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Disneyland Paris To Get Marvel-Themed Disney’s New York Hotel

Disney’s biggest cash cow is probably not the surprise hit Frozen, or any other of its animated flicks. If anything, it would be Marvel and Star Wars, which now proves to be the two most worthy acquisitions the entertainment company has ever made. And I am not going to lie: we never loved Disney this much before. Disney has taken, in particular, Marvel to a height previously unthinkable and it is continuing to do so by giving fans more tangible experience outside of the theaters. The Marvel-themed Disney’s New York Hotel is one such endeavor. Continue reading Disneyland Paris To Get Marvel-Themed Disney’s New York Hotel

Hasbro Unveiled 12-inch Marvel Legends Series Black Panther Figure

Over the weekend, Marvel’s Jesse Falcon made an announcement that should have Marvel/Black Panther fans very excited. Falcon revealed the Marvel Legends 12-inch Black Panther Action Figure at the D23 Expo. Now, the thing is, this action figure is from toy maker Hasbro and so, one should not expect a boat load of details like you would get from collectibles from Hot Toys and the likes. Despite that being the case, the first images seem to point to quite a reasonable amount of details. Based on the upcoming Black Panther solo movie starring Chadwick Boseman as the T’ChallaBlack Panther, the toy version the king and protector of Wakanda is showed garbed in his vibranium-weave suit complete with the menacing retractable claws, locked and loaded. Continue reading Hasbro Unveiled 12-inch Marvel Legends Series Black Panther Figure

Huawei Takes $100 Off Honor 8 For Black Friday, Offers Strange Gift Box

Honor, a Huawei smartphone brand, has teamed up with Marvel to knock $100 off its flagship device, Honor 8, for this year’s Black Friday. The discount, which applies to both the 32 and 64GB models, will take effect from November 25 through to November 28 when you acquire the device from Best Buy, Amazon, Newegg and B&H Photo Video. In addition to the discount, you will also bag a free, limited edition Doctor Strange Gift Box which comes with a custom phone case, plus two Doctor Strange comic books packed inside a, well, Doctor Strange-themed box, what else? The discount should be the main draw since not everyone out there is a fan of Strange. Continue reading Huawei Takes $100 Off Honor 8 For Black Friday, Offers Strange Gift Box

Captain America Bronze Statue Blurs The Line Between Fiction And Reality

2016 marks the 75th years of Captain America, one of Marvel’s earliest superhero who clearly stood the test of time. Given Cap’s embodiment of American spirit and patriotism, it is only natural that Marvel will want to celebrate this occasion and it did so with this imposing 13-foot bronze tribute statue created by the Marvel Creative Team in association with Comicave Studios. The statue was first unveiled at this year’s SDCC and subsequently, in a Captain America anniversary ceremony on August 10, 2016, held at Prospect Park in Brooklyn, NY. Continue reading Captain America Bronze Statue Blurs The Line Between Fiction And Reality

Marvel Teamed Up NASA, Puts Groot And Rocket On CASIS Mission Patch

Nope. What you see here is not the new emblem for the next Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy comics. It is a custom designed mission patch that will see real world, or rather, space use. It is an official mission patch that will find its way on all payloads heading to the National Laboratory on the International Space Station (ISS). Announced at the San Diego Comic-Con by Center of the Advancement of Science in Space, or CASIS in short, the patch features Marvel’s space dwelling heroes, the perennial plant Groot and the highly intelligent, anthropomorphic raccoon Rocket, against a space blue backdrop decorated with the silhouette of the space station, along with stars which are actually the flame found on the Guardians of the Galaxy shield. Continue reading Marvel Teamed Up NASA, Puts Groot And Rocket On CASIS Mission Patch

Captain America Barbell Plates: Super Soldier Serum Not included

The truth is, Captain America aka Steve Rogers is not any different from Tony Stark. While Tony Stark propels himself to superhero status with advanced exoskeleton suits, our dear patriotic Captain was no more than a scrawny kid who got pumped with experimental super solider serum that turns him into a person with superhuman strength. So in a way, he’s like Tony: a cheat. The only difference is, he can’t simply shed his ‘suit’. Anywho, that’s sci-fi fantasy and all fitness nuts know that there’s no super soldier serum, nor are there any shortcut to bulging muscles and super strength. It takes hard work, but as consolation, you can at least work your way, in a traditional manner, with the soon-to-be-released Hero Elite Series Captain America Barbell Plates by fitness equipment maker, Onnit Labs (officially, ‘The Onnit/Marvel Hero Elite Series of Fitness Equipment‘). Continue reading Captain America Barbell Plates: Super Soldier Serum Not included

Captain America: Civil War Trailer #2 Had Us All Pumped!

This is it. The next Marvel superhero blockbuster is drawing close, which means it is also about time Marvel Entertainment hit fans up with a new Captain America: Civil War trailer, which it did today. Spoiler or not, you’re going to watch it, because we are finally getting a proper look at your friendly neighborhood spider superhero (it’s a big thing, made bigger by the movie licensing issue). As for the trailer, it is a ‘traditional’ mix of emotions (not my cuppa, honestly) and tons of action, including chase sequence, hand-to-hand combat, explosions and more explosions, that makes a superhero flick ticks (yeah, baby, yeah!). And someone got shot down by Winter Soldier while Scott Lang aka Ant-Man hitched a ride on Hawkeye’s arrow. Continue reading Captain America: Civil War Trailer #2 Had Us All Pumped!

13-Disc Marvel Phase 2 Blu-ray Box Set is Loaded with Goodies, Including One of the Much-vied Infinity Stones

So you think you are a Marvel Cinematic Universe super fan? Well, I hate to break it to you that you’re probably not the biggest MCU fan, at least not until you acquire a set of the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase 2 Collection Blu-ray Box Set. Why? Because, besides loaded with six MCU Phase 2 movies – namely, Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Solider, Guardians of the Galaxy, Ant-Man, and Avengers: Age of Ultron – spread across twelve discs, you will also be treated to an exclusive bonus disc packed with two and a half hours of supplemental contents, including stuff like never-before-seen deleted and extended scenes, a complete set of Marvel One-Shot films and commentary, plus From Here to Infinity: Phases 2 and 3 of the MCU that lets you in on the connections between the Marvel many universe. And those are just half of the story. Continue reading 13-Disc Marvel Phase 2 Blu-ray Box Set is Loaded with Goodies, Including One of the Much-vied Infinity Stones

Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron Exhibition in Hong Kong Features a Hulking 10-Foot Tall Hulkbuster

Can’t enough of your Marvel’s superheroes? Well, here’s one exhibition in Hong Kong that we thought is a must-go if you call yourself a Marvel super fan. Organized by Hong Kong-based toy maker, Hot Toys, the Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron Exhibition kicked off its Asia tour three weeks ago, starting with Hong Kong where fans will be able to catch Hot Toys’ Avengers creations at Hysan Place. The exhibition is open to public, presumably daily, and will run until May 10. Expect to be greeted by a barrage of 1/6 scale, realistically sculpted action figures including Iron Legion, Ultron Mark I, Ultron Sentry, War Machine Mark II from Avengers: Age of Ultron, the Movie Promo Edition Mark VII (Stealth Mode Version) collectible figures, Hulkbuster Cobaby (S), and Series 2 of Artist Mix Figures Designed by TOUMA, displayed for first time worldwide. Continue reading Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron Exhibition in Hong Kong Features a Hulking 10-Foot Tall Hulkbuster

75 Years of Marvel Comics: From the Golden Age to the Silver Screen

So you think you’re the biggest Marvel fan? Well, if you say so. We won’t judge, but whether you are (mega fan) or not, we think the 75 Years of Marvel Comics: From the Golden Age to the Silver Screen (TASCHEN, ISBN 978-3836548458) is a must-have book, even if you only have a tint of interest in Marvel (influence by movies, perhaps?). This mammoth tome’s 720 pages covers eight decades of the rise of Marvel, from its humble beginning in 1939’s four-color prints to golden era of print comic in the 1960s to its recent unprecedented success on the Silver Screen. Continue reading 75 Years of Marvel Comics: From the Golden Age to the Silver Screen