Archive for the ‘magneto’ tag
With the apparent end of Super Hero Squad and Action League, I’m left without many toys to review. While I love LEGO, their release schedule is only a few times a year. So thanks to some constant prodding on Twitter from the likes of Engineernerd and Luke, I have taken the full plunge into Minimates.
I have an assortment of memories of playing a Marvel fighting game on the Sega Saturn as a kid at a friend’s house, but Wikipedia tells me that isn’t possible without importing. So either I’m crazy or… well, I’m probably crazy. But the Marvel vs. Capcom series is one I would love to get involved with but after watching videos of how people play these games now, I’m petrified of even looking at them. That doesn’t stop me from buying the toys though!
Thanks of OAFE, I’ve learned Minimates fans fall into two camps: those who think Minimate designs should be almost entirely paint, and those who think it should be with sculpted elements. While I can appreciate the paint only designs, even LEGO has moved away from that style over the last few years with new parts and pieces. But this two-pack is a great way of showing how the two different styles work. Read the rest of this entry »
With LEGO having the Marvel license, they wanted to make it very clear they had more than just the Avengers license. Just like how the first wave of the DC Super Heroes featured all Batman and one Superman set, the first Marvel wave reminds us that LEGO has the whole universe. Read the rest of this entry »
One thing I’ve really liked about the Marvel Mega Bloks Micro Action blind-bagged assortments is the simple fact that they actively seem to be pairing up heroes and villains. So with the X-Men being the main theme for wave 3, it’s a great idea to ensure the master of magnetism is included. Read the rest of this entry »
The first Super Hero Squad 4-pack that I reviewed was just four random repaints thrown together in a box set that was less than exciting. But upon opening the second pack, it’s immediately apparent what’s going on since all four of these figures are brand new sculpts.
The most powerful enemy the X-Men have ever faced is back, and determined to destroy them once and for all! Magneto, the Master of Magnetism can bend the basic forces of the universe to his will, and it will take all of the fighting skills and teamwork of the uncanny band of mutant Super Heroes to defeat him!
I find it funny that I can pin point the exact breaking point for me when it came to Super Hero Squad. My friends insisted that the toys were childish and would be a waste of money. But I have a background in marketing and have one weakness when it comes to products: excellent packaging. So when I first saw the Danger Room Debacle in stores, I immediately bought it because the packaging was that good.
The package is half a cylinder about a foot long. The open window shows four X-Men facing off against Magneto in the Danger Room. The Danger Room is done simply: two ramps while the rest is various shades of light blue. It looks pretty much exactly how I think the Danger Room should look while it is inert. Plus the packaging is designed to let all the figures be removed without damaging the backdrop! It is excellent design work and clearly a precursor to the display that came with Slave I.