Tag: Marvel Universe

Baron Zemo

September 22, 2014 | By | Reply More
Baron Zemo

Even though Baron Zemo had already been released in Hasbro’s Marvel Universe line as part of the Masters of Evil way back in 2012, he got a reprieve within the fifth and last series of figures.

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Classic Captain America

August 4, 2014 | By | Reply More
Classic Captain America

Hasbro has had quite a large number of Captain America action figures made in recent years and even though I did pick up a fair share of them, my collection still lacked a classic version of him until the release of Marvel Universe Series 5.

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Iron Spider

July 14, 2014 | By | Reply More
Iron Spider

Hasbro released this Iron Spider mold a few years ago in Marvel Universe Series 2, but re-released it in 2013 as part of Series 5, which is the one I got.

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Iron Man (Zero Gravity Armor)

July 7, 2014 | By | Reply More
Iron Man (Zero Gravity Armor)

Essentially, this Zero-G suit is a repaint of the Modular Armor version released back in Series 3, which I think is one of the best Iron Man armors released in the Marvel Universe line.

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Abomination

June 30, 2014 | By | Reply More
Abomination

I have to say that I had no knowledge of Abomination prior to the second Hulk movie, from a couple of years ago. I am aware that there were action figures based on the movie designs at the time, but as a whole, the associated toy line was a big pass for me.

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She-Hulk

June 16, 2014 | By | Reply More
She-Hulk

She-Hulk was one of the figures I was most curious about when Hasbro announced her inclusion in Marvel Universe Series 4. Of course, distribution being what it is, she was part of the wave of figures I never saw at local retail.

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Colossus

June 9, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
Colossus

Colossus was a 2010 release from the HAMMER Files series of figures and is also one of the very few characters that required completely unique molds to produce.

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Doc Samson

May 26, 2014 | By | Reply More
Doc Samson

Well, in my Gray Hulk review I mentioned that at some point in his story, Bruce Banner had a split personality disorder. Well, guess who diagnosed him with that? Why, none other than the subject of today’s review, Dr. Leonard Samson.

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Gray Hulk

May 19, 2014 | By | Reply More
Gray Hulk

One thing I did not know was that Hulk used to be gray back in his first comic book appearance, but apparently this caused problems in the printing process, so he had to be changed to green.

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AIM Soldier

April 14, 2014 | By | Reply More
AIM Soldier

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.

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Ghost Rider (Redux)

April 7, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
Ghost Rider (Redux)

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.

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Mysterio

March 31, 2014 | By | Reply More
Mysterio

There was one particular episode that got aired repeatedly on local TV, featuring Mysterio, whose image got pretty much branded into my brain.

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Silver Surfer

March 24, 2014 | By | Reply More
Silver Surfer

If you recall, Silver Surfer was one of the characters released right at the start of the Marvel Universe line, back in 2009, and the same figure was also released the following year alongside his master Galactus.

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Captain Marvel

February 10, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
Captain Marvel

Ok, the thing about Captain Marvel here is that he is an entirely generic superhero action figure.

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Cloak

January 13, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
Cloak

I barely remember reading a Cloak & Dagger story in a comic book. I do recall that I did not care much for it either, as the plot was extremely dated although the powers of the titular duo were also rather bizarre.

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Rhino

November 4, 2013 | By | Reply More
Rhino

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 to any action figure display.

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Elektra

October 28, 2013 | By | Reply More
Elektra

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 I wanted the most to see in action figure form when the Marvel Universe line started.

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Iron Man (Marvel Universe Series 1)

July 1, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
Iron Man (Marvel Universe Series 1)

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.

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Guardian

June 17, 2013 | By | 4 Replies More
Guardian

Guardian’s costume is a deceptively simple one, consisting basically in a skin-tight attire with a cowl, with a color scheme patterned after the Canadian flag. The only original piece of sculpting is the head, which is well detailed, although a little bit on the generic side of things.

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Absorbing Man

May 20, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Absorbing Man

Absorbing Man uses the exact same mold used for a comic 2-Pack with Dr. Doom, with a couple different paintjobs for his individual release as part of Marvel Universe Series 3.

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