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In the wake of "Disney Infinity's" sudden cancellation, a number of scrapped "Infinity"designs are hitting the Internet. A few days ago, fans got a look at Disney Games' abandoned take on Benedict Cumberbatch's Doctor Strange. Now, an exclusive video on the Infiniteer Adventures YouTube channel reveals "Disney Infinity's" spin on Marvel Comics' alternate-reality web-slinger Spider-Gwen.
"Disney Infinity" was Disney Games' entry in the lucrative toys-to-life market, in which users can link toys with their video game consoles to unlock exclusive digital characters. Since 2013, Disney has launched three different editions of "Disney Infinity," each one focusing on a specific Disney-owned franchise: "Disney Infinity 1.0" featured classic Disney characters, "2.0" introduced Marvel superheroes, and 2015's "Disney Infinity 3.0" added "Star Wars" characters to the mix. To outside observers, the game seemed successful, and "Disney Infinity" regularly beat other toys-to-life games like "Skylanders" and "LEGO Dimensions" at the marketplace.
As such, it was a big surprise when Disney cancelled "Disney Infinity" and shuttered its Disney Games division in early May. Sources claim that "Disney Infinity" was, in many ways, a victim of its own success: based on the promising returns from "Disney Infinity 1.0," Disney over-produced "Disney Infinity" figures, which sat unsold on store shelves and ultimately doomed the franchise.
"Disney Infinity's" cancellation was clearly a surprise to its developers as well as its fans, as Disney Games had a fair amount of content waiting in the wings. A "Finding Dory" playset came out a couple of weeks ago to absolutely no fanfare, and figures like Doctor Strange and Spider-Gwen look like they were in the final planning stages.
Spider-Gwen feels like a natural fit for "Disney Infinity." The character, created by Jason Latour and Robbi Rodriguez first debuted in 2014's "Edge of the Spider-Verse #2" as part of Marvel's "Spider-Verse" crossover event. The character, a superpowered version of Peter Parker's doomed girlfriend Gwen Stacy, was an instant hit, and Spider-Gwen quickly became a popular cosplay subject at conventions around the world. An ongoing "Spider-Gwen" comic book series and plenty of merchandise followed.
In Disney Games' absence, Disney remains committed to making video games based on its key franchises; however, going forward, titles will be licensed out to third parties instead of being produced in-house.
Source : CBR
The Marvel Bishoujo collection, bringing you new interpretations of familiar superheroes and villains, returns with one of the most popular characters to debut in the last few years, SPIDER-GWEN! On a parallel Earth it was Gwendolyne “Gwen” Stacy, not Peter Parker, who was bitten by a radioactive spider and given superpowers, and in turn she became a heroine first named Spider-Woman but better known as Spider-Gwen. She has all of the same abilities as Earth-616’s Spider-Man but with her own flair and a costume that instantly made her a hit. Kotobukiya brings you that fantastic design in a Bishoujo Statue based on a new character interpretation by Japanese illustrator Shunya Yamashita! The web-slinging hero of her world, Spider-Gwen is captured in the middle of the action as she swings through the air. The daring heroine comes in for a landing on one outstretched leg while she reaches out to launch a new web from her left hand in the classic web shooter pose. Gwen wears her immediately recognizable costume, the amazing black, white, and pink skintight bodysuit with web designs on her arms and torso along with bright blue footwear. Best of all, you have two very different options for displaying Spider-Gwen thanks to included interchangeable parts.
Use the hooded head to keep her identity secret behind the sleek pink and white mask or choose the bare-headed look to show off Gwen’s beautiful Bishoujo-styled smiling face and long blonde hair! Spider-Gwen stands 8 ¾ inches tall (1/7 scale) on a specially designed display base. Get the hottest new arachnid-inspired heroine for your collection before Spider-Gwen swings away!
Marvel has introduced another best-selling female character in the past year, and she’s now ready for the fastest turnaround time to Bishoujo statue yet: Spider-Gwen!
The spider-powered Gwen Stacy of an alternate universe first appeared last year in the build to the (awesome) “Spider-Verse” event, and has quickly become the star of her own popular series. Hasbro drew first blood by revealing the first-ever Spider-Gwen figure as part of the next series of Spider-Man Marvel Legends figures at SDCC 2015, but on the statue front, Kotobukiya also came to the show ready to stake their claim to first dibs on super-powered Gwen Stacy!
We got our first reveal teaser of the Kotobukiya Bishoujo Spider-Gwen statue in the San Diego Comic-Con 2015 catalog at the start of the show, and then Kotobukiya officially announced Gwen during their panel at SDCC 2015.
The artwork Kotobukiya showed of Spider-Gwen was just the cover from this year’s Spider-Gwen #1 comic book. It’s possible this crouching pose will be the actual pose chosen for the piece, but I suspect it’s just placeholder art at this point and the final statue will be more dynamic.
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Hasbro announced and revealed a new series of figures as part of the Marvel Legends: Spider-Man line this morning at a publicity breakfast. The revealed figures included some of the Superior Spider-Man foes and -- most excitedly -- the wildly popular Spider-Gwen.
Spider-Gwen first appeared in "Edge of Spider-Verse" #2, which introduced and explored the world of Earth-65 where the infamous radioactive spider bit Gwen Stacy instead of Peter Parker. Fans and critics immediately responded positively to the character's design alone and her popularity grew even more following the release of the issue, leading to her character receiving her very own ongoing self-titled series written by Jason Latour with art by Robbi Rodriguez.
"Spider-Gwen" relaunches as part of Marvel's "All-New, All-Different" line this October.
There will be more Marvel Legends figures revealed throughout the show. Stay tuned to the ComicBookResources Instagram for more.