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Marvel Vs. Capcom Minimates TRU Wave 3 Captain America & Modern Ryu

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Capcom vs. Marvel is a great idea for Minimates because it allows each pack to appeal to completely different segments. Marvel Fans will grab packs for the heroes and villains, while video game fans will pick them up for their favorite characters. Luckily, this is a pack where I wanted both characters – even though they’ve been released before. Read the rest of this entry »

Avengers Super Hero Squad Review: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes

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My biggest concern with the Avengers movie was what Hasbro would do with the toys. Providing a toy company with all the big names they would possible want could have meant disaster. But instead of turning the Avengers Super Hero Squad line into a bunch of rehashes of Captain America, Hulk, Iron Man and Thor, they actually showed some restraint. In fact, if you buy all three of the 3-packs, you get the entire cast! Read the rest of this entry »

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June 15th, 2012 at 8:00 am

LEGO Avengers Review: The Hulk #5000022

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I love it when the LEGO Store has giveaways since they just reward me for already buying way too much there. Almost all of my LEGO purchases now occur solely at LEGO Stores, I frequently end up with an extra set tossed into my giant bag. Is it bad that I don’t know if LEGO bags some smaller than massive? Read the rest of this entry »

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May 25th, 2012 at 12:00 am

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Review: Quinjet Aerial Battle #6869

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The final Marvel LEGO set is the biggest one, but instead of being the Helicarrier or some cityscape for our heroes to destroy, it ends up being the classic Avengers vehicle- the Quinjet! Part of me is still in awe that we even HAVE LEGO Avengers. Read the rest of this entry »

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April 16th, 2012 at 12:00 am

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Review: Hulk’s Helicarrier Breakout #6868

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I have one big issue with this set. They claim this is the Helicarrier. The box artwork vaguely tries to make it work but it really doesn’t. Had they just called this Banner’s Lab or something, it would have been fine. But calling it the Helicarrier means I think of this. Read the rest of this entry »

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April 13th, 2012 at 12:16 am

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Review: Loki’s Cosmic Cube Escape #6867

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Next in the Avengers LEGO lineup includes the big bad and two heroes. I think the reason I like this so much is when you combine it with Captain America’s Avenging Cycle set, you end up with an evenly balanced battle!

Seize the stolen cosmic cube from Loki! Loki is escaping from S.H.I.E.L.D. headquarters with the powerful cosmic cube. If he succeeds, he could use it to wreak havoc on the world! Can Iron Man take to the skies in his amazing armored suit and chase down the speeding off-roader or will Loki escape with the cosmic cube? Read the rest of this entry »

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April 11th, 2012 at 12:00 am

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Review: Captain America’s Avenging Cycle #6865

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The Avengers LEGO sets have finally arrived! It has been a few years since LEGO last held a Marvel license, but now that they have it again, they’re wasting no time. And now I have a Batman, Harry Potter, Captain America and Jack Sparrow all in the same compatible scale!

Win the battle against the general and the foot soldier with Captain America! While riding his Avenging Cycle, Captain America spots the general on his craft. Help Captain America use his indestructible shield to defeat the general and his foot soldier! Win the battle and send them back to where they came from. The fate of the world lies in your hands. Read the rest of this entry »

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April 10th, 2012 at 12:00 am

Marvel Mega Bloks Series 2 Review: Loki

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The final pairing in the Mega Bloks Marvel line are two classic brothers locked in an eternal battle – Thor and Loki! I’ve got to hand it to Mega Bloks for managing to include three great pairings of heroes and classic villains; it works so much better than the Spider-Man-centric first wave. Read the rest of this entry »

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November 28th, 2011 at 12:00 am

Marvel Mega Bloks Series 2 Review: Thor

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With Captain America facing off against his archnemesis and Iron Man and War Machine teaming up to take down Whiplash and an Army Drone, there is only one Avenger left who hasn’t been immortalized as a little Mega Bloks figure – Thor! Read the rest of this entry »

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November 14th, 2011 at 12:00 am

Avengers Super Hero Squad Review: Battle at the Red Skull’s Lair

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With the Captain America marketing blitz in full force, the first Avenger has finally gotten his own three-pack in the Avengers Super Hero Squad line. Amazingly, this set goes pure, classic Cap by releasing three figures that couldn’t possibly make more sense together. Read the rest of this entry »

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July 1st, 2011 at 12:00 am