The day is almost upon us. The culmination of ten years of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is finally coming to a head and see our favourite heroes taking on Marvel’s big, bad and purple titan, Thanos. In anticipation of Avengers: Infinity War, Diamond Select Toys have unveiled their latest range of toys based on the property.
As part of their Marvel Minimates Avengers: Infinity War range, Diamond Select Toys will be releasing an all-new box set featuring Iron Man in his Mark 50 armour and Thanos wearing the Infinity Gauntlet. The set will also include two comic shop exclusive characters, Bucky Barnes (Winter Soldier) and Black Widow wielding a staff weapon.
Releasing alongside the above-mentioned box set will be brand new two-packs, featuring Iron Man in his Mark 50 armour with Thanos, Iron Spider-Man with the Hulk, and two packs that will be exclusive to Walgreens, Doctor Strange with Thor, and Toys “R” US, adolescent Groot and Rocket Raccoon.
All of the Marvel Minimates have 14 points of articulation, stand 2 inches tall and have interchangeable parts and accessories. Now there’s no excuse to recreate some of your favourite scenes from the upcoming film.
Of course, each of the Marvel Gallery Avengers: Infinity War PVC Dioramas statues features detailed sculpting and quality paintwork that should make any collector proud to have them displayed as part of their collection. While the 9 inch Black Widow, Doctor Strange, and Captain America (with Wakandan shield) are all quite impressive, it’s Thanos that really captures most of the attention. Standing atop a pile of rubble, no doubt caused by the battle against Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, Thanos threateningly displays the Infinity Gauntlet.
The Marvel Premier Collection Avengers: Infinity War Resin Statues are around 12 inches tall and, as with the above-mentioned PVC sculptures, are all highly detailed and feature some stunning paintwork. Each of the resin statues is limited to a production run of 3000 pieces with each being hand numbered and accompanied by a certificate of authenticity. The two most impressive of these statues are the Hulkbuster and the Iron Spider-Man, which shows Peter Parker in action as he is about to shoot some unknown villain with his webbing. Alongside these two statues, there will also be a statue featuring the God of Thunder and Rocket Racoon.
Lastly, Diamond Select Toys announced their Marvel Select Avengers: Infinity War action figures range which will include 7-inch versions of Iron Spider-Man, Captain America and Thor.
It seems that not only is now a great time to be a superhero comic and film fan but also a collector of all things superhero.
Avengers: Infinity War, which sees all the characters from the MCU joining forces to defeat the tyrannical Thanos, releases on the 27th of April 2018.