New 'Avengers: Endgame' toys hint at new look for Iron Man and Hulk

Marvel’s greatest heroes face their last stand in Avengers: Endgame. (Credit: Marvel Studios)
Marvel’s greatest heroes face their last stand in Avengers: Endgame. (Credit: Marvel Studios)

A selection of new tie-in toys released for Avengers: Endgame have offered up some tantalising hints of what might lie ahead for major characters in the highly anticipated blockbuster.

There’s only a few weeks to go until the release of Endgame, which sees more than a decade of storytelling in the Marvel Cinematic Universe come to a crescendo as the surviving heroes make their last stand against mad titan Thanos.

To mark the film’s imminent arrival, Hot Toys unveiled a figure wearing the latest costume for Robert Downey Jr as Iron Man, while the newest Funko POP! figures for Endgame seem to tease a major change for Bruce Banner and his angry green alter ego, The Hulk.

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The new range of POP! figures revealed the superhero team in the interesting new Avengers uniforms glimpsed in the most recent trailer for Endgame.

The unusual, slightly grey-haired appearance of the Hulk figure, meanwhile, has added further fuel to the fire of a long-standing rumour that Avengers: Endgame might feature the MCU debut of Professor Hulk – a compromise of sorts between the two sides of Banner.

In the comics, Professor Hulk contains elements of both Banner and his alter ego, which would seem like a logical follow-up to the story told in Avengers: Infinity War, in which Mark Ruffalo’s troubled scientist was unable to summon the Hulk.

Hasbro has also teased the possibility of Professor Hulk with a NERF blaster that seems to depict the same, greying version of the green behemoth.

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Hot Toys, meanwhile, have unveiled a figure depicting the highly advanced Mark LXXXV Iron Man armour, which will be seen in the new movie.

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“Part of the journey is the end.” – Tony Stark Tony Stark has faced numerous threats since becoming Iron Man, but all the money in the universe can’t bring peace of mind to this billionaire genius after the events Avengers: Infinity War. The invincible Iron Man must now team up with the remaining Avengers to avenge the fallen. Today, Hot Toys is thrilled to officially present the 1/6th scale Iron Man Mark LXXXV collectible figure as the first masterpiece from the line-up inspired by this last exciting installment of The Infinity Saga. Exquisitely crafted based on Tony Stark/Iron Man in Avengers: Endgame, the true-to-movie figure features two interchangeable head sculpts including a newly developed head sculpt with remarkable likeness and an interchangeable helmeted head with LED-light up function, intricate design of the Iron Man armor has been faithfully reproduced with red, gold and charcoal grey coloring painted carefully with a metallic appearance, LED light-up functions scattered throughout the upper body, back and Arc Reactor on chest, Nano Lightning Refocuser attachable to the back, multiple pairs of interchangeable hands for iconic gestures, character themed figure stand with movie logo. Last but not least, additional accessories will be coming soon! Fans will surely be amazed by the Iron Man Mark LXXXV collectible figure with its brand new suit and Nano-tech inspired accessories, stay tuned! Reserve a space in your Avengers: Endgame collection for the latest Iron Man that’s built for the ultimate showdown! #HotToys #Collectibles #SixScale #Marvel #MarvelStudios #Avengers #Endgame #IronMan #TonyStark #RobertDowneyJr

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In Infinity War, Tony Stark was seen wearing the nanotechnology-infused Mark 50 suit, which is clearly several generations behind the Mark 85 armour being teased for Endgame.

This seems to lend credence to the suggestion that there will be a major jump forward in time during the Russo Brothers’ new film.

Hasbro also unveiled its range of Avengers toys this week, including figures of Hawkeye in his new incarnation as the darker warrior Ronin.

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The arch-villain of the piece, Thanos, is also getting a new look if the Hot Toys figure of him is anything to go by.

Images show the titan wielding a double-ended blade that, in keeping with his ethos, is perfectly balanced on either side, as well as the Infinity Gauntlet.

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“Thanos did exactly what he said he was going to do. He wiped out fifty percent of all living creatures” – Natasha Romanoff Get ready. Avengers: Endgame is slated to release in less than a month! Following the events of Avengers: Infinity War, fans will find the remaining Avengers more determined than ever in this highly anticipated blockbuster, as they are eager to save lives and make things right after the super intelligent, calculating and fierce warlord Thanos succeeded in his goal of collecting all six Infinity Stones and eradicating half of the universe. Inspired by Avengers: Endgame, Hot Toys is thrilled to introduce to our passionate fans today, the movie accurate 1/6th Thanos Collectible Figure as the next figure for this exciting series prior to theatrical release. Skillfully crafted based on the main appearance of Thanos in Avengers: Endgame, the highly detailed figure features two newly painted head sculpts capturing the Mad Titan’s serious and angry facial expression with amazing likeness. The newly debuted figure also features a specially designed muscular body showing detailed skin texture and tendons, Thanos’ signature full body armor with trim details and weathering effects, a 1/6th scale Infinity Gauntlet equipped with LED light up function and matching interchangeable hands mounted with all six Infinity Stones, a helmet attachable on both head sculpts, a heavy double-bladed sword, and a character-themed figure base. Welcome the warlord to your Avengers collection and bring balance to the universe! #HotToys #Collectibles #SixScale #Marvel #MarvelStudios #Avengers #Endgame #Thanos

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The trickle of information ahead of Endgame has been speeding up in recent weeks, with fans now eagerly anticipating the chance to spend three hours in a cinema watching an ambitious superhero story reach its conclusion.

Avengers: Endgame will be released in UK cinemas on Thursday, 25 April.