If you're one of those people who uses headphones to keep awkward conversations at bay while stuck in public situations, you're probably going to want to say away from Marvel's new earbuds. After all, the colorful licensed products begs for attention.

Produced by Zeikos, the earbuds sport the comic book likeness of Spider-Man, Iron Man, the Hulk and the Punisher's skull logo. About half of the earbud varieties come in colorful plastic, while the others seem to be constructed from die-cast metal (or simply painted to look metallic).

The Big Bad Toy Store currently has the items up for preorder with an expected May release. I can't track down any tech specs, but I expect their $15 price point should deliver something competent for casual use. Just don't count on ol' Shellhead to help you mix your band's next concept album. You might not pick up all of the whale noises you panned through the bridge and I won't allow myself to be held responsible for that.

Check out some larger images of the line after the jump.

[Via Big Bag Toy Store]