Sunday, 18 February 2018

Marvel Collector Corps


Marvel Collector Corps


I am absolutely outraged by Funko. Due to the fact that they are moving to retail, they have not only cancelled my subscription, but those of all of who do not live in America. They have said that they will be discontinuing the subscription offering for the Collector Corps box on April 16, 2018. This is the same for all of the other Funko subscription boxes. You can read about the changes here.

This has utterly enraged me, as I have only just subscribed to them and they have cancelled my subscription, but also not even allowed me to have the "Animal Instincts" box.
The box itself was alright, but I am still furious with the fact that they cancelled my subscription without my say so.

However, if you would like to see what was in the box, then click this link.
It is quite an interesting box, but I shan't give anything away. As I will be ordering the box as soon as it is available, I cannot review it as of yet.

I am proud to say that I have finally managed to order the final box, which is available in April.
It is the INFINITY WARS box! 

Courtesy of Funko 

So if you would like to attempt to purchase the box straight from Funko if you are in the United States, then follow this link

However, if you live elsewhere, then may I recommend The Pop Shop Elgin
Not only will you be able to purchase the Infinity War box, but past boxes also. If you live in the UK, then you will have free shipping, although the box itself is more expensive- but I do believe that it will be worth it!



I hope that this post has helped you to understand what is going on, and also allowed you to purchase some boxes.

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Avengers: Infinity War LEGO set reveals!

At long last, we finally have crispy images of the hotly anticipated Avengers: Infinity War LEGO sets which have spilled all over the internet courtesy of Brick Heroes today.
Avengers: Infinity War has got to be one of the most anticipated movies of all time. Remember the hype generated by the very first Avengers? It feels like they multiplied it by a thousand this time as we see a proper convergence of the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe on-screen.
I definitely can’t wait to see it unfold on screen and my mind still finds it difficult to process seeing all these characters that we’ve followed in the past 10 years teaming up with one another, based on all the teasers and trailers released so far.
We now have a look official photos of 6 sets released so far, but I believe that there’ll be more. I also think there’s a retailer exclusive that hasn’t been revealed yet.
Like previous Super Heroes releases, LEGO have cleverly split all your beloved villains and superheroes up into these sets, so you’ll have to buy them all to get everyone.
There’s also an interesting feature as well, which is to collect all the Infinity Stones spread across these sets for Thanos’ Infinity Gauntlet which is really quite clever.
Anyway, here are the 6 LEGO Infinity War sets revealed so far. The official release date for these sets are March 2018, but some of these have been spotted in the wild in the US and Singapore.
Oh if you want to avoid spoilers, I recommend not reading this post and checking the sets out.
SPOILER ALERT


76101 Outrider Dropship Attack

Minifigures: Black Widow, Bearded Captain America, 2x Outriders
Infinity Stone: Space Stone
Price: Not sure but probably £14.99.

The smallest set contains 4 Minifigures, with Captain America and Black Widow headlining. There’s a small alien dropship pod which seats 2 Outriders, these alien-arachnid henchmen of Thanos.



The set contains the Blue Infinity Stone – Space and suggests that Steve Rogers and Natasha Romanoff are one of the first ones to encounter Thanos’ forces. Interestingly, Captain America doesn’t have his shield and has Wolverine-esque claws, which I’m guessing are made of Vibranium, what with his last whereabouts being in Wakanda with Black Panther.
I’ll definitely buy this one.


76102 Thor’s Weapon Quest

Minifigures: Teenage Groot, Thor, Rocket Raccoon
Infinity Stone: Power Stone



 Now this is one of the more interesting sets, mostly because we get a Teenage Version of Groot who is now minifig-sized (as opposed to his baby form, or big build). The setting is also quite fascinating as we have Thor at some sort of forge to craft a new hammer/axe (Jarnbjorn?) which can be seen lying on the ground.










Rocket has a small ship, and this set also contains the purple Power Stone, which was last seen on the planet Xandar in the Nova Corps vault, way back in Guardians of the Galaxy.
Definitely buying this for Thor and the new lightning pieces.

76103 Corvus Glaive Thresher Attack

Minifigures: Vision, Black Panther, Shuri, Corvus Glaive and Outrider
Infinity Stone: Mind Stone

This set looks like an attack on Wakandan defences as it features Black Panther and his sister Shuri, supported by Vision as they fend of Corvus Glaive and an Outrider.



The set itself doesn’t look too interesting, as it’s just a wall section with a few play features built in but the characters make up for what seems to be a fairly average model.




In this set, we have the Mind Stone, which is what powers Vision (it’s embedded into his forehead). I don’t think it ends well for our android super hero.
Probably will wait for a really good discount before I pick this one up.



76104 The Hulkbuster Smash-Up


Minifigures: Bruce Banner, Falcon, Proxima Midnight, Outrider
Infinity Stone: Soul Stone
Here’s a bit of a spoilerish set, which features an updated Hulkbuster piloted by Bruce Banner, taking on Proxima Midnight and an Outrider with help from Falcon.



LEGO Marvel fans will be pleased to see a new Hulkbuster, but depending on the price, I might just skip this one as I don’t see it as a massive upgrade over 76031 The Hulkbuster smash. I do wish the Hulkbuster was bulkier, like we saw in the trailers.



The set contains the Soul Stone, which hasn’t made an appearance yet, but is widely expected to be part of Black Panther.
It's quite a cool set , and I really like the new suit, and Falcon's new wings.


76107 Thanos: Ultimate Battle

Minifigures: Iron Man, Gamora, Star-Lord, Thanos
Infinity Stone: Reality Stone, Infinity Gauntlet



LEGO 76107 Thanos: Ultimate Battle is a must-buy for so many reasons. We get a new Milano which looks totally dope in its striking orange colourway as well as the big baddie, Thanos, with his fabled Infinity Gauntlet. There is also a new Iron Man armour- possibly the bleeding edge suit?






Thanos comes with a big sword and the Infinity Gauntlet which already has the red, Reality Stone in one of the sockets. The Reality Stone was last seen in the Collector’s Museum on Knowhere.
Apart from Star-Lord and Gamora, we also get Iron Man in his snazzy new space suit. As long as this set isn’t too outrageously priced, it’ll be an early purchase for me as I absolutely love Milanos.




76108 Sanctum Sanctorum Showdown


Minifigures: Doctor Strange, Iron Man, Iron Spider-Man, Cull Obsidian, Ebony Maw
Infinity Stone: Time Stone



Doctor Strange’s crib, the Sanctum Sanctorum is right up there in terms of sets I’m most excited about.



Set in New York, featuring the NY superhero trio of Spider-Man (in his Iron Spider suit), Dr Strange and Tony Star, this scene has them repelling an attack from Cull Obsidian (AKA Black Dwarf) who appears as a bigfig and Ebony Maw who are probably dispatched to pry the Time Stone from Doctor Strange.


The set is gorgeous, featuring a fully-detailed exterior of the Sanctum Sanctorum and a regular highrise building, making it such an attractive display piece.
The set also includes detailed interiors, which fold open much like a dollhouse, which is a pretty cool concept.


It’s about time we get decent rendition of the Sanctum Sanctorum and this set doesn’t look to disappoint. Minifigures-wise, we get the Iron Spider which is really cool, and most importantly, Doctor Strange with an updated outfit and new hairpiece which has grey streaks in it.
This is a must-buy for me.


So there you have it, the 6 LEGO Avengers Infinity War sets revealed so far!
There are still quite a number of missing characters such as Scarlet Witch, Drax, War Machine, Ant-Man, Nebula, Loki, Hawkeye, Winter Soldier and a bigfig Hulk so I’m quite curious to see how LEGO fits these in.
I’m super excited for the movie and these sets, March can’t come soon enough! I just pray these are priced appropriately so it doesn’t completely ruin my financial situation.
Which of these sets has grabbed your attention? Let me know which set you’re looking to purchase in the comments section!

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Marvel Collector Corps December 2017 Subscription Box Review

Marvel Collector Corps is a bi-monthly subscription from Marvel Comics and Funko. The box promises $50 in value every box, plus every single item is a 100% exclusive item. Past items have included vinyl collectibles, home items, accessories, and apparel.
Before I get into reviewing the box, I must post the Spoiler warning - so read on if you dare!


SPOILER ALERT






The top of the box features an illustration of The Hulk, one of the most iconic figures in not just comics, but in all pop culture.




The inside of the box comes with great illustrations of the green goliath's adventures as well.



 As well as preview of what’s coming this February.


The “boxing” cards are awesome, they provide background details on the items including the Funko creation process, which in itself makes the card an interesting item.

Since this is my first Collector Corps box, I wasn't really sure of what to expect to arrive, but in my opinion, they really went above and beyond with this one!




I found this Hulk Stress Dorb to be a really quirky and fun item: something that Bruce Banner would actually benefit from - if he can see past the irony!



The Incredible Hulk Patch. This is easily the best patch that I have seen in the Marvel Collector Corps boxes.  It’s simple and includes the green and purple that is synonymous with the Hulk. The part I like the most is it just says “Marvel” and “The Incredible Hulk.” It's just nice and simple.


For me, the Hulk was one of the best things about Thor: Ragnorok, so it's really nice to see him in his gladiator armour in keychain form.


This is a superb t-shirt, and I love the way that it shows the evolution of Banner to Hulk, like the ape to man evolution.



This 2 Pop! set really made my day, especially when they fit both Pop! figures inside the one box.



The detail on the Bruce Banner is incredible! The glasses, the tie, the lab coat - they all just bring the Pop! together!





The Incredible Hulk is much larger at six inches tall. I like the all grey tones that were used including the clothes. The Hulk was grey in issue one but was changed to green due to printing issues.


This box was utterly amazing! I am blown away by how much work goes into their Pop! figures.

What did you think?