Marvel Collector Corps December 2015 Review: Guardians of the Galaxy

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The December theme for Marvel Collector Corporations is Guardians of the Galaxy! Marvel Collector Corps is a bi-monthly subscription from Marvel Comics in partnership with Funko. Boxes are $25 plus shipping and there are no coupons. The box promises $50 in value every box, plus every item is a 100% exclusive item.   When this box launched, they stated that boxes will contain one of four exclusive shirt designs, 1 stylized vinyl collectible, and 2 premium accessories. However, I’ve noticed that the past couple of boxes have a shirt, 2 Funko vinyl figures, and a comic book. This month didn’t have a shirt (definitely not a bad thing – just pointing out subscription evolution!),

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The box has a really great comics design both inside and out.


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 Every box includes a collector’s patch and pin.  

marvel subscription box december 2015 review
 
Everything in the December 2015 Marvel Collectors Corps box.  This box was a Christmas interpretation of the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise. Remember that everything in this box is 100% exclusive.

marvel subscription box december 2015 patch pinThis month’s patch is Rocket and the Pin is Groot! These are the mature – not cutesy versions for sure!

 

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Marvel Guardians of Infinity #001 Variant Edition ($4.99)

Who are the Guardians 1000? Defending the galaxy is a good gig, but Drax isn’t thrilled with the combat hours (not enough of them) and Rocket isn’t thrilled with the compensation (not enough of it). They’re off on an adventure to supplement both, and Groot is happy to come along. But instead of the perks they want, they’re about to get more trouble than they can handle. Good thing the Guardians 3000 are on hand to help! But what about…the Guardians 1000!? Also in this issue, Latour and Cheung tell a one-off story of Ben Grimm and Rocket Raccoon; stuck on a planet where culture is based on Earth-style professional wrestling…but the stakes are life and death! This ain’t Kayfabe, Brother!

The story looks good! I love the color. It’s adorable and fun.

marvel subscription box december 2015 funko christmas ornaments

Funko Pop! Guardian of the Galaxy Bobblers – Groot & Rocket:  So I know some people might be upset at getting Christmas/holiday ornaments but I absolutely love these guys. Anyone with any sort of serious Funko collection already has too many and I think it’s really fun to bring them out for special times of the year.

marvel subscription box december 2015 groot rocket funko ornaments

They are of course bobbleheads! With some effort I got them to stand on the table. You have to admit that there’s a lot of humor in wrapping that gun with a bow!

marvel subscription box december 2015 back ornamentsThey’re super detailed and the molding is high quality.

And they are SO cute!

marvel subscription box december 2015 star lord mug

Funko Pop! Home Guardians of the Galaxy Star-Lord Pop! Ceramic Mug: I don’t know if I knew that Funko had a POP! Home line or if it’s new, but this is really cool! I think it’s time for Brandy to get the giant mug instead of her husband, don’t you? 🙂

marvel subscription box december 2015 scarf funkoGuardians of the Galaxy Knit Scarf:  I absolutely love the scarf! One side shows Guardians of the Galaxy and the Funko-fied silhouettes of the team.

marvel subscription box december 2015 guardians of galaxy scarf

I’m really pleased to see Marvel branch out from just t-shirts in this box to other wearables, sort of like Loot Crate’s Level Up.

marvel subscription box december 2015 groot scarf

And the other side is Groot! I am pretty sure I am going to fight over this with my kids. Between this and the Loot Crate Star Wars Limited Edition box we are going to show up as the geek squad!

marvel subscription box december 2015 funko scarf

It’s not quite as long as the Star Wars scarf (this box was much less expensive!).

marvel subscription box december 2015 scarf groot

It’s still plenty warm, and super fun!

This was a fantastic box and I didn’t expect the holiday theming one bit but of course I think it’s fabulous. I always like my subscriptions to be something special, exclusive, and different and this box definitely filled the bill. The February 2016 box features Deadpool, and the trailer is set to be released on Christmas Day. Check out my geeky gift guide for what I think is the best Deadpool geek apparel ever! Also, see the February 2016 Marvel Collector Corps theme reveal spoilers here.

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The Subscription: Marvel Collector Corps
The Description: Marvel Collector Corps is a subscription box designed by Marvel and Funko. Created for the Marvel Collector, each box delivers 100% exclusive premium collectibles, apparel, and accessories direct from the Marvel Universe right to your doorstep.
The Price: $25 per month + shipping

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  • Jenny

    Love this box. Makes me think it has been awhile since we’ve watched Guardians. We may need to do that while the kids are out next week.