They have released so many glasses at this point it’s hard to keep track of them all. I found these at Target – and noticed something a little different. These glasses didn’t feature just one classic image of a hero – in a move both brilliant and a little disappointing – they have shared glasses between two heroes now. In a sick twist of fate this glass is shared between Hulk and Captain America. The sick part is that my daughter’s favorite character is Cap and mine is the Hulk. Usually, when I but a set of glasses she would get the Cap one… except I couldn’t just give her this one because on the back (or front, depending on how you look at it) is the Hulk!
All I was able to find is the Hulk that looks suspicious of everyone. Not angry, not annoyed, but more like you just told him that he needs to watch his little brother on Saturday night so he won’t be able to go to the football game with his friends. He’s looking slightly confused to see if you were talking to him or not.
I also found the buzzed Rocket and high AF Groot. These guys make an amazing threesome. Like the “See no evil, hear no evil speak no evil” monkeys – but ones who refuse to play their respective parts.
“Damnit, Mom! Louie was going to borrow his Dad’s Chevelle!”
I don’t think you’d find many other people as excited as I was when they announced they were producing Ghostbusters toys. Part of the problem when they did arrive was that they were released 4 at a time with 2 main players and then 2 supporting characters. I loved the figures – but wasn’t really interested in a Annie Potts figure. Sure, she had they great line “Ghostbusters, what do you want?” when she answered the phone but I didn’t need a plastic figure to remind me of her secondary role.
Overall, I ended up only purchasing a couple from the whole line. I picked up Slimer – because, comeon! It’s Slimer! Even though the reboot bastardized the little green spud by creating a whole family and having him drive a car (it’s as funny as it sounds – unless that sounds funny to you, in that case… it wasn’t funny at all). The only other figure I picked up was the Slimed Peter Venkman. What was one of the most memorable scenes of the entire movie was Bill Murray laying on the ground in a puddle of slime after being assaulted by the angry, little, free-roaming vapor.
Boasting a whole bunch of accessories including 6 hands and 4 gloved hands, a walkie and a proton pack stream this figure could not be any cooler! I think it even captures Murray’s likeness really well! I think all these figures were done well – but this was the one I decided could not stay on the pegs.
I’m just curious at this point to see if Hero Mashers continue much longer. I always thought of them as a fad kind of toy. Something that would go the way of Handful of Heroes or the desperately missed Mighty Muggs. So far they’ve released larger and boxed figures but all I’ve seen on the shelves lately have been the miniatures. The Red Hulk gets his own mini-figure in Series 3 and, even cooler, comes with Thor’s appendage gripping the mighty Mjolnir! With this line you could have anyone gripping Mjolnir, really – but only if you want to really bastardize the continuity! And let’s be honest here – the only one who really messes with Marvel’s mythos is Marvel themselves! Everyone else, show some respect!
Funko has managed to take over the world of actions figures. I can’t imagine any other company that rose as quickly and dominated the market as fast as Funko. They’ve done so mainly with simply sculpted small figures in covered boxes. The biggest selling pieces they offer are, of course, the POP figures. They do branch out here are there with some other products including these mugs based on the heads of the POP figures. Pretty cool and fun.
Sometimes you see something in the store and you can’t help but pick it up. I have had an iron will with certain items but something about a lunchbox that is just the entire face of the Hulk screamed “Bring me home!” There isn’t much else to say about this other than you should totally pick this up. I’m psyched to see what Marvel has in store for us as far as merchandise goes when Thor 3 comes out. A lunchbox like this with the gladiator helmet? Just take my money!
It was one of the things I tried to convince myself I wanted. I love the story line – even with all of it’s faults – but I never took the plunge in buying any of the earlier figures. Finally, I had a second chance at grabbing an Onslaught Build a Figure. I still am on the fence about the first release – which it is articulated like crazy it’s also very awkward. I am trying to look at the bright side as the best Onslaught figure is the 1997 offering… and that one is insanely high in price.
This new figure might be based off the new Red Skull character from the very disappointing AXIS event but that matters very little to me. I grabbed the classic head from Kitty Pride and I now have the Onslaught figure I’d been looking for! What do you guys think? Which is the best Onslaught figure?