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Licensing for major brands must be a challenge. Right now, you can go to your local Wal-Mart, Target or Toys “R” Us and buy Spider-Man from both LEGO and Mega Bloks! This set is technically labeled as being Ultimate Spider-Man, but there really isn’t anything about it that makes me think this is based on that continuity. Read the rest of this entry »
It’s been what feels like ages since any Super Hero Squad figures have been released. The Avengers was supposed to include some new sets, but those never materialized so it’s been almost a year since I last got my hands on any new figures! But after the line got unofficially canceled, I can’t say I’m surprised. Kind of like how I’m not surprised that Hasbro used this as excuse to just release the same figures in this three pack. Read the rest of this entry »
Spider-Man and friends finally managed to escape their stranglehold of the Spider-Man Super Hero Squad and finally broke through into the main Super Hero Squad (Okay, technically this happened in Collector’s Pack #1 first). No longer bound by the movie license, Spider-Man can finally return to his roots and the first debut is outstanding.
Growing up, I loved the concept of playsets. I still have two Castle Grayskulls and a Snake Mountain that all of my figures fought over, along with the Technodrome and Sewer for my Ninja Turtles to call home. But I didn’t always have those and fondly remember turning chairs over or turning old car seats into fortresses for Shredder and Skeletor to fight Spider-Man and Leonardo. Or when I was in the car, I remember adoring my Mighty Max sets (at least until the figures were lost forever in the car seats). So when the Bank Heist Battleground set came out, I was hoping it would rekindle my love of a contained plastic world.
Nowadays, if you ask someone who is Spider-Man’s arch nemesis the answer is always Norman Osborn, the Green Goblin. But that wasn’t always the case. For the first few years of publication, Doc Ock was the big bad that constantly fought Spidey. When you think about, Green Goblin is one of the odd-ones-out in Spidey’s rogue gallery since he’s one of the few not based off an animal motif.