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Small plastic figures have been a staple in the toy world for decades. Army Men were always the gold standard – cheap, bountiful and always ready to be sacrificed to the name of entertainment. But being from the generation that grew up on M.U.S.C.L.E. Men and Monster in My Pocket, I figured what’s the worse that could happen with these little Marvel Handful of Heroes. Read the rest of this entry »
The X-Men have it rough. They try to be heroes in a world that hates them and when they aren’t getting their memories wiped by their leader, they’re getting their butts kicked by some new baddie. But what seems really weird is how many of the X-Men villains seem to stand ground against a team of highly trained mutants and yet the X-Men still struggle to beat them.
For some unknown reason, the second wave of the Wolverine Super Hero Squad consisted of just this single set. The first wave was 5 sets and the third wave was only two. It just seems kind odd. Or maybe it has to do with the rushed schedule of X-Men Origins: Wolverine after the nearly finished print leaked.
Wolverine and Havok have discovered the most recent lair of Dark Beast, where he amasses himself with the results of his evil experiments. Chasing the acrobatic villain on the back of Wolverine’s powerful cruiser, the two X-Men hope to stop the evil super scientist’s work for good!
One of my favorite X-Men villains has always been Apocalypse. Sure, he can be a walking Deus Ex Machina at times with a near unlimited power set that changes depending on what the story needs, but the idea of a several thousand year old mutant that believes in survival of the fittest as the only way to live is kind of cool. Throw in the fact that he’s a shape and mass shifter; it made a lot of sense to make him one of the mega Super Hero Squad figures.