Check out our unboxing of Funko’s Legion of Collectors November 2017 “Justice League” box which contains exclusive collectible items.
It doesn’t matter what your opinions are about Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), Justice League is still a highly anticipated film. Boasting the first combined appearance of DC’s greatest heroes in live-action format, the film is slated for a behemoth opening weekend. With a release date that’s a little over a week away, Justice League fever is everywhere.
Funko, of course, is appropriately celebrating this release via their November 2017 Legion of Collectors box. Having a range of larger-than-life superheroes to choose from, it’s a mystery as to what Funko has in store for fans. Let’s also not forget that the film’s main antagonistic force will be Steppenwolf and an army of Parademons—so Funko has that additional aspect to draw from.
There’s also the strategic absence of Superman in a lot of Justice League’s marketing—mostly due to giving his inevitable reintroduction more dramatic weight. But will Funko also leave Superman out? Join us as we perform this exclusive unboxing to find out!
WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD
Opening the box, we’re immediately presented with this month’s t-shirt. Removing the t-shirt, we have the pin and a couple of new items: a notepad and a mystery box. Next to the mystery box are this month’s two coveted Pop!s. Emptying the box, we see that the lining is adorned with the each of our heroes’ logos.
Legion of Collectors “Justice League” T-Shirt
The black t-shirt has a very striking silk-screened design of the Justice League, with each member’s portrait set inside a piece of a large shield. The characters are in non-Pop!-ified form. The biggest stand-out? We see Superman among his teammates!
Legion of Collectors “Justice League” Batman Pin
Funko still hasn’t let go of the pin and that’s a good thing. This month’s pin sports Batman wearing his new cowl which is adorned with goggles. The pin’s backdrop seems to be some type of hi-tech wall. It’s a very clean, symmetrical design.
Legion of Collectors “Justice League” The Flash Notepad
In a first, Funko gives fans a notepad sporting the Flash doing his speedster thing. The Flash is shown in cartoon Pop! form.
Legion of Collectors “Justice League” Wonder Woman Cup
The mystery box turns out to be a Wonder Woman cup with a lid and accompanying straw. Wonder Woman is in Pop! form and the design wraps around the cup. An internal gasket on the lid keeps your liquid from leaking out during times of simultaneous hydration and crime-fighting.
Legion of Collectors “Justice League” Pop! Heroes Justice League 214 Steppenwolf Figure
For our first Pop!, we have Justice League‘s big bad, Steppenwolf. Even as a Pop! figure, the Apokolips villain looks imposing. His headdress and maroon color are faithfully reproduced on the figure. As for the facial features, Funko also went as far as giving the figure the noted wrinkles seen in the film—adding that extra touch of detail.
Legion of Collectors “Justice League” Pop! Heroes Justice League 210 Aquaman Figure
For our final Pop!, we have Aquaman. Unlike previous incarnations of Aquaman, Jason Momoa’s version is a badass—he seems to be crazier than Batman in the trailers. The film may be setting him up as a sort of loose cannon. This is not your father’s King of the Seven Seas. The Aquaman Pop! is sculpted as if the character is being hit by a rush of water. The character’s hair and the translucent sculpted piece simulating water play very well in this illusion of motion.
Another month, and another two Pop!s. To tell you the truth, I would actually love it Funko had a month where they included three Pop! figures without any other items. That’s not saying that the smaller items are unwelcome. However, Funko subscribers have the obvious goal of obtaining as many Pop! figures as they can.
I like the design change of the t-shirt where they’re using a different style of art other than Pop!-ified characters. The pin, as always, looks classy and eye-catching. The Aquaman and Steppenwolf Pop!s also seem to sport some new features that Funko is trying out—e.g. the sculpted water on the Aquaman figure. As always, this was a very fun box to open and explore.
Not convinced yet? Due to the items being exclusive and unique to this offering, we’re going to do a theoretical breakdown in price using comparable items found on Amazon and Ebay:
- “Justice League” T-Shirt: $15.00–$25.00
- “Justice League” Batman Pin: $4.00–$5.00
- “Justice League” The Flash Notepad: $1.00–$2.00
- “Justice League” Wonder Woman Cup: $4.00–$6.00
- “Justice League” Pop! Heroes Justice League 214 Steppenwolf: $20.00–$25.00
- “Justice League” Pop! Heroes Justice League 210 Aquaman: $19.00–$27.00
Using the lower-end of the pricing, all items add up to be $63.00. Both Pop! items seem to be pretty popular. The marketing has certainly been skewed a bit towards Aquaman, so it’s understandable that he’s more in demand right now. Who knows? If the film is successful, it may just propel him to his long overdue status as a serious hero.
Justice League is a little over a week away from its release date. Opening up a Justice League-themed box seems to be the only cure to what seems like an eternity of waiting.
A special thanks to Funko Marketing Manager Yoko McCann for helping us with this review.
Disclosure: The Fanboy Review was provided with a free November 2017 DC Legion of Collectors box for the purposes of this review.