Super Hero Squad Mega Pack: Sentinel and Wolverine
Today, we're going to take a look at some more Super Hero Squad figures. Recently, we took a peek at Urban Heroes: Battle for New York. Today, we're turning our attention to a "Mega Pack" containing Wolverine and a Sentinel.
What makes it a "Mega Pack"? Why, the gigantic Sentinel, of course. He's more or less in scale with the other figures, to the extent that scale makes sense at all with these guys.
Oh, and he's the cutest little Sentinel you've ever seen.
These guys, along with all related lines, are produced by Hasbro.
They made a Marvel Sentinel, a mutant-hunting symbol of intolerance, the personification of fear and ignorance, and they made him adorable. And yet, he's still clearly a Sentinel.
The head is particularly well done: he's grinning like he's hanging out with friends. Likewise, I like the chest-blaster. It just looks... right to me.
Packaging and Extras: --
The packaging is actually pretty nice, with a backdrop of Xavier's mansion. I don't have any pictures, because I failed to snap any any before tearing it open and taking out the toys.
You don't get any extras, unless you count Wolverine as an extra. Which would actually make a lot of sense. After all, the Sentinel feels like the real toy, with a Wolverine accessory. I toyed with reviewing it this way, but decided to respect their marketing department's decision to treat this as a two-pack.
Play and Display: ----
Remember when I showered affection of the "Battle for New York" figures because of their incredible articulation? Yeah, well, I'm fickle.
Actually, I still really like Wolverine's articulation, and the Sentinel gives you a few options, including the ability to hoist Logan (or another figure) into the air.
Unfortunately, the Sentinel has some serious problems that keep me from boosting the score. The most egregious of which is that it's wobbly: the bottoms of its feet are uneven, so he has some issues standing still.
This is even more obnoxious when you consider that there's no leg articulation. If the legs are locked in place, it should be a given that they're in the RIGHT place.
While I can't bring myself to give the figures a bonus in this category, I won't dock them, either. Even with this issue, the Sentinel looks great, and you've got a selection of poses you can choose between.
Price Tag and Final Analysis: 8/10
The "Mega Packs" will run you $12 - $13 if you get them at retail; more if you find them in a specialty shop.
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