Walking through a toy store my eyes caught a glimpse of a package containing a ragtag group of superheroes with varying degrees of power, intelligence, and coolness. Then, things got even better, as I found out this package contained pogs. Lastly, I discovered a pack would run me only 49-cents, and my knees got weak. This was too good an opportunity to pass up, or so I figured, as who wouldn’t want a small circular piece of cardboard depicting the likeness of Elektra?
Here’s a checklist containing all 60 pogs. I really wanted to get #33, as not only is it of Silver Surfer, who rocks, but he’s also apparently “shredding” which baffles me to no end.
The Thing! Not a bad first pog, I’d wager, featuring everyone’s favorite flesh-turned-rock dude in all of his glory. I like that he’s too massive to fit on the pog, but, that may have not been intentional… we’ll never know.
Fire ‘N Ice? Sounds like a failed ‘90’s R&B duo, but is actually Iceman and The Human Torch joined together in a curious coupling.
This is the Green Goblin’s official logo? I wasn’t aware he had one, or, that it’d be so dull and nondescript. Also, the series is called Marvel Heroes, but Goblin is clearly a villain, correct? Good job, guys.
And, speaking of the devil, I mean, goblin, here he is! And take a look at that sweet purple messenger bag, which is all the rag on college campuses across the country. Way to stay in touch with current fashion tends, Norman, your plight has not gone unnoticed.
This one’s my favorite of the few I now own. I just like the complete randomness and total disregard to comic continuity of the assembled groups. Cyclops rubbing shoulders with Iron Fist is almost as puzzling and neat as Magneto keeping company with Carnage.
For only 49-cents I certainly can’t complain. In fact, I’d like to get back to that store before these disappear forever, and hopefully get my hands on some more essential characters. They’re terribly cheap and tacky, but make for a fun if not frivolous collectible. If you’ve got a collection, drop me a line, and we can get our dork on together.
Overall Grade: B-