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Toy Maniac: New Marvel Universe Figures

Spidey and Loki’s Army

By Robert T. Trate     April 19, 2012
Source: Hasbro

The Toy Maniac cannot wait for April to get over with. I am constantly searching for all the new figures for this summer’s crop of movies. Already The Avengers toys have arrived on shelves. I like what I have seen. I just wish they were more in style with the Marvel Legends line. I wasn’t a huge fan of the line originally. The figures were too big. There was almost too much articulation. To complete the “build a figure” I always had to get somebody I really didn’t want. Now I love the details, all the figures are essential, and the size is perfect. I understand and like the 3.75 inch line. I just wish all the Avengers came in 6-inch size. I am digressing, though. 

Marvel and Hasbro have released new figures in their Marvel Universe line. The first is from their big summer tent pole movie, The Avengers. At last there will be some other villains for Captain America, Thor, and the Hulk to beat around. Really, what took so long? What fun is there in beating up just Loki?

Loki’s Army

Loki’s Army  Power Up Mission Pack 

The other figure was a shock even to me. Brian Michael Bendis’ new take on The Ultimate Spider-Man is finally getting his own figure. Two of them, actually. Yes, Miles Morales is finally joining the Marvel action figure universe. 
6-inch Ultimate Spider-Man

Marvel Universe Ultimate Spider-Man Variant

Check the toy aisle and build an army for The Avengers to fight with Loki’s Army. While you are at it, look for both the 6-inch new Ultimate Spider-Man and his 3.75 inch counterpart. 
Robert Trate writes three weekly columns for Mania: the DVD Shopping Bag, the Toy Maniac, and The Geek Life. Follow Robert on Twitter for his for Geek ramblings, Cosplay photos and film criticisms.


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tallman 4/20/2012 11:33:48 AM

 Actually really like the new ultimate spidey suit. The Avengers bad guys look different in litterally every picture I see. 

Tevii 4/20/2012 4:15:51 PM

The new spidey suit is GREAT... having a new guy under the hood is effing stupid

tallman 4/20/2012 6:02:32 PM

 Tevii, I agree.

dojen1 4/21/2012 6:22:07 AM

blame political correctness. everyone has to have an hispanic hero these days. I quit reading comics long ago. How did this new guy get spider powers?

tallman 4/21/2012 9:02:44 AM

 I believe he got bitten by a spider also but a different kind as he has a couple of slightly different powers. Some kind of shock or sting from his fingers and can run fast? But not everything has been fully explained as of yet.

noahbody 4/21/2012 2:14:48 PM

I think the costume on that  figure looks horrible, very bland

gauleyboy420 4/21/2012 7:18:11 PM

Tevil, It's the Ultimat eUniverse... AND Miles Morales is KICKS ASS!!!



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