Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Danger Room Wolverine & Omega Red


Before we begin, can we just all agree that the amount of information they're trying to fit in the Minimate bios has reached ludicrous speed? It's impossible to read without a magnifying glass.


That's got to be a joke, right? About how convoluted the history of Omega Red is. I want to say that it is, but I can't tell anymore.

Anyway... This was the only set in the wave that was a MUST GET for me. I don't know why, but I really wanted an Omega Red minimate. I'm not a big fan of the guy, but he's a good X-men bad guy when they want to do mindless action stuff. And if there's one thing about the minimate line that I've begun to realize, they really need to up their villain : hero ratio.

So hey, 90's character with about a dozen powers to the point that they lampshade it in the comic books. Plus the tentacles are kinda cool. So sure, I'll get it, even if it does come with the 40th Wolverine variant.

Technically it's the 38th, but close enough. And if you're wondering, the last one to come out was released 3 months ago in a box set, and the one before that was in the last wave of these Toys R Us Exclusives 6 months ago. So, yeah, could they seriously not think of any other X-men characters to pack in here? If you're keeping tack, that's 38 Wolverines and only 2 Nightcrawlers, 2 Kitty Prydes, 3 Collosuses, 3 Xaviers, 3 Emma Frosts, 6 Magnetos, 5 Storms, 1 Blob, 4 Juggernauts, and 11 Cyclops. So that means that there are more Wolverine variants than the rest of the characters from the 80's cartoon "Pryde of the X-men" combined.

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