Marvel and Funko team up for collectible Marvel Battleworld: Mystery of the Thanostones
Marvel, in association with Funko, have announced Marvel Battleworld: Mystery of the Thanostones, a collectible miniature battle game for 1-4 players. The game system combines dice, cards, and figures in a Marvel themed battle system. Each Battle Ball contains two collectible Marvel characters, hero cards, battle cards and a pair of dice. Game play specifics are not known at this point, but players team up to defeat Thanos across worlds build from the hex shaped cards. Announced heroes in the Battle Balls include Iron Man, Captain Marvel, Groot, Valkyrie, Gamora, and Throg. Series 1 includes surprise Battle Balls and a Mega Pack that comes with six collectible heroes and 13 Battle Cards.
“We are thrilled that Marvel has chosen to expand the Funko collaboration to engage their younger fans with a new category of products and animation collaboration,” said Brian Mariotti, Chief Executive Officer of Funko. “Funko enters the toy aisle for the first time with a product offering of tremendous value. In addition to two micro-collectible characters inside the Battle Ball, the child can battle independently or team up with friends to defeat Thanos through gameplay. This kind of product assortment is both what kids want and what retailers are keen to offer parents.”
Marvel Battleworld: Mystery of the Thanostones is coming exclusively to Target stores soon. A series of short-form animations are being released in parallel with the game, setting the tone and the story; the first can be seen here. For more information, check out Marvel’s website here.