Funko announced a variant cover will be included in the Marvel Collector Corps debut box Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron shipping April, 2015.
“We are excited to announce the addition of the variant cover to the Avengers box,” says Funko CEO Brian Mariotti. “This addition proves our promise to provide exclusive and premium product, to the dedicated Marvel fan through Marvel Collector Corps.”
The variant will highlight the first edition of the new and ongoing series Guardians Team up Meet the Avengers. This major Marvel event highlights the crossover between The Avengers & Guardians of the Galaxy, depicted by artist Nick Bradshaw. The variant cover will be exclusive to Marvel Collector Corps.
“What a better way to kick off the historic launch of Marvel Collector Corps than with the Avengers AND by throwing in the Guardians of the Galaxy for good measure,” says Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing David Gabriel. “We’re beyond excited to bring this stunning variant cover exclusively to subscribers, uniting the current roster of Avengers with the biggest movie stars of 2014, the Guardians of the Galaxy for an all-new action-packed adventure!”
Marvel & Funko launched Marvel Collector Corps at the end of January in order to provide a service with a more dedicated point of view. This bi-monthly subscription service includes Marvel exclusives valued at over $50 per box. Funko announced the first mystery box would be devoted to Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron and included a sneak peek of the exclusive 6” Hulkbuster POP featured inside.
The announcement to include a variant cover in the debut box illustrates the partnership between Marvel & Funko, and drives the importance of exclusive product offering from both Marvel Comics and Marvel Studios. The debut box will ship in April, for the Marvel Studios release of Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron in theatres May 1, 2015.