Funko and Marvel Announce a Variant Cover in the Marvel Collector Corps debut box Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron
February 25, 2015

Funko announced a variant cover will be included in the Marvel Collector Corps debut box Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron shipping April, 2015.

 

“We are excited to announce the addition of the variant cover to the Avengers box,” says Funko CEO Brian Mariotti.  “This addition proves our promise to provide exclusive and premium product, to the dedicated Marvel fan through Marvel Collector Corps.”

The variant will highlight the first edition of the new and ongoing series Guardians Team up Meet the Avengers. This major Marvel event highlights the crossover between The Avengers & Guardians of the Galaxy, depicted by artist Nick Bradshaw. The variant cover will be exclusive to Marvel Collector Corps.

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“What a better way to kick off the historic launch of Marvel Collector Corps than with the Avengers AND by throwing in the Guardians of the Galaxy for good measure,” says Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing David Gabriel. “We’re beyond excited to bring this stunning variant cover exclusively to subscribers, uniting the current roster of Avengers with the biggest movie stars of 2014, the Guardians of the Galaxy for an all-new action-packed adventure!”

 

Marvel & Funko launched Marvel Collector Corps at the end of January in order to provide a service with a more dedicated point of view. This bi-monthly subscription service includes Marvel exclusives valued at over $50 per box. Funko announced the first mystery box would be devoted to Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron and included a sneak peek of the exclusive 6” Hulkbuster POP featured inside.

 

The announcement to include a variant cover in the debut box illustrates the partnership between Marvel & Funko, and drives the importance of exclusive product offering from both Marvel Comics and Marvel Studios. The debut box will ship in April, for the Marvel Studios release of Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron in theatres May 1, 2015.

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The Marvel Collector Corps subscription service from Funko is available for $25 per box, and fans can sign-up now at www.collectorcorps.com.

Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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