Hasbro have released a rather cool looking range of modular toys called Marvel Superhero Mashers; these chunky action figures are based loosely on Sigma 6 toy tech and are for Ages four upwards. The idea being you can swap any body part between each figure making your own unique Superhero.
I picked up the Captain America Superhero Masher Action Figure and it looked so good I picked up a pair (one to box, one to play with), the review continues after the jump.
Upon opening my first impressions it is a chunky well made toy, with a nice stylized look to the action figure. The modular-pieces slot in nicely and give a nice reassuring click when they lock. Now I am used to modular action figures having a large degree of articulation up 15 points plus, in this case you are limited to 10 points and the joints (especially elbow) are really stiff and a young child will struggle posing the figure, and they may be potential snapping points.
Given this is a toy intended for preteens I thought the face sculpt was unnecessary mean looking and a little cross-eyed , this is minor compliant. In all this is a very nice little toy, it has a good feel to it and looks pretty durable. I am sure pieces will get lost as this is a nature of a modular toy made for preteens. I am very happy with it and this Cap has joined my collection. If you see your favorite Marvel Character in this Superhero Masher range I do suggest you pick it up, you wont be disappointed.
Four Thumbs Up out of Five