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Havok

January 31, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Havok

One thing you’ll notice shortly after starting reading comics, is how much alike the storylines are when compared to soap operas. You get betrayals, long lost relatives, amnesia and people that just won’t stay

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Iron Man Mark 1 – Iron Man 2 (Comic Version)

January 24, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Iron Man Mark 1 – Iron Man 2 (Comic Version)

This wasn’t a figure I had planned on getting. If anything, I planned on getting the movie version. However, after finishing Essential Iron Man Volume 1, I changed my mind. I’d never really been an Iron Man fan. I’d be lying if I said the movie didn’t have anything to do with it. Of course, […]

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Captain Britain

January 17, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More
Captain Britain

For some reason, I have always had a certain fascination with flag-costumed superheroes, and Marvel Comics is the only big publisher I know of that can blatantly rip-off the color scheme of any flag and turn it into a striking costume.

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Archangel

January 10, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Archangel

One of the most sought after figures in Marvel Universe Series 2, Archangel was a Fan’s Choice winner in 2009.

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Spiderman (House of M)

January 3, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More
Spiderman (House of M)

Of late, I find that collecting Hasbro Marvel Universe figures is becoming a lot like collecting Star Wars Clone Troopers, in the sense that there are only a few new molds developed each year and then we get to buy a lot of repaints with minimal changes done to them for quite some time.

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Iron Man Mk.VI (Power Up Glow)

December 19, 2010 | By | Reply More
Iron Man Mk.VI (Power Up Glow)

As a matter of principle, I usually shun gimmick figures. In most cases these features are either hideous to look at or mess with the articulation in some way. In the case of this Iron Man figure it is the later scenario but as it turns out, the end result is quite above tolerable in that regard.

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Luke Cage

December 10, 2010 | By | Reply More
Luke Cage

Luke Cage (a.k.a. Power Man) was released in 2010 as part of the second (H.A.M.M.E.R.) series of figures in the Hasbro’s Marvel Universe line. For this series, Hasbro upped the ante by offering a few new body types with unique sculpts.

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Kitty Pryde

December 8, 2010 | By | 1 Reply More
Kitty Pryde

Hasbro released Kitty Pryde as figure number 17 in their second series of Marvel Universe figures. At this point, it is no surprise that she uses the same female body we have seen before, and it is becoming increasingly evident that there is a need to add more variety into the line, at least as far as female characters are concerned.

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Iron Man (Extremis Armor)

December 5, 2010 | By | 2 Replies More
Iron Man (Extremis Armor)

The most recent Iron Man version in the Marvel Universe line is this Extremis Armor Iron Man. The basics behind the new suit is that Tony Stark got infected by a nano-virus that bestowed upon him the ability to interface directly with the hardware and …

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Retro Review – Daredevil (Marvel Superhero Showdown)

November 21, 2010 | By | Reply More
Retro Review – Daredevil (Marvel Superhero Showdown)

Although Hasbro seems to be doing rather well nowadays with their Marvel Universe figures, they were not the first ones to make 1:18 scale Marvel characters.

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Classic Iron Monger

November 20, 2010 | By | 4 Replies More
Classic Iron Monger

I fell for it. Normally, I can see repaints coming a mile off. In the case of the Classic Iron Monger, I missed it.

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Thor

November 7, 2010 | By | 4 Replies More
Thor

Hasbro released Thor (#12) in 2010 as part of the second (H.A.M.M.E.R.) series of figures in the Marvel Universe line. For this series, Hasbro upped the ante by relying slightly less in generic body sculpts and offering a very good number of new, unique sculpts.

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Storm & Nightcrawler (Secret Wars Comic Pack)

October 24, 2010 | By | 2 Replies More
Storm & Nightcrawler (Secret Wars Comic Pack)

The figures I’m reviewing today come packaged together as part of the Secret Wars assortment of Marvel Universe Comic Packs by Hasbro.

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Hulkbuster Iron Man

September 11, 2010 | By | Reply More
Hulkbuster Iron Man

Much like Iron Monger, I was attracted to this figure because it’s a big robot looking dude. From an engineering side, this is much more what I’d expect an Iron Man suit to look like. To be honest, this version of the armor reminds me a bit of the the later issues of “Codename: Spitfire” […]

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Titanium Man – Iron Man 2

July 4, 2010 | By | 5 Replies More
Titanium Man – Iron Man 2

Finally! Some more foes for Iron Man & War Machine are staring to show up in stores. I managed to score a Titanium Man recently.

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Iron Monger – Iron Man 2

June 6, 2010 | By | 3 Replies More
Iron Monger – Iron Man 2

While I was waiting for Iron Man 2 to come out, I thought it would be a good time to revisit the first film on DVD. I was surprised to find out there was a good part of that I hadn’t remembered. One thing that I didn’t forget was the battle royal at the end between Iron […]

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Iron Man Mark VI – Iron Man 2

May 23, 2010 | By | 2 Replies More
Iron Man Mark VI – Iron Man 2

This was actually one of the first of the Iron Man 2 figures I bought. Why did I wait so long to review it? Well, I really wanted to wait until I saw the film to understand if there was really anything different in this suit.

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Iron Man Mark V – Iron Man 2

May 16, 2010 | By | 3 Replies More
Iron Man Mark V – Iron Man 2

The concept behind the Mk. 5 Iron Man armor is fairly simple. Regular Iron Man armor is not that easy to transport nor conceal, therefore Stark developed a bare-bones version that can be lugged around in the form of a large suitcase.

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Power Assault Armor Iron Man – Iron Man 2

April 18, 2010 | By | 3 Replies More
Power Assault Armor Iron Man – Iron Man 2

This is a figure from the Concept Series of figures, which uses the designs possibly inspired by pre-production sketches from the new movie but not really seen on screen.

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War Machine -Iron Man 2 (Movie Version)

March 28, 2010 | By | 4 Replies More
War Machine -Iron Man 2 (Movie Version)

After being truely enthralled with the comic version of War Machine, I couldn’t help but pick up the movie version of the character. The early photos and promo materials show that on screen War Machine is much like his comic book  namesake. He’s bigger and more heavily armed than the armored suit that Tony Stark wears. We […]

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