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We’re less than 3 months away from the release of the much anticipated Captain Marvel. Between the new trailer and comic variants in February, expect promotion to be in full swing. Case in point, Hasbro unveiling of its upcoming Captain Marvel toys and merchandise.

Only a few short years fans (and even Mark Ruffalo) criticized noticeable dearth of Black Widow Age of Ultron toys supposedly due to an executive’s misconception that girl toys do not sell. Iron Man 3 writer/director Shane Black even revealed in an interview that Rebecca Hall’s character Maya Hansen was originally intended as the main villain but was changed due to a memo that told him that “women don’t sell toys.” The predominant assumption is that these misguided decisions came from Marvel Entertainment chairmna Ike Perlmutter given his toy industry background. The late/great Dwayne McDuffie repeatedly said that despite being a ratings hit eclipsed only by the mighty Pokémon, no company would license Static Shock products because they believed black superheroes aren’t nearly as lucrative as mainstream superheroes i.e. white superheroes which ultimately killed the show. Cut to 2018 when you’re pretty much guaranteed to find a Static Shock cosplayer at every convention and Black Panther grosses $1 billion worldwide.

Moreover according to reports, 2015-2017 saw female hero toy sales exceed those of the entire previous decade thanks in large part to the tremendous success of Wonder Woman for Warner Bros. and Mattel in 2017. With female superheroes can transcend traditional demographics, hopefully this positive trend can continue. Let’s see the Black Widow products when the character’s solo film is released down the line.

I can’t help but notice Carol’s cat Goose featured prominently in many of the tie-ins. Could Goose possibly be the breakout star of the film akin to Baby Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy? Time will tell. Fans are speculating that like in the comics, Carol’s cat will actually turn out to be an alien. Seeing Goose in hi-tech bondage in the Marvel Legends Nick Fury figure, that theory is tracking and more and more. Perhaps a Skrull disguised as the beloved feline?

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When the universe is in need of a skilled and confident leader, there is no better hero to take command than CAPTAIN MARVEL! CAROL DANVERS becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. Imagine the action, missions, and adventures of CAPTAIN MARVEL with dolls, role play items, and more inspired by the upcoming CAPTAIN MARVEL movie part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that includes AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR!

New MARVEL CAPTAIN MARVEL products for January 2019 include:

CAPTAIN MARVEL MOVIE PHOTON POWER FX GLOVE
(HASBRO/Ages 5 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $15.99/Available: January 2019)
CAPTAIN MARVEL is the leader of an intergalactic fleet who defends the universe with amazing energy-blasting super powers! Imagine CAPTAIN MARVEL blasting into action with this electronic light-up PHOTON POWER FX GLOVE, inspired by the upcoming CAPTAIN MARVEL movie, featuring lights and sound FX! Press the star button to activate effects and imagine blasting down villains like CAPTAIN MARVEL! Look for other CAPTAIN MARVEL dolls and toys to imagine suiting up to protect the universe like CAPTAIN MARVEL! Includes gauntlet and instructions. Each sold separately. Requires 2 AAA batteries, included. Available at most major retailers.

 

CAPTAIN MARVEL MOVIE PHOTON POWER FX CAPTAIN MARVEL ELECTRONIC DOLL
(HASBRO/Ages 6 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $29.99/Available: January 2019)
CAPTAIN MARVEL is a fearless leader who uses incredible energy-blasting powers to take down enemies and protect the universe! Imagine CAPTAIN MARVEL blasting into action with this 11.5-inch scale, electronic PHOTON POWER FX CAPTAIN MARVEL DOLL, featuring superpower-inspired lights and sounds and including accessories, and rooted hair. Doll inspired by the upcoming CAPTAIN MARVEL movie. Poseable CAPTAIN MARVEL doll features 11 points of articulation so kids can put their doll in dynamic poses and move her into action! Look for all the CAPTAIN MARVEL dolls to imagine suiting up to protect the universe! Includes doll, belt, boots, and instructions. Each sold separately. Requires 1 AAA battery, included. Available at most major retailers.

CAPTAIN MARVEL MOVIE CAPTAIN MARVEL DOLL AND MARVEL’S GOOSE
(HASBRO/Ages 6 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $24.99/Available: January 2019)
Determination and a fluffy-tailed companion help guide CAROL DANVERS as she joins the Super Hero ranks as CAPTAIN MARVEL. Imagine CAPTAIN MARVEL commanding her fleet into action alongside her loyal companion, GOOSE THE CAT, with this 11.5-inch scale CAPTAIN MARVEL DOLL AND MARVEL’S GOOSE accessory, inspired by the upcoming CAPTAIN MARVEL movie! Includes full soft goods fashions and backpack accessory that fits GOOSE THE CAT inside! Poseable CAPTAIN MARVEL doll features 15 points of articulation so kids can put their doll in dynamic poses and move her into action! Look for other CAPTAIN MARVEL dolls to imagine suiting up to protect the universe! Includes doll, jacket, outfit, boots, creature, and backpack. Each sold separately. Available at most major retailers.

 

CAPTAIN MARVEL MOVIE CAPTAIN MARVEL (STARFORCE) DOLL WITH HELMET
(HASBRO/Ages 6 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: January 2019)
A bold leader with a heart for justice, CAPTAIN MARVEL hones her energy-blasting powers to protect and defend the universe. Imagine CAPTAIN MARVEL leading a mission for intergalactic victory with this 11.5-inch scale CAPTAIN MARVEL (STARFORCE) DOLL, including full soft goods fashions and the CLASSIC MOHAWK HELMET accessory, inspired by the upcoming CAPTAIN MARVEL movie! Poseable CAPTAIN MARVEL doll features 15 points of articulation so kids can put their doll in dynamic poses and move her into action! Look for all the CAPTAIN MARVEL dolls to imagine suiting up to protect the universe! Includes doll, outfit, boots, and helmet. Each sold separately. Available at most major retailers.

 

CAPTAIN MARVEL MOVIE COSMIC CAPTAIN MARVEL DOLL
(HASBRO/Ages 6 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $12.99/Available: January 2019)
An Earth-trained pilot turned galaxy-renowned leader, CAROL DANVERS is the energy-blasting hero, CAPTAIN MARVEL. Imagine CAPTAIN MARVEL blasting into action with this 11.5-inch scale COSMIC CAPTAIN MARVEL DOLL, including accessories, rooted hair, and 2 superpower-inspired blast accessories! Doll inspired by the upcoming CAPTAIN MARVEL movie. Poseable CAPTAIN MARVEL doll features 5 points of articulation so kids can put their doll in dynamic poses and move her into action! Look for all the CAPTAIN MARVEL dolls to imagine suiting up to protect the universe! Includes doll, belt, boots, and 2 blast accessories. Each sold separately. Available at most major retailers.

New MARVEL LEGENDS products for Spring 2019 include:

Marvel Captain Marvel 6-inch Legends Captain Marvel Figure
(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Spring 2019)

 

Marvel Captain Marvel 6-inch Legends Captain Marvel in Bomber Jacket Figure
(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Spring 2019)

 

Marvel Captain Marvel 6-inch Legends Talos Figure
(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Spring 2019)

 

Marvel Captain Marvel 6-inch Legends Nick Fury Figure
(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Spring 2019)

 

Marvel Captain Marvel 6-inch Legends Star Force Commander Figure
(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Spring 2019)

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3 COMMENTS

  1. The guys — and they’re all, strangely enough, males — who are predicting this movie will flop are gonna be very red-faced in March.

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