Paycheck Friday: Assemble your own ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ play set

May 01, 2015 | 4:08 p.m.

Welcome to a special all-Avengers installment of Paycheck Friday, a roundup of some of Hero Complex’s favorite geek merchandise including toys, games and books.

“Avengers: Age of Ultron” hit theaters in North America today, so it’s only fitting that this week’s paycheck could be spent filling your own Avengers-themed toy box. Though statues and collectibles are definitely nice, for this installment we’re focusing on products that are best used after being torn out of their packaging for hands-on interaction.

A must-have for any good toy box is a set of action figures, so the first item on this week’s roundup is this “Avengers: Age of Ultron” Captain America and Black Widow action figure set from Hasbro.

The Black Widow and Captain America action figure set. (Hasbro)

The Black Widow and Captain America action figure set. (Hasbro)

It’s no secret that there is a slight disparity when it comes to the number of Black Widow figures compared with that of her male counterparts, so picking up this set will ensure you can complete your cast of characters.

Avengers: Age of Ultron” marks the fourth big-screen appearance for both Widow and Cap (not counting the brief moment Loki borrows Steve Rogers’ visage during a scene in “Thor: The Dark World”), with both of their most recent previous outings being 2014’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.” So it’s only fitting that these heroes are paired together for this package.

Once you are ready to expand your action figure collection, you should consider adding other characters like Scarlet Witch.

Watching Earth’s mightiest heroes in on-screen combat sequences is a thrill, so it makes perfect sense to want to re-create some of that movie magic (with the aid of a little bit of imagination magic).

For re-creations of vehicular scenes, our pick is the Hot Wheels Quinjet Moto Launcher.

The Quinjet Moto Launcher includes an Iron Man Moto figure. (David Chickering / Mattel)

The Quinjet Moto Launcher includes an Iron Man Moto figure. (David Chickering / Mattel)

The Quinjet, of course, is the high-tech S.H.I.E.L.D. jet used by the Avengers as transport. The Quinjet launcher shoots the Motos, which are mini-motorcycles with assorted characters as riders, out of the nose of the jet as if the characters are setting off on a chase.

The list of character riders for these Motos include Iron Man, Captain America, Black Widow, Thor, Ultron, Hulk, Hawkeye and Iron Man in his Hulk-Buster suit, which allows for a variety of scenes and chases that you may have seen (or wish to have seen) in the film.

Our third pick this week is Thor’s Power Hammer Game.

While most of us may not be worthy enough to wield the actual Mjolnir (don’t worry, it’s an issue even the Odinson struggles with), it shouldn’t stop you from experiencing how it feels to raise Thor’s hammer and bring it down on your foes.

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Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk, left, Chris Evans as Captain America, Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Chris Hemsworth as Thor in "Avengers: Age of Ultron." (Marvel)

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Chris Hemsworth as Thor, left, Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man and Chris Evans as Captain America in "Avengers: Age of Ultron." (Marvel)

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Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff and Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Pietro Maximoff in "Avengers: Age of Ultron." (Jay Maidment / Marvel)

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Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner, left, Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff, Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark, Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Chris Evans Steve Rogers in "Avengers: Age of Ultron." (Jay Maidment / Marvel)

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Ultron (voiced by James Spader), left, and Ulysses Klaue (Andy Serkis) in "Avengers: Age of Ultron." (Marvel)

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Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Quicksilver and Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch in "Avengers: Age of Ultron." (Jay Maidment / Marvel)

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Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff, left, and Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner in "Avengers: Age of Ultron." (Jay Maidment / Marvel)

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Iron Man's Hulkbuster suit (Robert Downey Jr.) versus the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) in "Avengers: Age of Ultron." (Marvel)

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Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), left, and Dr. Cho (Claudia Kim) in "Avengers: Age of Ultron." (Jay Maidment / Marvel)

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Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) and War Machine (Don Cheadle) in "Avengers: Age of Ultron." (Marvel)

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Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch and Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Quicksilver in "Avengers: Age of Ultron." (Jay Maidment / Marvel)

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Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark, left, and Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson in "Avengers: Age of Ultron." (Jay Maidment: Marvel)

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Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), left, and Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) in "Avengers: Age of Ultron." (Marvel)

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Ulysses Klaue (Andy Serkis), left, and one of his mercenaries (Bentley Kalu) in "Avengers: Age of Ultron." (Marvel)

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Thomas Kretschmann as Baron von Strucker in "Avengers: Age of Ultron." (Jay Maidment / Marvel)

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The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), left, Captain America (Chris Evans), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) assemble in "Avengers: Age of Ultron." (Marvel)

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The heroes of "Avengers: Age Of Ultron," from left: Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders), Captain America/Steve Rogers (Chris Evans), James "Rhodey" Rhodes (Don Cheadle), Dr. Cho (Claudia Kim), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Clint Barton/Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Bruce Banner/Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), and Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson). (Film Frame / Marvel Studios)

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Chris Evans as Captain America, left, and Chris Hemsworth as Thor in "Avengers: Age Of Ultron." (Jay Maidment / Marvel Studios)

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The villainous Ultron Prime (voiced by James Spader) in "Avengers: Age Of Ultron." (Film Frame / Marvel Studios)

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Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Pietro Maximoff/Quicksilver and Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch in "Avengers: Age Of Ultron." (Jay Maidment / Marvel Studios)

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Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner, left, and Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark in "Avengers: Age Of Ultron." (Jay Maidment / Marvel Studios)

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Chris Evans as Captain America, left, and Chris Hemsworth as Thor in "Avengers: Age Of Ultron." (Jay Maidment / Marvel Studios)

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Chris Evans as Captain America, left, and Chris Hemsworth as Thor in "Avengers: Age Of Ultron." (Jay Maidment / Marvel Studios)

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From left: Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark and Chris Evans as Captain America in "Avengers: Age Of Ultron." (Jay Maidment / Marvel Studios)

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From left: Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/Captain America, Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton/Hawkeye, Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man and Don Cheadle as James "Rhodey" Rhodes in "Avengers: Age Of Ultron." (Film Frame / Marvel Studios)

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Elizabeth Olsen on location in Aosta, Italy, for "Avengers: Age of Ultron" on March 24, 2014. (Photopix/Getty Images)

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Aaron Taylor-Johnson on location in Aosta, Italy, for "Avengers: Age of Ultron" on March 24, 2014. (Photopix/Getty Images)

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An actor films on location in Aosta, Italy, for "Avengers: Age of Ultron" on March 24, 2014. (Photopix/Getty Images)

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Elizabeth Olsen and Jeremy Renner are seen on location in Aosta, Italy, for "Avengers: Age of Ultron" on March 24, 2014. (Photopix/Getty Images)

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Director Joss Whedon and star Aaron Taylor-Johnson on location for "Avengers: Age of Ultron" on March 24, 2014 in Aosta, Italy. (Photopix/Getty Images)

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Actors in motion-capture gear on location for "Avengers: Age of Ultron" on March 24, 2014 in Aosta, Italy. (Photopix/Getty Images)

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Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson are seen on location in Aosta, Italy, for "Avengers: Age of Ultron" on March 24, 2014. (Photopix/Getty Images)

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Aaron Taylor-Johnson is seen filming 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' in Pont-Saint-Martin on March 24, 2014 in Aosta, Italy. (Photopix / Getty Images)

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Jeremy Renner is seen filming on location for "Avengers: Age of Ultron" on March 24, 2014 in Aosta, Italy. (Photopix / Getty Images)

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General view of location of 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' in Pont-Saint-Martin in Aosta, Italy, on March 24, 2014. (Photopix/Getty Images)

This hammer unleashes thunder sound effects every time you smash it onto a target, with the game pitting you against some of Thor’s mightiest of enemies including Loki and some frost giants. The hammer probably won’t help you take out any actual foes, but playing the game is a close second.

Finally we have this week’s bonus pick. For those of you who have already seen “Avengers: Age of Ultron” and have now shifted focus in anticipation of Marvel’s next offering, you can start your “Ant Man” collection early with this exclusive poster T-shirt that was released today.

– Tracy Brown | @tracycbrown |@LATHeroComplex

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One Response to Paycheck Friday: Assemble your own ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ play set

  1. alltoys says:

    great DIY action figures from new Avengers movie!

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