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The first of the Iron Man 3 Super Hero Squad 3-packs covered the original Iron Man movie. The second pack covers Iron Man 2, but being a 3-pack means it suffers in a weird way. Or maybe I’m just annoyed we never got an armored Whiplash figure. Read the rest of this entry »
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 »
Next in the Avengers LEGO lineup includes the big bad and two heroes. I think the reason I like this so much is when you combine it with Captain America’s Avenging Cycle set, you end up with an evenly balanced battle!
Seize the stolen cosmic cube from Loki! Loki is escaping from S.H.I.E.L.D. headquarters with the powerful cosmic cube. If he succeeds, he could use it to wreak havoc on the world! Can Iron Man take to the skies in his amazing armored suit and chase down the speeding off-roader or will Loki escape with the cosmic cube? Read the rest of this entry »
For every pack of the Super Hero Squad that is clearly made for kids, you get a pack made that seems oddly specific and targeting an entirely different demographic. The Danger of the Dreadknight is a great set but it seems like it should have come out during the early 90s back when Iron Man got his own cartoon as part of the Marvel Action Hour!
The mystical master known as Zhang Tong and the technological terror of the Dreadknight have teamed up to take the Iron Avenger down! Against the magical power of Zhang Tong, the only hope Iron Man has is the sneakiness of his stealth armor, while the power of the Dreadknight can only be matched by the high-flying might of his traditional armor!
If you leave Tony Stark alone for more than five minutes, he’s either going to start a super hero Civil War, get absolutely trashed or invent a dozen new suits. Or he’ll just repaint some of his old suits and tell you they’re new.
No matter where Tony Stark goes, he never stops inventing. He is a restless thinker, and a constant engineer. Over the years, he has built dozens of battle suits, both for himself and his friends and allies. Every single one is the best of its kind, a top-of-the-line suit of armor designed to seek and destroy evil wherever it hides.
I’ve got to hand it to Hasbro’s copy writers; they did a great job tying together the Iron Man packages so they fit in with the comic book world while still sounding like something that could happen in the movies. But even the best writers can’t show that this pack is nothing more than four repaints.
The nuclear-powered super villain known as the Crimson Dynamo attacks one of Stark International’s secluded desert storage facilities, intent on stealing what technology he can sell, and destroying the rest! Luckily, Iron Man is there, testing his new desert combat armor. Using his remote systems, he takes control of two other powerful armor systems and turns the tables on his attacker!
Of all the super heroes, there is really only one that can get away with an absurd number of variants that actually make sense: Iron Man. While most characters with crazy levels of preparedness don’t go beyond just carrying an antidote or a chunk of a rock, Iron Man goes out of his way to built new suits of armor just in case one of his friends starts attacking him. The guy has trust issues.
Tony Stark has built dozens of Iron Man suits over the years. Each one is specialized to a unique purpose, and stored here, in the Hall of Armor, until the day when it will have to be used. This single room holds the most powerful collection of weaponry ever assembled on Earth – equal to the might of most other super heroes combined!
It seems like someone at Hasbro is a big fan of the Ultimate Universe, because in the course of a year a whole bunch of Ultimate characters got released. The Fantastic Four all wore their Ultimate uniforms, even Captain America and Nick Fury joined in. So with the second wave of mega packs, it followed the same theme by adding two more members of the Ultimates to the mix!
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?
It seems like the first wave of Iron Man 2 Super Hero Squad 3-packs were just released, but with the release of the movie quickly approaching, Hasbro is working hard to get these figures out to the public. But this 3-pack is the first one that really gives us a glimpse of what will be coming in the next movie.
Tony Stark is caught by a surprise attack by the crazed Russian rogue Ivan “Whiplash” Vanko! Luckily, he’s got the powerful, portable Mark V armor with him. Even with an Armor Drone under his control, Ivan “Whiplash” Vanko is no match for Iron Man!