Category Archives: Merchandise
Marvel Entertainment and Disney Consumer Products have teamed up to launch a new merchandise collected inspired by Marvel’s upcoming film, “Iron Man 3.” This new line features apparel, collectibles, lifestyle products, action figures, toys, and role play products that capture the unique customization and dynamic personality of one of Marvel’s favorite Super Heroes, Iron Man.
“This innovative product assortment reflects the technological savvy and classic design of Iron Man coupled with the ingenuity and individuality of Tony Stark,” said Paul Gitter, senior vice president of licensing for Marvel at Disney Consumer Products. “From radio controlled flying figures and customizable action figures, to deluxe costumes and role play items, we have developed an extensive collection of products that will allow fans of all ages to create their very own Super Hero adventure.”
Ridley Pearson’s New York Times bestselling Kingdom Keepers series continues with the thrilling sixth book: Kingdom Keepers VI: Dark Passage!
The Kingdom Keepers (young teens who were tapped as models for holographic Disney theme park “guides”) and their friends have uncovered a startling truth: Maleficent and the Overtakers (Disney villains) are plotting a catastrophic event that could have repercussions far beyond the world of Disney. Aboard the Disney Cruise Line’s inaugural passage through the new Panama Canal, the Keepers and their holograms uncover a puzzle hidden within the pages of a stolen journal. The point of that puzzle will reveal itself in the caves of Aruba, the zip lines of Costa Rica, and the jungles of Mexico. A destructive force, dormant for decades, is about to be unleashed—and the Kingdom Keepers are to be its first victims.
Now, for the first time, readers get the chance to help write the seventh and final book in the series via the Kingdom Keepers Insider app, launching April 2nd! Available on all mobile devices, e-readers and online, the app will provide a groundbreaking interactive fan experience for readers of the Kingdom Keepers series, allowing them to follow along as Ridley Pearson writes, voting on plot points, character involvement, and locations—even contributing ideas for dialogue! Plus, there will be writing contests based on the previous book in the series and judged by Ridley Pearson, promoting writing and literacy in a safe environment with characters readers already know and love!
Learn more at www.kingdomkeepersinsider.com.
It looks like we might be getting our first small integration of Marvel in the Disneyland Resort, thanks to a new exhibit opening in Tomorrowland’s Innoventions. In anticipation of Marvel Studio’s ‘Iron Man 3′, the seventh film in their Marvel Cinematic Universe, they’ll be presenting guests with ‘Stark Tech Presented by Stark Industries’, which will give guests a chance to see seven suits of Iron Man armor, Mark I – Mark VII. On top of that, you’ll have a chance to virtually suit up, which gives you the chance to get to know what it would be like to control the Mark 42 armor, which is a new suit for this film.
It’s a pretty cool sounding exhibit, and I’m really excited to see it brought to life in Disneyland’s Innoventions. I’ve been waiting a long time to see Marvel to finally come to Disneyland, so it’s good to see the first small step finally get taken. Hopefully this means we’ll have more happening soon. The exhibit will open April 3, 2013.
‘Iron Man 3′stars Robert Downey, Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Jon Favreau, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall and James Badge Dale, and is directed by Shane Black. The film is set to open on May 3, 2013.
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Lately I have noticed there is a lot of chatter and all anyone wants to talk about, complain about or gossip about is the Disney My Magic+ MagicBands that are being tested at Walt Disney World. As per usual, Disney has let little nuggets of info slip out here and there about these magical wrist bands…just enough to have people talking and clamoring for more. Well, they just have released some new details recently that has interesting written all over it.
Read below these details and then let’s talk some more about how this makes us feel?
- Made of a hypoallergenic material, MagicBand is flexible and comfortable to wear. It has ridges on the backside that help air circulate between the band and the wrist. It has been designed to withstand hot and cold temperatures. It is also waterproof.
- The MagicBand easily scales to fit nearly any guest. It is adjustable and has a peel away layer to make the band small enough to fit children.
- Guests who visit MyDisneyExperience before their vacation will have the opportunity to personalize their MagicBand with one of seven colors (Green, Blue, Pink, Yellow, Orange, Black, and Red as far as we can tell). They will also be able to have their name printed on the inside of the band. Guests who do not personalize their bands will get a two-tone grey band.
- In the future, guests will be able to personalize the band with different accessories.
- As soon as MagicBand testing begins, guest can use it during the vehicle design process at Test Track.
So, I know I have seen a lot of complaining that people do no like wearing things on their wrists, etc. but it seems Disney is taking that into account. Now, aside from the physical comfort, what do you think about some of the customization details? I know I want them to save me a Pink band!
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I was pleasantly surprised by Marvel’s ‘Ultimate Spider-Man’ cartoon, that has been airing on Sunday mornings on Disney XD. The show is well written, witty, and a lot of fun, and it’s definitely one of the better animated series based on the popular character, and it’s one I always enjoy watching. So I’m definitely excited to see that Disney is releasing ‘Ultimate Spider-Man: Avenging Spider-Man’, on DVD on February 5, 2013. The disc will contain twelve episodes from the popular TV series. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem to be a season set, or have any episodes in a particular order. The two disc set actually seems to be the episodes featuring other key Marvel characters, such as Thor, Wolverine, the Hulk, and more, as they help Spider-Man on his exciting adventures in New York City. I’m definitely looking forward to giving this new disc a look, how about you? Will you be adding ‘Ultimate Spider-Man’ to your DVD collection? Let me know in the comments below, only here at Chip and Company! Hit the jump for the full press release and a picture gallery of stills from the release.