If you're going to San Diego Comic-Con, here are the top six reasons to pick up the Infinity Gauntlet from Hasbro!

By: Craig Tello

Hasbro is throwing down the Gauntlet at San Diego Comic-Con 2014. The crown jewel of the toymaker’s Marvel offerings at the massive summer mega-event is a set boasting a wearable Infinity Gauntlet, straight from the pages of the definitive Thanos epic by Jim Starlin.

6 Reasons You Need Your Own Infinity Gauntlet

6 Reasons You Need Your Own Infinity Gauntlet

The gemmed golden glove is essentially a cosmic fan’s dream come true and it comes complete with exclusive 3.75” figures of Thanos (with his own mini-Gauntlet), an all-new Lady Death (no need to kill half the universe to impress this one!) plus the first-time figures of Starfox and Nebula (Thanos’ brother and granddaughter, respectively). Yes, it’s like a Mad Titan family reunion-meets-“Thanos, This is Your Life,” but the best part has to be the joy that awaits you once you slide your paw into the human-size, foam Infinity Gauntlet itself.

Since I first saw Thanos use it to annihilate… well, name any Marvel character from the early 90’s… I’ve waited to don the Gauntlet myself, and I’ve got six reasons — one per gem — you need to be in line behind me for one (or more) of your own in San Diego.

1) This is the first time a wearable Infinity Gauntlet has ever been made since the weapon’s comics debut in 1991.

6 Reasons You Need Your Own Infinity Gauntlet

6 Reasons You Need Your Own Infinity Gauntlet

2) Instant godhood in Rock, Paper, Scissors. Just dare someone to throw scissors.

6 Reasons You Need Your Own Infinity Gauntlet

6 Reasons You Need Your Own Infinity Gauntlet


3) The comfy foam fist can be used to backfill that one missing glove from last winter.

6 Reasons You Need Your Own Infinity Gauntlet

6 Reasons You Need Your Own Infinity Gauntlet


4) You’ll be able to bro-up like a Titan and show your equally geeky best friend some love with an Infinite fist-bump. And if you both snare a set, you’ll execute the ultimate cosmic pound. Respect, respect.

6 Reasons You Need Your Own Infinity Gauntlet

6 Reasons You Need Your Own Infinity Gauntlet


5) You can leverage your gloved virtual omnipotence to safely mitigate the latest random skirmish between your two (or more) cats … including one named Galactus (pictured, right).


6 Reasons You Need Your Own Infinity Gauntlet

6 Reasons You Need Your Own Infinity Gauntlet

6 Reasons You Need Your Own Infinity Gauntlet

6 Reasons You Need Your Own Infinity Gauntlet


6) The prestige of the Gauntlet. Only a handful of characters have ever worn it in Marvel lore, namely Thanos, Adam Warlock, Magus, Iron Man, Mr. Fantastic, Dr. Doom, Captain America and Nebula, who’s also available in this SDCC set. Go ahead and add your name to that short list.

6 Reasons You Need Your Own Infinity Gauntlet

6 Reasons You Need Your Own Infinity Gauntlet

And just because the Gauntlet transcends all rules, here are a few more reasons you can’t miss Hasbro’s hyper-rad exclusive. Meaning this six-piece list just became nine. Need Mind gem. Explosion imminent.

• You can uniquely complement your previously released Hulk Hand with an even mightier knuckled duke.

6 Reasons You Need Your Own Infinity Gauntlet

6 Reasons You Need Your Own Infinity Gauntlet


• You’ll be able to recreate the sickest panels from the original six-issue series.

6 Reasons You Need Your Own Infinity Gauntlet

6 Reasons You Need Your Own Infinity Gauntlet

6 Reasons You Need Your Own Infinity Gauntlet

6 Reasons You Need Your Own Infinity Gauntlet


• You’ll finally complete your Thanos cosplay just in time for the theatrical release of Marvel’s blockbuster cosmic film, “Guardians of the Galaxy.” (What else would you wear to the theater? A raccoon mask?!)

6 Reasons You Need Your Own Infinity Gauntlet

6 Reasons You Need Your Own Infinity Gauntlet


Available at Hasbro booth 3213 at San Diego Comic-Con 2014, with a limited quantity available after the convention at HasbroToyShop.com, the exclusive Infinity Gauntlet set is $74.99. And, if the most powerful weapon in the universe isn’t enough, be sure to get your gloved hand on the Marvel Legends Infinite Series 6-inch exclusive set based on THE THANOS IMPERATIVE, featuring Black Bolt, Medusa, Gladiator, Star-Lord and Blastaar. Prepare for perhaps the most cosmic Comic-Con ever!

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See Gillian Jacobs in “Ibiza” on Netflix May 25th, and “Life of the Party” in theaters now!

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Instructions:
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