Welcome to the Marvel Collector Corps!

Marvel Collector Corps Hulkbuster

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!

Marvel Collector Corps

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

Avengers: Age of Ultron - Ultron

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

Funko Pop! Aswang ang White Lady

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

Block Haul

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

Marvel Collector Corps Box

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!

Carnage wants YOU

 

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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New Pops Roundup – Gold Spongebob, a Mouse in a Glass Shoe, and More

Funko Pop Spongebob Squarepants Gold

Here we are again looking forward to upcoming releases from Funko’s super popular vinyl figure line. Last time, we checked out Groots, a mobile drug lab, and feelings. We also took a look at Avengers 2 Pops along with other Funko Avengers: Age of Ultron merchandise. Now let’s take a peek at upcoming Pops of golden sponges, assassins, and mice in shoes.

Rocket Raccoon Ravagers Previews Exclusive

 

Funko Pop Rocket Raccoon Ravagers Previews Exclusive

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New Pops Roundup – Roller Derby Harley, The Crystal Ship, and More

Funko Pop! Inside Out

We can all agree that the next best thing to getting new Funko Pop! figures is getting news that new ones are coming out and this week, we had a lot of those. If you missed out on any of these newly announced Pops, both officially and not, let’s run them down and collectively drool.

Upcoming Hot Topic Releases

Funko Pop! Dancing Groot I Am Groot, Harley Quinn Roller Derby, and FBI Agent Sam

 

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Loot Crate December 2014 – Anniversary

Loot Crate December 2014 - Exclusive Funko Pop! The Joker Batman-Batman

What’s a better way to end a year where some of the biggest entertainment franchises celebrated monumental anniversaries than a box of collectibles featuring those franchises? Probably a lot of things, but this anniversary-themed Loot Crate crate is still a pretty good way to end 2014.

I actually unsubscribed from the service after the September crate because the fact that I’m in the Philippines makes it a bit pricey thanks to shipping — but they pulled me right back in thanks to an exclusive Funko Pop! figure. Check out this baby:

Loot Crate December 2014 - Exclusive Funko Pop! The Joker Batman-Batman

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Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #1 Review – Dragons Behind Every Smile

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #1

In a world of love triangles, horny teenagers, and milkshakes, Sabrina the Teenage Witch kind of sticks out a bit, doesn’t she? I’ve always found her curious so I like old school Archie Comics stories more if they have Sabrina in it. That’s why I started reading Afterlife with Archie — and I kept reading because it is a genuinely entertaining book, not just because I have a thing for Sabrina. And if you like Afterlife with Archie, especially the 6th issue which focuses on Sabrina, then you will totally dig Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #1.

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #1

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