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Marvel Encyclopedia: New Edition

Marvel Encyclopedia: New Edition

This 450-page book is filled with bios, stats, and stories about more than 1200 characters from the Marvel universe. Whether you’re Team Avengers, Team X-Men, or Team Guardians of the Galaxy, all your faves are here, along with lesser-known characters like Squirrel Girl. We prefer hardcover, but it’s also on Kindle.

Venom 2: Let There Be Carnage (Trailer)

Venom 2: Let There Be Carnage (Trailer)

In the follow up to the 2018 popcorn flick, Venom, Tom Hardy’s Eddie Brock attempts to adapt to his split personality. Just as he’s getting back to living, he encounters Woody Harrelson’s terrifying Carnage, an alien symbiote who takes up residence in the body of a psychopathic serial killer. In theaters 9.24.2021.

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Testing Spider-Man’s Web IRL

Testing Spider-Man’s Web IRL

After proving it’s feasible to create web-like fibers from liquid, Built IRL uses an off-the-shelf woven fiber to test the ability for it to work like Spider-Man’s webs. The main engineering feat is the multi grappling hook design he came up with. He first uses the web to take down a bad guy, then swings from it after tossing it over a bar.

Marvel Cinematic Universe Mega Collage Puzzle

Marvel Cinematic Universe Mega Collage Puzzle

Love the movies of the MCU? This enormous 3000-piece jigsaw puzzle from Aquarius will keep your mind occupied while celebrating the series from Iron Man to Avengers: Endgame. The finished puzzle measures 32″ x 45″, so you’re gonna need a nice big table to work on it.

Jack Black Gets the Vaccine

Jack Black Gets the Vaccine

Most of us who have gotten our COVID vaccines have had some side effects, but the protection is well worth the temporary inconvenience. Jack Black recently got his shot, and his side effects were, um, a little more colorful than what we experienced.

Disney’s Groot Robot

Disney’s Groot Robot

Engineers at Walt Disney Imagineering have been working on animatronic robots which can walk on their own for a while now. As part of their Project Kiwi initiative, they created a walking version of Baby Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy. He needs a safety tether at present but is still an impressive creation.

Sweetlegs: X-Men Apocalypse

Sweetlegs: X-Men Apocalypse

“Some of the best kills that I have ever seen… and that ain’t bad for a PG-13.” With a Rotten Tomatoes score of 47%, X-Men Apocalypse wasn’t exactly the best of the franchise. Dogfood’s rap about watching the movie while hungover reminds us of some of its more redeeming qualities.

Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings (Teaser)

Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings (Teaser)

The Marvel Cinematic Universe introduces us to the first new hero of Phase Four. Meet Shang-Chi; a young man schooled in the ways of martial arts and capable of defeating superhuman opponents thanks to his incredible instincts and masterful Kung Fu skills. In theaters 9.3.2021.

Making Working Doc Ock Arms

Making Working Doc Ock Arms

In the world of Spider-Man, Dr. Otto Octavius (better known as Doc Ock) has been augmented with a set of mechanical tentacles he uses for nefarious purposes. JLaservideo teamed up with a few internet friends to design and build a working tentacle backpack, and then gave it mind-control capabilities.

M.O.D.O.K. (Teaser)

M.O.D.O.K. (Teaser)

Patton Oswalt stars in and co-created this limited-run animated series based on Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K. (Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing). The show offers a fresh take on the freakish villain as he deals with a crumbling marriage and bankruptcy after years of losing against our heroes. Premieres 5.21.2021 on Hulu.

Loki (Trailer)

Loki (Trailer)

In his new Disney+ series, Tom Hiddleston portrays an alternative-universe version of Loki who managed to evade capture by the Avengers. But this Loki finds himself arrested by the Time Variance Authority, where he is recruited to help stop the very threats he created by stealing the Tesseract. Premieres 6.11.2021.

Avengers Infinity Saga Playing Cards

Avengers Infinity Saga Playing Cards

Theory11 is back with another great Disney collab, this time taking on Marvel’s Avengers. The deck has court cards based on The Avengers themselves, while the card backs are adorned with their symbols, along with powerful objects like the Infinity Gauntlet and the Tesseract. Of course, Thanos is the Joker.

Avengers A Cappella

Avengers A Cappella

Since we finished WandaVision, we’ve been going back and watching all the movies of the MCU in the proper sequence. We just watched The Avengers, so its theme song is fresh in our heads. Perhaps then, it’s no coincidence that we stumbled onto MayTree’s melodious A Cappella version of Alan Silvestri’s theme from the movie.

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Iron Man Briefcase Suit

Iron Man Briefcase Suit

In Iron Man 2, Happy and Pepper come to Tony Stark’s rescue with a slick new suit of armor that fits inside of a briefcase. After making a retractable version of Iron Man’s helmet, Jake Laser’s fans demanded more, so he got to work on a real-life version of the Mark 5 briefcase suit, made out of plasma-cut steel.

Honest WandaVision Trailer

Honest WandaVision Trailer

(Spoilers) By the time we finished watching WandaVision, we were in love with the series. But, like many of you, we were perplexed by the first couple of episodes, and didn’t know where the journey might take us. Screen Junkies offers their take on the emotional rollercoaster that has us very excited for MCU Phase 4.

16-Bit Avengers: Endgame Battle

16-Bit Avengers: Endgame Battle

The climactic battle scene in Avengers: Endgame is pretty damned epic. Now relive the fateful skirmish between our heroes and Thanos’ army of outriders playing out as a level from a 16-bit video game, courtesy of Mr. Sunday Movies. Check out Part 1 here.

Carving Coffee Beans

Carving Coffee Beans

Artist Valeriano Fatica is an expert at carving foods. We’ve seen his incredible watermelon carvings before. More recently, he’s been working on a much smaller scale. Watch him turn coffee beans into Nick Fury, Iron Man, Thanos, The Hulk, and Groot in this Marvel-inspired series. You can order his unique works on Etsy.

The Falcon and The Winter Soldier (Trailer)

The Falcon and The Winter Soldier (Trailer)

Marvel Studios welcomes two more characters from the MCU to Disney+. The series takes place in the aftermath of Avengers: Endgame, and focuses on the very different crimefighting styles of Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes, as they team up to face new villains, rumored to be the Flag-Smashers. Premieres 3.19.21.

Garmin First Avenger Smartwatch

Garmin First Avenger Smartwatch

The First Avenger Smartwatch by Garmin can tell time, track fitness, store music, give smart notifications and, in Captain America’s words, it “can do this all day.” It features multiple watch faces and animations, a stainless steel bezel modeled after Cap’s vibranium shield, and a vintage-style leather strap.

Making an Arc Reactor Shield

Making an Arc Reactor Shield

From webslingers to high-voltage Wolverine claws, The Hacksmith’s arsenal of superhero gadgets is approaching that of Stark Enterprises. This time, his shop put together a piece that combines Iron Man’s arc reactor with Captain America’s iconic shield, a weapon you can find in the game Marvel Contest of Champions.

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Thanos Turns to Dust

Thanos Turns to Dust

Artist Steven Richter made himself a miniature sculpture of Thanos from Avengers: Endgame, then proceeded to do away with him with the snap of his finger. Actually, he gradually carved away at him until nothing was left, and created the illusion of turning to dust with time-lapse.

Arcade1Up Marvel Digital Pinball

Arcade1Up Marvel Digital Pinball

Arcade1Up specializes in making compact versions of classic arcade machines. Now they’re getting into the digital pinball game, with a 3/4-scale Marvel pinball machine that runs Zen Studios games. It has a 24″ recessed display, a nudge and tilt sensor, haptic flipper feedback, a plunger, and a second screen scoreboard.

Wolverine’s Bone Claws vs. Concrete

Wolverine’s Bone Claws vs. Concrete

With his adamantium skeleton replaced, Wolverine is impervious to just about everything. But his underlying bone claws aren’t nearly as strong. Rather than actual bone, The Hacksmith made himself a set from steel and tried to break concrete with them. Test footage starts at 10:00. They’re pretty awesome for Fruit Ninja IRL.

Making an Iron Man Ring

Making an Iron Man Ring

BrainfooTV show us how he transformed an stainless steel connection nut into a piece of jewelry inspired by Tony Stark’s armored helmet. He first removed the threads, then cut and shaped it using a Dremel and hand tools, before polishing it to a high sheen. As a finishing touch, he added a pair of tritium tubes to give it glowing eyes.

Drawing 100 Versions of Wolverine

Drawing 100 Versions of Wolverine

As we’ve seen before, James Raiz aka TheBoxOfficeArtist loves to draw comic book heroes. In this time-lapse, he illustrates 100 different variants of the anger and adamantium-filled X-Man, from his comic book tiger stripe, to his look in the X-Men movies, to the rarely seen Hulkverine, and even Old Man Logan.

Monopoly: Marvel 80 Years Edition

Monopoly: Marvel 80 Years Edition

This special Monopoly edition celebrates eight decades of Marvel’s comic book heroes. The board and box features art by by Alex Ross. Its properties includes covers, Marvel Knights and Team Leaders, with Issues and Omnibuses in place of houses and hotels. The player tokens include logos representing Marvel heroes and teams.

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