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@MarvelCollectorCorps Review: #YearOneSuperBox

Marvel Collector Corps' Year One Super box is an utter and costly disappointment. Review by Matt Cummings As the subscription box war emerges with clear losers (Loot Crate, Geel Fuel) and winners (DC's Legion, and the on/off Smuggler's Bounty), one only need look at Marvel Collector Corps for the reasons why. MCC has always been the bedrock, a box one could always count on to consistently deliver unique (and high value) items. Add the phrase YEAR ONE into that description and one should expect greatness, a box without equal, especially for the asking price of $135. Sadly, MCC's Year One box is an utter and costly disappointment, a submission that offers nothing different than previous boxes, and includes items unfit for such an expensive and supposedly 'exclusive' box. The Promise Before we begin, let's look at the original deal and MCC's current offering: promising a value of $50, regular boxes would keep the "fluff" (th

#MarvelCollectorCorps Review: April 2016

It's a month of Marvel Movie Ass Whoopin', as Marvel Collector Corps delivers another exceptional sub box. Review by Matt Cummings With Loot Crate long gone and our faith in Geek Fuel going ebbing and flowing from month to month ), we're really enjoying the Funko runs of DC, Smuggler's Bounty, and of course Marvel Collector Corps. This month's CIVIL WAR theme is ready for next May's superhero throwdown, filled with excellent items but a couple that give us slight pause. The Promise Before we begin, let's look at the deal again: promising a value of $50, the box would keep the "fluff" (their words) to a minimum with Funko partnering each time to deliver an exclusive figure. Joining at the Founders level would get you an 8" exclusive figure on your one-year anniversary, but you can also subscribe at the Collector level at $25 with $6.95 shipping. With Year One Founders receiving a Captain America statue, it's clea

Rumlow, A.K.A Crossbones, is Back

Looking Better Than The Last Time We Saw Him Story by David Clark Images have surfaced this past week showing Frank Grillo ’s character Rumlow finally taking on his villainous persona known as Crossbones. First appearing in the Marvel movie universe as part of Captain America’s S.T.R.I.K.E. team in Winter Soldier, Frank Rumlow has served as little more than a punching bag thus far. In Winter Soldier Rumlow and his team were assigned to apprehend and detain Captain America after the Captain withholds information from S.H.I.E.L.D., clearly a task that is easier said than done. Cornering Captain America in an elevator Rumlow and his team proceed to receive a royal beatdown. Unfortunately for Rumlow, getting his butt kicked was not the end of his troubles in Winter Soldier. At the movie’s conclusion Rumlow has the misfortune of having an airship dropped on top of him. One of the very last scenes in Winter Soldier is that of a badly burned Rumlow being carted into a hos

Russo Brothers to Shoot "Avengers: Infinity War" At One Time

The Russo Brothers are set to direct the follow-ups to The Avengers . Story by Matt Cummings It's not easy these days to suddenly find yourself at the top of the world, especially if you're relatively new and your resume isn't filled with tons of experience. That's the situation which brothers Anthony and Joe Russo - creators of Captain America: The Winter Soldier - have found themselves, as the two took a niche career as veteran television guys and turned it in to box office gold. With Winter Soldier holding on to the top film spot until Guardians of the Galaxy ended that run in September, it was clear that Marvel president Kevin Feige had found his men. Now, that success is being rewarded in two important ways. First, we've learned that after they finish directing Captain America: Civil War , they will begin developing the two sequels for Avengers: Age of Ultron (which premieres on May 1, 2015) titled Avengers: Infinity War . But that's not