One of CSC’s favorite attractions from Atlantic City Boardwalk Con ’15 was the Stan Lee Museum. It was filled with original artwork, props from some of Marvel’s most famous movies, and even comics for purchase that were signed by the man himself.
Over the course of the weekend, you could hear the rumblings from attendees about what item they wanted to steal, all of which were made half-jokingly. Here’s CSC’s list of the Top 5 displays we’d steal from the Stan Lee Museum.
*Disclaimer: Costume SuperCenter, in no way, condones stealing of any kind… Especially from a legend like Stan Lee.
(But, if we did…)
5. Collectible Statues
Okay, so maybe collectible statues aren’t as cool as action figures, BUT STILL… Would you look at that picture?! That’s a statue of Wolverine that might scare away small children. It’s as life-like as a statue of an animation can look, and might be the easiest item on this list to stuff under your shirt and leave the exhibit with… Not that we’re encouraging that kind of thing.
And think of all the cool uses a statue of Wolverine could serve – When you’re feeling down, you could look at it for inspiration, because nothing can keep the leader of the X-Men down. You could take it, pair it with the statue of the Incredible Hulk, and use them as bookends. You could use his claws to hold cheese at cocktail parties. The possibilities really are endless.
Warning: Don’t put blocks of cheese on its claws if you see it at a convention. We hear that’s frowned upon.
4. Daredevil’s Mask
Call us crazy, but we’re ranking Daredevil up there with some of the Marvel greats. Heightened senses because he’s blind? Daredevil has been an inspiration for all since Matt Murdock first started protecting the citizens of Hell’s Kitchen in his inception in 1964.
We know, we know… This is the mask from the 2003 film Daredevil, and there’s already a way cooler Daredevil that’s on Netflix now. That doesn’t change the fact that this is the actual mask of a Marvel hero. Ben Affleck has feelings, guys.
…And, if you’re a DC kind of guy (or gal), you could even call this Batman’s mask, and you wouldn’t technically be wrong!
3. Original Star Wars Artwork
Did you think that the only connection Marvel Comics had to Star Wars was that they’re both owned by the Disney? WRONG.
George Lucas approached Stan Lee in 1975, prior to the release of the first film in hopes that Lee would agree to publish a comic about the characters from that Galaxy Far, Far Away. Lee originally declined, but was persuaded in a second meeting with Lucas and an agreement that no royalties be paid to LucasFilm until sales exceeded 100,000 copies.
2. Thor’s Hammer
Want to be technical? Its name is Mjölnir. Want to be really technical? Anybody can lift it.
In the Marvel Universe, Mjölnir is forged by Dwarven blacksmiths, and is composed of Uru, a fictional Asgardian metal. The side of the hammer carries the inscription “Whosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor.”
To see that inscription within inches of your face is chill-inducing. Would anything from pop culture or comic lore really make you feel as all-powerful as a god?
1. Collection of Tony Stark’s Iron Man Marks
Maybe we spoke too soon. Would this collection of Marks make you feel as powerful as a god? No, probably not. But it would make you feel like a “Genius, Billionaire, Playboy, Philanthropist,” and, to some… That might feel better.