Marvel has been having an action-packed few years, and 2017 is set to be the biggest one yet. Not only will the comic publisher’s studio arm release an unprecedented three films with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and Thor: Ragnarok, but their TV shows are set to expand as well. Joining Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on ABC in the fall will be The Inhumans. Over on Netflix, Iron Fist is just weeks away from premiering, with The Defenders and The Punisher coming later this year. With all of that new content on the horizon, Marvel’s been keeping pace with lots of new merchandise on which fans can get their hands.
We’ve seen Legends figures for Homecoming from Hasbro, plus a set of Funkos celebrating the upcoming film. Jessica Jones, Punisher, and Daredevil have also received figures and Funkos based on their Netflix counterparts. We’ve even seen Kurt Russel’s Ego from Guardians 2 teased in both forms. On top of that, fans will soon be able to wield Mjolnir and wear Star-Lords mask. Many of those items are on display at the New York Toy Fair this weekend, but they won’t be alone.
All told, Marvel will be releasing dozens of new toys in conjunction with Hasbro alone, many of which will be action figures. Along with the previously announced toys, we’ve got a packed gallery below full of Guardians, Avengers, X-Men, and more. Check it out!
Spider-Man and the Guardians each dominate the proceedings, with a number of modern and classic looks at both characters. There’s also a better look at Ego, plus Spidey villains Vulture and Shocker, who will be in the new movie. Along with that, there’s X-Men like Cyclops and Jean Grey, Deadpool in a variety of poses, and various characters not specifically tied to any upcoming projects like Moon Knight and Tombstone.
Most interesting is the line of figures from the Guardians movie that also features Death’s Head, Adam Warlock, and Ex Nihilo. While Death’s Head is an intergalactic bounty hunter who could easily show up in a scene in Guardians 2 or Infinity War, Warlock is a character long-rumored to appear in one of those films. Could his inclusion in this toy line signal as much? Ex Nihilo is an intriguing addition as he’s a new character introduced as part of Jonathan Hickman’s build-up to Secret Wars and doesn’t have any specific connection to the Guardians. Again, it could be a coincidence, but it might also point towards some future plans by Marvel.
The Toy Fair has been going on all weekend and will end tomorrow, so go check it out if you’re in the area.