As any comic book geek knows, May 4 is the release of the long awaited film The Avengers. I love Marvel’s concept of having all the heroes have their own individual films that led up to Marvel Studios create the film uniting Earth’s Mightiest Heroes! I felt all the films were great on their own and from what I hear, The Avengers will not let us fanboys down. With this film comes a huge toy line for kids and collectors. As a collector of certain comic book toys, I was excited to see Hasbro bring out a 10-inch action figure line for all four main members of the Avengers.
The set includes Captain America, The Hulk, Thor and Iron Man. These toys are geared for kids 4 years old and up. Each figure comes with sounds and certain phrases that are inspired from the film. I will break down each character and the attributes for each toy. Each figure comes with two AAA batteries.
Iron Man – The Repulsor Strike Iron Man Mark VII says a variety of phrases like, “Repulsors, full power!” and “Avengers assemble!” when you press the white button on Iron’s Man’s chest plate. The figure comes with two flip-up missile launchers that lay on top of each shoulder. To activate each missile move the figure’s arms forward to flip up the launchers. When this happens the figure lets out sound effects. The missiles then shoot out of each launcher when you press the button on each launcher.
Thor – The Hammer Strike Thor action figure comes alive with sound effects and phrases when you press the button on his belt. Thor’s trusty and signature weapon is his hammer, Mjölnir. So Hasbro made sure that Mjölnir was an important part of the toy. When you place the hammer in his right hand and pull back on the right arm, Thor throws his hammer. When you throw Mjölnir sound effects will also play.
Captain America – The Ultra Strike Captain America has more than 10 different phrases. Some of them are “Way to go, soldier!” and “Together we defend the world!” Sounds and phrases are made when you press his belt buckle. Just like Mjölnir is Thor’s signature weapon, Captain America has his iconic shield that attaches to his right arm. You can have him throw the shield when you pull back on the arm.
The Hulk – Last but not least in any way is The Hulk. To hear his signature yells and “Hulk smash,” all you need to do is press his stomach. If you squeeze his legs together he raises his hands and yells out his signature phrases. This move is known as his Hulk Smash move.
So whether you have a kid who loves The Avengers or you are a comic book fan and collector, you might want to assemble these action figures together!