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Funko launches Marvel Battleworld: Mystery of the Thanostone

Published on: 21st May 2020

The micro collectible tabletop gaming system will have a limited launch at Tesco and Smyths from August. 

Funko has launched Marvel Battleworld: Mystery of the Thanostones. The new adventure game, based on the Marvel Universe, combines micro collectible characters, cards and gaming, allowing kids to battle against Thanos via a Battle Ball. Each Battle Ball containstwo Marvel collectible characters, Hero Cards, Battle Cards and pair of dice, at an accessible price point. Players can collect Marvel micro heroes ranging from Iron Man, Captain Marvel and Groot, as well as characters such as Valkyrie, Gamora and Throg.

“We are thrilled that Marvel has chosen to expand the Funko collaboration, engaging its younger fans with a new category of products and animation collaboration,” said Brian Mariotti, chief executive officer of Funko. “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 game play.”

New Marvel Battleworld short-form animated content will be available across multiple platforms including Disney XD, Marvel HQ, YouTube and more. Created by Funko Animation Studios, in collaboration with Marvel, this series will introduce children to a new plan by Thanos to trap Marvel heroes in Battleworld.

“Battleworld offers kids a completely new way to play and interact with the Marvel brand and universe of characters they know and love,” added Paul Gitter, SVP, Marvel Licensing. “The innovative tabletop gaming plus action-packed storytelling gives kids an immersive experience that’s fresh for the Marvel Brand.”

The line will be first to market at Tesco & Smyths stores nationwide this August.

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