Just when I wrapped up yesterday’s most excellent polybag and thinking I’d be up for some disapppoinment, because that’s how things are balanced in the universe, I am treated to this beauty.
This week’s set of reviews is sponsored by my pal Ryan Wood. He sent me yesterday’s set as well as all the others reviewed last wek because that’s what friends do. He did not send me today’s set but I’m giving him credit anyway because that’s what friends do. He didn’t want to link to anything and said i could write anything I want in this space. And what I want to say is rescue dogs are the best dogs. Okay, okay, all dogs are the best dogs. Way better than cats, that’s for sure.
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Today’s set, 30453 Captain Marvel and Nick Fury, (which should have actually been called 30453 Captain Marvel and Fury) is one of the best polybags ever. You get two minifigs and a small prop and it all makes sense together. It recreates the MCU-level pivotal scene when Captain Marvel and Fury meet for the very first time where she hacks a public pay phone to communicate intergalactically.
Fury, or as Bricklink refers to it, Nick Fury (Young), is not unique to this set but if you weren’t in the mood to pick up 76127 Captain Marvel and The Skrull Attack to get him, then this polybag was a nice cheap alternative.
Now Captain Marvel, on the other hand, is a HUGE draw for this set. For this version only appeared in one other set, a 2019 San Diego Comic Con exclusive 77902 Captain Marvel and the Asis. So if you were a fan of Captain Marvel, or an MCU minifig collector, or anything in between, and wanted her in her Kree Starforce suit, that very exclusive set was the only way to get it until this polybag came around.
Now, this polybag could have very easily just included a Captain Marvel minifigure with a the pay phone, but the fact that you get Fury as well is just icing on the cake. I don’t think it would have worked as well if it were just Fury since the packaging has Captain Marvel emblazoned on the front.
Again, the draw of this set is the minifigures, so don’t pay any attention to the really bad and terrible pay phone. It’s just bad. But to its credit it does come with a bunch of the Radio Shack stuff dumped on top for when Carol built a communication device.
It’s rare that polybags will contain more than one minifigure. The only one that comes to mind is that one Minecraft set that had a minifig whose name escapes my memory and a skeleton. There may have been another. And if there was, the fact that I can’t remember may be an indication of how craptastic the set was. Either that or I shouldn’t be writing these things at 1:05 am and instead be in bed sleeping the night away.
Does It Suck or Does It Rock?
This set rocks! Two minifigs! And they’re both very good ones! This set wins hard!
You Can Win This And Every Other Polybag I Review This Year
I’ll be raffling every polybag I review this year in one big lot, all 260 sets (with the possibility of more). Each set will be individually stored in a ziploc baggie complete with the extra pieces, instructions, and the actual polybag bag it came in. The cost of a raffle ticket is just $1 USD and you can enter as many times as you want. Send a PayPal payment to email@example.com for $1 USD for every ticket you want to purchase. DO NOT send one payment for multiple entries i.e. do not send one $5 USD payment for five tickets; five $1 USD payments must be made instead. Raffle is open to everyone in the world except where raffles are illegal. Be sure to put “POLYBAG RAFFLE” in the notes section of the payment in order to be entered successfully. Winner will be drawn sometime early January 2023 and contacted at the PayPal email address the payment was sent from to arrange for delivery. For a running list of all the sets that you can win, check this Google spreadsheet.