With Black Panther making his big screen debut in Captain America: Civil War and his own solo film due out in 2018 as part of Marvel’s Phase Three set of movies, this important character is about to become a lot more popular as he’s finally given the attention he deserves outside of the niche comic book fandom.
Black Panther is bound to get some amazing merchandise as his film nears release but there are already some fab items worth checking out for fans old and new. Here are nine of the best Black Panther collectibles on sale right now.
Captain America: Civil War Blu-ray and DVD
Praised by many as Marvel’s best film to date, Captain America: Civil War featured not just the first big screen appearance of Black Panther but also the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Spider-Man. The presence of these characters, plus the fact that this is just a fantastic film in general, make this not just a must-buy on home video for Black Panther fans but also for fans of Marvel movies in general.
Captain America: Civil War is available in a variety of formats from 3D Blu-ray and regular Blu-ray to DVD and digital. All versions are available from: Amazon.com
Black Panther Funko POP Figure
This super-cute Funko POP Black Panther figure is based on the character’s appearance in Captain America: Civil War. It features the same detailed textures on the costume and a cool silver metallic paint for the stylish highlights. Available from Amazon.com
Black Panther Vol.1
As with Doctor Strange and most other Marvel comic book series in 2016, the Black Panther character was also rebooted, refreshed, and given his own new comic book series. The first story arc in this new series has been collected in this trade paperback and is a great jumping-on point for new fans looking to find out more about the character. Available from Amazon.com
Black Panther Disney Infinity 3.0 Figure
The brilliant Disney Infinity 3.0 video game is already a recommended purchase in and of itself due to the sheer amount of content and replayability it offers gamers. Not only does it contain numerous different games within the main software package (3D platformers, a Mario Kart-esque racer, a fighter, etc) but it’s also the only game where Disney, Pixar, Star Wars, and Marvel characters can interact alongside each other. One of the newer characters that was recently added to the game is Marvel Comics’ Black Panther who can be used in the Hub, any Toy Box, and the super-fun Marvel Battlegrounds Play Set.
The physical figure, which is used to unlock the character in-game, has fantastic detail and looks very cool in the funky Disney Infinity style. Great for owners of Disney Infinity and an awesome collectible that can be displayed on a desk at work or at home or added to a collection.
Important: Production of Disney Infinity figures has ceased and all figures have already begun to increase in scarcity. It’s highly recommended that fans purchase this figure before it’s sold out and the price increases dramatically. Available from Amazon.com
Funko Mopeez Black Panther Plush
This cute little Black Panther plush is made by Funko, the same company behind the Funko POP figure. Not only is this stuffed toy cute but it’s also incredibly cheap too. A great bargain for Marvel fans. Available from Amazon.com
LEGO Super Heroes Black Panther Pursuit
This official Captain America: Civil War LEGO set contains minifigs of Black Panther, Winter Soldier, and Captain America in addition to several LEGO vehicles. The perfect gift for Marvel and LEGO collectors. Available from Amazon.com
Funko POP Black Panther Keychain
Looking for something a little more subtle? This official Funko POP Black Panther keychain easily fits in pockets or purses, leaving fan expression only for when it’s needed. Available from Amazon.com
Official Black Panther T-Shirt
The prince of Wakanda is bound to get more official T-shirts over the next few years but for now male fans will have to make do with this tee featuring a brilliantly realised Black Panther piece of artwork. Available from Amazon.com
Kotobukiya Black Panther Statue
Kotobukiya is famous for their detailed statues of comic book and movie characters. This new statue of Black Panther has been received extremely well by fans and collectors alike and is a must-have collectible with very limited stock. Available from Amazon.com
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