AIM Soldier

AIM Soldier

April 14, 2014 by  
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  If I had to name one character from the Marvel Universe toy line I actively avoided to purchase for years, it would be hard not to mention the 2010 AIM Soldier.   Simply put, I do consider... 

Ghost Rider (Redux)

Ghost Rider (Redux)

April 7, 2014 by  
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  I have never read a Ghost Rider comic. My exposure to the character is mostly limited to the 200X movies and the rare cameo on the few Marvel Comics titles I read sporadically. That is why the... 

Mysterio

Mysterio

March 31, 2014 by  
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  Other than the Green Goblin, there are very few foes of Spider-Man that I recall from the old 1966 TV show.   One of those happens to be Mysterio, the master of illusion and special effects.... 

Silver Surfer

Silver Surfer

March 24, 2014 by  
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  Well, boredom is a pretty nasty beast, especially when it stems from not finding the toys you want at stores. I found myself caught in it’s maw recently, and I ended up walking away from the store... 

Captain Marvel

Captain Marvel

February 10, 2014 by  
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Thanks to the schizoid distribution scheme that has plagued Hasbro in the last few years, I stumbled upon this figure only a couple of weeks ago as local stores prepared for the holidays, and I picked... 

Cloak

Cloak

January 13, 2014 by  
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  I barely remember reading a Cloak & Dagger story that came printed in back half of a Spiderman comic book.   I do recall that I did not care much for it either, as the plot was extremely... 

Rhino

Rhino

November 4, 2013 by  
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  One of the aspects I like most about collecting the Marvel Universe line is that characters with unusual bulk and design get released on a fairly regular basis, which adds a nice amount of variety... 

Elektra

Elektra

October 28, 2013 by  
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  Even though I never really read Daredevil comics growing up, Elektra is one of those secondary characters that kick started the whole Ninjas-Are-Cool trend back in the day so, she was one of the characters... 

Iron Man (Marvel Universe Series 1)

Iron Man (Marvel Universe Series 1)

July 1, 2013 by  
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  Well, oddly enough, one figure I was missing in my Marvel Universe collection until a few weeks ago was precisely the first ever Iron Man suit released in this line.   I failed to get it because... 

Guardian

Guardian

June 17, 2013 by  
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  Well, once I stated that a collecting focus of mine consisted in getting superhero figures whose costume was patterned after flag designs, the more obvious one being Captain America, of course.   However,... 

Absorbing Man

Absorbing Man

May 20, 2013 by  
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  Well, to be honest, I kind of bought this guy by mistake. At some point, after getting the Wrecker figure, I kind of got the whim to hunt down and collect the rest of the Wrecking Crew and since Absorbing... 

Astonishing Beast

Astonishing Beast

April 22, 2013 by  
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  It’s been quite a while since I picked up an X-Men comic book, so when images of the more recent Beast action figure started appearing online, I was rather puzzled by his appearance.   A... 

X-23

X-23

February 18, 2013 by  
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  X-23 was sort of a big deal back when she was released as part of Marvel Universe Series 3, not only because she was a clone of the ever-popular Wolverine, but also because she was developed using... 

Wrecker

Wrecker

February 11, 2013 by  
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  One thing I noticed since I started playing the Facebook game Avengers Alliance, is a renewal of my interest for certain characters previously released in the Marvel Universe line by Hasbro that... 

Hulk

Hulk

November 26, 2012 by  
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  Once upon a time, way back in the 80’s, I remember standing in line at a supermarket and perusing one of those magazines stores like to keep handy at the checkout. In there was an interview with... 

Marvel’s Jubilee

Marvel’s Jubilee

September 10, 2012 by  
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  Released as the 23th figure in Hasbro’s Marvel Universe Series 4, Marvel’s Jubilee is one of those rare comic book characters that actually show some aging, from her early teens to her now... 

Professor X

Professor X

August 27, 2012 by  
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  Released as the 22th figure in Hasbro’s Marvel Universe Series 4, Professor X is a very interesting addition to the line for a couple of reasons.   First, this is fundamentally a G.I. Joe... 

Thor (Ages of Thunder)

Thor (Ages of Thunder)

July 2, 2012 by  
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This version of Thor comes from a series of comics set before his exile to Earth and the stories portray him in a rather unflattering light, as something of a bully with a quick temper and a penchant... 

Astonishing Wolverine

Astonishing Wolverine

June 25, 2012 by  
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Other than Iron Man and Spiderman, the only other Marvel character that has had a comparable number of action figures made of, in recent years, has to be Wolverine. The figure I’m reviewing this evening... 

Cable

Cable

January 16, 2012 by  
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Cable is one of those Marvel characters I could not wait to see made as part of the Marvel Universe line. Was it worth the wait? Well, yes and no.   First I must admit that I have been a fan of Cable... 

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