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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 »
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 »
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 »
The last hurrah of the Spider-Man Super Hero Squad ended up being more of a whimper than a bang. As a line, it was really all over the place. Some of the two-packs were excellent, while others were lacking. The vehicles and playset were odd but the whole line didn’t meld together as well as it could have. So that leaves the last piece of the Spider-Man Super Hero Squad puzzle: the 5-pack.
The sensational Spider-Man is locked in battle with his most dangerous enemies ever! He leaps from construction crane to bulldozer, slinging webs like never before. Meanwhile, New Goblin zooms through the sky on his sky stick, hurling pumpkin bombs, even as Venom and Sandman fight tooth and claw to be the first to land a punch on the web slinger!
Hearing me yell about Spider-Man and the absurd vehicles he keeps getting isn’t anything new. After all, he’s already gotten his own boat, and two different convertibles. But now Spider-Man has gotten his least environmentally friendly vehicle: the Battle Truck!
Growing up, I loved the concept of playsets. I still have two Castle Grayskulls and a Snake Mountain that all of my figures fought over, along with the Technodrome and Sewer for my Ninja Turtles to call home. But I didn’t always have those and fondly remember turning chairs over or turning old car seats into fortresses for Shredder and Skeletor to fight Spider-Man and Leonardo. Or when I was in the car, I remember adoring my Mighty Max sets (at least until the figures were lost forever in the car seats). So when the Bank Heist Battleground set came out, I was hoping it would rekindle my love of a contained plastic world.
This toy is stupid. The sheer amount of vehicles that Spider-Man gets in the Super Hero Squad is absurd. He’s the super hero who doesn’t know how to drive. Not he doesn’t have a license but Spider-Man actually doesn’t know how to drive. I guess that’s what happens when you become a super genius with super powers while still in high school.
The final Spider-Man Super Hero Squad two-pack is based solely around Spider-Man 3 and has a single goal: rereleasing the movie’s villains. But instead of just repacking Sandman and Venom, both of these guys get brand new sculpts. Plus it’s great having Venom paired up with Sandman because Venom once bit a chunk out of Sandman that caused him to melt.
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The last wave of the Spider-Man Super Hero Squad barely made it onto shelves in a lot of stores when it came out. It was only two packs total though, since for some unknown reason the Kraven pack was canceled at the last minute and never went into large scale production. So while the Sinister Six may never be completed, one additional member showed off his wings in the final wave!
The Spider-Man Super Hero Squad line quickly expanded beyond just the movie universe and began integrating classic characters from Spider-Man’s world. Since Spider-Man is a guy who is so afraid of people finding out who he is, it’s kind of amazing that he would occasionally team up with the Black Cat.