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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 »
It’s amazing that the Super Hero Squad has managed to have 20 different waves. Sure, some of them were kind of small, but another one was huge so I guess it evens out. Lately though, Hasbro has been going back to classic figures and giving some of them much needed updates.
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.
The Super Hero Squad four-packs stuck with the same pattern the second time around, one pack of repaints and one pack of new figures. This time around though, instead of just releasing boring repaints, Hasbro actually fixed some of the issues and released an instant battle!
The Uncanny X-Men have battled some tough customers before, but no one is as tough as the Juggernaut! As long as he keeps moving, no force on Earth can stop him, or even hurt him. He’s a living tank, a walking force of destruction, and it’s going to take every bit of teamwork and skill the X-Men have to bring him down!
These retrospective looks back at Super Hero squad figures have shown me the fascinating journey that this line has been on. What once started as essential Galactic Heroes style Marvel characters has evolved into its own line. Wave 4 really began to kick it off by giving characters unique, dynamic posing. Instead of just two figures standing with squatting legs, the toys became something else entirely.