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Iron Man 3 Super Hero Squad Review: Armored Mission 6-Pack

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Iron Man 3 Super Hero Squad Armored Mission 6-pack

Every time I think the Super Hero Squad line is finally dead, Hasbro throws out on more set to let it live on a little longer. It’s been going on for almost two years with the line coming up to breath in weird little ways. But out of the blue, this exclusive six-pack showed up on Target shelves without a single repack in it! Read the rest of this entry »

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April 23rd, 2013 at 7:46 am

LEGO Iron Man 3 Review: Iron Man Extremis Sea Port Battle #76006

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LEGO Iron Man Extremis Sea Port Battle

Like last time, this review may contain spoilers for Iron Man 3. Or comments that are completely wrong and out of place based solely on my own speculation. Either way, you’ve been warned. Read the rest of this entry »

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March 26th, 2013 at 12:00 am

Iron Man 3 Super Hero Squad Review: Expo Air Assault

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Iron Man 3 Super Hero Squad Expo Air Assault

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 »

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February 20th, 2013 at 12:00 am

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 Mega Bloks Micro Action Review: War Machine

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Toy companies have to walk a fine line when it comes to repainting a figure to turn it into a new one. The best repaints are the ones you don’t even notice or the ones that give the sculpt a second life. The worse ones fail to do that, but thankfully this one did well. Read the rest of this entry »

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June 9th, 2011 at 12:00 am

Review: Marvel Universe Handful of Heroes 8-Pack

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Small plastic figures have been a staple in the toy world for decades. Army Men were always the gold standard – cheap, bountiful and always ready to be sacrificed to the name of entertainment. But being from the generation that grew up on M.U.S.C.L.E. Men and Monster in My Pocket, I figured what’s the worse that could happen with these little Marvel Handful of Heroes. Read the rest of this entry »

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April 11th, 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

Iron Man Super Hero Squad Review: Iron Monger Attacks!

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No one expected Iron Man to do as well as it did. And with good reason, the recent attempts at Marvel movies had been less than stellar. The ill-received Spider-Man 3 and X3: The Last Stand meant fans of the character were apprehensive at best. Plus, Iron Man was a nobody before the movie came out. Hasbro seemed to agree with that because it took until the 3rd wave of the Iron Man Super Hero Squad to actually get something based on the movies.

Every piece of technology in the Iron Monger battle suit is stolen from Iron Man, and it looks like the armored villain wants to upgrade! He’s smashed into Tony Stark’s lab, intent on stealing the original armor. Luckily, Iron Man and War Machine are on the scene, and they’re armed and ready to blast Iron Monger into scrap!

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August 21st, 2010 at 12:00 am

Iron Man Super Hero Squad Review: the Genius of Tony Stark

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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.

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Iron Man Super Hero Squad Review: Crimson Dynamo Attacks

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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!

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