And…M is for Marvel Mashers

If you have kids, you’ve probably heard of the Marvel Superhero Mashers. These are super awesome action figures that you can take apart and switch out the body parts with other heroes or villains as you please.

This is a brilliant idea–business wise and fun wise. The kid have to have a minimum of two Mashers, which were going for $13 each when Little Man saw the commercial and had to have them (allowing the kid to watch shows that don’t come from PBS or Netflix = parenting fail), which means beaucoup bucks for Hasbro. And they’re really fun. What’s not to love about putting Spiderman’s arm on Thor’s body and adding in the Dr. Doom’sΒ head?

Here is Little Man’s box of Masher parts:

Yes, that is a box of superhero and villain body parts. This is not to be confused with this box of body parts that is clearly labeled “body parts.”

LM has process when playing with his Mashers. First, he dumps out the parts, then organizes the parts by type into piles (heads, arms, and so on), then he builds the figure the way it’s supposed to look, and then he takes them all apart, sorts them back into parts piles, and lets the fun of switching things up begin.

Piles of parts.

A pile of heads.

Torsos! Those six packs aren’t as impressive all alone, are they?

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Avengers (well, some of them) assemble(d)!

As parents, we’re expected to play with our kids. (Why didn’t the What to Expect book tell me this instead of the 1,392 ways things could go wrong?!) Sometimes the toys we have to play with rather suck for us (I. Do. Not. Like. Transformers.) and sometimes they’re loads of fun (Lincoln Logs!). The Mashers definitely fall into the fun category!

What toys do your kids have that you truly enjoy playing with?

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38 thoughts on “And…M is for Marvel Mashers

  1. Crash is on a big Lego kick right now. Constantly building, constantly looking for someone to build with him. Cars, trucks, planes, houses, castles… We have a giant bucket of Lego that used to be sets to build actual vehicles and stuff, but now they’re all just dumped in a bucket to build whatever with.

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  2. I do/did not play with my kids. My parents did not play with me. We do things we enjoy together, which I suppose could be considered play — art, soccer, water pistol tag — but as for getting down on the floor to play LPS or Bakugan? Oh Hell no, lol!
    But if you enjoy the mashers, I think that’s fantastic! πŸ˜€

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  3. Marielli_ says:

    I love this post ahaha and I love the marvel toys! I love playing with my daughter water baby dolls she has two baby bags with a whole bunch of baby pampers and necessities for the baby

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  4. When I was young, my parents played board games with us, like Yahtzee and Scrabble. I remember liking Operation, which came to mind when I saw your son’s box of body parts. πŸ™‚ But we’re talking about girls, not boys. My son loved Transformers, but he wasn’t much into board games.

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  5. I feel too girly- πŸ˜³πŸ™ˆ I havent a clue any of these πŸ˜”πŸ˜£ I played with cabbage patch dolls- Hugga bunch, rainbow Brite and pound ouppies LOL πŸ˜„ but LM looks adorable in that pic!! How stinking cute!!! 😍

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