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Nickelodeon Ninja Turtles Review: Dragon Chopper with Dragon Fang Foot Soldier

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I’ve got to hand it to Playmates; I think they’ve learned some valuable lessons about how to package figures are vehicles together. If any character should get released multiple times with minor variations, it’s a troop builder. Raphael with a helmet and gloves may not be super exciting, but taking a classic Foot Soldier and making a Dragon Fang Foot Soldier? I don’t care if he never appears in the show, that is awesome. Read the rest of this entry »

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August 16th, 2012 at 8:00 am

DC Universe Super Friends Imaginext Review: Green Lantern Jet with Hawkman & Flash

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After grabbing the Joker and Mr. Freeze from the DC Super Friends Imaginext line, it didn’t feel right for one simple reason – I was lacking a hero! But with the upcoming Green Lantern movie, Mattel started repacking some older sets with a few extra bonuses. So while I wouldn’t have gotten a Green Lantern Jet by itself, tossing in two more figures made it an easy choice! Read the rest of this entry »

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May 12th, 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 »

TMNT Mini Mutants Review: Mini Moto-Cycles with Raphael & Leonardo

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The Ninja Turtle Mini Mutants first wave was a mixed bag – the villains were fantastic but the turtles made little sense given their “stealth” attire. Of course, Playmates later showed their hand by including the regularly colored turtles only with the vehicles. So if you wanted turtles that were the right colors, you had to buy a vehicle. But if you wanted a bad guy for the turtles to fight, you were stuck with a turtle wearing pajamas.

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February 10th, 2011 at 12:00 am

Mystery Mates Review: Ghosthunter Shaggy & Van

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The two-packs of the Mystery Mates figures are incredible little sets that blow away most other offerings. Absurdly cheap, incredibly sculpted and a great franchise to give miniature treatment to. So while the Mystery Machine never got released here in the states, three vehicles did – a red fire-van, a purple basketball van and the white ghost hunting van. Given how good the figures were, I grabbed one and expected to be amazed. Read the rest of this entry »

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December 14th, 2010 at 12:00 am

Hulk Super Hero Squad Review: Gamma Lab Playset with Hulk & Spider-Man

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The Hulk Super Hero Squad line almost directly mirrored the Spider-Man Super Hero Squad. Thankfully, Hasbro omitted any additional absurd vehicles (if there had been a Hulk Battle Truck I would have lost it) but there was one repaint in the Hulk line that didn’t make much sense. And it just so happened to be a playset.

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September 10th, 2010 at 12:00 am

Hulk Super Hero Squad Review: The Brawl that Shook the World

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The Hulk Super Hero Squad clearly took its game plan from Spider-Man’s line. A bunch of two-packs along with one giant pack that’s all repaints – I feel like I’ve heard all of this before.

Just when the Hulkbusters have the Incredible Hulk cornered in New York City, the Abomination comes smashing through, destroying everything in his path! Though the Hulkbusters are protected in their powerful Sonic Tank, only the Hulk has the power to stop the Abomination and save the city!

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September 4th, 2010 at 12:00 am

Marvel Super Hero Squad Review: Ghostrider & Flame Cycle

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The seventh wave of the Super Hero Squad seemed to have one goal in mind: fix the flawed figures from the first two waves. Daredevil leveled up to a much better form and Wolverine got a worthy update of his classic costume. But one figure was really disappointing in wave 2: Ghost Rider.

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August 20th, 2010 at 12:00 am

Super Hero Squad Review: Quinjet with Iron Fist & Spider-Man

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Vehicles are probably one of the most polarizing aspects of the collecting community. Some people just want figures, while others demand that all vehicles should be comic accurate. Sure, many of the Super Hero Squad vehicles left me scratching my head but I know that to kids any vehicle has play value. But I think Hasbro finally found the sweet spot of vehicles by making ones that are jammed packed for fun and comic inspired.

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August 15th, 2010 at 12:00 am

Action League Review: Batman with Batcopter

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It’s amazing that for a guy who dresses up like a bat and has more money than Tony Stark, Bruce Wayne can design anything but only under a single condition: it must have the word bat in the name. I mean, who else can build a submarine or a motorcycle from scratch?

Batman is Gotham City’s crime fighting eye-in-the-sky piloting his high-tech Batcopter!

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August 14th, 2010 at 12:00 am