| by Joe Gardner |
Okay, so that isn’t entirely true. I’ve had many Funko elude me. But hey, it’s a catchy title. Especially since this a review of the DC Legion of Collectors Green Lantern box from Funko. As I mentioned previously, Funko is ending their subscription boxes with the intent of resurrecting them through retailers. The Green Lantern box is the final DC box, with the final Marvel box being for Infinity War, and Solo being the final Star Wars box (although, it initially appeared that the Endor box would be the last). So, let’s get to it!
When I found out that there was a Guy Gardner POP vinyl in this box, I knew I had to have it. And, as luck would have it, Funko is currently offering past boxes at a $10 discount to previous subscribers. Thusly, I ordered mine a few weeks ago, and it just arrived this past week. As you can see, the silhouette on the outside appears to be good ole Hal Jordan. Within the box we find a squishy Power Battery stress ball, a Hal Jordan and Sinestro two pack of Pint Size Heroes, a t-shirt featuring Hal, Guy, and John Stewart, with the remainder of the Green Lantern Corps in the background, and finally a POP three pack of Guy, Kilowog, and Ch’p.
The stress ball was an OK item. In line with some of the filler items Funko has been putting in the last several boxes of all lines. This went to the wife, to go with the Hulk stress ball from the Hulk box.
The Pint Size Heroes went to the daughter, as she’s taken all the other PSH figures. These just added to her collection. I’m curious as to how much smaller Funko will go with their vinyl figures, because these guys are pretty small. Nice, for what they are, just not my cup of tea.
The t-shirt went to me because, well, because I ordered it in my size. *Insert laughing emoji* When I saw the design for the shirt, there was no debate who was getting it. I would have my shirt featuring The One True Lantern. Guy Gardner, for you uninformed. The usual quality of shirts from Funko, although it seems to fit a little snugger than the others. It MUST be on their end, and not me getting bigger. Yeah, that’s it.
And the POP three pack. Mads claimed Kilowog before I had a chance to even ask. Tina got Ch’p, because he’s a cute little animal super hero. The sort of thing she likes. Guy, of course, went to me, and sits nicely with my other favorite DC POPs. I could complain that the sizes seem a bit off, but that’s minor. I love that it’s a more classic costume for Guy.
In all, not a bad box, especially at the discounted price. I’m curious as to what plans Funko has for their themed boxes. I also wonder what caused the discontinuation. I will follow this and keep you updated, as I can.
While I am starting to lose interest with the Funko products, I’m not quite done with them yet. Obviously, with this being a review of their last DC box, but also because I finally snagged a Hellboy POP. I found him at Toy Buzz and Fizz, a local toy dealer. Combine that with the fact that I’m still trying to find the Saga line and need to pick up the Tommy Boy figures, I think it’s safe to say they still have their hooks in me a little.
Recently, I dropped the daughter off at the local Barnes and Noble to meet her friend, and decided to go in and look around. I was pleased to find they had a display of import toys and collectibles. There was a prominent display of Studio Ghibli merchandise, featuring mostly Totoro, that brought joy to both my daughter and I. They also had several SH Figuarts figures from Bandai Tamashii Nations. Some Marvel, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and I believe Street Fighter. Very cool stuff, and reasonably priced. I may have to make another visit soon.
And Mezco Toyz has announced several pre-orders recently. You’re probably best off visiting one of my various social media accounts for that info. Popeye is my favorite of the announced bunch.
That’s about it for this time. I’m not sure when I’ll greet you next, as it’s been a little busy here with several milestones, if you will. The daughter took a trip to the Mediterranean and turned 16 a week later. Next up is Tina’s and my twentieth wedding anniversary. I’m trying to come up with something special, which isn’t my forte. So…
Until next time, you’ll find me in the toy aisle.
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