The new Marvel Super Hero Adventures series, under the the Playskool Heroes banner from Hasbro, reformats these Marvel characters with more moving parts. Two of the prominent and strongest characters are packaged together as seen with the Hulk and Thor two-pack set.
Hulk is not hard to notice at all. How many people walk around with green skin? Of course no one is going to make fun of him. He is arguably the strongest one there is, as he so often says. Out of all the characters in this collection, he is the least detailed meaning he doesn’t have much in way of a costume. It just means he gets to show off his physique that much more. I was wondering why the Hulk looked a little bit weird in terms of size. He looks more elongated and skinny than the rest. That’s when I realized he actually is a bit taller than the rest by half a head. That actually makes sense since he does tower over everyone else. I like that he is wearing his tattered purple pants, or in this case it looks like shorts. I don’t normally get to see calf muscles since all the others usually wear boots but this really sticks out with the Hulk. He has a pleasant looking face that is smiling rather than showing rage.
Thor is the other powerhouse in this set. The son of Odin is wearing his most recent outfit that includes chainmail on his arms and legs. He, too, is also of the taller variety making him stand over most of the other characters. I really like the detailing of his leather tunic in contrast to the chainmail. This is done very well with excellent paint applications. His face shows off more of his square jaw complete with his long golden locks and winged helmet. His red cape is made out of fabric rather than sculpted plastic. I miss the days of fabric capes so this is a nice touch. In his right hand, he holds his hammer Mjolnir. This is permanently attached so it doesn’t come off at all.
Both figures have limited articulation with neck, shoulder, wrist and leg movement. The legs in particular move as one and connected with a rod inside; you can’t move them separately. The feet are oversized to allow these figures to stand properly.
The Marvel Super Hero Adventures is enjoyed by my son. He likes this new presentation as it allows him to move the limbs of these figures. The 2” size is perfect for him. The Hulk and Thor two-pack set is a great pairing of these two powerful characters, though I do have to admit that the Hulk looks too trim for me. I understand that the same mold is used for all but he seriously needs to beef up. It looks like anyone can topple him over without a problem.
Marvel Super Hero Adventures
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Amount Paid (US$): 6.99
Type of Toy: Action Figure
Age Range of Child: Kids to Teens