By Chris Troy
This is a very unique February for Marvel fans across the US. Comic wise, Marvel’s launching it’s .01 initiative, special $2.99 priced 1-shots that help new readers get caught up to date on Marvel’s big heroes ( like Spidey, Wolverine, Iron Man…..Deadpool?!). Tonight’s the Super Bowl, which as a Jets’ fan, I’m once again super-bitter than Gang Green couldn’t get it done once again in the division finals (go Packers!), but we’ll be seeing trailers for both Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger. Also, in about 2 weeks, Marvel vs. Capcom 3 drops for the PS3 and Xbox 360, which as a Marvel AND a fighting game fan, I am 50 exciteds for. So, to complete this theme, today’s article will be on the latest wave of Marvel Universe figures.
Fair warning, my digital camera’s battery is shot and my wife’s not home with her’s at the time, and I dare not use cellphone photos for blog use, so it’s going to be Goggle-found image day! I found some pretty reliable images though,so everything should be okay. Anywho while this is technically the 13th wave, Hasbro is calling this Wave 3 series 1 as the difference is that Steve Rogers (aka Captain America) is now features on the box, replacing Norman Osborn, Series’2 representative, who originally replace Nick Fury. Back in the day, you got S.H.I.E.L.D or H.A.M.M.E.R file cards, which offered brief descriptions of the character you bought. Now you get a stand with the character’s name on it, which is extremely helpful, as these some of these figures aren’t exactly that great at standing to begin with. Why they are even bothering with slapping Steve on the box now is beyond me, but hey, it’s current with the current Marvel Universe in terms of who’s top cop, so I guess that’s cool. Anyway, this wave consists of World War Hulk, Doc Samson, Spider-Man 2099, Spider-Woman, Captain Marvel and Heroic Age Iron Man. Continue reading