MARVEL’S BLACK PANTHER HITS SOUTH AFRICAN SHORES
Last week saw the global premiere of the much-anticipated movie, Black Panther . There was some serious hype around it and I was extremely curious to see if the movie lived up to it. It did! I didn’t rush out on Friday night to watch it with the crowds. I waited until Sunday and managed to watch it in a quiet, not crowded Ster Kinekor studio stocked with my popcorn, slushie – yes I do slushies from time to time – and my wine gums. Black Panther is captivating from the opening scene all the way through to the final credits. I totally appreciate the hype. A movie well worth watching.
Fans can now recreate their own move inspired adventures and collect items from the product range brought to you by Hasbro, one of the world’s largest toy, game and entertainment experience companies.
Based on the Marvel Comics characters, the movie tells the story of T’Challa – who returns home to the (fictional) African nation of Wakanda, after the death of his father, to take his rightful place as king. He is faced with many challenges once drawn into a conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. The young king seeks to rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people. Black Panther features an award-winning cast that includes; Lupita Nyong’o, Angela Basset as well as South African’s very own Athandwa and John Kani, to name a few.
Explore exciting figures and accessories from the newly released Black Panther product range, including:
· MARVEL BLACK PANTHER SLASH & STRIKE BLACK PANTHER Figure
Imagine slashing into combat as Black Panther with this 33cm electronic figure. Pull back and release the figure’s arm to activate lights and sounds, and imagine him striking down on his enemies in battle. This amazing product features more than 20 phrases and sounds and comes equipped with vibranium-grade technology as seen in the film.
· MARVEL BLACK PANTHER 15cm Figure Assortment
Bring the action from Wakanda to life in 15 cm scale. The figure features movie-inspired design and seven points of articulation, giving kids an ideal product to create superhero and villain scenes featuring Black Panther, Erik Killmonger, Shuri, and Vibranium suit Black Panther. The figure includes character-inspired, Vibranium-charged accessories.
· MARVEL BLACK PANTHER VIBRANIUM POWER FX MASK
Get suited up for battle as Black Panther with vibranium-powered combat gear! The new mask inspired by the movie features a flip-down lens for two ways to play. Press the button on the side of the mask once for a pulsating light or twice for a fixed light effect.
· MARVEL BLACK PANTHER VIBRANIUM POWER FX CLAW
Battle like the warrior king Black Panther with this movie-inspired vibranium Power Fx claw. The claw features slashing sound effects and lights that are activated by surface contact.
· MARVEL BLACK PANTHER SLASH CLAW
Gear up like Black Panther with the retractable Slash claw inspired by the movie. Press the claws onto a hard surface to retract, or strike the hand forward to extend them for battle. Perfect for pouncing on the enemy just before war.
· MARVEL BLACK PANTHER MASK
Pretend to be the hero legend, Black Panther, with this movie inspired mask design. The mask also features a flexible band to fit most ordinary mortals.
· MARVEL BLACK PANTHER LEGENDS SERIES 15cm Figure Assortment
Create a legendary kingdom with this Legends Series assortment. Each figure features intricate deco and premium articulation in 15cm scale, as well as a different Build-A-Figure piece. Collect all the figures in the wave to complete the impressive Okoye Build-A-Figure. The set includes characters from the comic books and Black Panther movie, such as Black Panther, Erik Killmonger and Nakia (each figure is sold separately).
Gear up to battle with Marvel’s Black Panther movie-inspired product range available from Toys R Us, ToyZone, Toy Kingdom, Hamleys or online via Takealot.com and other major retailers. (AD)