The SpartanWife got me the subscription to the Legion of Collectors box, and I opened the January one without blogging about it. It was terrific, featuring Green Arrow, Plastic Man, Aquaman, Batman and Robin, and Ace the Bathound.
Just so you know…
- Green Arrow- A Pin and an iron-on embroidered Patch
- Aquaman- A vintage comic reprint, which showcased the original origin story of Black Manta (Spoiler…”They don’t call me BLACK MANTA for no reason!”
- Plastic Man- The Funko POP! Vinyl figure, (A POP! vinyl figure is to be included in every box.)
- Batman and Robin- Ceramic Salt and Pepper Shakers in the Funko style.
- Ace the Bathound- a T-Shirt.
Sorry I didn’t photo and review…I was so excited.
And you can tell the wife correctly ordered the DC Comics box!
March’s box came in this nifty box…itself something you might want to re-use. I am going to show you as I unpacked it. This month’s box features only Superman.
The inside of the box has comic-book style graphics printed all over. Conspicuously placed is the patch and the pin. The words “Welcome to the DC Legion of Collectors” greet you as you know you have much more nerdery inside!
It’s like, I couldn’t wait to see what the shirt was this time! I wore the Ace the Bathound shirt every week since I opened it in January. Turns out that the shirt features the Funko POP! Superman. (Sorry, you don’t get a pic of me wearing it…my identity is a secret, remember…)
You can see the “Classic Superman” Funko POP! figure beside the shirt. As with Plastic Man, this item promises to be exclusive to the Legion of Collectors box.
So then you remove those two items, and see this stuff underneath.
Pocket POP! Keychain! What a great bonus. (Says the guy with a Powerpuff Girl hanging on his briefcase!)
And this 3 3/4 inch Superman action figure…stylized as Action Comics #1 Superman. You can tell from the celebrated “S” design on his shirt! This is another product that can’t be had except by getting this box!
I intend to keep this figure on-card…I don’t collect 3 3/4 size figures…but those that I have, like the GI-Joe figures, are on display at work. I will keep in box and feature it prominently! It looks cool as it is. (Which is the whole point of the POP! sensation anyway, right?)
And finally the comic, which I have yet to read. But it is the original telling of Superman’s origin, as far as I can tell. 64 pages…back in the day, they knew how to do it right!
Here are a couple of final pics, with comments.
Classic Superman is just that. No long hair from the 1990’s. No blue jeans from the New 52. Not the animated version. Actually, maybe the Christopher Reeves version. Because he represents actually the most iconic version of the character. I love the detail of the cape blowing behind him! As with other POP! figures, the only articulation is at the neck. He feels nice in your hands, and looks good on your shelf. That’s about it.
Basically the same figure, but only an inch, and huge head with undersized body. There is no articulation here. He is currently on my keyring, but it seems a shame for him to stay in my pocket. I believe I will hand him on my bag beside Buttercup!
I can’t be anything but thankful to the SpartanWife for her gift, which will ensure I have something every two months to blog about! I rate this box at 4/5…only because last month had a variety of characters, but this one was all Superman. But I really like Superman, so that isn’t much to complain about! The only complaint I can have is the shirt is just about the cheapest material that can be had…It isn’t warm at all, and it is just very thin stuff. Before the day was over it took a pic from a cat’s claw.
So how do you rate the DC Legion of Collectors box (March 2017)? Let me know in the comments!