Monthly Archives: March 2016

Super Hero Mashers Micro (2016)

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I can only imagine the meeting where the toy executives came up with the idea for “Mashers”.  The head guy (I call him the “boss”) says he need new action figure ideas and then he points to the new guy, who is completely unprepared, and says “Give me what you got!”

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The man nervously says “Well, yeah… ummm… I was thinking about the idea about, like, well… you know how heroes all have… arms?”

“Arms? Did he just say arms?” the boss says to the man sitting to his right.

“Arms. Yeah, well, what if they could switch those?”

“Switch their arms?”

“And legs, and heads.  Heads as well, yeah.”

“So, let me get this straight.  Say we have Spider-Man and we want to play with his body but we want Spider-Man to have the Hulk’s head.  We make figures that can actually do that?”

“Exactly.”

“That is genius!”

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And *poof* Mashers  were born!  Consider that same conversation but with it ending with “We can also make them smaller and call them Micro Mashers” with a similar “That’s brilliant” ending.

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The Micro Mashers have absolutely 3 points of articulation – but that’s not really the reason you buy these.  Of course, one of the reasons you DO buy them is to switch out the body parts and the legs are unable to be detached.  The Hulks do have different heads and one comes with a humongous Hulk fist – but still not sure if that really fits.

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Who’s That Girl?: A Year Worth of Cringe-Worthy Hulk Moments: Week 13

Let’s have a little fun and discuss some of the more graphic, violent, sad, or just plain awkward moments that have plastered the Hulk history.  Be it a passing meeting between spouses of a gruesome scene that nobody saw coming – this year I’ll have you squirming in your seat!

I know it’s just a typo – but I just love that Rick talks about how much he misses his girl and uses the wrong name.  Most likely this is a coincidence – but how perfect was this awkward moment?  Just perfect.

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Have a Hulky Easter!

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It’s all good here here!  After the Easter breakfast I’m pretty much ready to explode!

Just Found These…

I was rummaging through some of the boxes in my basement and found these:

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What’s funnier is the fact that I saw this movie twice in about 12 hours – but the fact that I have 3 ticket stubs and then 2 means I dragged someone along with me… twice!

Marvel Select Hulkbuster Iron Man (2015)

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This past year the Marvel Legends BAF Hulkbuster figure was released.  The only real issue I (and most other people) had was the flat paint they used to adorn the figure with.  Well, they fixed the paint issues when it came to the Marvel Select release – but the figure has some other issues.  While it’s still a fantastic piece there is one area they skimped on.

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The articulation is really lacking – the head, hands and fingers don’t move.  They’re molded in such a way that lends itself to some fun poses but ultimately, you’re forced to just a few. That being said, as nice as this Hulkbuster is if they had just taken this figure and the ML Hulkbuster and combined all the best features we would easily have the greatest figure ever created.

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The ball joints on the legs and arms are nice, the knees the bend like… well, knees but overall the figure is smaller than I’d have hoped.  It is still a great figure – and seeing as the difference in prices for this figure to the ML one is astronomical if you’re just going to choose one piece to get – it’s worth the pickup over the BAF.

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I would say if the ML figure is an easy B- then the Marvel Select would score the same.  Could you imagine the cherry, metallic red on the BAF?  How boss would that be?

It’s Never the Answer: A Year Worth of Cringe-Worthy Hulk Moments: Week 12

Let’s have a little fun and discuss some of the more graphic, violent, sad, or just plain awkward moments that have plastered the Hulk history.  Be it a passing meeting between spouses of a gruesome scene that nobody saw coming – this year I’ll have you squirming in your seat!

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Before the 2008 Hulk movie was released onto DVD the fair weather comic fans (you know, the ones who watch all the movies, play the video games, claim to love the characters but have never read a comic) had no idea how much guilt Banner carries with him over the destruction that the Hulk creates.  The billions dollars of damage and not to mention the countless millions of people that are put into the face of danger when the Hulk goes berserk.  In the Avengers, Banner mentions it once again.  He says he tired to eat a bullet and the “other guy” spit out.

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Of course, we Hulk fans know this scene all to well because writer Brian Azzarello wrote it into his 4 part mini series.  It never made it easier to digest.  This brilliant man, a man who unleashed a monster, could not think of any other way to destroy the monster inside then to destroy himself.  And, Hulk’s face says it all when he realizes what Banner tried to do:

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A New Look for the Pop-Tater!

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Seeing a new box at the store of a toy you already own is a bit of a bitter pill.  Yes, you already have it – but hey!  This packaging looks cooler!  Do you pick it up and have another redundancy in your collection or do you just simply leave it on the shelf?  Well, in the case of the Mr Potato Head Hulk – you go ahead and pick it up!  At least, that’s what I did… mainly because the black box looked sleeker and cooler.  Plus, if you look close you will see that they have appealed to the collectors in all of us instead of the older packaging that had the audacity to promote the toy toward children!  CHILDREN!

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