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Review: BattleWorld: Mystery of the Thanostones Game

Andy and his Battleworld toys

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Funko sent us a Marvel BattleWorld Mega Pack to play with and review. Opinions are our own.

Funko has gotten into the tabletop gaming space and also on the toy aisle in Target. In Battleworld Mystery of the Thanostones Funko has partnered with Marvel to create a one of a kind tabletop gaming experience featuring micro-collectible figures the excitement of discovering blind bag surprises. The game is rather fun to play as well.

The Battleworld mega box

So, Funko sent the BattleWorld Mega Pack which contains everything you need to play the game with 1-4 people. There are 6 micro figures included. Each one comes with the exclusive Negative Zone Spider-Man figure. Then there are 3 additional figures and two figures trapped in Thanostones. In order to rescue and open a Thanostone you have to win a special Thanostone battle. These can be a bit more difficult than regular battles. The reward, however is to crack open a Thanostone and reveal a brand new micro figure for your collection. Once you rescue this figure they help battle along with you.

About to play Battleworld

The BattleWorld Mega Pack came with two Thanostones and if you would like more of them you will need to pick up a BattleWorld Battle Ball. The nice thing about this game is that you can pick up a Battle Ball and have a 1-2 player immediately. With Meg Pack you can bring in 1-4 players. I am a collector and wanted to expand my collection so I made sure to head to Target and pick up a couple of the BattleWorld Battle Balls.

Battleworld Gaming Box

The micro figures are excellent, something that I’ve come to expect from Funko. I did not expect for such a deep dive into the Marvel Archives regarding the cast of characters we would discover. Andy was delighted that we rescued Throg from a Thanostone. He’s hoping that at some point we get a Spider-Ham figure, too. I guess that I am boring because I really want a regular Iron Man. He’s my favorite, but I am also excited to see characters like Howard the Duck and Beta Ray Bill in the lineup. Series 1 has 30 characters to collect including 6 ultra-rare Infinity versions of characters. We managed to get the Infinity Captain Marvel from a Battle Ball Thanostone!

Each character has their own Hero Power, and those can come in handy while you play. For example, I had Loki in the first game and he allowed us to re-flip the Danger Coin so we could prevent advancing danger at the end of the turn. Gameplay is fast paced and fun. We are excited to play again with the whole family. I am eager to find out what heroes we have left to rescue from the 3 remaining Battle Balls that I picked up. I don’t think I’ve ever waited this long to open up a toy like this, but we can’t unless we rescue those characters. So we must Battle On!!

Are Superhero Movies Cinema – Special Q&A Live Streams Every Monday in April!

Are Super Hero Movies Cinema

I just learned about this special livestream that happens every Monday at 7:30pm PST. This Q & A is put on by ASU Film Spark and features the Hollywood pros that helped bring you Avengers Endgame, The Amazing Spider-Man, Venom and more! There are two more of these including one tonight. Here are the details.

Having done pre-vis for Avengers Endgame, The Mandalorian, and Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker, the Third Floor is the best kept open secret in Hollywood! The Third Floor is named after the 8 filmmakers/animators who worked on the third floor of George Lucas’ Skywalker Ranch. Join us as we welcome CEO Chris Edwards for what promises to be a mind-blowing conversation. Q&As will stream live on Film Spark’s YouTube channel.

RSVP for ALL EVENTS at FilmSparkEvents.com

Click HERE to visit ASU Film Spark on YouTube and watch the live stream!

THE THIRD FLOOR Founder CEO Chris Edwards

April 20 – Avengers: Endgame, The Mandalorian, and Star Wars Episode IX: Rise of Skywalker Pre-Vis Company THE THIRD FLOOR Founder/CEO Chris Edwards

Producer EP - Matt Tolmach

April 27 – The Amazing Spider-Man / Venom / Jumanji Producer/EP – Matt Tolmach

Guests subject to availability.

Live streams are part of the ASU course FMP-494: Welcome to Hollywood, but enrollment is not required to watch the Q&A!