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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 »
Call them what you’d like, troop builders, canon fodder, redshirts – it doesn’t really matter but they’re all the same thing. Those faceless fighters that never seem to get a successful shot unless the plot calls for it, while thousands of them are lost in battle.
The vehicles in the Super Hero Squad always felt a tad out of place. Aside from Ghost Rider’s motorcycle, most of them fell somewhere along the spectrum of “kind of dumb” and “really dumb.” Sure, one set in particular transcended and went from so dumb that it’s kind of awesome. But what really needed to happen was Hasbro had to start treating the vehicles like an extension of the line – like the mega figures – and not some throwaway toy.
During the mid-90s, I stopped reading comic books altogether. The speculation just got out of hand and the stories just weren’t good. Sure, Age of Apocalypse was fascinating to me but as a whole, I just wasn’t able to buy that many comics. It wasn’t until the early 2000s that my friend told me I needed to read Ultimate Spider-Man. I was hooked immediately and once again found myself down at the shop every Wednesday to get new books, except this time I was only buying Ultimate titles.