Funko has announced a new micro collectible tabletop gaming system inspired by the Marvel Universe, called “Marvel Battleworld: Mystery of the Thanostones.”
The new game combines micro collectible characters, cards, and gaming, allowing players to battle against Thanos with a Battle Ball. Each Battle Ball contains two Marvel collectible characters, Hero Cards, Battle Cards, and a pair of dice. Players can collect a variety of Marvel micro heroes, including Iron Man, Captain Marvel, Groot, Valkyrie, Gamora, Throg, and more.
“We are thrilled that Marvel has chosen to expand the Funko collaboration to engage their younger fans with a new category of products and animation collaboration,” said Brian Mariotti, chief executive officer of Funko. “Funko enters the toy aisle for the first time with a product offering of tremendous value. 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. This kind of product assortment is both what kids want and what retailers are keen to offer parents.”
In addition to the game, Marvel Battleworld short-form animated content will be available across multiple platforms, including DisneyXD, Marvel HQ, YouTube and more. Created by Funko Animation Studios in collaboration with Marvel, this series will introduce kids to a new plan by villain 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,” said Paul Gitter, senior vice president of Marvel Licensing. “The innovative tabletop gaming plus action-packed storytelling gives kids an immersive experience that’s fresh for the Marvel Brand.”
The collection will hit the market first at Target stores nationwide this June. To learn more about Funko and its other offerings, visit Funko.com.