The one question to answer besides how many times are you going to see Infinity War is what will you do to show off how much of a fan you are? Will you shave your head and paint yourself purple to show allegiance to Thanos? Will all the hipsters now have short hair, beards, and an eyepatch the way that Thor does? How many of you will walk around, point at strangers, and proclaim: “Get this man a shield!” If you’re going to buy tickets to see it in the theaters, why not buy the most awesome Infinity War items as well?
Although there are some amazing toys (some made by the big toy companies, others available on Etsy), there are also some items and collectables that are, for lack of a better term, questionable. Where can you find the best (and worst) versions of the Infinity Gauntlet? Do any of the toys reveal where Hawkeye is hiding? Which toys give away avoidable spoilers? You may just lose your Mind Stone over all of the cool stuff we have to show you. Time for you to check out the ten best and ten worst Infinity War toys so far.
*LIGHT INFINITY WAR SPOILERS AHEAD.
BEST: INFINITY GAUNTLET
We don’t need the Mind Stone to know what questions you’re going to ask us. Yes, the Gauntlet lights up. Yes, you can actually place it on your arm. Yes, it will give you the powers of possessing all six Infinity Stones. Okay, that last one is completely false, but just take a moment to admire the beauty and craftsmanship of the Infinity Gauntlet.
The glove has Thanos’ proportions in mind. Let’s not forget that the Mad Titan is 6’7″ and weighs close to half a ton, so when you put on the glove you will find it to be on the larger size. If the glove does fit you perfectly, then congratulations you’re living up to your potential. Now go take on Galactus and let us know how it went.
WORST: INFINITY GAUNTLET
Yes this is something you can actually buy. Could we see mighty Thanos wielding this against the Avengers? Will this be the gauntlet that everyone will be fighting over in Avengers: Infinity War? We think the answer is a resounding no, and chances are it might be easier to go buy a yellow rubber glove and glue colored nuggets to it. If you decide to make the purchase, you can go to Etsy and buy it from.
In Spider-Man: Homecoming, Tony Stark tells Peter Parker that if he’s nothing without the Spidey suit, then he shouldn’t have it. So if the suit or weapon doesn’t make the person, then you can still be wear this glove and be the best hero possible! On second thought, people might be too busy laughing at you to let you save them. You’re better off going gloveless.
BEST: THANOS MUG
What beverage would Thanos drink when he’s thirsty? Would he be into decaf coffee? Perhaps the man is really big on caffeine and loves himself some Mountain Dew. No matter what beverage Thanos consumes, you can now drink like the Mad Titan with this Infinity Gauntlet mug that looks like you’re actually wearing the darn thing while enjoying a drink.
Will people from afar think that you’re on break after snapping your fingers and getting rid of half the universe’s population? It’s unlikely, but people will enjoy you rocking all six Infinity Stones while clutching a big blue mug. Could he be drinking water? Most likely he’s drinking the blood of the enemies he’s defeated in battle! We changed out minds; it’s probably extra fizzy seltzer water.
WORST: INFINITY WAR CARS
Captain America rides a motorcycle from time to time, and when he’s not piloting the Iron Man armor Tony Stark drives around in the most luxurious of vehicles. What about other heroes? Well, Hot Wheels answers that burning question by offering vehicle tie-ins to Avengers: Infinity War, and some of them don’t make a whole lot of sense.
First of all, we know Thor lost Mjolnir so it may not be so easy for him to fly and teleport, but why is he driving around in a car that looks like the Batmobile from the 1989 Batman film? Using a sling ring or his Cloak of Levitation, Doctor Strange can teleport or fly, so why does he need a vehicle? Maybe Thanos needs a vehicle to get around but would even his ego demand his giant face on the front of his ship? Also, this was a big missed opportunity to make the Thanoscopter canonical. Come on, Hot Wheels!
BEST: CAPTAIN AMERICA WAKANDAN SHIELD
Captain America gave up his shield at the end of Captain America: Civil War after using it to disable Tony Stark’s armor. Cap’s shield is quite famous but without it he is still an amazing strategist and combatant. In the previews to Avengers: Infinity War we see that thanks to T’Challa (or possibly Shuri) Steve Rogers’ replacements doesn’t look as round, but it does look just as awesome.
Steve has two shields (one on either arm), and the tips of them open up for unknown reasons. We definitely recommend this piece of Wakandan tech, and instead of traveling to Wakanda you can buy it off of Etsy from the aptly named. Purchase one so that way when T’Challa says “Get this man a shield” you can come to Cap’s aid!
WORST: THOR’S NEW HAMMER
Early on in Thor: Ragnarok, we witness Hela destroy Thor’s hammer with little to no effort. The destruction of Mjolnir is sad due to its iconic nature but rumors alerted fans to the fact that Thor might be armed with a different weapon for Avengers: Infinity War. Some thought it would be Jarnbjorn, the weapon that Thor used before he was worthy enough to lift Mjolnir.
According to the Hasbro toy, Thor wields Stormbreaker in the film, which is curiously enough the name of the weapon given to Beta Ray Bill. It looks somewhat like the version of Mjolnir that Ultimate Thor used but it’s wrapped in vines of some sort, which most fans believe to be thanks to Groot in some way. And where is Thor’s eye patch? We hate it when toys give away potential spoilers!
The Tesseract was first introduced in Captain America: The First Avenger. Although it’s later revealed to contain the Space Stone, it’s also modeled after another object in the Marvel Universe: the super-powerful Cosmic Cube. These things are so powerful that some on occasion have gained sentience and became living beings of immense might. Now you have the chance to hold one in your hand.
Impress (and possibly threaten) your friends when you brandish this mighty object in front of them. How do you turn the Tesseract on and off? With a remote control, so that way you can fool people into thinking that you’re activating it with your awesomeness (and by awesomeness we mean AA batteries). In the trailers we see Thanos crush the cube with his fist, so buy it at Etsy frombefore it’s too late!
WORST: EBONY MAW
What’s absolutely terrifying about Ebony Maw is that he can beat you before you even know the fight has begun. Ebony Maw is a member of Thanos’ Black Order. He’s a brilliant strategist and his power to persuade people is almost unparalleled. In New Avengers #9 Maw is powerful enough to mind control Sorcerer Supreme Doctor Strange with seemingly just his words. So why does he look so darn happy?
The Dorbz collectables are supposed to be cute depictions of some of our favorite movie and comic book characters, but could they have made Ebony Maw just a little bit creepier? In the comics he’s a gangly with glowing eyes and long fingers. The Dorbz version of Maw does not look like the evil guy torturing Dr. Strange in the Avengers: Infinity War trailers.
BEST: INFINITY WAR CHARACTER SET
What’s cooler than owning some of the Avengers: Infinity War action figures? How about a bunch of them? These deluxe figurines beautifully depict some of the dozens upon dozens of characters that will be featured in Infinity War. The poses are great and the selection of characters is fantastic. Iron Man standing next to Doctor Strange and Thor next to Groot make us downright giddy!
The only downside is that some of the figures might be giving away spoilers: it appears Thor doesn’t have his eyepatch and Doctor Strange might not be rocking the Eye of Agamotto. Rumor has it that Hawkeye is hidden behind Thanos! We’re kidding; he’s still nowhere to be found. Is that Ant-Man under Groot’s foot? No; he’s probably hiding with Hawkeye.
WORST: HULK NERF GUN
In Thor: Ragnarok we found out that Hulk is the strongest Avenger (if you believe the computer on the Quinjet). Arguably the MCU version is not as strong as the Marvel Comics version but he was still strong enough to take on Loki and most of the Chitauri Army. So what would make Hulk even stronger? Possibly giving him one of the Infinity Stones? How about a gun?
The idea of Hulk gun is kind of strange. It appears to be some sort of wrist attachment which wouldn’t necessarily help him when punching. Given the fact that the Hulk can lift over 100 tons, what gun is going to do more damage than one of his punches? Hulk did use guns while with the group known as the Pantheon and Red Hulk made his debut by shooting Abomination and Wendigo, but this is, quite literally, nerfed.
BEST: STAR LORD BLASTERS
Chris Pratt’s portrayal of Star Lord in Guardians of the Galaxy was tons of fun. He had an adventurous spirit and a man of action, and his quick wit was only matched by the quick draw of his blasters. They had a great design giving it a cool science fiction look for a weapon. Why should Peter Quill have all the fun? You can now shoot at enemies just like Star Lord!
Although the colors are different than in the comics and movies, the look is really cool and you have the extra added bonus of firing darts from the top and the bottom barrels of the gun. Just like Peter Quill, you can own two of these blasters and not share with anyone! Keep them for yourself!
WORST: HULKBUSTER SMASHUP
Spoilers have been around for as long as there have been big blockbuster movies, but at least we can avoid most of them by not clicking on links that may reveal sensitive information about a movie in a photo or in bootleg footage. What about when a toy spoils a plot point in a movie? How is that something you can avoid?
In the trailers for Avengers: Infinity War we see the Hulkbuster armor fighting in Wakanda and rumors had it that it wasn’t Tony piloting the suit, it was Bruce Banner. Interestingly, it’s confirmed in this lego toy, in which we clearly see Bruce popping out of the armor and grabbing an Infinity Stone from who appears to be Proxima Midnight. Thanks a lot, lego!
BEST: INFINITY WAR IRON MAN AR EXPERIENCE
Augmented Reality is an exciting experience where a game overlays virtual components over the real life elements in front of you, providing unique location-based game play. Some apps on your phone allow you to shoot at robots in your living room or even sink battleships in your bath tub. Ingeniously we are given AR from the perspective of Tony Stark while piloting the Iron Man armor!
Place your phone inside the Iron Man helmet and fight your enemies courtesy of a similar heads up display that Tony experiences interacting with J.A.R.V.I.S. in the Avengers movies. It looks like it’s made for kids but adults can try and squeeze their heads into that helmet and shoot rockets and repulsors at enemies, no? Asking for a friend…
WORST: SPIDER-MAN NERF GUN
We’ve seen variations of Spider-Man web-slinging over the years. With Sam Raimi’s movie version of Spider-Man, his web-shooters were organic and shot out of his wrists. In Spider-Man: Homecoming, the web fluid was an invention of Peter Parker but the web shooters were updated by Tony Stark, providing him with different web combinations. So what is this weird contraption made by Nerf?
Although MCU Peter Parker has Tony Stark’s resources, the Spider-Man from the comics had to make his web shooters from scraps, but even the devices he made while in high school appeared to be more elegant than what Nerf has to offer. It’s got an elaborate blue web frozen over a giant shooter? It seems like something Spidey would not shoot but someone would use to shoot at Spidey.
BEST: IRON SPIDER
Some of the Avengers: Infinity War toys have given us some crazy spoilers, ranging from Thor’s new weapon to who really happens to be inside the Hulkbuster armor. However we know from watching the trailers that Peter Parker will wear not only his outfit from Spider-Man: Homecoming, he’ll also wear a version of the Iron Spider costume that was given to him by Stark when he offered Peter a spot on the Avengers.
The Iron Spider costume premiered in The Amazing Spider-Man #529. One of the cool abilities the suit has is that three additional arms (or “waldoes”) pop out of the back of the suit. They have cameras allowing for seeing around corners and can even be used for climbing and attacks. It’s a great design and instead of feeling like a spoiler gets us excited to see the movie!
WORST: CAPTAIN AMERICA SOFT BULLET GUN
The Avengers and Transformers had a cool crossover event in July 2007. Although Iron Man got his own transforming armor, no other hero did. What if… other members of the Avengers could merge and become Transformers? What would be the outcome? Could you see Captain America merging with Megatron to form a gun? We didn’t think so either, yet the toy still got made.
Imagine, if you will, a comatose Captain America laying on top of a gun in which he shoots projectiles from his feet. Too weird to be true? Wait until you see how you reload the gun! Although there are plenty of versions of Captain America that used a firearm, we can’t recall any versions in which he actually is a firearm!
BEST: DOCTOR STRANGE SANCTUM SANCTORUM
In Doctor Strange we got to explore the various Sanctum Sanctorums located on the Earth. Eventually Stephen Strange makes his base of operations the Sanctorum in New York City, located at 177A Bleecker Street. We got to revisit Strange’s home briefly in Thor: Ragnarok, and in Avengers: Infinity War, the Hulk makes his return to Earth by smashing through the Sanctorum’s roof.
How did Lego make this toy look so cool? If you think the outside is a great recreation of the Sanctum Sanctorum, wait until you see when you open it up and look inside! The age range for this toy is listed as 8-14 years, but raise your hand if you think an adult could buy this for themselves! This, coupled with the Iron Man Augmented Reality Experience and we’re set for life!
WORST: IRON MAN MISSION TECH ARMOR
If the rumors are correct, Avengers: Infinity War will feature the most powerful armor that Tony Stark has built to date. It could be possible that this newest version has integrated some of the technology that was shown in T’Challa’s suit in Black Panther. The new armor will have the ability to transform itself, create new weapons, and shape around Tony, so if it sounds so awesome why is the toy so strange?
The packaging of the toy looks cool, but the toy itself looks a bit off. Why does it look like Tony didn’t borrow Wakandan tech but from Robotech? And the arms are reminiscent of Marty McFly’s self-drying jacket before the sleeves auto-fit themselves in Back To The Future Part II. Perhaps they’ll explain in the movie why Iron Man doesn’t need hands, but until then, we may buy one of the many other versions of Tony’s armor.
BEST: EYE OF AGAMOTTO
Doctor Strange premiered in 2016 and audiences got their first taste of magic in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In the comics, the amulet was a magical totem used by Sorcerer Supremes to fight Dormammu, ruler of the Dark Dimension. In the MCU, it was retconned to be the Time Stone but was still an important factor in the Strange’s defeat of Dormammu.
You may not be the Sorcerer Supreme or even a Master of the Mystic Arts, but that doesn’t mean you can’t walk around acting like you defeated a super-powerful demon by trapping them in an endless looped time paradox. Purchase this gorgeous item off Etsy from. Next time you go to an important meeting, wear the amulet to let them know you’ve come to bargain.
WORST: BLACK WIDOW ACTION FIGURE
In the Avengers: Infinity War trailers fans were surprised to see that the Black Widow went from being a redhead to a platinum blonde. The reason for the change isn’t immediately obvious but the audience was still able to deduce that it was the Black Widow. In this action figure version of the Black Widow, we’re glad that the character name is included on the packaging because without it we’d have to guess who this was.
This action figure feels less like Scarlett Johansson and more like one of the Children of the Corn. Even her plain green Infinity War outfit breaks from the previous black costumes like the ones shown in Iron Man 2 and the Avengers movies. Although the movie will explain Natasha’s change in hairstyle, we’d like the toy company to explain who this figure was really based off of.
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