Walt Disney Studios and Marvel Studios have provided us with several ‘fun facts’ regarding their upcoming film, Guardians of the Galaxy (August 1. 2014). Additionally, we have been given a hi-res version of the film’s IMAX sneak-peek poster that will be provided to attendees of the upcoming 17-minute look at the film at participating theaters throughout North America on July 7. While some cities have already run out of the free tickets, many cities are still available here.
At the Disney Consumer Products holiday preview event recently held in New York City, I was able to get some limited play time in on the ‘Disney Infinity 2.0′ Marvel Super Heroes edition ‘Spider-Man’ play set and toy box.
Overall the game play seems to be on par with — if not better than — the first generation. One particularly cool upgrade, however, is a ‘compass’ or ‘radar’ on the heads-up display which should be familiar to any casual gamer, which points out points of interest as well additional quest locations. Additionally, due to the size of the play set area, on-screen indicators pop up to indicate the distance to points of interest as you travel towards them.
At its annual holiday preview tour in New York City, Disney Consumer Products today shared the first look at some upcoming toys in support of Big Hero 6 from Walt Disney Animation Studios.
From master licensee Bandai, on display were a sound and lights action figure of Baymax featuring Hiro on his back. Baymax goes into fly mode with wings that pop out and lights up and produces sounds accordingly. Also on display was a replica of Baymax’s arm (in scale) which features a launching fist made of soft foam when the trigger is pressed. Photos and video of the items can be seen below.
Marvel’s most popular super hero, Spider-Man, swings into a new season in ‘Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors,’ premiering Sunday, August 31 at 9:00 am ET/PT on Disney XD’s Marvel Universe programming block.
The new season begins with Spider-Man accepting an invitation to become an Avenger. Alongside Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hulk, Hawkeye, Black Widow and Falcon. Accompanied by Nova, Iron Fist, Power Man and White Tiger, Spider-Man and the team take on dangerous S.H.I.E.L.D. missions and encounter some of their most thrilling adventures yet.
Best Buy has put up its pre-orders for ‘Disney Infinity 2.0 Marvel Super Heroes‘ with a release date of September 19, 2014. As part of the pre-order offer, Best Buy is offering a free additional figure with purchase. However, among the figures to choose from are a single power disc blind pack and the ‘Spider-Man’ play set which itself retails for $34.99.
True to Best Buy’s word, if you select one of the starter packs (console-specific) and then choose the ‘Spider-Man’ play set as your freebie, it does zero out the price in the shopping cart.
Earlier today — or yesterday, technically — Walt Disney Animation Studios presented at the annual Annecy Film Festival in France. As part of the presentation, WDAS premiered the short Feast which will play ahead of Big Hero 6 in theaters on November 7, 2014. In addition, Big Hero 6 and Disney/Pixar’s upcoming film Inside Out were also previewed in front of audiences.
As part of the celebration’s decor were colorful blocks which featured key art from all of the upcoming and recent projects from both Walt Disney Animation Studios and Disney/Pixar. David Gilson, an illustrator in France, took to his Instagram to share images of these blocks which include key art of all the Big Hero 6 team: Wasabi, Hiro, Go Go Tomago, Honey Lemon, Fred (in Fredzilla form) and, of course, Baymax.
The second of two recently released teaser posters for Big Hero 6 (November 7, 2014), Walt Disney Animation Studios has provided us with a high resolution version of what is dubbed ‘battle of the bulge’ featuring Hiro and his trusty, inflatable robot pal, Baymax. To our knowledge, this is currently the highest resolution found anywhere.
The Spider-Man Play Set will feature a storyline which follows the Green Goblin as he tries to destroy S.H.I.E.L.D. once and for all. After capturing Venom to extract and clone symbiotes from him, he hires Mysterio to be his second in command and wreak havoc on the Marvel universe. Players will fight the spreading symbiotes and face Mysterio and Green Goblin in in the sewers, labs and skies above Manhattan.
Key highlights for the Spider-Man Play Set include:
Although announcements have yet to come out directly out of the Disney Interactive camp, several news items regarding ‘Disney Infinity 2.0 Edition’ have come forward at the E3 Expo event in Los Angeles.
Sony announced that it will exclusively offer the Hulk playable figure ahead of its general release with the collector’s edition of ‘Disney Infinity 2.0′ for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 consoles. The collector’s edition will also include a display base for the figures. Additionally, the game will be available on both PSTV and PlayStation Vita as well as part of a special PlayStation 3 bundle.