Funko delivered their latest Marvel Collector Corps blind box last week. This time featuring exclusive Deadpool items, hot off the heels of the record breaking release of the “Deadpool” movie. Collector Corps continues to impress with another jammed pack mystery box of vinyl figures, comic books, a t-shirt and more.
The Deadpool box may be Collector Corps’ strongest box yet because not only did it come with a surprising number of items, but each one was a solid representation of the fan favorite “Merc With a Mouth.” All facets of the character were covered. From the mercenary, to the slapstick fourth wall breaking character, to X-Man, to most major shades of Deadpool’s costume. Obviously, the character’s popularity allows for more merchandising options and they were in no short supply here as many of Funko’s lines were featured. And, despite another mystery box service’s claim to be the only one with officially licensed, exclusive Deadpool items this month, 100% of the Collector Corps items are available only in their mystery boxes and are licensed from Marvel. Marvel is a partner in Collector Corps, afterall.
Marvel Collector Corps releases a new mystery box every other month, each with its own theme. The are $25 per box, plus shipping and taxes, for at least $50 in retail value worth of items. Items generally range from Pop! vinyl bobblehead figures, t-shirts and comic books. If one missed out on the Deadpool box, past boxes are generally available for order once one becomes a subscriber, while supplies last. The next Collector Corps box will contain items inspired by the upcoming “Captain America: Civil War” movie. Orders can be placed until April 15 at the Collector Corps website for shipping later that month. It is worth noting that the Deadpool box arrived within a couple days after the deadline.
To see the items from the Deadpool box, continue on to the List below.
Yellow and Blue Deadpool T-shirt
The default piece of apparel in the Collector Corps boxes is a t-shirt and the Deadpool box followed suit. The shirt came with a number variants, each depicting Deadpool in a different costume. The yellow and blue version featured here is the inverse of Wade Wilson’s “X-Men” costume as featured in the “Weapon X: Days of Future Now” comic book series.
As tends to be the case when there are several variants to the t-shirt design, some will appeal more than others. Funko does not really have a large line of t-shirts, so it is not necessary to go so deep into the bench to utilize a costume used in a story set on Marvel Earth-5700 in order to come with an exclusive design. They could have just as easily stuck with just Deadpool’s traditional costume and subscribers likely would have enjoyed the shirt more. Rather than some getting more popular designs than others.
In general, Funko t-shirts run on the larger side of a particular size, with the pictured shirt being a Medium. So, if one runs between sizes, opt for the smaller one.
Leaping Deadpool Pop! vinyl figure
Any concerns that the exclusive Pop! figure for the Deadpool box would feature the character’s goofier side were quickly assuaged with this outstanding Leaping Deadpool Pop! vinyl bobblehead figure. Showcasing Wilson in prime assassin mode, Funko has captured Deadpool’s original essence as a formidable mercenary. The clear (and removable) base opens up a plethora of new possibilities for Pop! figures, which, historically, could be somewhat limited in their poses.
Cowboy Deadpool Dorbz vinyl figure
Now if there is one Funko line that should play off the goofy side of Deadpool, it is the Dorbz line. Dorbz features cure versions of characters and Deadpool with his stick horse and cowboy hat certainly fit that mold.
Deadpool Mopeez plush
This black costume Deadpool Mopeez beanie plush is the first time a Mopeez product has been featured in a Collector Corps box. Again, thanks to the overwhelming popularity of Deadpool. With four versions of Deadpool regularly available as a plush, the red on black costume was one of a few remaining options. The bottom of the plush is bean filled, weighing it down so it can firmly sit up for display purposes.
“Deadpool” #1 written by Gerry Duggan and art by Mike Hawthorne features the “All-New, All-Different Marvel” relaunch of the “Deadpool” comic book. This version contains an Unmasked Deadpool Pop! variant cover by Funko artist Reis O’Brien. This is a extra-sized issue, so that is even more value delivered by Funko.
The regular version of this comic was originally released back in November, so, there is a strong chance that many subscribers may already have the issue (albeit with a different cover). This high likelihood of duplication makes it imperative that Funko commission original comic book content featuring Marvel characters once their subscriber base can support it. Having multiple Deadpool Pops! or Mopeez with different poses or costumes is one thing, but to get virtually the same comic as one has already purchased is another.
Deadpool Pin and Patch
The Collector Corps signature pin and patch that greet each subscriber when he or she opens their mystery box wraps up the Deadpool box. Naturally, these quality items both feature Deadpool and in his classic red and black costume.
Captain America: Civil War Collector Corps teaser
Check out the teaser video to the next Collector Corps mystery box featuring items based on “Captain America: Civil War.” Team Captain America vs Team Iron Man!