Arcade1UP is back at it again, and they’ve just revealed their latest arcade machine, one based on Marvel Super Heroes. There will be a limited edition (8000 cabinets) priced at $399 that features exclusive artwork, alight-up marquee, Sanwa joystick buttons, and three pre-loaded games – Marvel Super Heroes, X-Men: Children of the Atom, and The Punisher. Similar to their other offerings, this one stands just under 4ft tall, and comes equipped with an immersive full-color hi-resolution 17″ display and dual speakers. Read more for a hands-on video, additional pictures and information.
In the comics and movies, you’ve probably seen Thanos collecting the six Infinity Gems and attaching them to his gauntlet. Well, if you’ve always wanted your very own, and in a much smaller form factor with some gadget functionality, then look no further than Brando’s Infinity Gauntlet Power Bank. This battery pack not only charges your mobile devices, but it has action joints (moving fingers) and light-up gems. Product page. Read more for our full hands-on review.
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With the ability to customize car wraps these days, it’s not uncommon to see comic book-themed vehicles, but lately, Iron Man seems to be the trend. Several Tesla Model S and Model X cars have been spotted on the streets inspired by Iron Man’s red and gold armor. Aside from the colors, all of these Model X vehicles have white leather interiors. There’s also a lone Chrome Gold Model S, complete with red accents around the side windows. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Photo credit: Takumi Toxin via Laughing Squid
For those unfamiliar with Ukiyo-e (translates to pictures of the floating world), it’s basically a genre of Japanese art which flourished from the 17th through 19th centuries. Its artists created woodblock prints and paintings of female beauties, kabuki actors, sumo wrestlers as well as scenes from history and folk tales. Illustrator Takumi Toxin decided to give The Avengers: Endgame characters a Ukiyo-e makeover, starting with Thanos. Read more to see them all.
It would only make sense for a collaboration between one of the most popular battle royale games and Avengers: Endgame, right? Well, that’s exactly what Epic Games and Marvel Studios teamed up for. One of the coolest Avengers x Fortnite features is the Limited Time Mode, where players are placed into two teams, the Heroes or Chitauri, and must gain control of all six of the Infinity Stones in a bid to complete the mode and bring home the victory. Yes, players will have a chance to play as Thanos in Fortnite Endgame. Read more for two gameplay videos and additional information on how to play as Thanos.
Want to check out a nifty Google Easter Egg right now? Simply type “Thanos” into Google search on desktop, and then click the power gauntlet for some interesting results, literally. If you’re not on a desktop, after clicking the gauntlet, the search results start vaporizing like at the end of “The Avengers: Infinity War.” Read more for a video and additional information.
To celebrate the release of Marvel’s Avengers Endgame on Friday in India, Oppo launched the limited edition Oppo F11 Pro Avengers Endgame edition smartphone. Sporting a Captain American-inspired space blue finish, a dual rear camera setup in silver with a 48-megapixel primary sensor and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor, as well as a Cap-themed protective cover. Other features include: a 6.5-inch IPS LCD, 6GB of RAM, 120GB of internal storage, 16MP front-facing camera, and a Mediatek Helio P70 processor. Read more for an unboxing video and additional information.
Remember Angelfire, Geocities, Lycos, Excite and Microsoft FrontPage? If so, Captain Marvel’s official website should bring back some memories. How did they manage to pull this off? Well, the answer is a lot simpler than you think. According to Marvel software engineer Lori Lombert: “We built this in FrontPage and host it Angelfire.” For those who have no idea what this is? Angelfire, founded in 1996, was originally a combination website building and medical transcription service. Eventually the site dropped the transcription service and focused solely on website hosting by offering only paid memberships. Read more to see what the Captain Marvel page looks like and for a link to check it out yourself.
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Stan Lee would have turned 96-years-old today, and Marvel honored the late comic book legend with a Tweet that read: “Happy Birthday, Stan. Thank you for everything.” Despite stepping away from regular duties at Marvel in the 1990s, he teamed up with Peter Paul in 1998 to start a new Internet-based superhero creation, production, and marketing studio, called Stan Lee Media. After that, Lee, Gill Champion, and Arthur Lieberman formed POW! (Purveyors of Wonder) Entertainment in 2001 to develop film, television and video game properties. Read more for more Stan Lee fan tributes.
Kai-Xiang Zhong, a 24-year-old self-taught artist from Taiwan, first gained fame back in 2013 for the incredible Iron Man sculpture you see above, which earned him the nickname “Tony Stark of Cardboard”. Since then, he’s continued to make incredible life-sized sculptures exclusively out of corrugated cardboard, and his collection now features life-sized animals, mythical creatures, and even “It”‘s Pennywise. Read more to see some of his latest work.