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Marvel Mega Bloks Series 3 Review: Iceman

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It’s weird to think that Iceman is one of the original X-Men sometimes. Here’s a mutant, who is quite possibly one of the most powerful mutants in the Marvel Universe, and yet he rarely seems to do anything. I mean, this is the guy who used to cover himself with snow! Read the rest of this entry »

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March 12th, 2012 at 12:00 am

Marvel Mega Bloks Series 3 Review: Magneto

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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 »

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March 9th, 2012 at 12:00 am

Marvel Mega Bloks Series 3 Review: Havok

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This set tells me that Mega Bloks hit a wall when it comes to representing powers on their Marvel figures. Cyclops didn’t have anything, but Havok’s manifestation is downright odd. Read the rest of this entry »

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March 8th, 2012 at 12:00 am

Marvel Mega Bloks Series 3 Review: Cyclops

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The third series of the Marvel Mega Bloks figures have been found in the wild and it seems like Mega Bloks is trying to get as many different characters out there as quickly as possible before the LEGO Marvel sets arrive. In an entire wave, there isn’t a single Iron Man and only one Spidey? Amazing! Read the rest of this entry »

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March 7th, 2012 at 12:00 am

Playskool Heroes Marvel Super Heroes Review: Hulk & Thor

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It’s kind of weird that my adoration of Super Hero Squad figures didn’t extend to Hasbro’s second attempt with the Marvel Super Heroes Adventures Playskool Heroes. They’re similar in scale and good toys, but they just don’t seem to appeal to me. At least this set gives me a minor excuse. Read the rest of this entry »

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November 30th, 2011 at 9:14 am

Marvel Mega Bloks Series 2 Review: Loki

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The final pairing in the Mega Bloks Marvel line are two classic brothers locked in an eternal battle – Thor and Loki! I’ve got to hand it to Mega Bloks for managing to include three great pairings of heroes and classic villains; it works so much better than the Spider-Man-centric first wave. Read the rest of this entry »

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November 28th, 2011 at 12:00 am

Marvel Mega Bloks Series 2 Review: Thor

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With Captain America facing off against his archnemesis and Iron Man and War Machine teaming up to take down Whiplash and an Army Drone, there is only one Avenger left who hasn’t been immortalized as a little Mega Bloks figure – Thor! Read the rest of this entry »

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November 14th, 2011 at 12:00 am

Marvel Mega Bloks Series 2 Review: Army Drone

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A well done repaint is a rarity in the toy industry it seems. All too often, parts and pieces feel out of place when a company tries to cut corners. But if there is one super hero who lends himself to being repainted, it’s Iron Man. Read the rest of this entry »

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November 11th, 2011 at 12:00 am

Marvel Mega Bloks Series 2 Review: Ivan “Whiplash” Vanko

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The hero and villain pairings are well done for the second wave of Marvel Mega Bloks figures. It’s always bothered me when heroes are left without a villain to battle, so getting Captain America and Red Skull in the same wave is great – and probably even better than Iron Man Mark V and Whiplash. Read the rest of this entry »

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November 9th, 2011 at 12:00 am

Marvel Mega Bloks Series 2 Review: Iron Man Mark V

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With the Marvel Mega Bloks figures being released, it’s quickly becoming apparent how many of the figures are just repaints of each other. Sure, when it comes to LEGO minifigures – they’re all repaints. Though at least for Iron Man, repaints make sense. Read the rest of this entry »

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November 7th, 2011 at 12:00 am