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Marvel Super Heroes RPG Secret Wars – Shall We Play A Game?

When I wrote my last article on a Role-Playing Game, I enjoyed it so much that I decided to do another one. This time, I went to the other major super-hero RPG, Marvel Super Heroes, by TSR. One Module that I really loved was Secret Wars.

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Legion 2995 Sourcebook – Shall We Play A Game?

With this week seeing the debut of a new Legion of Super-Heroes series, it seemed appropriate to look at the old Legion Sourcebook 2995. This was part of the Mayfair Games DC Heroes Role-Playing Game. It updated the stats of the Legion of Super-Heroes to match the adventures being published at the time.

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New Rumor Concerning the Vintage Collection

So we have a new Star Wars The Vintage Collection rumor we wanted to talked about. Over at Jedi Temple Archives, they mentioned something disturbing. Now this rumor does not come from them but from someone who is familiar with Hasbro.  The rumor concerns the status of the 3.75" figure line; The Vintage Collection. Word has it and remember this is a rumor, that Hasbro will be releasing 20 more vintage collection figures and if sales are poor, Hasbro could scrap the entire line and format.

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Lightning Lass: Needless Character Analysis

Lightning Lass has been one of my favorite members of the Legion of Super-Heroes. She started as a replacement for her brother, with not much more development than that. Eventually, she found herself relegated to being one of the weakest Legionnaires, with what many considered a useless power. In that role, she was defined by her relationship to a stronger male character. However, when her original powers were returned, she found herself once again among the more powerful Legionnaires. She also became one of the first openly gay Legionnaires in a same sex relationship with fellow Legionnaire Shrinking Violet. For the purpose of this article, I am restricting my coverage of the version of Lightning Lass that existed up until the end of the fourth Legion series, Legion of Super-Heroes #61.

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Gwenpool Marvel Legend – Random Toys

There's a new wave of Marvel Legends hitting stores out there and in it is The Unbelievable Gwenpool! The comic series just ended it's run a few weeks ago making this release feel like a choice of odd timing, so let's see what the figure has in store for us.

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Microman Automaster Ryan – Random Toys

We've got another Random Toy to show off, this time from the Microman series of 2004. Take a second to check out Automaster Ryan from the Master Force sub line!

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Star Wars Market Watch 2018- The Hasbro Edition

Toy Fair is right around the corner and a new movie is slatted for this Summer and with that, we will have new toys. The question and reason for this article is will you buy into the new releases? Will fans flock to the store to secure more figures from a line that, is well, stagnant? Lets dive right on in and see what we can come up with, and this one should be fun. 

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Random Toys Batman Beyond Animated Two Pack

DC Collectibles added a little bit of the future to their Batman Animated line with a Batman Beyond two pack. Today I'm taking a look at this two pack and everything it has to offer.

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The Needless Market Watch for 6/28/17

We’re starting a new column at Needless and the focus will be on what’s hot for the comic market. Every Wednesday, we will publish what we think could be hot based on advanced sales, pre-orders, artists and character/ story arc. The one thing to take away from this is we are fans first and foremost.

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Wolverine Series 2 Cards – Random Toys

Finishing out our random look at Wolverine toys for this month's celebration, we're looking at a non-toy. The Wolverine From Then 'Til Now II trading card series by Comic Images. I know trading cards aren't toys, but rather than show off another Weapon X figure, I thought I'd share a Wolverine collectible that had a huge impact on me as a kid.

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Toy Biz Weapon X – Random Toys

In the early to mid 90's Toy Biz ruled the aisles with their X-Men toyline of 5" figures. Today we're looking at one of my favorites from back then, Weapon X (AKA: 4th Edition Wolverine)

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Marvel Retro Wolverine – Random Toys

Continuing our Wolverine Celebration, we're looking at a sort of What If? styled toy. Diamond Select Toys answers the question: What if Mego had made a World's Greatest Super Heroes figure of Wolverine?

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