Marvel Universe She-Hulk Action Figure Review

Marvel Universe She-Hulk Figure Flexes her Muscles

So after spending 6 weeks packing and another two weeks unpacking from my move from New York to Boston, I finally have an environment conducive to toy reviews. So open the floodgates–I finally can start reviewing the piles of toys that have been sitting around unloved since August! First up is a figure of my absolute favorite Marvel Comics superheroine: Jennifer Walters, the Sensational She-Hulk!  One of the most prominent …

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Marvel Universe Series 18 Beta Ray Bill Action Figure Toy Review

Marvel Universe Beta Ray Bill Action Figure Series 18

Poor Beta Ray Bill. Intially, he was the Marvel Universe Wave 18 figure that I was the most excited for. In fact, I already ordered him and had him in-hand within a week of Beta Ray Bill hitting U.S. shores. But between moving and getting distracted by other toys, Beta Ray Bill always got pushed aside in favor of me talking about something or someone else. Astonishing X-Men Beast, Kraven …

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Marvel Universe Kraven the Hunter Action Figure Review

Marvel Universe Kraven the Hunter Action Figure Hasbro 2012

I’ve always considered Kraven the Hunter to be one of Spider-Man’s most lame-o villains. Yes, I know he was featured in many classic tales and is one of Spidey’s most long-standing villains, but seriously–if this guy is such a great hunter and wants to catch the world’s most dangerous prey, he should be chasing after Red Hulk–not Spider-Man. But I digress–while Kraven fails to make my list of world’s best …

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Marvel Universe Astonishing X-Men Beast Action Figure Review

Packaged Marvel Universe Beast Figure Astonishing X-Men 2012 Hasbro

Earlier today I reviewed the Ultimate Spider-Man Miles Morales variant from the first series of Marvel Universe figures to be released in 2o13 (which came out in August, crazy as it sounds), and I had the misfortune of choosing to start with a figure I ended up having to run into the ground. So I decided to examine the figures before selecting the one I’d review next, so that the …

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Marvel Universe Ultimate Spider-Man Miles Morales Action Figure Review

In Bubble Ultimate Spider-Man Miles Morales Action Figure Marvel Universe 2012 Hasbro

Today I’m back with something I’ve literally waited the better part of a year for–new single-carded Marvel Universe 4″ figure to review. As insane as it sounds, there hasn’t been a new series of Marvel Universe figures released since the Psylocke wave that I reviewed way back in December of 2011. I don’t know if Hasbro was just completely sidetracked with not meeting demand for Avengers movie figures or what, …

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Marvel Minimates New Mutants Mirage & Magma Figures Review

Marvel Minimates Magma & Dani Moonstar Figures 2012 Diamond Select Toys

Call me ungrateful, but literally the moment I had the New Mutants Minimates four-pack and Warlock/Magik two-pack in my hands, I started bugging the shit out of Diamond Select Toys to complete the New Mutants team with Dani Moonstar & Magma Minimates. I genuinely didn’t have a lot of hope for getting the last two of the “main” New Mutants (we still don’t have Songbird to complete the Thunderbolts), but …

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Amazing Spider-Man Captain Stacy & Vigilante Spidey Minimates Review

Packaged Amazing Spider-Man Minimates Captain Stacy & Vigilante Spider-Man Figures

Diamond Select really had my number with their line of movie Amazing Spider-Man Minimates figures. Not only a Gwen Stacy figure, but a Captain Stacy as well?! It’s as if Diamond Select Toys designed this line with me in mind! The doomed Captain Stacy is one of my favorite supporting cast members ever in the Spider-Man comic, and merchandise of any kind for poor Captain Stacy is really far and …

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Amazing Spider-Man Gwen Stacy & Dr. Connors Figures Minimates Review

Packaged Gwen Stacy & Dr. Curt Connors Minimates Amazing Spider-Man 2012

Gwen Stacy was the true love of Peter Parker’s life, and Mary Jane was just some loser Peter had to settle for after Gwen’s tragic death. There. I said it. I’m sure that I’ve just raised the ire of thousands of Mary Jane fans everywhere, but I never loved MJ like I did Gwen (and I don’t think Peter Parker did either). I solidly support the Peter/Gwen romance, even decades …

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REVIEW: Amazing Spider-Man Movie Ultra Poseable Spider-Man 4″ Action Figure 2012

Electro vs. Spider-Man Ultra Poseable Movie Action Figure 2012 Hasbro

I’d never bought a single Spider-Man movie figure despite the three Spider-Man films that came out over the past decade, but after losing my Marvel movie figures virginity to the Avengers line, I figured I might as well give ol’ Spidey his due as well. I don’t buy wacky, expanded-universe variations of main characters (except that insane Rocket-Firing kid Anakin Skwalker that came out this year), so there was one …

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REVIEW: Amazing Spider-Man Movie Lizard Action Figure Reptile Blast 2012

Packaged Amazing Spider-Man Lizard Reptile Blast Movie Action Figure 2012 Hasbro

The Lizard has been rumored to make his movie debut since Curt Connors’ very first appearance in the original Tobey Maguire Spider-Man movie, and though it’s a whole new Spider-Man movie universe, actor, and director, the Lizard will finally get his day in the sun this summer in the new The Amazing Spider-Man film! Arriving comfortably after the Avengers movie line, the Amazing Spider-Man toys by Hasbro were officially released …

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