Marvel has unveiled several limited edition film prop pieces, all of which are for sale as part of their Masterworks Collection.
Marvel Studios has officially ended their year in terms of film releases with their third and final movie for 2018, Ant-Man & The Wasp, having rolled out earlier this month. That means fans will have to wait another eight months before the next MCU film, Captain Marvel, arrives in theaters. Nevertheless, there's more to look forward to from the studio this year, as the celebration of the MCU's 10-year-anniversary continues. This includes the recently-announced sale of some authentic prop duplicates used in the franchise's movies, courtesy of Marvel Masterworks Collection.
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In a new announcement video posted to Marvel Entertainment's official Twitter account, Marvel Studios Head of Props Russell Bobbitt presents five authentic prop duplicates from some of the most famous MCU films to date. The collection includes Iron Man's Mark I helmet, Captain America's shield, Doctor Strange's Eye of Agamotto, King T'Chaka's Black Panther ring and finally, a hand-sculpted Baby Groot puppet that was used on the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 set for actors to react to. Check out the video, below:
Announcing the Marvel Masterworks Collection by Russell Bobbitt (@MarvelProps), Head of Props at Marvel Studios! Swing by the #MarvelSDCC booth to see them and visit https://t.co/70YG3iwfLF to get your limited replicas today. #MarvelMasterworksCollection #MarvelStudios10th pic.twitter.com/51rts3QSSs— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) July 19, 2018
Looking closely at the video, it seems the version of the Captain America shield that will be available for purchase will be the one from Captain America: Civil War - complete with the scratches from Black Panther's vibranium claws. For those who need a refresher: at one point during that film's massive airport battle scene, Steve Rogers and T'Challa engaged in an intense hand-to-hand combat fight, resulting in the latter leaving five marks on the upper left-hand side of Cap's shield.
Those attending San Diego Comic-Con can check out these items at the Marvel booth on the show floor, or they can just head to MarvelMasterworksCollection.com to nab their limited replicas. However, as cool as they look, not everyone will be able to afford these props, seeing as they each come with a hefty price tag. The most expensive of the bunch is unsurprisingly Cap's shield (which is priced at $4,100), followed by the Mark I helmet and the Eye of Agamotto ($3,650 and $3,550, respectively). That said, considering these are authentic props that were used in MCU films and not regular toy collectibles, this somewhat explains their rather high costs. Delivery may take upwards of 24 weeks and the items cannot be shipped out the U.S.
There's no word yet whether there will be a second batch of Marvel props up for sale in the future. For one, it's odd that the initial collection doesn't include Thor's hammer, Mjolnir, which is arguably as iconic as Iron Man's helmet and Cap's shield. Perhaps Marvel is saving the God of Thunder's weapon for another collection, along with similar paraphernalia from the MCU (like Star-Lord's mask and possibly even the complete Infinity Gauntlet). But for now, those who have an extra $5000 will have to choose from the initial selection offered via Marvel Masterworks Collection.
Source: Marvel Entertainment
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