Not only is it Friday, but it's a particularly glorious day because a Marvel Collector Corps Ant-Man box arrived in the mail. Hearing about its contents online and seeing one open in my local comic shop this week definitely made me envious. The contents on the first Marvel Collector Corps box, themed on Avengers: Age of Ultron, was pretty fantastic and in all honesty, I couldn't have hoped for more in terms of film-themed collectibles, but this box definitely has its own appeal and has only raised the bar further. It possesses greatness in its tininess, as we shall see.
The Ant-Man themed box this month is decorated on the outside for completeness, and on the inside with red-toned comics panels, like the Avengers box:
Opening the box, I got my first glimpse of the two bobble-head Mystery Minis and perhaps the most coveted item of all, the exclusive Ant-Man POP vinyl, unmasked, with super tiny masked Ant-Man pop, touted as "Funko's Smallest Bobble-Head".
These boxes themed toward the release of Marvel films are really hitting the nail on the head for fans of the films, and with the premier of Ant-Man less than a month away, it is a great marketing tool, too, to build up fan sentiment. I was already really looking forward to the film and have two Ant-Man t-shirts already, as well as reading some of the lead-up comics, so what can I say? This box was aimed right at me and I find the contents to be imaginative, high-quality, and delivered in a way that builds up excitement for the film.