Can Marvel Superheroes Get Any Cuter?

We knew it was going to happen. Disney launched the stackable Tsum Tsum plush toys in Japan — their very name comes from the Japanese verbĀ tsumu meaning “to stack” — after a massively popular mobile game. Favorite Disney characters have been reshaped as pill-shaped squat versions of themselves for children and other Disney fans to stack into pyramids.

Of course they had to come to America. And they have been very difficult to keep in stock at Disney Park Resorts, Disney Stores, and Target.

Corporate synergy being what it is, it was only a matter of time before Marvel Tsum Tsums would appear. At D23, Disney had a few on display. We can now confirm that they’re here, and that quite possibly, you want them.

Spotted in the World of Disney store in Downtown Disney in Anaheim today, Marvel Tsum Tsums of various sizes were photographed and sent to Fanboy Planet. (No, none of us were in Anaheim.) Grab them. Hug them and pet them and call them Thorge. Because the bar has just been raised by Marvel on how ridiculously cute they can make their toughest characters. At least with THIS Avengers collection, Disney and Marvel include Black Widow.

Seeing these, of course, brings up the question — how long before the Star Wars Tsum Tsums?

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In addition to running Fanboy Planet, Derek has written for ActionAce, Daily Radar, Once Upon A Dime, and The Wave. He has contributed stories to Arcana Comics (The Greatest American Hero) and Monsterverse Comics (Bela Lugosi's Tales from the Grave). He has performed with ComedySportz and Silicon Valley Shakespeare, though relocated to Hollywood to... work in an office? If you ever played Eric's Ultimate Solitaire on the Macintosh, it was Derek's voice as The Weasel that urged you to play longer. You can buy his book "I Was Flesh Gordon" on the Amazon link at the right. Email him at