For anyone not familiar with Funko, they are the force responsible for all of those collectible pop culture items you may have seen in places such as Wal-Mart, Hot Topic, Best Buy, and Gamestop. For those that are familiar with the company, this announcement makes waves in the realm of pop culture while simultaneously pleasuring comic book enthusiasts in ways that are almost not appropriate to write about.
According to marvel.com the company has partnered with them to unleash a subscription service that will rival Loot Crate and Nerd Block.
Funko has collaborated with Marvel to build a first-of-its-kind subscription box service — Marvel Collector Corps — featuring 100% exclusive collectibles, apparel and accessories from some of the biggest events in the Marvel movie and comic book universe. The debut box ships in April and will feature items from Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ including an exclusive 6” Iron Man Hulkbuster Pop! vinyl collectible only available through Marvel Collector Corps. The box contents also include a T-shirt featuring one of four exclusive designs, an additional stylized vinyl collectible and two premium accessories. The box represents over $50 of value. Boxes will ship every two months and Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man’ will be featured in the June box. The service includes two levels — the basic Collector level and the Founder level. Customers who sign up for the Founders program, which includes a six-box subscription, will receive an exclusive Founder Statue on the 12-month anniversary of their first box shipment. As long as their membership does not lapse, Founders will continue to receive a new exclusive figure every year on their anniversary. The Marvel Collector Corps service from Funko is available for $25 per box, and fans can signup now at www.collectorcorps.com
As I am already subscribed to the service, the question that perplexes me is not whether or not the subscription service will gather subscribers, but whom from my circle of acquaintances will be the first to do so. Will you be subscribing to the service? Or will you let a few months go by and decide once you see the items? Let us know in the comments and follow Junkie Monkeys for all of your pop culture goodness.