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Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope with Joss Whedon & Morgan Spurlock Mini Figures

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There is only one way to start this review: there is a toy version of Joss Whedon and he now lives on my desk! Read the rest of this entry »

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September 19th, 2012 at 8:00 am

Marvel Super Hero Squad Good Morning, Super Hero City SDCC Exclusive Review

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Want to win your own SDCC Super Hero Squad Good Morning, Super Hero City set? See the end of this post to win your own! *CONTEST HAS ENDED*

San Diego Comic Con occurred last week and I just got my hands on the exclusive I was waiting for most – the Super Hero Squad Show 3-pack!  Besides the Snake Eyes and Timber pack released two years ago, this is only other time the Hasbro Heroes have made an appearance.

As a not-particularly super-powered person, the Mayor of Super Hero City is a ready-made hostage for the villains under the command of Dr. Doom. Of course, the Mayor is under the protection of Iron Man. Dr. Doom will have to get up pretty early in the morning if he wants to pull a fast one on the armored Avenger!

The packaging on this set is pretty decent. Brightly colored with huge images from the cartoon show including Iron Man, Doctor Doom and the Mayor, the box resembles a software box. The front cover opens to reveal the three figures inside. Sure, there is a lot of wasted space inside but the effect looks really good. The back has some text along with photos of the figures, which seems a little odd since almost every Super Hero Squad pack has drawings of the characters on the back.

This is also the first pack to show off the logo as the Super Hero Squad Show. A final note, with a knife you can easily cut the tape and the bands holding the figures in without damaging the packaging at all!

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August 6th, 2010 at 12:00 am

G.I. Joe Combat Heroes Review: Snake Eyes & Timber SDCC '08 Exclusive

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The San Diego Comic Con has grown drastically over the last decade. What was once a sanctuary for nerds has transformed into a pop culture circus that is no longer about the comics. One popular thing toy companies do is the SDCC exclusive figures. Hasbro and Mattel represent two drastically different views of what the convention toy should be. Hasbro sees it as a chance to give back to the fans something fun and different, but if you can’t make it to the con, don’t worry because it always goes up on Hasbro Toy Shop for retail price. Mattel on the other hand, seems to see SDCC as a trial by fire where only the lucky few will get a chance to buy the exclusive toy and even then, there’s still some variant you’ll never see.

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May 16th, 2010 at 12:00 am