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Warning: SPOILERS for Avengers: Infinity War are ahead!
Coming as a shock to no one, Avengers: Infinity War is making a lot of money. Marvel's event film to end all event films just finished dominating the box office for the third straight weekend. It is now close to $550 million domestically and sits at over $1.6 billion worldwide. Never one to pass up an easy buck, Disney is taking full advantage of the enthusiasm for the film by selling Infinity Gauntlet sippers at Disneyland. The souvenir sippers have proven quite popular, disappearing from the park like half the population in the universe and selling out over the weekend. Check out the sipper below:
I mean, come on, that thing is awesome, and the Guardians of the Galaxy-Mission: Breakout! ride in the background is a nice touch. The Infinity Gauntlet sipper was being sold at several locations around Disney's California Adventure Park at the Disneyland Resort in California. The Gauntlet was going for $20 with a bottled drink at outdoor vending carts, or $18.49 plus tax and counter service locations where it comes with a fountain drink. Twenty dollars for an all-powerful weapon? Not bad. Is it any wonder these are selling out? For those who missed out on getting one, all is not lost. MousePlanet reports that more inventory of the Infinity Gauntlet Sipper is expected this week. I'm pretty sure Disney can continue to print money with these as much as they want. If you aren't a Titan and want to see how the super-weapon looks on a hand that isn't giant and purple, take a look below:
I think we can all agree that Thanos' desire to wipe out half the life in the universe is a bit extreme and not something that you can really get behind ethically. That said, who among us doesn't want their own Infinity Gauntlet? Forged by Eitri on Nidavellir and boasting six Infinity Stones allowing you to teleport, bend reality to your will and go back in time to fix your screw-ups, the Infinity Gauntlet is an extremely useful glove and a truly timeless fashion statement. I think I speak for everyone when I say I would very much like to have one. Sadly, or thankfully, the one sold at Disneyland doesn't do any of those things. But it does look like an Infinity Gauntlet and you can drink a tasty beverage out of it. Sold American!
The popularity of these Infinity Gauntlet sippers is just another testament to how marvelously Marvel succeeded with Infinity War in general and specifically Thanos. The Mad Titan was a compelling and memorable villain, and he now finds himself a permanent fixture in pop culture. Avengers: Infinity War is in theaters now. For everything about the MCU and its future, check out our Marvel Cinematic Universe page, and stay tuned to CinemaBlend as we bring you all the latest in movie-themed sippy cup news.