Marvel Collector Corps - Avengers: Age of Ultron / by Craig Kerbrat

It's time for something different here at thenoblehero.com. I've been focused mainly on my fitness updates since this started, but my main goal for this blog is to be an outlet for my nerdy side. And this post is definitely that. 

Over the last year or so I've signed up for a few different nerdy subscription boxes. The first one I tried was Nerd Block, which was pretty awesome. At first. I signed up right when they had a Funko Pop! figure in one of their blocks, so it was right up my alley. But after a few, I felt like it really lost its way, so I cancelled it. While I was collecting that one, I also signed up for Loot Crate, which has had a much higher success rate for me, and I had pretty much decided it was the box for me.

But then... Marvel and Funko announced a new service. The Marvel Collector Corps subscription box. And I was sold immediately. Pretty much the only reason I signed up for either of the other boxes was to fuel my obsession with Marvel and Funko (mainly the Pop!s), so I immediately cancelled Loot Crate and signed up for Collector Corps. 

And today, after months of waiting, the first box arrived!

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Just in time for the movie, the very first box features Avengers: Age of Ultron. I thought about doing an unboxing video, buuuut that seemed difficult, so I just took a few photos as I went instead. Maybe I'll do a video next time... But for now, here's a few photos of what I found inside! 

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Right off the bat I was excited by the comic-print inside of the box. 

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And I found an Ultron patch and an old-school Captain America pin, both of which are pretty sweet. 

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And then I found the good stuff! 

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Not gonna lie, this shirt is awesome. Definitely one I would wear, and it's made of a comfortable material. I noticed with other boxes that the material doesn't feel good so I don't wear the shirts. Not a problem here. 

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And the rest of the goods! Everything is exclusive. The Guardians Team-Up #1 is an exclusive variant cover. It's an exclusive Dorbz figure. And of course, the exclusive Hulkbuster Pop! figure. 

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One more shot of the goods, this time with the unboxed Ultron Dorbs figure. It's both creepy, and adorable! Yay!

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And I needed a close-up of the Hulkbuster. This is the real selling point on this box. I think I would have signed up regardless, but the advertising for this guy definitely didn't hurt. I'm still struggling with the idea of unboxing my Pop!s, and while I'd love to take this one out, I think I'm going to keep it in its box for now. 

So there we have it! While there wasn't a lot in the box, the fact that they had the Hulkbuster in there definitely sells it for me, and everything was exclusive and relevant to my interest. I'm definitely happy about my purchase, and looking forward to the next box! Sadly, it's bimonthly, rather than monthly like the other boxes I've signed up for in the past, but it makes it a little easier on the wallet. And considering I signed up for the Founders program and had to pay a year's worth of boxes at once, I'm alright with that! 

Avengers: Age of Ultron is done, bring on Ant-Man