Marvel Comics was founded all the way back in 1939 and has always enjoyed a loyal and dedicated fanbase. With the release of the Iron Man movie in 2008 and subsequent Marvel Cinematic Universe, it’s seen an absolute explosion in popularity. Fans hunting for memorabilia, gifts, toys, and games have more choices than ever, and we’ve listed some of the best for you right here.
Spider-Man: Miles Morales is the latest in the reinvigorated Spider-Man video game franchise. Released in November 2020, it sees Peter Parker’s young ally, Miles Morales, take over the superhero reigns in an explosive adventure that appeals to kids and adults alike. If you’ve been lucky enough to get your hands on a new Playstation 5 then you can enjoy the game in all of its ultra-high-definition glory. The game has been incredibly well-received by critics and it offers stunning visuals and fast-paced gameplay. This is a must-have purchase for any fan of New York’s famous web-slinger.
If you’re tired of drinking your cup of morning coffee from plain, boring old mugs, you might want to give the Thanos Infinity Gauntlet Mug a try. We can’t guarantee you’ll be granted the power to control time and space, but this huge mug will certainly give you more than your fill of any hot beverage. With Disney’s acquisition of Marvel, this product can proudly claim itself as an official collector’s item too, so those not wanting to get it dirty can put it on display.
The perfect gift for any fan of the comics, the Marvel Encyclopedia: New Edition, features expanded histories, backstories, powers, and secrets of a staggering 1,200 Marvel characters. In its hefty 439 pages, you’ll learn everything you could ever want to know about your favorite heroes; plus, you’ll enjoy classic artwork alongside drawings by newly commissioned artists and enjoy a charming introduction written by the late Stan Lee. Older fans will enjoy the nostalgia trip, while those new to the universe can enjoy placing the characters and their abilities within the context of the latest movies.
This classic board game gets the full Marvel revamp with some new and innovative twists thrown in. Instead of properties, you’re collecting classic comics with houses and hotels replaced by issues and omnibuses from that comic’s original run. It’s a fun way to learn the history of Marvel while enjoying the classic family arguments that the franchise is known for! Marvel Monopoly is still available for purchase but is on a limited run with it being a collector’s edition, so you might want to snap it up sooner rather than later.
Marvel and Lego go together like peanut butter and jelly, and the last few years have seen the Danish toymaker’s range grow exponentially. However, one of our favorites is the Lego Marvel Avengers Iron Man Mech simply because it’s great value for money and is easy enough for kids from four years old to assemble.
Finishing on a popular choice, what self-respecting fan would be without their Marvel Classic Distressed Logo Hoodie? This unisex sweater comes in five colors, is made from a comfortable 80% cotton blend, is machine washable, and honestly, it’s surprisingly durable. You can wear it for sports, chilling around the house, or while you settle down for the umpteenth binge of every Avengers movie on a rainy weekend afternoon. It’s the perfect gift as well as an ideal addition to your own wardrobe.