Marvel has announced rollout plans for new Black Panther merchandise, timed to coincide with the character's Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in Captain America: Civil War, the release of the new Black Panther comic book written by Ta-Nehisi Coates, and his 50th anniversary. The campaign includes publishing, apparel, toys, collectibles, home goods, and more items.
From the press release:
"For consumers looking to wear their fandom, the impressive lineup includes bags from Fast Forward and Global Design Concepts and stylish apparel for men and women from Mad Engine, C-Life, Freeze, and Fifth Sun. Hasbro is debuting a toy line including action figures and role play items, and LEGO will be featuring the character in construction sets. For the first time, collectors will be able to add Black Panther to their Super Hero collections with Marvel Select figures and Marvel Minimates from Diamond Select and Mopeez plush, Dorbz vinyls, and POP! bobbleheads from Funko. The program is rounded out with additional product offerings including wall art from Artissimo and Pyramid, novelties from Monogram, and costumes for kids and adults from Rubies and Party City. Select product is in stores now, with more rolling out at retailers including Walmart, Target, Kohl's, Walgreen's, Disney Store, Toys "R" Us, and specialty retailers this Spring and into 2016."
"With a new comic book and his first appearance in a Marvel film both occurring during his 50th anniversary year, excitement is already underway for Black Panther product," said Paul Gitter, senior vice president, licensing , Marvel at Disney Consumer Products in the same press release. "We are excited to debut this all-new lineup of offerings so fans can start showing off their love for the newest member of the Avengers team."
Check out some of the new items in the gallery below.
Black Panther #1 hits comic shops and digital storefront on April 6.