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The MCU is back in full force this week with “Black Widow,” the first Marvel film to hit the big screen post-pandemic. And luckily for Marvel fans, the spy thriller is only the first within a jam-packed slate of superhero movies to come out in coming months. With “Spiderman: No Way Home,” “Eternals” and “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” all set for 2021 release dates, the pop culture-shaping franchise has no plans of slowing down.
And neither does the companion merch for each show and movie, allowing the biggest Marvel fans to to prove their loyalty to their favorite heroes. From “Loki” and “Wandavision” stans to OG “Iron Man” and “Avengers” fans, here are the best Marvel gifts to buy ahead of Friday’s “Black Widow” premiere.
‘Black Widow’ Retro Sweatshirt
Celebrate “Black Widow’s” first stand-alone film with this retro sweatshirt, screen-printed with Scarlettt Johansson’s Natasha Romanoff proudly holding up her signature dual baton.
‘Black Widow’ Jewelry Set
Discharge electricity straight from you wrist just like Natasha Romanoff with this interactive “Black Widow” power pack, exclusive to Game Stop. Each collectible box comes with bracelets that light up blue, in addition to a pin replica of the iconic spy’s belt buckle that she wears in the movie.
Marvel Hero Elite Boxing Gloves
Whether you’re actually duking it out in the ring, working out at Rumble, or dressing up for your own entertainment, these premium boxing gloves will unleash your hidden superpowers…even if it’s just a placebo effect. The Hayabusa gloves come in eight iconic hero designs, including Black Panther, Captain America, Captain Marvel, Hulk, Iron Man, Punisher, Symbiote and Thor. And they aren’t all show: the handcrafted gloves feature patented duel wrist straps and premium foam technology that offer a tailored fit and impressive support.
‘Black Widow’ Xbox One Controller
Level up your gaming experience with this fresh Xbox controller, designed with spider webs and a golden Black Widow spider, from which the murderous Russian spy gets her Avenger name. The classic controller comes with a mod-chip boasting 11 new features so you can dominate any battlefield.
‘The Black Widow Strikes Omnibus’
Any true “Black Widow” fan should get their hands on the original comic book, in which Natasha Romanoff’s captivating tale is told comprehensively from the beginning. This graphic novel is illustrated by Don Heck, John Buscema, Gene Colan, George Perez, with contributions from the one and only Stan Lee, and tells the story of Romanoff’s evolution from her early days as a Russian spy to her action-packed fights in the dark corners of the Marvel Universe.
‘Black Widow’ Funko Pop!
Honor Black Widow’s memory from “Avengers” with her Funko Pop figure, outfitted in the all-black attire she wore while assembling with the rest of the superheroes for the first time.
‘Loki’ Funko Pop!
You can never have too many Funko Pops, especially if you’re in the business of collecting them. This new collaboration with Disney Plus features everyone’s favorite villain as a stylized Pop! in his signature tan suit and tie.
‘Wandavision’ The Scarlet Witch Funko Pop!
Add to your Funko Pop! collection with this awesome “WandaVision” vinyl bobblehead. The figure features Wanda Maximoff as the Scarlett Witch, clad in her classic burgundy cape and book as she studies up on the Darkhold before projecting herself in the Astral Plane.
If you’re looking to delve into the Marvel Universe in another form, look no further than this digital pinball machine, featuring 10 Marvel titles for you to immerse yourself in. The machine has a retro arcade feel but is built with high-tech features, such as built-in haptic feedback, accelerometer and nudges and tilts — all for an impressively affordable price.
Marvel ‘WandaVision’ Vintage T-Shirt
Vision and Scarlet Witch’s romance is one of the steamiest in the Avengers universe, and Wanda fans were gifted with even more context to the unassuming couple’s love story in Disney Plus’s most recent “WandaVision” series. Give a nod to the happy couple with this fun comic-style tee, available exclusively on BoxLunch.
Marvel Loki Charms T-Shirt
If you weren’t able to get your hands on one of the 3,500 Loki Charms cereal boxes that were released in tandem with the series premiere on June 9, then this Loki Charms t-shirt will have to do. The old-fashioned graphic is reminiscent of ’80s style cereal boxes that give a funky look to the Marvel-inspired merch.
‘Avengers’ Movie Poster Art Prints
Avengers merch has never looked more sophisticated than with these retro movie poster art prints from Etsy. The two-pack features imagery from “Infinity War” and “Endgame,” mixed with a midcentury modern design that work as great decor for any studio, office or living room.
Adidas ‘Hulk’ Sweatshirt
Add onto your superhero wardrobe with these stylish “Hulk” sweatshirts from Adidas. The green graphic is inspired by Adidas’s Stan Smith shoe logo, which frames a green outline of the infuriated green monster. Plus, these are made out of organic green cotton as part of Adidas’s mission to reduce plastic waste.
‘Spider Man’ Device Holder
Who else would you want holding onto and keeping your tech safe aside from the one and only Miles Morales? The durable device holder, which doubles as “Spider Man” decor, also comes with a USB cable so you can easily charge any device when you put it down.
Thanos Infinity Gauntlet Mug
Harness the power of the Stones with this sculptural mug, bejeweled with Infinity Stone accents and crafted to look like Thanos’s signature gauntlet in “Avengers: Endgame.”
Thanos Gauntlet Glove Beer Opener
Crack open a cold one in style with this adorable gold bottle opener, designed to look like Thanos’s gauntlet, bejeweled with the MCU’s valuable Infinity Stones.
Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales Video Game
Fans and gamers cannot stop talking about the game play, narrative and absolute beauty that is this video game for Play Station. Starring the comic book legend Miles Morales, players will have to master his bio-electric venom blast attacks and camouflage powers alongside his web-slinging acrobatics, gadgets and skills. Plus, he has a cat. For more gifts for gamers, head to our guide.
‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Long Range Walkie Talkies
Remain super cute while prowling for danger in your backyard. These “Spider-Man Homecoming” inspired walkie talkies could easily prolong the inevitable cell phone ask from your children. The battery-powered toys light up and provide Marvel-inspired sound effects. Plus, Target is having an early Black Friday sale where select toys are buy one, get one half off.
‘Black Panther’ Soundtrack on Vinyl
While we’re all waiting for another offering from Kendrick Lamar, there’s always the “Black Panther” soundtrack which he produced and worked on for years in secret. This classic soundtrack has been lovingly transferred onto vinyl, which is perfect because the album beckons to be listened to from start to finish.
Marvel Encyclopedia (Updated Edition)
This beautiful hardcover, tome features an introduction from Stan Lee and details on more than 1,200 Marvel characters, from superheroes to villains. This updated edition includes expanded entries and the addition of more than 50 new characters like Anti-Venom, Sabreclaw, Doctor Nemesis and Spider-Man 2211. It also includes updates from the latest events in “The Age of Ultron” and “Infinity War,” among others. Each entry features original artwork from the Marvel comic books, along with text from the preeminent authorities in the comics, graphic novel and entertainment space. If you’re looking for more books for pop culture junkies, check out our coffee table book gift guide.
Deadpool vs. The World Game
This new release combines the mischievousness and unpredictability of “Cards Against Humanity” with the sardonic wit of “Deadpool.” Pegged for “mature audiences” (according to the manufacturer), the game pits players against their friends to see who can write the best caption for Deadpool’s compromising positions. The player with the funniest or most creative description wins. Check out more board and card games inspired by our favorite TV shows and movies here.
UBTECH Iron Man MK50 Robot
For something truly out of this world, Marvel fans will want to get their hands on the Iron Man MK50 Robot, the first-ever humanoid robot inspired by the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Built by UBTECH Robotics, and inspired by Tony Stark’s body armor, the 13-inch robot combines advanced robotics with augmented reality to let you complete AR missions and interact with heroes and villains both virtual and real.
Pair the robot with your phone to control its movements, lights, and sounds; learn some easy programming to code original audio, upgrade weaponry and create custom action sequences to personalize your interactions. Reviewers say the robot is easy to set up and a great gift for Marvel fans both young and old.