If you’re anything like me, you haven’t gotten your Christmas shopping done quite yet. Hell, maybe you haven’t even started yet even though Christmas is a week away. No worries, MCU Exchange fans! We decided to take a second and share some of the things you’ll be able to get for the Marvel Cinematic Universe (and comic book nerd) fan in your family. Shall we get started?
Replica Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Pin
As announced on the official Marvel Twitter account last night, the crew over at WYP Jewelry has created a replica Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. pin much like the one Agent Coulson gives YoYo Rodriguez on the digital mini-series Slingshot, which debuted earlier this week.
The folks at WYP (What’s Your Passion?) Jewelry make comic book-themed jewelry that is very high-quality. While they do have some MCU-centric pieces such as this pin and some cool Captain American pendants and Iron Man rings, they branch out over the whole Marvel character line and include products in their line featuring Deadpool and the like.
The Vision by Tom King and Gabriel Hernandez Walta
As I mentioned in this week’s MCU Exchange Podcast, these two trade paperbacks were both on my own personal want list this Christmas and if you’re a fan of superb storytelling with great art, The Vision is certainly a series you’ll want to check out.
Writer Tom King penned 12 issues of The Vision before heading over to DC Comics on an exclusive contract, but he managed to wrap the complete story arc in a dozen issues and boy, is a great read. Not to forget artist Gabriel Hernandez Walta‘s beautiful art that turns King’s words into an eerie masterpiece.
There were only 12 issues in the run before the title was essentially canceled due to King’s new deal with DC, but fortunately enough all 12 issues were compiled into two trade paperbacks which are both now available.
Price: Vol. 1 $12.18, Vol. 2 – $13.40
Ms. Marvel (Kamala Khan) Funko POP!: Walgreens Exclusive
Last month, word began circulating of Ms. Marvel (Kamala Khan) Funko POP bobbleheads surfacing on Walgreens shelves across the country. Kamala Khan, the Inhuman who assumed the Ms. Marvel role after Carol Danvers became Captain Marvel, has become a fan-favorite character over the past few years and is a star member of the new ongoing Champions series alongside Nova (Sam Alexander), Viv Vision, Amadaeus Cho (The Totally Awesome Hulk), Spider-Man (Miles Morales), and a time-displaced teenage version of Cyclops. Champions has impressive sales numbers so one can expect Kamala Khan to remain in the spotlight for some time to come.
A few of the writers here at MCU Exchange have been able to find several of these Walgreens-exclusive figures at their local store while some writers haven’t been so lucky and are having to purchase them online for higher prices.
If you’re able to find one at your local Walgreens, consider yourself somewhat lucky as this version of the POP! is selling for double the face value price on the aftermarket.
Price: $10.99 at Walgreens (if they have it in stock), anywhere from $15-$25 online
Marvel Legends Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2 – Set of 8 (PREORDER)
If you’re one of the hardcore Marvel Legends collectors out there, this next item is going to be a must-have. Hasbro, the toy company behind Marvel Legends, announce earlier this week a new line of the wildly popular Build-A-Figure 6″ figures to coincide with the release of Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2 next Spring.
The line includes movie-accurate figures of Star-Lord, Drax the Destroyer, and Yondu as well as Nova (Sam Alexander), Angela, Vance Astro (Major Victory), and Darkhawk with each figure coming with a part to build Titus, a primary adversary of Nova in the comics. Toy website Woozy Moo has a deal going on now that will get you all seven original figures in the line, an extra Star-Lord figure, and all the pieces necessary to build Titus.
Keep in mind this line isn’t supposed to drop until the Spring so the item is currently available for preorder with anticipated ship dates in January.
There is only one WONG T-Shirt
Here at MCU Exchange, we cover all MCU news via articles on the website and we also have a weekly Youtube video show in addition to a podcast. Alongside the news, we also have a handful of different humorous t-shirt designs available in our online store.
The product I wanted to feature from our store has to deal with my favorite character from this Fall’s Doctor Strange: Wong.
Featuring Stephen Strange’s smart-ass comments when he first introduced himself to Wong, this tee is available in 20 different colors through the MCU Exchange online store. I encourage you to check out this, and other funny MCU-centric products here.