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It’s a fine time to add more items to the X-Men collection. Whether you’re shopping for yourself, or getting a gift for anyone who loves the Marvel mutants, there’s so much to chose from that it can be overwhelming, but we’re here to help.
X-Men fans have been through a lot over the years. Wolverine, Storm, Rogue, Cyclops, Beast, and the rest of the X-Men crew are still popular characters in the Marvel Universe, though some fans feel that the film franchise has lost its luster, and just as a new class of mutants could be poised to lead the franchise. “The New Mutants,” directed by Josh Boone, will land on HBO Max on April 10. If you want to catch up on the earlier X-Men films, many of them are streaming on HBO Max.
Not signed up for HBO Max? No worries, it’s easy to join. For $14.99 a month, HBO Max subscribers get access to a massive library of blockbuster films, hit TV series, and epic originals, including every Warner Bros. film scheduled for release this year. Each film will premiere in theaters and on HBO Max simultaneously.
For those who enjoy, or want to get familiar with, the X-Men animated series from the ’90s, you can stream all fives seasons on Disney+. If you’re not a subscriber, Disney+ offers thousands of hours of programming, plus exclusive releases for just $7.99 a month, or $79.99 a year (as of March 26).
Besides streaming, there are lots of ways to submerge yourself in all things X-Men. From comic books to cufflinks, see below for the best merchandise on the web.
A must-read if you love cool art work coupled with stories following the classic X-Men characters from the ’70s and ’80s. “X-Men Classic The Complete Collection, Vol. 2,” expands on the collection written by Marvel veteran Chris Claremont, featuring Cyclops, Phoenix, Storm, Wolverine, Nightcrawler, Rogue, Mystique, Havok, Professor X, and more X-Men icons.
Inspired by the X-Men films, Marvel released this collectible set as part of its Legends Series. The set includes Magneto and Professor X action figures, a wheel chair, and seven accessories.
Channel Cyclops with this multi-colored mini backpack from Loungefly. The compact, faux leather backpack features a detailed appliqué, zippered compartments, and padded adjustable straps with a top handle. For a more affordable option, try the Loungefly X-Men Chibi Character Allover Print backpack for $29.99.
The 100 percent silk tie combines a classic blue-stripe pattern intertwined with the X-Men symbol for a subtle but unique fashion nod to the franchise. Give it as a birthday gift, Father’s Day gift, or any other special occasion.
Why not add a pair of cufflinks to your suit? The Wolverine Mask Cufflinks can be worn with or without the X-Men silk symbol tie, as they make a statement on their own. The cufflinks, made from rhodium-plated metal, feature a polished enamel mask design on the front, and the Marvel logo on the back.
Streaming may be the future, but there’s something satisfying about owning physical copies of the movies you love. This four-piece movie collection box sets includes the films, “X-Men,” “X-Men: United,” “X-Men: The Last Stand,” and “X-Men First Class.”
Available in hardcover only, the X-Men omnibus from legendary Marvel comics writer Chris Claremont (who co-created Rogue, Mystique, and more X-Men characters) and illustrator Jim Lee (the brilliant artist behind X-Men characters Gambit, and Agent Zero) finds the X-Men in outer space to stop an attempted Skrull takeover and return Princess Lilandra Neramani to her thrown. Meanwhile, back at the home front, Apocalypse makes a return while the crew contends with the loss of Cyclops’s son. The book won’t be available on March 23, but you can pre-order it now.
You don’t have to be an X-Men fan to appreciate the dynamic artwork of Jim Lee’s X-Men comics. This 160-page collection includes an oversized edition of the original “X-Men #1” comic, and more examples of Lee’s exquisite work. You’ll want to make room for a book like this though. It measures 19.81 inches long, and 1.5 inches thick.
Marvel’s X-Men logo glasses come in a pair, and holds up to 10 ounces. Theses sturdy glasses feature a weighted base and will make a great addition to any bar top. Make sure to hand wash them in order to keep the design intact.
College professors William Irwin, and Rebecca Housel, explore the philosophical side of the X-Men universe in this 2009 release. “X-Men and Philosophy” tackles deeper issues plaguing the mutant world, including identity, human ethics versus mutant morality, and self-sacrifice.