I’m not sure if it’s due to the credit crunch, or whether it’s to save space in peoples already crowded houses but I’ve noticed lots of toys getting smaller and smaller. You’ve got Polly Pocket, Scooby Doo Mystery Mates, Disney Micro World, however my house is slowly filling up with the Marvel Super Hero Squad figures.
Thomas is obsessed at the moment with all things Marvel at the moment, we’ve got Spiderman, Ironman, Hulk and Fantastic four coming out of our ears. We’ve even planned a visit to Florida, just so he can go to the Marvel Super Hero Island. So to have miniature versions of his favorites does save a lot of space.
Sometimes the older bigger figures are just too flexible, and just he got frustrated with them falling over. The Super Hero Squad figures are not articulated at all, so Thomas finds it easy to get them to stand where he wants them too. The ‘Spiderman and Friends’ range of figures are also good for small hands, but they are now discontinued which is disappointing although they can be found on Ebay.
My main gripe with the Marvel Superhero Squad is that because they are small, they are sold at pocket money prices. So you can end up overrun with them. They are also readily available in Supermarkets, even the food aisles have them hanging from the sides. It’s so easy to just chuck them in the trolley to avoid a tantrum, that you end up spending a small fortune overtime.
Thomas has asked for lots of Superhero Squad toy’s this Christmas, but the main thing’s he wants are Fin Fang Foom, the Sentinnel and the Hulk Gamma Lab Playset. Well I’ve got the Fin Fang Foom and Sentinel, so I’ve just got to get the Gamma Lab. I think I will end up getting the Hulk Gamma Lab as there aren’t many Super hero Squad playsets available, so this will be the perfect size for these little figures.
Fin Fang Foom and the Sentinel are both pretty impressive when standing next to the smaller figures, I know my son will be thrilled when he opens them on Christmas day.
The only thing with these things is that once you start collecting them, you just end up accumulating more and more. I think Marvel have something like 700 different Characters, so I suppose I’ve got to find a bit more space then!