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Wolverine Super Hero Squad Review: The Coming of Apocalypse

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My three favorite X-Men bad guys all have one thing in common: being blue. Of course, blue seems to be the predominate color for the X-Men in general. I don’t know why, but I’ve always loved the pairing of Apocalypse, Mr. Sinister and Mystique facing off against the X-Men. But the biggest issue for me was the fact that the original version of Apocalypse released in the Super Hero Squad was too big and way too jolly.

Apocalypse waited in hiding for centuries, planning his return. Now, he is back, and he has corrupted the X-Man Angel to serve him. Only working together can Wolverine and Nightcrawler take him down!

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Marvel Super Hero Squad Review: Danger Room Debacle 5-Pack

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I find it funny that I can pin point the exact breaking point for me when it came to Super Hero Squad. My friends insisted that the toys were childish and would be a waste of money. But I have a background in marketing and have one weakness when it comes to products: excellent packaging. So when I first saw the Danger Room Debacle in stores, I immediately bought it because the packaging was that good.

The package is half a cylinder about a foot long. The open window shows four X-Men facing off against Magneto in the Danger Room. The Danger Room is done simply: two ramps while the rest is various shades of light blue. It looks pretty much exactly how I think the Danger Room should look while it is inert. Plus the packaging is designed to let all the figures be removed without damaging the backdrop! It is excellent design work and clearly a precursor to the display that came with Slave I.

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May 11th, 2010 at 12:00 am

Review: Marvel Super Hero Squad – Angel & Colossus

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The first wave of the Super Hero Squad had a clear theme: the X-Men! One of the four major lines at Marvel, the X-Men have almost always been very popular, and by always I mean except for the 5 years when no new X-Men comics were published and the book was turned into a reprint book from 1970 – 1975.

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Written by jestergoblin

March 28th, 2010 at 12:07 am