Archive for the ‘wolverine’ tag
With LEGO having the Marvel license, they wanted to make it very clear they had more than just the Avengers license. Just like how the first wave of the DC Super Heroes featured all Batman and one Superman set, the first Marvel wave reminds us that LEGO has the whole universe. Read the rest of this entry »
The latest wave of the Super Hero Squad provides some interesting figures. But someone at Hasbro needs to be yelled at – because packing Polaris and Wolverine together doesn’t make much sense. Read the rest of this entry »
While the second of the Super Hero Squad 7-packs doesn’t feature any brand new sculpts, it definitely fills a hole or two in most people’s collections by bringing together a fantastic New Avengers team up and three who haven’t been seen in a long, long time.
Devious plotting is revealed as the Avengers strike at the heart of the base where the Leader hides. The evil super genius has recruited a number of dangerous villains to his cause. Crossbones is more than happy to test his skills against Captain America and Wolverine, while Red She-Hulk battles Spider-Man and Iron Man! Read the rest of this entry »
It’s odd how quickly characters in Marvel jump from one place to another. Wolverine first debuted in The Incredible Hulk before jumping to X-Men and then showing up everywhere in the Marvel Universe. Silver Samurai is the same – first a Daredevil enemy, then an X-Men villain before facing off against the Avengers and becoming a government agent.
It’s crazy to think that characters like Cable and Bishop are around two decades old already, I always think of them as being those two new time traveling guys in X-Men stories. But I think they’ve both been around long enough to almost be classic characters, even if they are kind of dumb. Read the rest of this entry »
For some unknown reason, the second wave of the Wolverine Super Hero Squad consisted of just this single set. The first wave was 5 sets and the third wave was only two. It just seems kind odd. Or maybe it has to do with the rushed schedule of X-Men Origins: Wolverine after the nearly finished print leaked.
Wolverine and Havok have discovered the most recent lair of Dark Beast, where he amasses himself with the results of his evil experiments. Chasing the acrobatic villain on the back of Wolverine’s powerful cruiser, the two X-Men hope to stop the evil super scientist’s work for good!
The only pack actually based on X-Men Origins: Wolverine is a very weird pack. If you want movie-themed versions of the characters, it works great but if you actually liked that movie – we’ve got a whole different set of problems. But at least Hasbro had enough sense to make a movie themed pack before the third wave this time.
With the ultimate mutant, Deadpool, on the loose, Logan and Victor Creed are forced to team up – or be destroyed!
When the Wolverine Super Hero Squad Wolverine Evolution set was first announced, there were no pictures. I hoped it would be some awesome comic themed pack with Weapon X, Patch and Old Man Logan, but instead it was just Wolverine playing dress up. So while that pack disappointed me, this one delivered.
Repaints and repacks are a great way to get toys in the hands of people who just want a copy of the character, while a good repaint can add a lot of value to an existing toy. But for every Angel turned into Archangel or Wolverine donning his X-Force costume, there are some repaints that leave people scratching their heads. At least all the repaints in this pack are interesting variants for the most part.
The X-Men battle evil in secret so that we might live in peace. Powerful and dedicated to doing what is right, they protect the world from the explosive power of evil mutants.
The Wolverine Super Hero Squad was just a glorified way to get more X-Men crammed into the line without having them spill over in the regular line. Kind of like how Spider-Man was absent for the first five waves of the Super Hero Squad. But getting more X-Men often means getting more repaints.
When the Blob plants his feet, nothing on Earth can force him to move. Luckily, the incredible strength of Colossus, the fighting skills of Wolverine and the freezing ice blasts of Iceman are more than enough to bring him down.