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Marvel Super Hero Squad Review: Iron Patriot & War Machine

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Just like the Thor and Spider-Man pack, this set is simply two repaints tossed together, but unlike that set; both of these figures are fantastic. But toy manufacturers must love Iron Man and War Machine because those two can be any colors and still work. Read the rest of this entry »

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June 29th, 2011 at 12:00 am

Marvel Super Hero Squad Review: Spider-Man & Thor

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Packing two hard to find figures together seems like a good idea, but I’m wondering what Hasbro is up to when it comes to this two-pack. With both figures being very minor variants, it seems kind of pointless. Read the rest of this entry »

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June 28th, 2011 at 12:00 am

Marvel Super Hero Squad Review: Dark Surfer & Captain America

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The packaging on these has changed once again – but just for this pack! Instead of heralding the Super Hero Squad, this pack claims to be part of the Super Hero Squad Show! Though part of me just thinks that means the currently unreleased Iron Man, Invisible Woman & H.E.R.B.I.E. pack was originally planned to be in this wave. Read the rest of this entry »

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June 27th, 2011 at 12:00 am

Marvel Super Hero Squad Review: Wolverine & Polaris

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The latest wave of the Super Hero Squad provides some interesting figures. But someone at Hasbro needs to be yelled at – because packing Polaris and Wolverine together doesn’t make much sense. Read the rest of this entry »

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June 24th, 2011 at 12:00 am

Avengers Super Hero Squad Review: Battle in the Frozen Land

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All of these Avengers Thor Super Hero Squad packs make me think of how Collector’s Pack #4 really should be part of the Thor line. I mean, it gave you a frost giant, three of the Avengers, Loki and Enchantress! Read the rest of this entry »

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March 15th, 2011 at 12:00 am

Avengers Super Hero Squad Review: Raid on Enemy Headquarters

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By packing the Super Hero Squad movie packs under the Avengers banner, Marvel doesn’t have to worry about getting too much stuff on the shelves at once like they did when Iron Man and Hulk kept bumping heads in the toy aisle. But they’ve got to be careful trying to sell people on Captain America when Thor is after the spotlight. Read the rest of this entry »

Avengers Super Hero Squad Review: Asgardian Smash

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Since the Avengers movie will tie in Hulk, Thor, Iron Man and Captain America into a single continuity, it makes sense for some cross referencing to happen in the toy lines as well. But instead of doing fun things like expanding the offerings, Hasbro is using it as an excuse to repackage old figures. Read the rest of this entry »

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March 10th, 2011 at 12:00 am

Avengers Super Hero Squad Review: War Mechs

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This three-pack makes absolutely no sense. It is three repaints; one of them is a new character who nobody has been clamoring for. But Iron Man seems to constantly be adding new things to his armory, but when the changes are so trivial it isn’t really worth it. Read the rest of this entry »

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March 9th, 2011 at 12:00 am

Avengers Super Hero Squad Review: Battle for Asgard’s Vault

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As Marvel and Hasbro started getting ready for the release of the upcoming Thor movie, they’re taking a different route with the Super Hero Squad three-packs. Instead of making lines for each of the different Avengers, Hasbro is releasing mixed cases that include Iron Man, Thor and Captain America – each with their own packaging! Read the rest of this entry »

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March 8th, 2011 at 12:00 am

Marvel Super Hero Squad Review: Iron Man & Tiger Shark

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One big thing doesn’t make any sense about this pack: the pairing. I have no idea why Iron Man with a removable helmet would be battling a shark man who lives underwater. Makes the fight seem kind of one sided, doesn’t it? Read the rest of this entry »

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March 7th, 2011 at 12:00 am