Every year at SDCC, Marvel presents a plethora of exclusive items, from variant cover comics to apparel and accessories. With the con having gone virtual this year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, though, the House of Ideas has found another way to put their collectibles into the hands of the fans who desperately want them. Marvel today announced a partnership with ReedPOP for Marvel Made, a new line of limited-edition high-end collectible boxes.
The first of Marvel Made‘s offerings features an array of items featuring the artwork of variant cover artist extraordinaire Skottie Young. The box includes a set of 15 enamel pins of various Marvel characters, a journal featuring Young’s version of the PS4 Spider-Man, and an exclusive variant cover for Excalibur #1 by Young. The first 1,000 boxes ordered will also includes a black & white sketch version of the variant cover by Young.
Customers who pay with their Marvel Mastercards will also be eligible for another exclusive variant cover by young, for X-Men/Fantastic Four #1.
Each Marvel Made box will be available in limited quantities (this first box is limited to 2500 units), and for a limited time, or until supplies run out. The first box will be available or order between now and August 7th.
This is a nice set, but the price tag might take you aback: it’s $199 plus tax and shipping. If I recall correctly, enamel pins like the ones in this set came in four-packs for $30 at SDCC last year, and the exclusive variant covers usually run between $20 and $30 at cons, so when you do the math it probably all comes out about even. It’s still a hefty price tag, though, but as of this writing 582 of the first set have been ordered, so it’s clearly one people are willing to pay (or they’ve all been ordered by people planning to flip the variants and the journal, sell the pins individually, and make a nice profit – no judgment).
You can check out more images of the initial bundle below. The first Marvel Made set is available to order now at marvelmade.net.