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Super Hero Squad on iTunes!

If you've never seen the Super hero Squad you're missing out. If you live in the states you can watch episodes online here. But the newest episodes of the show haven't started airing the the United States, but they are on iTunes!

I was able to take some screen shots of the shows I did see. The show is very well done. And I can't believe how dark it can get despite being a kids show.



The first episode was a letdown with all the potty humor, but after getting to episode 2 it was all great from there.

The first season is on DVD, so you can play catch up there. So here are the screen caps of the episodes from season 2 I bought.

Toy Topic: A Collector's Collection

After my long chat with the G-Man I went to a fellow collectors toy lair, I asked for permission to take pics for my blog since I was impressed with the stuff he has amassed.

One day I'll have a lair like this...
after I get married..
and buy a house.

Because who wants to pack all this stuff up when it's time to move!

Pics after the break!

The G-Man Files: X-Men First Class TRU Exclusive?!!

Say it isn't so, true believer! Well it isn't.

Last week I was able to have a long chat with the G-Man about several things, but the one that's most notable is the fact that X-Men First Class toys exist (duh!) but nobody wants them.

The fans want them, but not the stores.

It seems thanks to the low sales of Thor figures (thanks a bunch) major stores are iffy on ordering X-men and Captain America figures. The only guys that are willing to invest in X-Men is TRU and I'm sure it's not out of the kindness of their hearts. (especially with the prices they put on some stuff)

So I will tell you now, don't sleep on picking up any of those X-Men figures, if you want them that is. And show your support for the sub-line.

X-Men First Class Getting It's Own Action Figure Line?!!

Heck Yeah!
This comic pack was recently spotted along with the Sabretooth/Wolvie one. (Click the title to see the thread) And if you look very closely you'll see that it says "X-Men First Class Comic Packs" on the packaging. Even the "M" on the top of the card back is an "X".

In the past we've had the "Greatest Battles" and Secret Wars" packs and they have been clearly labeled as such. This is a good thing. I'm sure we will see some X-Men from that poll I mentioned on my blog show up here.

Like the nerd said...
"It's gonna be a great year."

Giant Size X-Men Boxset!

I finally got my grubby little scalper paws on the X-Men box set!

The retail price was $40.99, which if you calculate each figure at $7.99 would be $47.94. So I saved! well just a little bit. :(

There is a variant edition of this box set but, there were only 2 at the Toys R Us I went to, and I compared paint jobs between them and I didn't notice any variation. (But maybe Trench or Paste Pot got to them first?)

I'm wondering if I should even review this set,  the figures all has cosmetic changes that can be visible through the little window on the box. I'm familiar with the articulation of all these figures. But I also want to do a side by side comparison for the gallery.

Should I open this treasure? Or keep it boxed? Let me know.

What the Marvel Specialty Store Looks Like

Last Sunday right before seeing Thor, we decided to go into the Toys R Us in Times Square. That morning, and old toy hunter that I know told me that the shop was located near the girls section?

So I went and checked.

What I found was just the leftovers of the morning's aftermath.

Cyclops and Dark Phoenix: Greatest Battles Comic Pack Review

Fellow Blogger Iok already reviewed this item. I'm gonna have to disagree with him about the look this Cyclops has. I like it.

Ever since playing X-Men: Children of the Atom I have liked Cyclops. His Jim Lee costume is nice but odd. I always wondered how those straps on his torso work. I understand suspenders. But a suspender that is not.

I will cross that bridge when I get there. In the mean while lets take a look at this comic pack.

Captain America Wave 1 Review

Blog kastors Korner has recently reviewed the first wave of Cap Figures. Give it a look see!
Wave One
International Patriots

Galactus is Coming!

Ethos! Lucen! Ethos! Dominus!


Toy Topic: Is Mattel Out To Get Me?

In my "Things That Toy Buyers Do That I Hate" article, I briefly touched on "Getting Matteled" in my point about convention exclusives

I don't know why it is, but I don't like Mattel as a toy company. My gut reaction is one of negativity. I don't know, maybe it's all the bad things that I've heard about there online store and breakage of toys.

Granted, Hasbro has it's share of problems when it comes to paint applications and stiff joints. But I've also heard that Mattel has problems with it's distribution.

The All-New Marvel Store!

Click the link of the post for the website. It's about time Marvel started selling their own stuff. They don't have much but theose Secret Wars Comic Packs sure look tempting. Shipping to my location is about $4.95 which is decent. Don't know if they would charge me tax.

Check it out! There might be something you want. Hint, hint...


Toy Topic: Stuff Toy Buyers do That I hate

After being semi accused of being a scalper, or whatever that was. I started to think of the things that I associate with scalpers.

And I realized it's not the fact that they get to the merchandise before me. Or that they take all the good figures. Like I said, you got to play to win. No one wants second place. Like the great Sean Connery said..



New Stuff For "The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes" Cartoon

While watching the special features on the Avengers DVD's they announced new looks and new characters for the series, which is awesome!

I like the series and the way they tackle stories for the Marvel Universe. The Ultimates line of comics did the same thing, but somehow they got it wrong. These guys got it right.