“Pin-Up” of the Week: Thor: The Dark World – Disney Soda Fountain & Studio Store Pin

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I guess you can tell that this has nothing to do with sports.  Although I think Thor would make one hell of a ballplayer.  Ever since Disney purchased Marvel, they’ve been churning out superhero pins left and right.  Especially when they release a new movie.  To coincide with the release of Thor: The Dark World, Disney released a limited edition pin set which could be purchased at their Soda Fountain & Studio Store in California.  Each pin in the set is limited to 400, except for the El Capitan marquee one which they made 500 of.  The above pin is one of those exclusive pins from that set, and currently sells for $30.00.

I’m a sucker for superhero movies.  They’re my favorite.  Marvel has just done a fantastic job with this whole Avengers story line.  Every movie gives fans one more piece of the puzzle, and leaves us wanting more.  I thought Thor: The Dark World was an interesting follow-up to The Avengers.  Make sure you stick around for the two post credit scenes.  ABC’s Marvels Agents Of Shield is suppose to involve the events of Thor: The Dark World within one of its upcoming episodes.  Maybe it will be their job to take down that left over frost monster which is still running around Earth.

We find out that the Tesseract is considered one of the Infinity Stones in the Marvel cinematic universe.  Volstagg and Sif entrust the Collector with the Aether (which is also an Infinity Stone) because having two of them stored together would be too dangerous.  Did anyone realize that when Jane was standing next to the Aether it was really big, and then when Volstagg and Sif gave it to the Collector is was small enough to hold it in your hand?  What is up with that?

This is probably the nerdiest post I’ve ever written.  But that’s why I love these movies.  They get the mind working.  One more little tidbit.  Samuel L. Jackson plays Nick Fury in a lot of these films.  Right now you see him advertising the Capital One Quicksilver credit card.  I’m sure we’ll see him play Nick Fury again in the next Avengers movie where there plans to be a character called Quicksilver.

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“Pin-Up” of the Week: The Avengers – Iron Man Disney Soda Fountain L.E. Pin

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Right next door to the El Capitan Theater in Los Angelas you’ll find the Disney Soda Fountain & Studio Store.  One of the major events that fans look forward to are the new pin releases that draw a lot of people.  This pin, along with four others, were sold last year to celebrate the release of The Avengers.  It is modeled after the 1968 #47 comic book and is limited to only 300 pins.  They sell for $20.00 to $30.00.  On May 11, 2013 the Disney Soda Fountain & Studio Store will be selling six different pins to commemorate Iron Man 3.  This pin set has been pre-selling for crazy prices.

The 2013 summer movie season has officially begun.  Today I saw Iron Man 3 and really enjoyed it.  You get to see Tony Stark battle a lot of demons after the events that took place during The Avengers.  He has been building one type of armor after another while thinking of different situations that they could be used for.  In the final battle we get to see all of these armors fighting together.

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The Mark 39 Sub Orbital Suit “Gemini” is the only armor that I don’t remember actually seeing in the movie, yet they let us know it exists.  It would also be the only one Stark didn’t destroy.  Perhaps they’re saving it for when he goes to meet the Guardians of the Galaxy.  I love these movies and I hope Robert Downey Jr comes back to play Tony Stark.  I really can’t see anyone else playing that character.