More new toys for Avengers: Endgame have been unveiled, including a wearable Power Gauntlet from Tony Stark. The latest MCU film is about to enter its third weekend of release, and is still shattering the box office.
Although the Infinity Gauntlet appeared in a few cameos over the years, it made its impact in Avengers: Infinity War. Thanos acquired this glove to channel the powerful Infinity Stones and then used the Gauntlet to wipe out half of life in the universe, which directly led to the events of Avengers: Endgame. In the latest Avengers movie, Thanos destroyed the Stones, and after the Avengers successfully retrieved them through time travel, a new Gauntlet was forged thanks to nanotechnology. In the climax, Thanos grabs the Gauntlet, but before he can snap everything away, it's revealed that Tony Stark managed to combine the Stones with his Iron Man glove and not only save the day, but the entire universe. The Infinity Gauntlet was a big deal in the original comic book, and it certainly made its impact on everyone who saw Avengers: Endgame.
After revealing many of the toys in its Avengers: Endgame lineup, Hasbro has showcased even more items. The company will be releasing a wearable Power Gauntlet, which will be available in the fall. For figures, Shuri, War Machine, and Rescue (Pepper's iron suit) are joining the Marvel Legends lineup; and the Legends figures not based on the movie include Loki in his classic outfit, Beta Ray Bill, Union Jack, and Rock Python. The Legends figures will be available in the summer. The final figure Hasbro showed in the press release was a large, 14-inch figure of the Hulk wielding the Gauntlet, complete with sound effects.
The Power Gauntlet and Legends lineup is up for pre-order at Hasbro Pulse, as well as as Entertainment Earth. The Legends will come with a build-a-figure piece of Hulk, similar to Spider-Man: Far From Home's Legends lineup with Molten Man. The Power Punch Hulk will be available in the fall at most of the big retailers.
Toys are a big part of franchise films, especially comic book based, and it is particularly interesting to see the characters chosen for a lineup. Of course, for the Avengers: Endgame lineup, it makes sense to release Loki, Shuri, War Machine, and Rescue, since these characters are prominent in the MCU. Characters like Union Jack and Rock Python, however, aren't exactly household names. Still, it's important to remember that Marvel Legends is a line aimed at longtime comic fans as well, so while it's certainly a good thing to have a toy line catering to what's popular, it's important not to neglect the more obscure characters.
- Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) release date: Jul 02, 2019