Marvel Collector Corps Hulkbuster

Welcome to the Marvel Collector Corps!

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When the Marvel Collector Corps geek box subscription service was announced back in January 2015, everyone lost their minds. One of the currently most popular names in collectibles, Funko, and pop culture giant Marvel have joined forces to deliver a subscription service just in time for the release of Avengers: Age of Ultron. Everyone was excited and rightfully so because we just got a box of nifty Marvel things!

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Avengers: Age of Ultron - Ultron

Avengers: Age of Ultron – The First True Superhero Comic Book Movie (SPOILERS!)

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I had to watch the movie twice before I could write this Avengers: Age of Ultron review. I was too distracted the first time to absorb everything. It wasn’t the loud kid who kept shouting the name of every character he recognizes. It wasn’t the dude mansplaining EVERYTHING to his girlfriend who probably didn’t care about who actually created Ultron in the comics. I was distracted by my internal screaming — “I AM ACTUALLY WATCHING A MOVIE WITH ULTRON AND THE HULKBUSTER. THIS IS HAPPENING.”

In a time when most comic book movies are either grimdark and grounded in reality or streamlined and re-imagined to appeal to general movie audiences, Joss Whedon and Marvel have blessed us with an actual superhero comic book experience on film. They have given us the first true superhero comic book movie.

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Funko Pop! Aswang ang White Lady

Toy Fair 2015 Unveils New Pop! Vinyls Including Manny Pacquiao, Aswang, White Lady, and Pope Francis

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Toy Fair 2015 has just concluded and the reveal of upcoming Funko Pop! vinyl figures is super overwhelming. In fact, as I’m typing this, I can hear my wallet crying in the corner and saying prayers to Cthulhu.

Before Toy Fair, though, there was a leak of concept art for a bunch of upcoming Pops from both old and new franchises. These glorious leaked pages revealed new Pops from Harry Potter, 21 Jump Street, Game of Thrones, Monthy Python, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Super Bad, Star Wars, The Breakfast Club, Battlestar Galactica, Doctor Who, and OMG MY WALLET IS BAWLING. Check out all of the concept art here and here.

But that’s not why we’re here, though. Some of the new Pops that made their debut at Toy Fair 2015 have Filipino flavor. It’s always great when your hobby gives a shout out to your culture especially if you’re Filipino because we really love ourselves.

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Block Haul

Meet Block Haul, the Surprise Box Service for Filipino Geeks and Gamers

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Block HaulSubscription services for geeks are all the rage right now with Loot Crate ruling the roost and newcomer Marvel Collector Corps joining the fray. There’s one huge problem with these services, though — they don’t ship directly to the Philippines (although rumors say Collector Corps will be available locally soon). It’s only a matter of time before a local geek box service pops up and that time… IS NOW (dun dun dunnn).

Block Haul, in their own words, is a “monthly mystery box filled with items for Otakus, Gamers, Movie Buffs, and Toy Collectors in the Philippines.” Note that it’s not strictly a subscription service (for now, more on this later). Aside from this mild difference, the concept is practically the same as that of Loot Crate’s and Collector Corps’: you get a box of geeky goodies that may include collectibles, apparel, accessories, and other things that the geek in you will love.

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Funko and Marvel Want YOU to Join the Collector Corps

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Funko has teamed up with Marvel to launch a geek subscription box service called Marvel Collector Corps. Basically, it’s Loot Crate done Marvel style!

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Funko, Marvel, and Carnage want YOU for the Collector Corps!

Each box includes exclusive Marvel collectibles, apparel, and accessories. These items will be from all parts of the Marvel Universe from the comics to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And speaking of the MCU, the first “exclusive” in the service is the 6″ Iron Man Hulkbuster Funko Pop! vinyl figure from Avengers: Age of Ultron. I say “exclusive” because it’s only exclusive to the US. The Hulkbuster Pop! will be widely available in other territories such as Asia.

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