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Marvel Vs. Capcom Minimates TRU Wave 1 Review: Magneto vs Zero

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With the apparent end of Super Hero Squad and Action League, I’m left without many toys to review. While I love LEGO, their release schedule is only a few times a year. So thanks to some constant prodding on Twitter from the likes of Engineernerd and Luke, I have taken the full plunge into Minimates.

I have an assortment of memories of playing a Marvel fighting game on the Sega Saturn as a kid at a friend’s house, but Wikipedia tells me that isn’t possible without importing. So either I’m crazy or… well, I’m probably crazy. But the Marvel vs. Capcom series is one I would love to get involved with but after watching videos of how people play these games now, I’m petrified of even looking at them. That doesn’t stop me from buying the toys though!

Thanks of OAFE, I’ve learned Minimates fans fall into two camps: those who think Minimate designs should be almost entirely paint, and those who think it should be with sculpted elements. While I can appreciate the paint only designs, even LEGO has moved away from that style over the last few years with new parts and pieces. But this two-pack is a great way of showing how the two different styles work. Read the rest of this entry »

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Review: Wolverine’s Chopper Showdown #6866

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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 »

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April 12th, 2012 at 12:00 am

Marvel Mega Bloks Series 3 Review: Iceman

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It’s weird to think that Iceman is one of the original X-Men sometimes. Here’s a mutant, who is quite possibly one of the most powerful mutants in the Marvel Universe, and yet he rarely seems to do anything. I mean, this is the guy who used to cover himself with snow! Read the rest of this entry »

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March 12th, 2012 at 12:00 am

Marvel Mega Bloks Series 3 Review: Magneto

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One thing I’ve really liked about the Marvel Mega Bloks Micro Action blind-bagged assortments is the simple fact that they actively seem to be pairing up heroes and villains. So with the X-Men being the main theme for wave 3, it’s a great idea to ensure the master of magnetism is included. Read the rest of this entry »

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March 9th, 2012 at 12:00 am

Marvel Mega Bloks Series 3 Review: Havok

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This set tells me that Mega Bloks hit a wall when it comes to representing powers on their Marvel figures. Cyclops didn’t have anything, but Havok’s manifestation is downright odd. Read the rest of this entry »

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March 8th, 2012 at 12:00 am

Marvel Mega Bloks Series 3 Review: Cyclops

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The third series of the Marvel Mega Bloks figures have been found in the wild and it seems like Mega Bloks is trying to get as many different characters out there as quickly as possible before the LEGO Marvel sets arrive. In an entire wave, there isn’t a single Iron Man and only one Spidey? Amazing! Read the rest of this entry »

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March 7th, 2012 at 12:00 am

Marvel Super Hero Squad Review: Wolverine & Polaris

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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 »

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June 24th, 2011 at 12:00 am

Super Hero Squad Review: Silver Samurai & Wolverine

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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.

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December 24th, 2010 at 12:00 am

Super Hero Squad Review: Bishop & Wolverine

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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 »

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November 28th, 2010 at 12:00 am

Super Hero Squad Review: Avalanche & Astonishing Beast

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The X-Men have it rough. They try to be heroes in a world that hates them and when they aren’t getting their memories wiped by their leader, they’re getting their butts kicked by some new baddie. But what seems really weird is how many of the X-Men villains seem to stand ground against a team of highly trained mutants and yet the X-Men still struggle to beat them.

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November 5th, 2010 at 12:00 am