Lately I’ve been a little disappointed with the Collector Corps Box from Funko & Marvel. The last box was Spider-Man and while everything in the box was OK, I still felt it was lacking. The Pop was another Spidey doing a leap (like Deadpool) and I feel like we’ve seen it before. Why not a Peter Parker? Or an Unmasked Spidey? I feel like with the boxes they could get really creative, but that maybe they’re worried about upsetting non-subscribers? I feel that the first year of the service, everything was pretty great. I loved the Guardians of the Galaxy box, which showed you can mix up the items and still provide an awesome box. But this year? Meh. Everything is just OK. And for the price that we pay, that shouldn’t be the reaction. I’m beyond glad I passed on the overpriced Year One Box after seeing it. I would have been pissed to shell out $125 only to get well, junk. If you missed that box, you can read an awesome post about it on Usagi In Wonderland. Please CC, stop with the hats. I bet if you took a poll the majority of us would pass on those.
This doesn’t mean I’m 100% done with the program, it just means I’m going to be picky about the boxes that I order. I’m a Founder which means I’ve pre-paid for everything. It’s nice that I don’t have to remember to put that in my budget, but it’s getting to the point where it’s not worth it either. I use to be really excited when a box would arrive, but now I don’t even open them right away. It took a few days before I even bothered with the Spider-Man box. Here’s hoping the Doctor Strange box offers something different and special.
What do you think of the different Funko subscription boxes? Anyone else feeling the way I am? Let me know!