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Marvel Mega Bloks Series 3 Review: Mr. Fantastic

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It’s always bothered me when a toy company only releases one member of the Fantastic Four. The Super Hero Squad got it right when all four members came out in the same wave, but sadly Mega Bloks missed the memo and released only Mr. Fantastic. Read the rest of this entry »

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March 13th, 2012 at 12:00 am

Marvel Legends Masterworks Review: Fantastic Four #1

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As an avid collector of the Super Hero Squad, I’ve come to accept that certain figures will probably never get made. Of course, I never imagined getting a toy line for little kids containing Iron Patriot, Thanos, and Ronan the Accuser. But occasionally, figures from other lines fit in well and you’ve just got to grab them. Read the rest of this entry »

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July 18th, 2011 at 12:00 am

Super Hero Squad Review: Crusaders of the Cosmos

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The latest Super Hero Squad Playset has finally been spotted in retail after a year and a day since I found the last one. We’ve seen a city, we’ve seen a castle and we’ve seen the Danger Room – but there’s still one place we haven’t gone: space! And of course, Iron Man wants to come along there too.

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December 30th, 2010 at 12:00 am

Super Hero Squad Review: Silver Surfer & Human Torch

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Recently, it’s become popular for classic heroes to pass off their mantles. Bucky became the new Captain America (even though both of them had been replaced before), Dick Grayson became the new Batman and there have been plenty of Green Lanterns running around. But this isn’t anything new; in fact the Fantastic Four took pretty much a carbon copy of a classic hero for themselves.

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November 13th, 2010 at 12:00 am

Marvel Super Hero Squad Review: the Thing & Kang the Conqueror

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Occasionally Marvel continuity gets a little convoluted. And I don’t just mean when the Phoenix gets involved. Take Kang, the time traveling warlord who happens to be descended from Victor Von Doom and once traveled back to Egypt circa 2950 B.C. to enslave En Sabah Nur, better known as Apocalypse. And his actual name happens to be Nathaniel Richards making him like the Cable of the Fantastic Four, only evil.

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October 18th, 2010 at 12:00 am

Marvel Super Hero Squad Review: Collector’s Pack #2

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The first Super Hero Squad Collector’s Pack was a decent jumping on point as a set for the line and included 8 repaints of various figures. But the set was overproduced and went on clearance. So when Hasbro released the second Collector’s Pack, they made less of them but included two fan favorite characters with brand new sculpts! So of course it was more popular and nearly impossible to find.

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Hulk Super Hero Squad Review: She-Hulk & the Thing

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The Spider-Man Super Hero Squad had a tendency to always include the hero with a few exceptions, so while Iron Man makes up for this by usually including himself at least twice in each set, Hulk takes the Spider-Man path. So naturally, this pack includes two members of the Fantastic Four. Sometimes the Hulk just doesn’t make sense.

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August 18th, 2010 at 12:00 am

Hulk Super Hero Squad Review: King Hulk & Black Bolt

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A pack containing two kings? Now that’s something unique! It’s just a shame that the pairing of King Hulk and Black Bolt is more interesting than the figures. But what would you expect from a mute and a repack?

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Marvel Super Hero Squad Review: Human Torch & Annihilus

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While Wave 3 was Fantastic Four focused, there was a straggler pack of the Thing and Mole Man that snuck its way into wave 4 of the Super Hero Squad. This pack continues the trend by offering up a different member of the group on one of their best known foes from the Negative Zone. Read the rest of this entry »

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June 26th, 2010 at 12:00 am

Marvel Super Hero Squad Review: Black Panther & Storm

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Like Rogue and Gambit, this pack includes another famous Marvel couple: Storm and Black Panther! Now king and queen of Wakanda, their wedding occurred in the middle of the Civil War during a time of uneasy truce. In a move to constantly show that Hasbro and Marvel actually talk, the wedding occurred in August of 2007 then Storm and T’Challa joined up with the X-Men for the next year.

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June 6th, 2010 at 12:00 am