Welcome to Flashback Friday: The MCU. In this series you’ll get a review and discussion on some of your favorite Pops and Dorbz from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We really appreciate the shared universe so the figures will come from film, television, and streaming. Look no further than the Collector for today’s discussion.
The Collector made his debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Guardians of the Galaxy. His appearance in the film is very brief. He attempts to purchase the Infinity Stone from Peter and company. It remains to be seen if The Collector will make an appearance in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 in a couple of months. I’d say chances are higher because of the Adam Warlock cocoon Easter Egg in the first film. Theories aside, let’s get to the review.
The Collector has a full head of flowing white hair. The hairstyle in the film is a bit more eccentric but this is a good start. The eyes are painted black with the eye lids coming down about twenty five percent. He also has white eyebrows and some black facial hair coming down from his lip to the bottom of his chin. This is a very solid Collector head. I would’ve liked to seen a bit more use of makeup on the face. That would’ve put it over the top for me. Let’s move on to the upper and lower body.
It looks like The Collector is wearing a one piece gray suit. He’s sporting an awkward looking red vest with two zippers which link a golden chain across his stomach. It appears he may have a red shirt underneath because red material is folded over the wrist area. There’s some red material around his neck that looks like a collar. The pants have a red stripe on the outer side of each leg. He has a very flamboyant white cape or sheath around his back. The outfit is complete with black shoes with a gold tip. The only possible improvements I can see are more makeup on the face and the hair needs to be a little crazier. He also happens to be holding the sphere that protects the Infinity Stone which is a nice touch. Let’s see if he costs as much as the Infinity Stone purchase.
I know what you’re thinking. How much do I have to spend and where is it available? At the time of its release you could pick The Collector up everywhere. Nowadays, you’d be hard pressed to find him in a store since he’s a couple of years old. Your best bet is eBay, Amazon, or our very own Facebook group which can be found at this link. The value has not changed much. You can still find The Collector and add him to your collection for $8.00-$12.00.
Are you a fan of the Collector? Hoping to see him in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2? Sound off in the comments section.
Check back next week for another MCU flashback. Excelsior!