Hasbro Studios and their production company are betting heavily on Battleship. In case you are not old enough to remember the game, you placed your battleship on a board your opponent couldn’t see. You would then call out coordinates on his board as if you were launching an attack. If you hit them they would say, ”hit”. Then you would spend your next few turns trying to sink that ship. It was easy to cheat (just place white pegs on your board with the boats that he inquired about knowing he won’t ever call on this spots again allowing you to move your ships around) and not the type of game to call for second round. Hasbro is making Battleship KRE-O’s; new versions of the game (featuring the film’s aliens), t-shirts, hats and toys. The film has all the earmarks of being a colossal dude (come on, Rihanna is in it). The toys look like discount aisle fodder for sure.
I guess they were thinking that since Thor enjoys a pint of ale from time to time a Mjolnir that can open bottles makes perfect sense. Diamond Select Toys had these on display with a USS Enterprise Pizza cutter as well. Ah, the nerd kitchen is so close to being completed. Now I just need the Star Wars trash compactor- garbage disposal unit.
I have to call foul on this one. Much like Hasbro’s GI Joe Mobil Command Unit (see pic) it looks like nothing that has ever come before and flimsy, too. I’ll eat number one on this list if there is a giant flying surfboard for all of the characters to ride in Whedon’s movie. Where is the Millennium Falcon style Quinn Jet? They have a smaller one coming but this big thing looks more like a hover board. If you can play the waiting game look for these in the discount aisle come fall.
Big Bang Pow has a full line of original Battlestar Galactica figures coming in the style of the old MECO line (see the picture on Mania’s Facebook page). Why they thought to make one of the Android Sisters is beyond me. There are at least two or three aliens in the series to pick from that would have been better. The Android Sisters weren’t even adversaries to the BSG crew. Where is the Ovions or the Borays? If Bif Bang Pow had to make one girl figure, then why not Cassiopeia or Sheba?
I know this is for kids, but have you ever seen the price of Legos? This set goes for $49.99 where as the Flying Dutchmen (see pic on Mania’s Facebook Page) is $24.99 and seems like a lot more fun. You get houses here, but why a dance party theme? I guess since they have made Sponge Bob thongs, a Sponge Bob dance party wasn’t far off.
The song went, “Captain America throws his mighty shield”. Then whether you had an action figure from the Secret Wars, an old MECO doll, or just carried a trash can lid around with you, that shield went flying. You did that, you made it happen. Hasbro came out with a Hulk that screams and moves his fists, an Iron Man that shoots blasts, and a Thor that tosses his hammer. Those 10-inch figures look both great and like you could play with them in any scenario. This Captain America is permanently frozen in that motion. I know your intention, Hasbro, was a good one but this was just a massive fail. How about letting the kids do this one on their own?
We are all guilty of having a game of catch way too late after the sun goes down. It’s a reason why they started making fluorescent footballs and baseballs. Nerf has come up with a new reflective ball that allows you to have that came of catch well into the evening. The problem I see is that if you turn your head or the light from your headset doesn’t catch the reflective glow, you are going to get a ball in the face. Thankfully, it will be a Nerf one. I also don’t see too many Dads putting this ridiculous looking thing on and throwing the old Nerf pigskin around. Mine wouldn’t have and he liked nothing more than a game of catch.
I like a lot Kotobukiya’s designs, statues and collectibles, one of their “household” products is even making another list of mine. So why these chopsticks? And why chopsticks fashioned into things you really don’t want going into or coming out of your mouth? There aren’t many Alien products like there are Star Wars (they also have lightsaber chopsticks) so if this is what you’ve always wanted, Alien fans, well then by all means.