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Avengers Super Hero Squad Review: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes

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My biggest concern with the Avengers movie was what Hasbro would do with the toys. Providing a toy company with all the big names they would possible want could have meant disaster. But instead of turning the Avengers Super Hero Squad line into a bunch of rehashes of Captain America, Hulk, Iron Man and Thor, they actually showed some restraint. In fact, if you buy all three of the 3-packs, you get the entire cast! Read the rest of this entry »

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June 15th, 2012 at 8:00 am

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Review: Quinjet Aerial Battle #6869

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The final Marvel LEGO set is the biggest one, but instead of being the Helicarrier or some cityscape for our heroes to destroy, it ends up being the classic Avengers vehicle- the Quinjet! Part of me is still in awe that we even HAVE LEGO Avengers. Read the rest of this entry »

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April 16th, 2012 at 12:00 am

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Review: Hulk’s Helicarrier Breakout #6868

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I have one big issue with this set. They claim this is the Helicarrier. The box artwork vaguely tries to make it work but it really doesn’t. Had they just called this Banner’s Lab or something, it would have been fine. But calling it the Helicarrier means I think of this. Read the rest of this entry »

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April 13th, 2012 at 12:16 am

Playskool Heroes Marvel Super Heroes Review: Hulk & Thor

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It’s kind of weird that my adoration of Super Hero Squad figures didn’t extend to Hasbro’s second attempt with the Marvel Super Heroes Adventures Playskool Heroes. They’re similar in scale and good toys, but they just don’t seem to appeal to me. At least this set gives me a minor excuse. Read the rest of this entry »

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November 30th, 2011 at 9:14 am

Marvel Mega Bloks Series 2 Review: Thor

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With Captain America facing off against his archnemesis and Iron Man and War Machine teaming up to take down Whiplash and an Army Drone, there is only one Avenger left who hasn’t been immortalized as a little Mega Bloks figure – Thor! Read the rest of this entry »

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November 14th, 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

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: 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: 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: Hercules & Thor

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Religion in the Marvel Universe has got to be weird. On one hand, you’ve got characters like Daredevil who are defined by being Catholic. On the other hand, you’ve got Thor, Ares and Hercules fighting alongside Captain America and Iron Man. Even in House of M when Kitty Pryde is teaching a class, she asks who the first mutant was – then clarifies by saying “Don’t say Jesus or Moses, I’m talking about confirmed mutants.” Read the rest of this entry »

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March 6th, 2011 at 12:00 am