”) makes it sound like this is the only exclusive POP Vinyl figure in the box.

A lot of people were expecting and hoping for a new version of POP Yondu with Mohawk (especially since a Dorbz Yondu with Fin figure is already announced for release at Hot Topic this spring).

Mohawk Yondu is such a major variant of a a significant character that I just can’t see Funko not announcing a POP Vinyl for release in some manner soon, but fans expecting him in this box very well might be disappointed (so try to keep your hopes down in this instance!).

Funko Rocket Raccoon and Groot POP Vinyl Figure ExclusiveThe Marvel Collector Corps Funko Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 box is available for order until 4/15/2017, and should be shipping out to collectors immediately after orders close. I’ll be posting my usual full review, unboxing photos and spoilers as soon as my box arrives.

What are your thoughts on the first item revealed for the GOTG Vol. 2 Collector Corps Box, Funko fans? Does knowing that the box’s exclusive POP Vinyl is Rocket Raccoon with Baby Groot make you more or less likely to order this box? And besides this POP, what are you hoping to see fill out the rest of the box?


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Spoilers: Funko Collector Corps GOTG Vol. 2 POP Vinyl Exclusive! — 5 Comments

  1. I’m really annoyed that they announced this after they billed me because I would have turned off auto-renew. Rocket is far from one of my favorite MCU characters, and frankly this Pop is just lazy and boring for a MCC box. Disappointment doesn’t even begin to describe it haha

    At this point I’m just hoping for a really sweet shirt… that fits… to salvage this box.

  2. Does anyone know when we will get the Founder gift this year? We got it in March last year and they haven’t even mentioned it anywhere yet?

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