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Marvel Minimates Series 36 Review: Modern Mandarin & Dreadnought

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There isn’t anything quite like stumbling upon a random clearance sale at a local shop. Having recently changed jobs (which explains the lack of posting lately), I now walk past not one but two different comic shops every day on my way home from work! Toss in the fact that I’m now hunting for Minimates constantly, and I couldn’t say no to a pack at $2. Read the rest of this entry »

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October 8th, 2012 at 8:00 am

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Review: Ultimate Spider-Man’s Doc Ock Ambush

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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 »

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August 2nd, 2012 at 8:00 am

Avengers Super Hero Squad Review: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes

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My biggest concern with the Avengers movie was what Hasbro would do with the toys. Providing a toy company with all the big names they would possible want could have meant disaster. But instead of turning the Avengers Super Hero Squad line into a bunch of rehashes of Captain America, Hulk, Iron Man and Thor, they actually showed some restraint. In fact, if you buy all three of the 3-packs, you get the entire cast! Read the rest of this entry »

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June 15th, 2012 at 8:00 am

Avengers Super Hero Squad Review: Secret Invasion

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With a name like Secret Invasion, it’s hard not to be impressed with Hasbro’s commitment to nods at the comics in this toy line originally intended for three year olds. But nods to the comics have been a constant trend in this line. How else do you explain getting Captain America Punisher or a Secret Wars four-pack? Read the rest of this entry »

Amazing Spider-Man Super Hero Squad Review: Battle Against Venom

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This set is just awkward. Remember four years ago after Brand New Day when Eddie Brock ended up becoming Anti-Venom? Or how about in the last four years how Venom went from being Mac Gargon to Flash Thompson and now Eddie Brock has no powers and hunts the remaining symbiotes? This set would have been awesome if it was released during the height of the Super Hero Squad, but now it feels even more awkward than the Flashpoint Action League series. Read the rest of this entry »

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June 4th, 2012 at 12:00 am

Amazing Spider-Man Super Hero Squad Review: Escape from Lizard’s Lair

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I intentionally have been keeping myself in the dark when it comes to Sony’s reboot with The Amazing Spider-Man. All I really know about it is Emma Stone is a perfect Gwen Stacey, the Lizard looks weird, Spidey redid his costume and I’m betting on great power coming with great responsibility. Read the rest of this entry »

Amazing Spider-Man Super Hero Squad Review: Super Villain Surprise

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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 »

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May 28th, 2012 at 12:00 am

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Review: Quinjet Aerial Battle #6869

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The final Marvel LEGO set is the biggest one, but instead of being the Helicarrier or some cityscape for our heroes to destroy, it ends up being the classic Avengers vehicle- the Quinjet! Part of me is still in awe that we even HAVE LEGO Avengers. Read the rest of this entry »

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April 16th, 2012 at 12:00 am

Marvel Mega Bloks Series 3 Review: Sandman

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The more I look at the Marvel Mega Bloks figures, the more I realize that only with certain kinds of figures do they really excel. Iron Man and the Purple Spartan are excellent toys, but whenever Mega Bloks needs to make just a person, they seem to fall short. Read the rest of this entry »

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March 14th, 2012 at 12:00 am

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