Funko’s latest Legion of Collectors box, Superman, arrived at the doorstep today. Thanks goes out to the fine folks at Funko for providing the box (this also serves as a disclaimer that Funko sent this for the purposes of review). To be quite honest, I was not all that hyped for this box because while I like Superman, he is nowhere close to my favorite DC character. I didn’t know if Funko could fill the box with enough to warrant my interest. Let’s find out in our Legion of Collectors Superman Box Review.
Legion of Collectors Superman Box Review
WARNING! If you have not yet received your box and you want to remain oblivious to the content in the box, then I highly suggest you stop reading here. I am going to spoil the mess out of this box, with pictures of every item that is contained within.
LAST CHANCE! Okay on with the Legion of Collectors Superman Box Review.
If you are still reading then congratulations, you are in for a nice treat from this box. Just like each box before, the shipping box itself is a comic fan’s delight. The top of the box features Superman’s silhouette in a nice DC blue color, along with the Legion of Collectors logo. After opening the box it folds open to reveal some classic DC Comics Superman panel art. When I say classic, I am talking Superman from the 70’s to early 90’s.
The first thing you notice when opening this box, and this is across the board with all Funko collectors boxes, is a nice patch and pin. Seeing as this was a Superman themed box, I thought we might get more of the Superman family of characters in some of the offerings, but these are all Superman items.
The patch features Superman in a classic flying pose and includes the famous “It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Superman” slogan around the edges. The pin features another classic Superman look with the Legion of Collectors logo along the bottom. The one thing that worries me lately about this items (more so the pin than the patch), is that during transit, these items tend to pop out of their plastic sleeves. I worry about the pin especially, causing damage to other items in the box.
Again with every review, I have to say that each patch and pin individually may not seem like the coolest thing, but once you get a few together, then display possibilities make them a very nice thing to have in the collection.
Next, after flipping that piece over, you are welcomed to some of the goodies in the box! First let’s look at the shirt. The shirt features POP Superman flying through the skyline of Metropolis with the slogan, “From Krypton, here to save our world!” I absolutely love these shirts, especially those with a POP look to them. I didn’t expect this look with this box, but was thinking we may get a more classic looking Superman instead of the POP. So this was again, another nice surprise.
Next is the POP Heroes Classic Superman. This might just be the best Superman POP Funko has created to date. Not only do we get that classic Curt Swan Superman look, but the movement of the figure is outstanding. The blowing cape really gives the piece some substance. It screams, “let me be the centerpiece of your collection!” I know that Funko is releasing a Batman figure similar to this, so I am glad that Superman got his due as well.
There were small little paint issues, that I haven’t seen as much of lately, on this piece. For instance the top of the boot has blue bleeding on it. While this isn’t as big of an issue since it is on the top, it was a little disappointing seeing as how recent releases have been top notch. Other than that, this is now my favorite Superman POP.
After removing the POP and shirt from the box, the biggest surprise awaits. Of course there was a Classic Superman POP Keychain, and it features a pose that is very reminiscent of the recent Batman Vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice Superman POP, I quickly discarded it for the item underneath!
Underneath was the treasure of this box. A 3 3/4″ Superman action figure featuring his costume from Action Comics #1. If you are a regular reader of this site, then you know how much I love this scale action figure. With the recent announcement of Classic Batman TV show figures, might love of Funko has grown even more. Now they have me hook line and sinker, because they are showing a commitment to this scale figure.
The figure comes on a card (unpunched as well) featuring artwork from the cover of Action Comics #1. The classic Superman holding a car overhead as he dumps out the villains, is one of the most iconic images in comic book history. The card back features a page from a Superman comic, that I can’t identify (kudos to someone who can identify which book and issue this is pulled from).
Funko has done a fantastic job on the sculpt with this piece. They even paid attention to the little design right above the red of the boot, that most people don’t even notice when looking at the cover. The S-shield is accurately captured on the figure as well. It features 9 points of articulation, and the shoulders don’t just move up and down, but are able to swivel in all directions. The bottom of the feet have holes so that you can use stands to help keep him up. The cape is made of plastic, which does tend to lean him backwards, toppling him backwards unless you adjust the legs just right.
This minor quirk does nothing to affect my love of this figure. It has me super stoked for the possibility of even more of these figures, and I hope that this becomes a mandatory inclusion for the boxes.
Next is the obligatory comic book. This one being Superman #1, but featuring a nice POP variant cover. I have said from the beginning that this should be the norm for these comics. A POP variant is a must.
If you are a fan of Superman, then this box will be an awesome thing for you. If you are a general Funko fan, then I think that you will also find some nice pieces in here. It is a toss up for my favorite piece from this box between the POP and the action figure, but I might lean towards the figure since it is right in my wheel house. Don’t forget to sign up for the Wonder Woman box, which you can only get at LegionofCollectors.com!
Check out the various images from the box below!