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Marvel Super Hero Squad Review: Avengers Face-Off 5-Pack

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It’s interesting for me going back through the old Super Hero Squad figures that I’ve gotten over the years. The best is when I discover something new on packs that I’ve owned for several years now. The Avengers Face-Off managed to drop a bombshell on me: it contains a new character that I never noticed, hidden between the two repacks and two repaints.

The Super Human Registration Act has passed, and all of the heroes are forced to pick sides. Leading the drive for registration is the invincible Iron Man, whose incredible armor represents the awesome force of industry and technology. On the other side is a man who was once his friend – Captain America, the living symbol of hope and freedom for all Americans, and all freedom-loving people around the world. Whose side are you on?

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Marvel Super Hero Squad Review: Danger Room Debacle 5-Pack

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I find it funny that I can pin point the exact breaking point for me when it came to Super Hero Squad. My friends insisted that the toys were childish and would be a waste of money. But I have a background in marketing and have one weakness when it comes to products: excellent packaging. So when I first saw the Danger Room Debacle in stores, I immediately bought it because the packaging was that good.

The package is half a cylinder about a foot long. The open window shows four X-Men facing off against Magneto in the Danger Room. The Danger Room is done simply: two ramps while the rest is various shades of light blue. It looks pretty much exactly how I think the Danger Room should look while it is inert. Plus the packaging is designed to let all the figures be removed without damaging the backdrop! It is excellent design work and clearly a precursor to the display that came with Slave I.

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Written by jestergoblin

May 11th, 2010 at 12:00 am