Avengers Movie Toys by Hasbro arrive

Hasbro and Marvel are back at it, the duo have introduced new movie related play goods for the masses. We have some images and the info in a handy guide for everyone.

Link: Marvel News

  • Iron Man Mission Mask
    • Make super hero action “come alive” with the awesome IRON MAN mask that features lights and sound effects! When villains rear their ugly heads and you’ve got to save the day, put on your mask to feel just like your favorite hero. With details that make this mask seem just like the real thing, you’ll want to wear it all the time — or until your evil enemies are defeated!

      Mask comes with instructions.

      Requires 3 “AAA” batteries, included.

      Mask adjusts to fit most head sizes for ages 5 through adult.

  • Iron Man Tri-Power Repulsor
    • Arm yourself with this super-powered TRI-POWER REPULSOR blaster, just like the legendary IRON MAN hero! Sneak up on your enemy, then immobilize him with your blaster’s pulse lights and launch sounds as you fire away with missile after missile! Re-load and move on to your next target. The future of the world is in your hands!

      Blaster comes with 4 missiles.

      Requires 3 “AAA” batteries (not included).

      Ages 4 and up.

  • Captain America Attack Shield
    • In order to fight alongside the AVENGERS, CAPTAIN AMERICA needs all new equipment – including an improved Stark Tech shield. Built by Tony Stark himself, his shield packs all the latest in high-tech weapons, from bulletproof energy shields to devastating projectiles for taking down enemies at a distance.

      Defend and destroy with your CAPTAIN AMERICA Attack Shield! Arm yourself with this impressive piece of weaponry to block attacks and, with a squeeze of the trigger, stun your target as you send discs soaring up to 20 feet!

      Shield comes with 5 launching discs.

      Requires 4 “AA” batteries (not included).

      Ages 5 and up.

  • Thor Thunder Clash Hammer
    • Forged in the heart of a dying star, the hammer of THOR was built to harness the raw power of thunder and lightning. Few beings dare challenge THOR whilst he wields his almighty hammer!

      Gear up to do battle just like your favorite MARVEL THE AVENGERS character! The Thunder Clash Hammer looks just like the signature hammer of the mighty THOR. But when you press the button, the Thunder Clash Hammer’s thunderous battle sounds will cause your foes to tremble! The lightning glow of the hammer will make you look like the warrior for good that you are! All hail mighty THOR – and you, when you hold the THOR Thunder Clash Hammer!

      Includes hammer.

      Includes 3 “AAA” batteries.

      Ages 5 and up.

  • Hulk Gamma Green Smash Fists
    • Feel just as powerful as your amazing MARVEL THE AVENGERS hero, the HULK, with these amazing Gamma Green Smash Fists! When you put these green hands of power on your own hands, it will be that much easier to imagine yourself smashing everything that gets in your way! With a HULK hero mask (sold separately), you can be even more like the muscle-bound green hero. Get into the best HULK action ever with your Gamma Green Smash Fists!

      Includes 2 fists.

      Ages 3 and up.

Scarlett Johansson and Jeremy Renner talk The Avengers, also TV Trailer

It was getting a bit much with all the Avengers posts but one highlight of this interview by Marvel stood out as a lovely moment that had to be shared.

Zack Zeigler recently talked to both actors for the movie on characters and costumes, we got some gems of the following that had to get passed forward.

“We are humans with high skill sets,” Renner said. “[Hawkeye and Black Widow] fight well together…and they complement each other.”

Jeremy Renner and Scarlett Johansson star as Hawkeye and Black Widow in “Marvel’s The Avengers”
Added Johansson, “Both of us fight hand-to-hand…but we’re fighting in a different way than everybody else. We do a lot of fighting on the ground.”

Johansson made her debut as Black Widow in “Iron Man 2,” where we learned of her affiliation with S.H.I.E.L.D. and that she wouldn’t hesitate to lay the smack down on bad guys. Renner made a brief cameo as the bow-and-arrow wielding Hawkeye in “Thor.”

For both Renner and Johansson, getting into character never posed a problem. The issue was getting comfortable in their characters’ clothing.

“It was like 800 degrees in my costume…and everybody looked incredibly uncomfortable until the cameras were rolling,” she said. “And then ‘Cut!’ and we were all like, ‘Ugh, this thing! Get it off me, it’s awful!”

There’s one more part that makes this priceless, although I’m not sure how great Mark Ruffalo feels about it.

Added Renner, “I think the humility award goes to [Mark] Ruffalo. [He was] in a thong or wearing something unflattering, and he’s supposed to be the [Incredible Hulk].”

Keep that in mind future potential Hulk actors, running around in a thong might be part of your job requirements. Outside of that you do get to look like a badass on the big screen and that just might make up for all of the labor invested.

To top things off we have the latest TV Spot showing a roll call of the team.

Link: Marvel News

Preview pages for Invincible Iron Man #516 break out

Preview pages are always an amazing thing, today we bring you a peek at the new Invincible Iron Man pages for issue #516 from Marvel. Catch them down below. Without captions it’s a bit hard to see where things are going but it seems to be an intense battle across the city for Tony Stark.

Link: Marvel News

Marvel confirms Captain America sequel in 2014

Captain America hit it off with fans last year, Marvel is hoping the momentum carries through when he’s paired with top-level super heroes in The Avengers next month. They’re banking quite a bit as they’re planning to follow-up Thor 2 and Iron Man 3 in 2013 with Cap’s return in 2014 in a full sequel appearance. The sequel picks up where The Avengers leaves off and Cap works to continue relations with S.H.I.E.L.D. and figure out where he falls into the world now that everything has changed so much.

We’ll have to wait for The Avengers to break out next month before making any guesses on where the story could go, we’ll also keep tracking Marvel for more updates. Until Then we only have April 4, 2014 as a marker in the future for the next installment.

Link: Marvel News

A Black Widow trailer appears and Robert Downey Jr. Talks Avengers

On the 4th day of April Marvel gave to… well they gave a new trailer showcasing Black Widow in The Avengers movie, it’s a pretty sweet clip although she still will have quite a challenge ahead against the supernatural forces at work. Worth a watch especially if you like to see Scarlett Johansson getting acrobatic and wrecking shop.

Robert Downey Jr. follows up on that by interviewing with Marvel about his role in the Avengers as Tony Stark and how the impressions found of his character leading into the movie wont exactly dictate where we see him now. Given the story control has shifted hands and we’ve seen Tony make leaps and bounds between stories that’s not a far cry for expectations.
He also notes how impressive it is to work with Joss Whedon on this film and how any situation can flip in a moments notice working with him, any challenges in scripts or scenes are tackled in a moments notice and the fluid motion of the whole thing goes uninterrupted.
“[Joss] is really quick and incredibly responsible to his job requirements, to the letter,” Downey, Jr. said. “There’s a scene at the end that kind of unites Thor and Cap and Tony, and it needed to say a lot…but it couldn’t be two pages, so [Joss] said, ‘Give me a second.’ It ended up being four lines that included all of us and he gave us three pages of options. The guy is kind of a machine, but [what he writes] feels organic.”
It’s a good sign for the movie, Marvel has had a very unsteady past with franchise successes but this seems to be their strongest card to play yet. On top of this momentum the company is also pushing forward news on Thor 2 coming November 15, 2013 and Iron Man 3 in May 3, 2013.

Marvel brings Avengers TV Spot Brings Helicarrier and Agent Coulson Poster

Avengers stuff is going crazy this month, between AvX and the new Avengers movie it’s getting heavy. First up, Agent Coulson gets a new movie poster, he’s a right hand man to Nick Fury and a huge part of helping the team organize to take on their latest threat.

No word on the movie poster availability like the Lego one but here’s to hoping it’s out there anyway. With that said, check out the video below and enjoy the poster resolution we have available.

 

 

 

 

Avengers Trailer hits and 8 new photos accompany it

We keep talking about the Avengers, not just in AvX but the movie as well. Today we have a new teaser between Iron Man / Tony Stark and Loki as we get a tally count of who exactly is coming to the table in this new adventure. Tony seems very at ease given the situation at hand and lists off exactly who Loki has managed to piss off in this whole showdown. Check out the clip for the goods and the pictures below to fill your thirst for Avengers movie goodness until May arrives.

Lego and Marvel prepare Avengers movie posters for launch day

Select movie locations across the nation will get a special treat next month when The Avengers hits theaters, Lego and Marvel partnered to create a promo poster using Legos to recreate the main characters from the movie. It’s pretty awesome but supplies are limited so I’d start asking around at your theaters to find out who will be supporting it.

If you’re curious check out the image below and sample shots of the Avengers Lego kits rolling out for the movie!

 

   

We have Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited Updates! (3/30/12)

While ECCC is going on and it seems many are there, the news doesn’t stop and so we’re pushing out news on the new digital releases for the unlimited program from Marvel. Next week brings some interesting additions covering the extensive Fear Itself saga and some oldies like Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #336, Avengers (1998) #1 and X-Men Magneto Testament (2008) #5

Check out the full list below, fortunately with the unlimited app you can avoid the stress of having to actually buy all of these issues at once.

SPIDER-MAN MONDAY APRIL 2
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) #336
AVENGERS (1998) #1
DAREDEVIL (2011) #1
DAREDEVIL (2011) #2
DAREDEVIL (2011) #3

IRON MAN TUESDAY APRIL 3
DAREDEVIL (2011) #4
DAREDEVIL (2011) #5
FF (2011) #6
FF (2011) #7
FF (2011) #8

X-MEN WEDNESDAY APRIL 4
FEAR ITSELF: BLACK WIDOW (2011) #1
FF (2011) #9
FF (2011) #10
FF (2011) #11
X-MEN MAGNETO TESTAMENT (2008) #5

THOR THURSDAY APRIL 5
FEAR ITSELF (2011) #7
FEAR ITSELF: DEADPOOL (2011) #1
FEAR ITSELF: DEADPOOL (2011) #2
FEAR ITSELF: DEADPOOL (2011) #3
FEAR ITSELF: FEARSOME FOUR (2011) #1

FANTASTIC FOUR FRIDAY APRIL 6
FEAR ITSELF: THE DEEP (2011) #1
FEAR ITSELF: THE DEEP (2011) #2
FEAR ITSELF: FEARSOME FOUR (2011) #2
FEAR ITSELF: FEARSOME FOUR (2011) #3
FEAR ITSELF: FEARSOME FOUR (2011) #4

Link: Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited

Marvel revamps kids site with new features

So while it’s awesome to talk about the latest teen to mature comics there are a demographic we often miss, the youth genre. Marvel hasn’t forgotten about them and has revamped their Marvel Kids site to help bring new slick interfaces and free content to young fans of the Marvel universe. The updates include new games and comics to episodes of popular young Marvel shows.

Highlight updates:

  • Comics:
    • Marvel Adventures Spider-Man #1
    • Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes #1
  • Games:
    • 19 games allowing fans to play as their favorite characters
    • Be Iron Man battle Doctor Doom!
    • Play as Thor and save Asgard from Loki!
  • Creative:
    • Create your own comic
      • Use special tools allowing you to insert heroes, tell your own story and share it with friends. (Download or Print)
  • Video:
    • The Super Hero Squad Show
    • Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes
    • Wolverine and the X-Men
    • Ultimate Spider-Man
    • Tons of other clips and previews of Marvel kids shows

Check out the Marvel website for all the goods and more, expect a flurry of new content to come down the path for the site in the coming months.

Link: Marvel News