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May 15, 2008

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ShadowWing Tronix

We in the Transformer circle got the Robot Heroes first (not to be confused with Hasbro's kiddie-fied Star Wars figures, as these aren't action figure; just figurines), with images of the classic Transformer characters (called "G1 because of the follow-up line, "Generation 2", like you cared:). The "Bump and Go" have been around for a few years, I think around the time of the first or second Spider-Man movie, but they went into generic Marvel characters on ATVs. They make less sense to me than most of the super hero Hot Wheels cars.

suedenim

I love "Don't Wake Hulk!" That's pretty sound advice in any universe, really.

Why a Hulk "Operation" game and no Iron Man one? He actually has a variant of "the wacky doctor game" as part of the plot of his own movie!

The Moosh

The Marvel Super Hero Squad toy line is quite odd in my opinion. Characters like Galactus and Apocalypse are cuddly in appearance and even smiling.

There are also some questionable choices for figures. A Punisher/Blade two-pack? Mature reader books re-imagined a la Muppet Babies? Both are toting large semi-automatic weapons? Umm, what?

Mark Engblom

"I love "Don't Wake Hulk!" That's pretty sound advice in any universe, really."

LOL!

"Why a Hulk "Operation" game and no Iron Man one? He actually has a variant of "the wacky doctor game" as part of the plot of his own movie!"

That's right...I'd forgotten about that part of the movie. Yeah, Iron-Man seems like a more likely subject for an Operation game than the invulnerable Hulk. I realize it's just a whimsical kiddie game..which typically have their own nutty kind of logic, but at the same time, what a strange use of the character.

Mark Engblom

"A Punisher/Blade two-pack? Mature reader books re-imagined a la Muppet Babies? Both are toting large semi-automatic weapons? Umm, what?"

"Umm, what?" is right. I wasn't aware of the Punisher and Blade figures. What's next?...Bullseye and Elektra with cute, blunted sai knifes?

suedenim

What's next?...Bullseye and Elektra with cute, blunted sai knifes?

Yes, as a matter of fact!

Daredevil and Elektra

(That *is* a cute Elektra - looks like they even gave her that Japanese footwear with the separated toes that I don't know the name for....)

And check out this Spider-Man "Operation" game, with a doctor you'd think would be hazardous to Spidey's health!

Mark Engblom

LOL! Man...you can't make this stuff up, can you?

Wow.

ShadowWing Tronix

Just yesterday I saw an Iron Man/Fing Fang Foom two-pack, with FFF to scale with Iron Man. The art made them look like they were about to play catch instead of pound the stuffing out of each other. :) Even Toy Foom seems way too child-like happy to not laugh.

Matt

Completely agree with you Mark Engblom.

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