Toys based on Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron are a great way for fans to re-live some of the film’s biggest moments. It’s tough not to look at a hulking Hulkbuster figure, and not think of the epic battle between Tony Stark’s super-sized armor and Bruce Banner’s super-sized—er, self. There’s a lot of Age of Ultron toys on the market right now, but if you happened to subscribe to Marvel Collector Corps., the subscription toy service from Funko, you got an Avengers-themed box of playthings right in time for the film’s release.
The star of the box has to be the exclusive Hulkbuster Pop! Vinyl figure, which has impressive details and sculpting, as well as a heavy base that allows it to stand comfortably on any shelf. There’s also a Dorbz vinyl figure of the villain, Ultron; a red and black Marvel Collector Corps patch; a T-shirt; and even a Marvel comic book featuring the Avengers teaming up with those other big-screen Marvel titans, the Guardians of the Galaxy.
Since the manufacturer is Funko, these toys have as much—or maybe even more appeal—for grown-ups as for kids. While charming and well-made, the toys also have a goofy sense of fun: The Hulkbuster has a bobble-head on a spring, while Ultron Dorbz has a perfectly spherical head laden with—gasp!—a smile! Finally, the T-shirt has some retro-style Avengers art, which complements the illustrations along the box’s interior. All in all, this is a great package for Marvel fans of any age, and especially those keeping pace with the Marvel Studios movies. (Next Marvel Collector Corps box up will be themed to Ant-Man!)