‘Avengers: Endgame’ boosts Build-A-Bear sales with name-drop
This is surprising.June 5, 2019
If you remember the scene where Rocket Racoon startled Iron Man who said, “At this exact second, I thought you were a Build-A-Bear.” Rocket responded, saying that it might be true, which was very strange.
The scene was pretty hilarious and apparently has helped boost sales for the company. Build-A-Bear CEO Sharon Price John acknowledged that the boost in sales was due to the Marvel movie mentioning the store.
“(Sales) were further enhanced by Marvel’s generous and welcome nod to Build-A-Bear in the movie’s first 10 minutes. That’s just one more example of Build-A-Bear’s top culture presence and power,” John said during a conference call.
The exact numbers are unknown, but the sales are expected to be significant for Build-A-Bear. The two companies have worked together before, as Build-A-Bear carries an entire Marvel line. You can get a stuffed Thanos, bears themed around Captain America, Iron Man, Black Panther, Captain Marvel, Thor and Spider-Man.
More Avengers: Endgame news
Between the recent Game Of Thrones finale and the release of Avengers: Endgame, petitions from disgruntled fans have been popping up everywhere looking to change the outcomes of their favorite franchises.
Some fans seem to be displeased with the fate of Tony Stark in the recent film, which had Stark sacrifice himself in order to defeat Thanos and save the universe.
While this is one of the most hard-hitting aspects of the latest Marvel movie, some fans feel Iron Man deserved a happier ending, and are making their opinions known.
The petition was revealed on Change.org, carrying the title “BRING TONY STARK BACK TO LIFE #savetonystark #TonyStark.” At this point, the page has eclipsed 39,000 signatures, and the number is still rising.
As previously mentioned, this has been a recurring trend in the entertainment community as of late. The Game Of Thrones petition to remake the final season in its entirety has garnered 1,623,600 petitions at this time.
The first opportunity for Tony Stark’s resurrection wouldn’t be until the next slate of Marvel films release, which could be soon. Recently, a possible list of upcoming MCU films was revealed by an anonymous source.
The source also happens to be the same anonymous person who accurately predicted a handful of minor details in Endgame ahead of its release, tweeting out the information from the Twitter account “@RogerWardell.”
Now, Wardell is predicting the full lineup of upcoming Marvel films over the next decade, as well as a few more key plot points for fans.
The alleged slate of films to be released can be seen below.
Black Panther 2
Doctor Strange 2
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
Captain Marvel 2
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