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Every time I think the Super Hero Squad line is finally dead, Hasbro throws out on more set to let it live on a little longer. It’s been going on for almost two years with the line coming up to breath in weird little ways. But out of the blue, this exclusive six-pack showed up on Target shelves without a single repack in it! Read the rest of this entry »
The first of the Iron Man 3 Super Hero Squad 3-packs covered the original Iron Man movie. The second pack covers Iron Man 2, but being a 3-pack means it suffers in a weird way. Or maybe I’m just annoyed we never got an armored Whiplash figure. Read the rest of this entry »
It’s sad to see how much the Super Hero Squad has dwindled. In the last two years, only a handful of three-packs have been released and the two-packs are non-existent. But when a new Marvel movie comes out, Hasbro dusts the line off for what I keep thinking is the last hurrah. With Iron Man 3 approaching, Hasbro has released two two-packs that aren’t based on that movie.
A lot has changed since Iron Man was first released. The movie was such a surprise hit that Hasbro didn’t even bother making movie-themed toys, they just made some multi-packs and then had to scramble. The Battle Vault harkens back to the first Iron Man movie and it just works – even if it is all repaints. Read the rest of this entry »
Iron Man is lucky when it comes to being a toy, he can get away with a lot more than most. When a pack of four different Wolverine figures gets released, it’s boring. When Batman gets a crazy coat of paint, it’s weird. But when Iron Man shows up in something weird, it’s usually cool.
Tony Stark has created dozens of versions of the Iron Man armor over the years. Most of them are just prototypes, intended to prove a concept. A few, however, are powerful, specialized suits of armor far too dangerous to display in his Hall of Armor. These he keeps in a reinforced vault, always ready to launch into action.
The Super Hero Squad has been avoiding making figures of civilians, which explains why we haven’t gotten a classic Tony Stark in just a suit. But for figures based off the movies, omitting Pepper Potts and Happy Hogan just seems wrong. This pack kind of remedies it and kind of doesn’t.
On the run from a powerful, worldwide organization bent on his destruction, Iron Man must rely on his friends for help. Captain America can always be counted on to do what’s right for his allies. Meanwhile, Pepper Potts, in armor designed specifically for her, hits the skies as the new hero Rescue!
For every pack of the Super Hero Squad that is clearly made for kids, you get a pack made that seems oddly specific and targeting an entirely different demographic. The Danger of the Dreadknight is a great set but it seems like it should have come out during the early 90s back when Iron Man got his own cartoon as part of the Marvel Action Hour!
The mystical master known as Zhang Tong and the technological terror of the Dreadknight have teamed up to take the Iron Avenger down! Against the magical power of Zhang Tong, the only hope Iron Man has is the sneakiness of his stealth armor, while the power of the Dreadknight can only be matched by the high-flying might of his traditional armor!
No one expected Iron Man to do as well as it did. And with good reason, the recent attempts at Marvel movies had been less than stellar. The ill-received Spider-Man 3 and X3: The Last Stand meant fans of the character were apprehensive at best. Plus, Iron Man was a nobody before the movie came out. Hasbro seemed to agree with that because it took until the 3rd wave of the Iron Man Super Hero Squad to actually get something based on the movies.
Every piece of technology in the Iron Monger battle suit is stolen from Iron Man, and it looks like the armored villain wants to upgrade! He’s smashed into Tony Stark’s lab, intent on stealing the original armor. Luckily, Iron Man and War Machine are on the scene, and they’re armed and ready to blast Iron Monger into scrap!
If you leave Tony Stark alone for more than five minutes, he’s either going to start a super hero Civil War, get absolutely trashed or invent a dozen new suits. Or he’ll just repaint some of his old suits and tell you they’re new.
No matter where Tony Stark goes, he never stops inventing. He is a restless thinker, and a constant engineer. Over the years, he has built dozens of battle suits, both for himself and his friends and allies. Every single one is the best of its kind, a top-of-the-line suit of armor designed to seek and destroy evil wherever it hides.
I’ve got to hand it to Hasbro’s copy writers; they did a great job tying together the Iron Man packages so they fit in with the comic book world while still sounding like something that could happen in the movies. But even the best writers can’t show that this pack is nothing more than four repaints.
The nuclear-powered super villain known as the Crimson Dynamo attacks one of Stark International’s secluded desert storage facilities, intent on stealing what technology he can sell, and destroying the rest! Luckily, Iron Man is there, testing his new desert combat armor. Using his remote systems, he takes control of two other powerful armor systems and turns the tables on his attacker!
When the first Iron Man movie came out, many fans were holding their breath just incase the movie turned out to be like most comic book movies: awful. Sure, for every Blade and X-2, you’ve got to deal with Ghost Rider, Punisher, Daredevil, Elektra and Spider-Man 3. So when it turned out that Iron Man was actually good, it caught us somewhat off guard. Hasbro didn’t even release Super Hero Squad figures based off the movie for the first wave!
Iron Man’s arch-enemy the Crimson Dynamo has teamed up with the Titanium Man to take out the Iron Avenger once and for all. Even the invincible Iron Man will need help against the technological terror of his enemies. Luckily, his friend War Machine is always ready for a fight!