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Which toys will delight superhero fans this Christmas?

3 years ago

Tom Baker writer
Tom Baker Staff Writer Derby, UK

While I (and I'm sure child services) would recommend you keep all radioactive spiders, cosmic rays and caves full of bats away from your kids, there's still ways of making them feel like superheroes this Christmas.

For the younger crowd there's the Imaginext Batcave, a pretty faithful recreation of Bruce Wayne's secret base which, like other sets in the Fisher Price line, has a slot to put your iPhone to operate like that supercomputer that somehow always figures out that the Joker's behind everything.

I reckon these are good for kids of any age, but maybe that's just because I want them: Hulk Hands have been around since the 2003 film (you won't like me when I'm Ang Lee), and the most recent models follow the Avengers look, slightly smaller and slightly paler but still awesome, and when you smack them together they make smashing noises. Heh. Smashing.

Similar is the Iron Man Mission Mask with lights and sounds just like Tony Stark (hopefully the only time they'll imitate Robert Downey Jr. Kids old enough to be out of the range for choking hazards will love the LEGO Marvel and DC Super Heroes sets, although I wouldn't recommend mixing the two. The LEGO Marvel game just came out, too, with the DC one (also known as LEGO Batman 2) out last year. Has there ever been a better time to be a geek?

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