Funko & Marvel teamed up for a new “micro collectible tabletop gaming system,” Marvel Battleworld: Mystery of the Thanostones.
Marvel Battleworld: Mystery of the Thanostones invites 1-4 players to battle against the Mad Titan — Thanos — in gameplay unleashed through a Battle Ball.
Each Battle Ball contains a surprise assortment including two collectible Marvel characters, Hero Cards, Battle Cards, and pair of dice. Players can collect and battle with iconic heroes including Iron Man, Captain Marvel, and Groot alongside characters including Valkyrie Gamora, Throg, and Spider-Ham.
Series 1 includes surprise Battle Balls and a Mega Pack that comes with six collectible heroes and 13 Battle Cards. Collectors can be on the lookout for exclusive characters including Negative Zone Spider-Man.
The adventure continues on-screen with short-form animated Marvel Battleworld content created by Funko Animation Studios in collaboration with Marvel.
In the animated shorts, audiences are introduced to a new plot by Thanos to trap Marvel heroes in Battleworld. The content will be available across multiple platforms including Disney XD, Marvel HQ, YouTube, and more.
Funko CEO Brian Mariotti said:
“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…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 gameplay. This kind of product assortment is both what kids want and what retailers are keen to offer parents.”
Look for the game in Target this June