The Biggest Superhero Films That Didn't Happen, Part 2
Comic Books, Film
If that enormous $28,500 Darth Vader watch didn’t fit your budget or your wrist, perhaps you’ll find this Captain Phasma timepiece more to your tastes.
Produced by Hong Kong watchmaker Memorigin, this limited-edition tourbillon timepiece has a face that resembles the chrome-plated First Order commander from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It features 12 black diamonds as hour markers, a black-and-red leather strap and a sapphire crystal glass caseback.
Not content with merely breaking the fourth wall, Marvel’s Merc With a Mouth is now digging deep into our closets in an expanded line of Deadpool clothing from WeLoveFine.
The apparel company, which already had more Deadpool T-shirts than you can shake a chimichanga at, is gearing up for the release of the Ryan Reynolds film by unveiling even more items, like a stylish side-zip jacket (above), an aloha shirt, a varsity jacket (because why not?) and, yes, a “Yay, Tacos!” tee.
Japanese clothing brand A Bathing Ape has debuted its new collection, inspired by Osamu Tezuka’s beloved robot creation Astro Boy.
Titled, appropriately enough, A Bathing Ape x Astro Boy, the capsule collection includes the company’s signature Shark Face hoodie, now sporting the boy robot’s face and trademark hair, and glow-in-the-dark accents, and a half-dozen T-shirts.
No matter whether you’re on the run from Hydra sleeper agents or defending your childhood friend/former partner against Iron Man, you should look good doing it. That’s where this limited-edition Captain America: Civil War hoodie comes in.
Lighter and a tad less conspicuous than a full uniform, the navy blue polyester hoodie features red and white accents, with a subtle star on the front and a small shield emblem on the back. Inspired by Captain America’s costume from the upcoming movie sequel, it’s officially licensed by Marvel.
If your sense of style lurks somewhere near the intersection of contemporary streetwear and deep-sea dread, Ben Templesmith’s new Tentacle Rising collection may be just what you’re looking for.
The artist’s new clothing line has debuted with five pieces — three dresses, leggings, and a T-shirt for women and men — all featuring tentacle designs that have become Templesmith’s signature.
Fighting evil by moonlight and winning love by daylight undoubtedly requires a lot of travel, which is where this new line of official Sailor Moon luggage will come in handy.
Produced by otaku-minded Super Groupies, the Sailor Moon line features passport cases, carry-on bags and trolley bags in colors and styles inspired by Sailor Moon, Sailor Chibi Moon, Sailor Mercury, Sailor Mars, Sailor Venus and Sailor Jupiter.
With a seemingly endless supply of battlesuits at his disposal, Tony Stark certainly doesn’t need a motorcycle. However, if the billionaire inventor/superhero were to hit the open road, he’d probably do so in a stylish Iron Man helmet something like these.
We’ve spotlighted several superhero-inspired motorcycle helmets, but few are quite as flashy (or as shiny) as these from Masei. With names like “Atomic-Man” and “Star Machine,” the designs probably aren’t licensed by Marvel and Disney, but they are approved by the Department of Transportation, which has to count for something.
Espionage Cosmetics is sinking its nails into The Wicked + The Divine.
The company, which has already released products based on Bitch Planet, Girl Genius and Sex Criminals, is introducing a line of nail wraps inspired by the popular fantasy comic by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie.
It’s only fair that if the Dark Knight gets his own terry lounger with hood and cape, then so too should the Man of Steel. However, I can’t help but think this will lead to late-night pillow-fight reenactments of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Ignoring why the Superman terry lounger has a hood (no cutout eyes like the Batman and Batgirl PJs, though), it’s undoubtedly perfect for relaxing in your Fortress of Solitude, enjoying a marathon of Superman III, Superman IV: The Quest for Peace and Superman Returns.
Undoubtedly even the guardians of Gotham enjoy the occasional night curled up on the couch, sipping hot cocoa and scrolling through Netflix while ignoring the blare of police sirens and the silent call of the Bat-Signal. And on those well-earned lazy evenings, they might — might! — wear something like these Batman and Batgirl terry loungers.
Irregular Choice’s dazzling Star Wars-inspired high heels are works of art in themselves, but if you’re not quite ready to throw down $300 or so for a pair of shoes — even ones with lightsaber heels! — there’s an affordable DIY alternative.
Instructibles provides a how-to for creating show-stopping BB-8 shoes that feature little spinning droids for the heels. Yes, they spin!
Although 2015 is nearly at an end, the celebration of the 30th anniversary of Super Mario Bros. continues with “Super Moschino,” a collaboration between Nintendo and the Italian fashion label Moschino.
Available beginning this week online and in stores, the capsule collection includes printed tees and knitted sweaters, as well as bags, wallets, belts and other accessories, featuring bold prints of characters and items from the iconic video game, ranging from Mario, Luigi and Princess Peach to Bowser, Toad and stars.
BB-8, the adorable rolling, whirling droid from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, has already been transformed into toys, a minifridge, a desk lamp, a backpack and even a jet — and that’s only for starters. But he may finally achieved his potential as rolling luggage.
The little droid already had the smooth movement down; all that was needed was the retractable handle … and space to store your belongings.
In a Marvel Universe filled with nanotechnology, Pym Particles and unstable molecules, it was probably only a matter of time before Tony Stark turned his attention to little convertible backpacks like this one. Hey, you can only make so many Iron Man suits before that gets boring; tiny backpacks are virtually inevitable.
While we may never know who at Warner Bros. Consumer Products signed off on a Batman T-shirt on which the iconic emblem is comprised entirely of cats, one thing’s for certain: She or he deserves a raise.
The black tee — it’s unimaginatively named the “DC Comics Batman Cat Logo T-Shirt” — is available from Hot Topic in sizes XS to 3X for a price ranging from $20.50 to $24.50. We can only hope this is the first in a series of cat-logo superhero shirts.