- Warning: There are potential spoilers below for “Avengers: Endgame.”
- The first wave of “Avengers: Endgame” toys are in stores Sunday.
- From a new Hulk toy to a new look at Hawkeye’s Ronin persona, they give a few hints at what’s to come in the upcoming Marvel sequel.
INSIDER met with Hasbro mid-March to preview all of the action figures and toys ahead of time. You can check out the coolest toys here that kids will want from the new lineup. Lego shared its list of “Endgame”-themed sets ahead of time.
Many of the toys also offer some hints and clues about what to expect from the upcoming movie, including confirmation of Hawkeye’s alter-ego, Ronin, that has been teased in trailers. From Thanos’ new weapon and armour to a new Hulk, keep reading to see what the first wave of “Avengers: Endgame” toys may tell us about the upcoming sequel.
We have a full look at Hawkeye in his new Ronin gear.
This is the most obvious reveal fans were probably expecting. The two “Avengers: Endgame” trailers teased Clint Barton/Hawkeye in the classic Ronin suit. Who is Ronin? Barton briefly takes on the mantle of the samurai warrior in the Marvel comics.
Hasbro released three different Ronin action figures, which you can see here.
The Hulk is back with a different look. Could we be seeing a version of Professor Hulk?
For a while, fans thought we may see a merged version of the Hulk and Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) characters called Professor Hulk, and we think that’s what we’re seeing here.
In “Avengers: Infinity War,” Bruce Banner was having a lot of trouble accessing the Hulk throughout the movie. On the film’s Blu-ray commentary, “Infinity War” co-director Joe Russo said the reason Banner had trouble accessing the Hulk was because the two hate one another and the green guy is fed up.
“We thought an interesting direction to take [Hulk] in is: Well, what if Banner, who typically uses the Hulk to solve crisis situations – what if the Hulk were no longer interested in solving those problems for Banner? The relationship is becoming increasingly dysfunctional,” said Russo. “He’s tired of playing hero to Bruce Banner.”
At the end of “Infinity War,” Banner tells Hulk they need to work on some things. By the time we see them again in “Endgame,” it’s possible Banner and Hulk have found some peace with one another and that they’re co-existing much better since the Thanos snap. (What better way to bring people back together than by vanquishing half of the universe from existence?) Banner also may have even more control over the Hulk while he’s transformed.
In the comics, Banner gave the professor version of the Hulk a safeguard so if he gets too angry, he’ll automatically transform back into Banner. As for that weapon Banner is wielding? We think it’s most likely something he just rips up out of the street.
Each “Avengers: Endgame” character who is wearing a new suit is fitted with a device on their left hands. Is this a time travel device?
Each of the toys we saw is fitted with a small blue device on their hands. We’re betting those gadgets (and new suits) are going to help the Avengers travel back in time to undo the events of Thanos’ life-altering snap at the end of “Infinity War.”
Confused? You can read our full explainer on how we think time travel will be a part of “Avengers: Endgame” here.
We may get to see more of Thor and Rocket Raccoon together.
The two already went on an adventure in “Infinity War” to find Thor a new Thanos-killing weapon. Will Thor team up again with Rocket to help reunite him with his pal Groot?
Here’s to hoping Thor refers to Rocket as rabbit again.
Are we also going to see Captain Marvel and Captain America team up?
This is the duo we’ve been waiting for since Captain Marvel’s debut. Even if they’re not fighting side-by-side in the film, it’s a good idea to box the MCU’s two captains together. Either way, we support this duo working side-by-side.
Take a closer look at Captain America’s costume and Captain Marvel’s eyes.
Captain Marvel’s eyes aren’t closed or unfinished here, they’re yellow.
“If you saw ‘Captain Marvel’ the movie, when she goes binary, she has that photon power. So that is actually a representation of her,” director of global brand strategy and marketing for Hasbro’s Marvel line, Michael Pullano, told INSIDER.
Expect to see more of Captain Marvel’s photon powers in “Endgame.”
Captain America’s blue suit reminds us a lot of the suit he wore in 2012’s first Avengers movie, but that could just be the colouring. If the Avengers are really going back to the past though, it wouldn’t surprise us if Cap is wearing an older suit to blend in with the times.
New Thanos toys show off his battle armour and a new sword.
We haven’t seen Thanos in any of the marketing for “Avengers: Endgame” so this is a treat. It’s not just the Avengers who are getting suited up in the new movie. Thanos is ready for another surprise Thor attack with battle armour to protect his chest and head.
But it’s not only Thanos’ new suit and blade you should be focused on.
The new Thanos toys come with an Infinity Gauntlet that looks very much intact.
The Infinity Gauntlet looked pretty wrecked after Thanos used it in “Infinity War,” but the one Thanos has on multiple toys released Sunday looks like no harm has come to it.
Is this a new one or did Thanos time travel and fix it? We’ll have to wait until “Avengers: Endgame” is in theatres on Friday, April 26 to know for sure.
You can follow along with our “Avengers: Endgame” coverage here.
Is Tony Stark making a Hulkbuster-like suit for his buddy Rhodey?
LEGO has a new set out centered around a suit called the War Machine Buster. Are you confused, excited, or both? If we see this suit in “Endgame,” it likely means that Tony Stark made his buddy Rhodey a suit similar to the Hulkbuster one.
As a reminder, Rhodey was partially paralysed in “Captain America: Civil War.” Though he’s walking thanks to some new tech, we bet Stark wants to make sure his friend is extra secure during any more battles.
Thanos isn’t the only villain the Avengers will have to face. It looks like the Mad Titan will have some more Outriders on his side.
Who are the Outriders? Those are the aliens who attacked Wakanda in “Infinity War.” It looks like Thanos has more of them on call for “Endgame.” Here, they’re facing off against Captain America. The Outriders were also in the other Lego set facing off against Iron Man, War Machine, and Ant-Man.
You can find the set here.
Is Thanos bringing the fight to the Avengers HQ?
The lastest “Endgame” teaser trailer shows the Avengers fighting Thanos somewhere that definitely appears to be space. It looks like that may not be the only showdown with the Mad Titan. Another Lego set shows Thanos fighting the Avengers at their homebase.
Gosh, Thanos. You already decimated the Avengers’ friends. Do you also need to crush their home? Rude.
One of the most exciting bits of this set is that it also comes with Captain Marvel, which makes us hopeful for a showdown between our newest Marvel hero and Thanos.
You can find the set here.
The Chitauri villains from the first “Avengers” are in one other Lego set.
Black Widow, Hawkeye, Rocket, and Thor are going up against villains we previously saw in “Avengers,” making us feel even more confident about time travel in “Endgame.”
Similar to the Outriders, the Chitauri also answer to Thanos. They helped him massacre half of the population on Gamora’s planet, seen in “Infinity War.” Loki used them on loan in the first “Avengers” movie.
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