Friday, April 27 2018 14:01

Thanos-Approved Fun? Here's Some of the Best AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR Toys & Gear...

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Avengers: Infinity War is the biggest superhero spectacle of all-time (see my review), and along with the film comes one of the coolest collections of Marvel merch in recent memory. At the recent #InfinityWarEvent in Los Angeles coinciding with the World Premiere of Marvel Studios' 19th film, I had a chance to take a look at the full line inside a private showroom at Disney Consumer Products & Interactive. But what fun is just looking? Thanks to my partners at Disney, Entertainment Earth, Hasbro and others, The Rock Daughters™ and I have amassed quite a collection. After all, even Thanos is a bit of a collector himself, tough he's more into Infinity Stones than I. Here's a look at some of the coolest items out there!

Pictured at the top of this article are two of the premiere items when it comes to Hasbro's Marvel Legends line - the Thanos Build-A-Figure, and the Marvel Legends Series Infinity Gauntlet Articulated Fist. Thanos is relatively easy to get, but you have to purchase six other figures in order to build him. The Gauntlet, however is the best-selling Marvel Legends adult roleplay item ever created. It's been so hard to come by, Hasbro has been rushing to get more here, and Entertainment Earth is taking pre-orders for the June shipment.  

Nerf Assembler Gear

AVENGERS INFINITY WAR Assembler Gear by Hasbro manages to bring the excitement of Infinity War into the Nerf realm - but with some added opportunity for creativity and imaginative play. Kids can take weapons inspired by their favorite heroes, and then mix and match them into their own colorful creations for some safe, original blaster fun!

Hasbro 6” Action Figure Collection and Titan Hero FX figures bring the battle into the action figure aisle. The Titan Heroes are essentially 12" figures that have a special Power FX Port on their backs. While most of the figures are priced right around the $10 mark, the ones that come with the Power FX pack are in the $20 range. What's cool here is that the backpacks work with all Power FX figures, giving each character sounds and speech. At our house we use the 12" Titan Hero Thanos to really pose a threat to our 6" Avengers!

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Hasbro Avengers: Infinity War Toys Hasbro Avengers: Infinity War Groot and Rocket Raccoon

The 6" figures are just classic, and here they're paired with individual Infinity Stones that are compatible with Hasbro's new Hero Vision Iron Man Augmented Reality Mask. It takes the play into many dimensions. Wave one is out now with characters like Star-Lord, Rocket Raccoon & Groot, Captain America, Thor, Black Widow and Iron Man. A second wave (which I'll show in a future article) includes Doctor Strange, Scarlet Witch and more.

On the small collectible front, there's Funko Mystery Minis, Pocket Pop! Keychains and the super-adorable Funko Heroes Pluishies - Thanos and the Hulkbuster! On the home goods front there's Avengers: Infinity War Water Bottles and Avengers PopSockets!

My oldest daughter is loving her Reflective Bomber Jacket from ShopDisney, and I'm quite enjoying my Infinity Gauntlet coffee mug (currently sold-out at Disney Store). Of course, you should have a sweet Reusable Tote Bag to haul of this new gear.


Swipe Left to see more: This is the #Avengers #InfinityWar Bomber Jacket that @shopdisney sent us. It’s available exclusively at #DisneyStore and #ShopDisney. Addie loves this thing (it reflects light! It has glitter! It has gold!) and is rockin’ it! Really cool features like embroidery on the outside, and the inside is soft with full color artwork. . Features: • Reflective silver bomber jacket with flecked design • Lightweight with soft, jersey fabrication interior • Zipper front with goldtone Infinity Gauntlet pull • Long raglan sleeves • Striped ribbed trim and front pockets • Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War characters in full color on interior • Heroes pictured on a gold back applique with Avengers logo . #therockfather #therockdaughters #fashion #fashionistas #fashionblogger #fashionable #avengersinfinitywar #captainamerica #thor #marvel #mavelstudios

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While Entertainment Earth has hundreds of Avengers items in-stock, it's some of their exclusives that are worth noting. Their Pin Mates are something we've been collecting here for awhile. These affordable figures recall classic "Little People" of the 60's and 70's, with dozens of characters across multiple fandoms available. Newer offerings include Black Panther, Doctor Strange and the Captain America: Civil War 2-Pack featuring Captain America and Iron Man.

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Of course, if wooden collectibles are your thing, there's Tiki Tiki Totems and the Groot 4-Inch Wooden Push Puppet with Silver PotAnd really, what office would be complete without a Spider-Man Chair Cape?

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Look for all of these and more right now, and keep your browser pointed at THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine for more Avengers: Infinity War toy features very soon! 


James Zahn

James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. He is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade of publishing The Rock Father™ Magazine, he joined Adventure Media and Events as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider — a destination for all things pop culture, and The Toy Insider — the leading consumer guide for toys and games. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 27 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

He regularly serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers. 

Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global. A new album has been completed and is set for release this year.

Zahn and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, NBC, ABC, WGN, CBS, GCTN, G4, The Chicago Tribune, Forbes, MarketWatch, Reuters, BusinessWire, Fangoria, Starlog and more. He's appeared as a music expert on CNN's AC360 alongside Anderson Cooper, and has been interviewed by Larry King. In the past he served as a writer for the Netflix Stream Team,  Fandango Family and PBS KIDS, penned articles for Sprout and PopSugar, and was a contributor to Chicago Parent.

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