To buy, or not to buy? Marvel Super Hero Mashers

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So these started popping up around the country in Toys R Us stores recently and I’ve been sorta on the the fence about them. I think they look neat, I’ve always liked the exaggerated cartoony look with figures, and you all already know I’m a Cap junkie, but the figures seem like a full investment.
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See, the gimmick in these toys is the ability to “mash-up” the characters and pop parts from one onto another. It’s a cool little play option, but I feel like it forces you to buy several toys just to experience the toy the way it was meant to be experienced.
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And looking at the packaging on these guys, you can see that some of the “mashed” characters are a little goofy looking. Hulk with Spider-Man arms? I don’t even know why I’d want to do that, but I suppose I’m not the target demographic here, so I’ll let it slide. Thing is, there’s some great potential if they get into more B and C-List characters like Deadpool and the Falcon (flying Deadpool for the win!).
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Not that there aren’t some great characters to choose from, and I love that Cap, Doom and Hulk are in the first wave (3 of my all-time favorites) but do I really want to invest money into a new line, especially when Hasbro makes it almost policy to ditch lines after a wave or two? I’m going to have to sit on this one and think it over.

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