Joining Funko’s recent slew of new X-Men products is this month’s Marvel Collector Corps box, themed after everyone’s favorite merry mutants. In my opinion, the box was a big success, but let’s take a look at the individual items so you can decide for yourselves.
Upon opening the box, I first came to the patch, featuring Storm, and the pin, featuring Magneto’s helmet. The patch was a little bland and colorless, but otherwise these two items looked pretty good.
Next came the comic, a reprint of Mark Waid’s recent hit Champions #1. This was a great choice for the comic as even at only three issues in, Champions is already extremely popular (the first issue having garnered over 400,000 preorders). The MCC exclusive variant cover features Cyclops blasting through a wall and did a great job of translating a Pop figure into an action pose.
After that was the T-shirt, one of my favorite parts of the box. All of us who wish we could have gone to the Xavier School for Gifted Youngsters can get one step closer with this shirt feauring the school logo.
The box contained MCC’s first Rock Candy in the form of Mystique. Last week, the MCC Twitter page teased that Mystique might be appearing, so even though I wasn’t really surprised by this figure, I still really like it. It has a fun pose and some nice bright colors, and its more realistic proportions are a refreshing difference from the chibi style of Pops and Dorbz.
Lastly comes the centerpice of the box: The Pop! When Funko revelaed tht the box would contain a Pop Ride, I was worried that it would be the Blackbird Jet, which would have been very large and cumbersome. However, MCC assuaged my fears and gave us one of the best Pop Rides to date, Wolverine’s motorcycle.
Individually, the Pop looks pretty good, but it’s posed specifically to sit on the bike, so it’s probably better to keep the two pieces together. The motorcycle also has some nice detailing, including flame and skull decorations, mud-splattered tires, and a license plate that reads “X-Men.”
Although the piece is a little big, it’s easy to make space for because when placed on a flat surface, the front wheel is raised off the ground and the bike balances on just the rear wheel and kickstand. It’s therefore possible to allow the front portion to hang off the edge of a shelf or desk if necessary.
The theme of February’s upcoming MCC box is Superhero Showdown (keeping my fingers crossed for a Daredevil v Punisher 2-pack), and orders close in a little under two months. DC fans also have just over ten days left to purchase the DC Legacy box, which Funko revealed will have a character who has never been Pop-ified before!