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Hot Wheels rolls out ‘Captain America: Civil War’ cars

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On the heels — or, rather, wheels — of new “character cars” based on Marvel’s Black Widow and Wasp, Mattel has rolled out a line of Hot Wheels collectibles tied to Captain America: Civil War.

Arriving courtesy of Yahoo! Movies, the collection features die-cast cars for Captain America, Iron Man, Black Panther, Winter Soldier, Vision, Ant-Man and Hawkeye (with the Black Widow model repeated).

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Face front, True Believers! There’s now a Marvel credit card

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It’s not a Merry Marvel Marching Society membership card, but this new Marvel credit card may be as close as you’re going to get.

Partnering with Synchrony Financial, the company has introduced the Marvel MasterCard, available in five designs: Marvel heroes (the Avengers, Spider-Man and Guardians of the Galaxy), Iron Man, Spider-Man, Captain America’s shield, and a more subdued gray version, featuring icons of some of the characters.

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These Marvel motorcycle helmets will get your motor runnin’

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When you’re ready to hop on your bike and hit the open road, you can now choose a side — Team Cap or Team Iron Man — with these officially licensed Marvel motorcycle helmets. Or, you can say to hell with both of them and justgo with Team Punisher, because when in doubt, bet on Frank.

Produced by HJC, the helmets boast a lightweight advanced polycarbonate composite shell, an advanced channeling ventilation system, and an anti-scratch face shield that’s particularly striking on the Iron Man version.

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The Joker gets the last laugh with these adult-size Underoos

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The age-old question of whether The Joker prefers boxers or briefs is answered with the new wave of adult-size Underoos. (Ever the trickster, the Clown Prince of Crime is apparently a boxer briefs kind of guy.)

The Joker men’s set is joined by Supergirl, Deadpool, Robin, Dawn of Justice Wonder Woman, and BB-8 for women. There are also Civil War Captain America and Iron Man boxer brief sets for boys.

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Be your own hero with a Deadpool or Captain America laptop backpack

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If you can’t imagine lugging around your laptop, phone, books and other necessities for one more semester, maybe it’s time to call in some reinforcements.

With a Captain America or Deadpool laptop backpack, you’ll be ready for battle — or class, work, whatever — with all of your gear stowed away conveniently and stylishly.

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Superheroes face their archenemies in this steamy latte art

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A superhero and his archenemy go together like peanut butter and jelly or, in this case, espresso and steamed milk: One just isn’t complete without the other.

As the latest wave of superhero movies begins to wash over us, Elite Daily turned to latte artist Michael Breach to recreate a handful — or is that a cupful? — of classic pairings in his medium of choice. The results are, yes, pretty steamy.

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Mezco’s Captain America figure looks ready for combat

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While most of the Captain America action figures unveiled lately are tied to Marvel Studios films — Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War — Mezco Toyz is bucking the trend with this new addition to its impressive One:12 Collective series.

The first in Mezco’s Marvel lineup, this figure is firmly rooted in the comic books, from the chain mail-style costume to the unmasked Steve Rogers portrait.

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Captain America returning to Disneyland as Super Hero HQ closes

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Marvel’s First Avenger will return next month to Disneyland, just in time for the opening of Captain America: Civil War.

Captain America left the Anaheim, California, resort in October to make room for Spider-Man in Tomorrowland’s newly renovated Super Hero HQ, which houses “Thor: Treasures of Asgard” and “Iron Man Tech Presented by Star Industries.”

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Even Thanos is adorable in these Skottie Young Marvel statues

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Fans of Skottie Young’s “baby variant” Marvel covers take note: Gentle Giant is releasing a series of limited-edition statues based on his adorably cartoonish art.

All three of them — Iron Man, Captain America and Thanos — are cute, naturally, but the grinning Mad Titan is easily the winner. He dons a child-sized Infinity Gauntlet, with which he grips a balloon featuring the likeness of his true love, Death.

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‘Interheroes’ peers inside the stylish homes of superheroes

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We’ve seen Wayne Manor, the Baxter Building and Tony Stark’s many bachelor pads depicted in countless Marvel and DC comic books over the decades. However, in “Interheroes,” illustrator and architect Federico Babina offers a look at the stylish homes of superheroes if they were decorated to reflect their costumed identities.

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Hasbro debuts 12-inch Marvel Legends figures

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Never mind those 3.75-inch and 6-inch action figures, Hasbro is upsizing its Marvel Legends line with a series of 12-inch collectibles, debuting this fall with Captain America and Iron Man from Captain America: Civil War.

As Toybox notes, this would seem to be a bid by Hasbro to tap into the high-end market serviced by Hot Toys and other companies. However, these fully articulated figures won’t come with the high-end price tag: They’re expected to sell for about $50 each.

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‘Civil War’ breaks out with Hot Toys’ Captain America & Winter Soldier figures

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With the premiere of Captain America: Civil War now less than two months away, Hot Toys has unveiled its new Captain America and Winter Soldier 1/6th-scale collectible figures from the Marvel sequel.

Standing a little more than 12 inches tall, each movie-accurate figure features 30 points of articulation, with Captain America boasting a newly developed body, and Winter Soldier sporting a newly sculpted head, and a new chrome-colored left arm.

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Artist reimagines David Bowie as everyone from Batman to Lion-O

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Brazilian artist Butcher Billy, whose pop-culture mashups have been showcased here numerous times, pays tribute to David Bowie in a new series of illustrations that reimagines the late rock icon as figures ranging from Captain America and The Joker to Hellboy and Batman.

However, Billy takes it a step further, matching  the art with the appropriate song title: Bowie as Dr. Manhattan is “Life on Mars,” while Bowie as Mystique is “Changes,” Bowie as Lion-O is “Cat People,” and so on.

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Patrol the streets with style in these incredible superhero cars

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Aside from the contents of Batman’s subterranean garage, and Ghost Rider’s motorcycle-turned-low-rider, superhero vehicles are pretty rare these days. However, there was a time — let’s call it “the 1970s” — when every other costumed character seemed to have their own custom wheels, whether it was Superman’s Supermobile, Spider-Man’s Spider-Mobile or The Punisher’s Battle Van … mobile.

But if the work of WrapStyle Singpare is any indication, perhaps superhero cars are poised to make a high-priced comeback.

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Captain America comes out swinging in SH Figuarts’ ‘Civil War’ line

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If Funko’s upcoming Pop! and Dorbz offerings just weren’t enough for you, Tamashii Nations has released images and details for the first release in its S.H. Figuarts Captain America: Civil War lineup — it’s Cap himself, of course — and offers a glimpse of what’s to come.

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