Funko has just launched Marvel Battleworld: Mystery of the Thanostones, a table-top expandable adventure game which you can play with kids, family and friends – the first ever toy range from Funko. The perfect treat to keep the kids entertained during the extended school holidays!
Not only will collectors be able to battle with well-known heroes such as Ironman and Captain Marvel, but the range is introducing some favourite characters to the mix who are making their debut as toys, including Spider-Ham, Throg and Captain Americat (images below). Although there are 30 heroes to collect in total, we just wanted to introduce you to some of them before you take them to the battlefield.
Spider-Ham is an anthropomorphic funny animal parody version of Spider-Man, he has super-strength, enabling him to lift around 10 tons and leap great distances in a single bound.
Throg is a superhero frog with electric blasting capabilities and wields his own version of a Mjolnir, which he uses like Thor does.
Captain Americat is a funny-animal version of established Marvel Comics hero, Captain America – despite his name he is actually a cat.
Croctor Strange is an animal version of Dr Strange with no known powers.
You can see a full list of the characters available to collect in the new range below:
There are two products launching in the game-range, the Battle Ball and the Mega Pack, each Battle Ball will include 2 x figurines, hero cards, battle cards and dice so you can battle against each other. This game is perfect for parent and kids alike.
Marvel has also launched a series of animations which tell the story of the characters which you can watch here: https://youtu.be/7rfH8TENeBg, perfect to introduce you and your family to the Marvel Cinematic Universe!
“We are thrilled that Marvel has chosen to expand the Funko collaboration to engage their younger fans with a new category of products and animation collaboration,” said Brian Mariotti, Chief Executive Officer of Funko.
“Funko enters the toy aisle for the first time with a product offering of tremendous value. In addition to two micro-collectible characters inside the Battle Ball, the child can battle independently or team up with friends to defeat Thanos through game play. This kind of product assortment is both what kids want and what retailers are keen to offer parents.”
“Battleworld offers kids a completely new way to play and interact with the Marvel brand and universe of characters they know and love.” said Paul Gitter, SVP, Marvel Licensing.
“The innovative tabletop gaming plus action-packed storytelling gives kids an immersive experience that’s fresh for the Marvel Brand.”
For those who want to get their hands on the ultimate new toy, head down to Tesco, Smyths Toys Superstores and Asda from August.