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The Avengers Merchandise Quick Guide
Are You Ready for The Avengers?
The Avengers might very well be the most awaited movie in 2012, at least for comic book fans. The movie has been hyped up so much - trailers, sneak peeks, photos, and merchandise have all been placed at the forefront in an effort to build up anticipation; and boy, I think that all that effort has paid off. As a matter of fact, there has been so much hype that I know more than a few people who are rather anxious about seeing the movie. What if the hype has created such high expectations that the movie turns into a disappointment?
We will not know the answer till The Avengers is released for the masses to view, but in the meantime, there is always the allure of getting your hands on merchandise, isn't there?
Even before the movie was hyped, The Avengers merchandise already existed. From t-shirts to toys to posters - there is hardly any lack of collectibles that fans can add to their already existing hoard. The chances are that you are quite ready for the movie and can hardly wait for it. Why not use some of that energy to look at and expand your Avengers merchandise collection?
Image via Wikipedia
The Avengers Posters
Take a look at the walls of your bedroom (or study, whatever the case may be). How many posters are up there? No matter what some people may say, there is something about hanging up good looking posters on your wall. Depending on your taste and the style of your room, posters may actually work better than your run-of-the-mill paintings used as accent pieces. And if you are a fan of The Avengers, then posters are the way to go.
Take this minimalist poster, for example. Isn't it a brilliant representation? It is made by a fan, though, and I am not sure you can buy it for yourself. However, you might want to see other awesome fan-made Avengers movie posters.
For movie posters that you can actually buy for sure, check out the list below.
Where to Buy The Avengers Posters
- Fine Art America
Lots of The Avengers posters here, with this link pointing directly to Black Widow. Lovely!
- All Posters
How about a poster huge enough to cover your door? Character depictions are from the movie.
- Hill City Comics
They have an assortment of Marvel posters, but I suggest looking for the one titled "Mighty Thor". He indeed looks even mightier in the poster!
The Avengers Toys
From action figures to bobble-heads to plushies, there will be at least one kind of Avengers toy that will suit your fancy. Hasbro has a pretty good collection, as one can expect. My pick of the lot is the Repulsor Strike Iron Man Mark VII figure shown in the picture. This toy is 10 inches tall and costs a little under 20 bucks. Good for kids aged four and up.
Another place where you can find a good collection of Avengers toys is Big Bad Toy Store. If you have decent experience buying toys online, then you probably have already heard of this site. I like that their offering is more varied. TIP: Check out the plushies.
For specific items, browse the Amazon suggestions below.
My Avengers toys picks which you can buy from Amazon.
The Avengers Apparel
T-shirts and other articles of clothing are perhaps the best way to show just how passionate you are about The Avengers. It is thus no wonder that apparel is perhaps the most popular when it comes to merchandise. The fact is that you will find The Avengers apparel just about anywhere. Even if you have no idea where to look, a simple Google search will yield more results than you can browse - or afford.
If you can only afford to buy ONE Avengers t-shirt, though, I would highly recommend the shirt shown in the image. Titled "Assemble", this t-shirt is designed by Antony Rozwadowski. One look at the design, and I think you understand my choice. The shirt is available for both men and women and costs $25. You can buy it (and lots more of other Avengers t-shirts) at welovefine.
Another site where you can find Avengers apparel is Superherostuff. This site is also well known among regular merchandise buyers, and you will love their friendly prices.
Additional Reading on The Avengers
Don't have the budget to splurge on more Avengers merchandise? Well, reading is free, and there are tons of content about The Avengers online. Here are other lenses which can help you take care of that Avengers fix.
- The Avengers 2012 Movie News and Merchandise
From movie updates to the Facebook fan page
- Avengers Comics Online
The hype about the movie comes from somewhere, and the movie will not have been possible without the comics, yes?
- The Avengers Soundtrack
I am sure that you will be checking this again after watching the movie.
- The Avengers Wallpaper
Download these wallpapers, and have The Avengers with you at all times!