Avengers: Age of Ultron hits theaters on May 1st, and the Cataldo household is in full Avengers-anticipation mode. I honestly can’t say who’s excited more — my sons, my daughter, or me and my husband! And, unless you’ve been hiding in a hole, you’ve likely seen Avengers promotions everywhere. They’re on TV, they’re on billboards — there’s even an Avengers ad on the milk that’s in our refrigerator right now.
Avengers: Age of Ultron has already raked in more than $200 million dollars last weekend, and the movie hasn’t even opened in the United States yet! The rest of the world’s gone Avengers-crazy. Avengers: Age of Ultron already accounts for 84% of all movie ticket presales too.
The marketing team behind Avengers: Age of Ultron has gone to incredible lengths to saturate the media with unconventional movie tie-ins. So, you can only imagine the excitement that was brewing in our house when this briefcase arrived at our door…
This “Highly Confidential” briefcase from the Avengers and Gillette arrived locked. What was inside? First, we had to figure out the combination. That didn’t take long, as we tried numerals that corresponded to the Avengers: Age of Ultron movie release date and the case’s latches popped open.
Opening the briefcase revealed a set of Avengers:Age of Ultron Gillette razors — aren’t these incredible? There’s a Gillette razor that corresponds to four of our favorite superheroes:
- Captain America’s Gillette UltraStrike: Rebuilt with SuperSoldier technology, featuring a vibranium-coated shield cartridge that shoots out from the handle to cut targeted hairs.
- Iron Man’s Gillette Repulsor with ExoBlade: Arc Reactor technology generates a perpetual energy supply to obliterate face hairs with uni-beam pulse bolts.
- Thor’s Gillette Thunder: Scorches hair to the follicle with micro-lightning. Eliminates borrowing by utilizing an honor-based gyro-gravity field.
- The Hulk’s Gillette XL Gamma: Features stress-triggered sensors and an unstable molecular structure that can increase up to 700% in brute shaving force.
The case also included large promotional cards explaining the supernatural features of each razor, noting that these new designs are a collaboration between Gillette and Stark Industries! They’ve even been advertising these new razors online with a commercial you’ve just got to see to believe:
My husband immediately claimed Thor’s Gillette Thunder as his own, and of course, that means no one else in the house can pick it up now. Just like Thor’s hammer, it’s got one owner. He’s been repeatedly assuring me he is “worthy” of this razor.
My sons are a little too young to need to shave yet, but they could not resist trying these out. How many kids in the world can say their first shave was with Iron Man’s or The Hulk’s razors?
No worries — they were at no risk of cutting themselves, because their Avengers replica razors have no blades in them. And, as incredibly cool as they are, these razors aren’t available for the general public to purchase. They’re solely a movie tie-in… but a brilliant one!
Receiving this (rather incredible) media kit has only served to pump up our entire household even more about the Avengers: Age of Ultron movie release tomorrow. My teenage daughter’s already lamenting that there was no Black Widow-themed razor in the kit for her. (Listen, girl, you’re just going to have to fight your mother for Captain America’s Gillette UltraStrike. Its responsive disc technology means Mama’s going to have silky-smooth legs all summer long!)
As an aside, I can’t be the only one who prefers using razors designed for men over women’s razors. I have tried nearly every brand and style of razors out there, but I always keep coming back to the men’s Gillette Fusion or Mach 3s. I would love to know factually — definitively — whether or not men’s razor blades are sharper than women’s. I perceive and believe that the men’s razors are sharper and give a better shave than the blades that are designed for women. Is it true? Inquiring minds want to know! I may have to reach out to Gillette and get a definitive answer on this… if they’ll share it.
Now, Gillette was also kind enough to send three Gillette Fusion Pro-Glide razors over for three of my readers. (Alas, these are not Avengers: Age of Ultron-themed, but who’d say no to a quality razor like this?) Instead of hosting a formal giveaway for these, I’m going to pick three of my favorite comments under this article and send each of my faves a Gillette Fusion Pro-Glide FlexBall razor! Leave a note, leave a comment, or feel free to answer any of the following questions:
- Which Avengers-themed Gillette/Stark Industries razor do you like best?
- Don’t you wish these Avengers: Age of Ultron razors were real? (Would you buy them if they were? I would!)
- Are you a woman who prefers using men’s razors? (Tell me I’m not alone.)
- Are you planning to see Avengers: Age of Ultron?
To further whet your Avengers appetite, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures just sent over three new teasers for Avengers: Age of Ultron, which you can enjoy right now!
Don’t forget to leave a comment for a chance to receive a FREE Gillette Fusion ProGlide FlexBall razor… designed for civilian shaving needs.