Upper Deck and Marvel Entertainment have teamed up to bring fans an exciting new collectible game, "Slingers." The fast-paced game of skill and strategy pits two players against each other as they race to capture collectible medallions in an effort to score the most points and claim victory.
The Slinger itself is truly innovative as players use it in a similar fashion to a yo-yo, but the Slinger has a patented retractable mechanism and an "Invisible Energy Shield" that allows players to pick up collectible medallions if they “sling” it just right. If players sling the units too softly, they won’t get close enough to the medallions to pick them up. If they sling them too hard, the Slingers game units will register when it hits the ground--deducting points and potentially lives from the player. Once players master handling the Slinger, they will score big by and cash in by recovering medallions with high point totals.
Both the Slinger and collectible medallions feature popular Marvel characters like the Avengers, Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Incredible Hulk and more. The collectible medallions are seeded at different ratios within packs and have different rarity levels and point values. Additionally, there are a variety of different formats to play the Slingers game which makes it exciting for participants of all ages and skill levels.
Gamers can find two different Marvel "Slingers" products exclusively in Toys ‘R’ Us retail stores and in select hobby shops. Starter Packs include one of six collectible "Slingers" game units, three collectible medallions and a game play manual. Blister packs include ten collectible medallions, including one rare medallion.
|Marvel "Slingers" Medallion checklist|
“'Slingers' brings added activity to gaming, and once a player has a game unit in their hands they are hooked,” said Jason Masherah, Upper Deck’s vice president of Marketing. “The game is fast paced, exciting and fun; players are going to love it. Partnering with Marvel to bring their dynamic characters to gamers in a new way is very exciting for us. It doesn’t take players that long to get a feel for how to use the "Slingers" game units and with some practice, they’ll be doing tricks while scoring points.”
“'Slingers' is unique on multiple levels, from the way it is played to the creative manner in which it showcases Marvel’s popular characters,” said Jamie Kampel, Director of Licensing at Marvel Entertainment. “We’re thrilled to have partnered with Upper Deck on this offering.”
Look for Marvel "Slingers" products in stores now, including:
|Marvel "Slingers" Battle Pack contents|
MARVEL SLINGERS - BATTLE PACK
Description: The "Slingers" Battle Pack comes with two Collectible Marvel Slingers, six medallions (including one rare medallion), a game manual and a full color playmat. Play a variety of Slingers games including Quick Draw, High Score, Face Off, Sniper, Slingers Solitaire, Smash 'Em and more!
MARVEL SLINGERS - STARTER PACK
Description: Each "Slingers" Starter Pack comes with one Collectible Marvel Slinger and three medallions. Collect medallions, create your teams, and battle against your friends!
MARVEL SLINGERS - MEDALLION BLISTER PACK
Description: Build your set and boost your power with the "Slingers" Medallion blister pack. Each pack comes with 10 medallions and is GUARANTEED to come with one Super Rare Medallion.