Bloody toys, eh? You can’t seem to keep a lid on the likes of big Avengers: Endgame (opens in new tab) spoilers if the latest line of action figures and merchandise are on the way, it seems. Case in point: these Avengers 4 toys not only show off new costumes for Thor and Rocket Raccoon, it also has a squint-and-you’ll-miss-it reference to new Avengers 4 villains. That more than makes up for Thor’s choice of colour scheme. Ick.
As discovered by ComicBook.com (opens in new tab), the toy leak – which you can see below – comes packed with some, let’s just say, interesting white Avengers costumes which appear to be rejects from a Tron sequel that never quite made it to the silver screen.
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A photo posted by @kpow_ok on Oct 11, 2018 at 2:32am PDT
They’re… an acquired taste. One saving grace might be how much Rocket will be teased by squeezing into a cute little get-up – and he doesn’t look too happy about it.
But that’s not all. Apparently (and, seriously, take this with a Hulk-sized pinch of salt), the first line in the toy item description says that ‘The Asgardian Thor wields the mighty Stormbreaker in his battle against new foes. Rocket teams up with a new crew to guard the galaxy from an even greater threat.’
But, come on, you need to be Ant-Man to read that! It’s so teeny-tiny that I can just about make it out… Kinda.
If that’s true, then Thanos might be sidelined for an even bigger threat to the MCU. With the Skrulls looming large in Captain Marvel (opens in new tab), it wouldn’t be a surprise to see a certain Secret Invasion kickstarted in the middle of Avengers 4, especially as a previous Avengers 4 set photo (opens in new tab) has already hinted at the possibility.
So, new (and our very first) proper Avengers costumes and a fresh set of baddies that might squash Thanos like the giant purple grape he so clearly is? Is it May yet?
Need more shocks? Find out what the cast have to say about the Avengers: Endgame ending… (opens in new tab)