Sunday, 27 April 2014

REVIEW: Slash Gauntlet Spider-man, (The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Spider Strike)

From: Hasbro
Retail: £6.99
Accessories: The Slash Gauntlet.

With another new superhero movie comes the obligatory tie-in merchandise. Action figures of course being a key department of all things to do with said feature film.

The Amazing Spider-man 2 is represented with an array of colourful figures based on characters from the sequel, from the possibly short-packed villains to multiple cheesy variants of the titular character. 

Slash Gauntlet Spider-man is one of 3 different Spider-man toys (along with a version of villain Electro) in the 3,75” scale and Spider-Strike subline. The idea behind these is that each figure has a different magnetic limb and a magnetic weapon gimmick to interact with.

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Happy Easter 2014

Happy Resurrection Sunday everyone! Also be sure to check out past Easter-related postings here for more themed goodness...

Thursday, 3 April 2014

TMNT: Surprise Egg

Easter is approaching and every kids license will likely have something egg-related for Spring Break purchase.

On a random find in Co-op, I picked up this TMNT surprise capsule egg. It was good to see a licensed Easter Egg that isn’t too expensive for a thin layer of chocolate with a plastic mug or dinner plate. A lot of eggs are much like the previously described, and this one isn’t.

With the Mousers helping out on this blog entry, we’ll open up the egg and find out if the 75p spent was well worth it.

Inside: Some jellies, stickers and a collectable surprise - A TMNT eraser! Something actually useful.

Also included is a leaflet showing the other surprises. These are: A disc launcher, a magnet, a badge and what could be a mini-notepad. I still think the eraser is the best of the selection and won’t be getting any more eggs.

When the jellies are consumed and the stickers are stuck, you are also left with a decent green plastic egg prop. Happy Easter!