Thursday, January 26, 2012

Toy Fair 2012: The Avengers Movie SHIELD Helicarrier

We finally found three spare minutes to take a better look at our materials from UK Toy Fair and were able to coax the digital gods to spit out a bigger picture of the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier! It's still not brilliant, but it is good enough to drool over until the NY Toy Fair at which we will take 300 more pics that will make you lick your screen. When I was a kid, the fine folks behind G.I.Joe decided your collection wouldn't be complete without a giant aircraft carrier to launch your jet off of. Now Hasbro makes the dreams of Marvel Zombies come true, using the upcoming Avengers film release as the perfect excuse to unleash this vehicle/playset. While it doesn't look a lot like the comic version (or at all), at least it shows Hasbro is willing to try the big stuff for the Marvel line! We've been getting the shaft for years in favor of Transformers..G.I.Joe..Star Wars ONCE A YEAR ..basically everything BUT Marvel has gotten an expansive universe. Here's the info again...

S.H.I.E.L.D Helicarrier
- The Biggest ever Marvel vehicle at 3 ft long! Features heavily in the upcoming Avengers movie as our heroes' base. Comes with a Captain America 3.75 inch figure and has 4 projectile firing deck cannons.

You'll remember Michael Meyers (the artist, not the stabby killer or the Wayne's World dude) first showed us the concept art for this vehicle back in August. (as revealed on ScreenRant)

It's a shame Hasbro isn't using the release of The Amazing Spider-Man to give us more characters from the vast comic Spideyverse. We hear that whole toy line is packed with Spider-Man, Lizard and not much else. Honestly I'd forgive 20 variations on Spider-Man including "Gone Fishin", "Wrestlemania Fan" and "Stamp Collector" Spideys so long as we get that Helicarrier. Thank you bro!

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