Hey gang, I just wanted to throw up a very quick toy review as an excuse to wish everybody a Happy Canada Day. For those of you who don’t know, I live on the east coast of Canada in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Today is Canada’s birthday and we celebrate it much the same way that the Americans celebrate the 4th of July a couple of days later. We drink beer, go to concerts, and watch fireworks. I’m actually not indulging in any beers tonight as I’ve been punishing my liver for the last 3 days and I have to work in the morning. I am however going to a free concert on the waterfront before the fireworks display. The headliner tonight is Tokyo Police Club, an excellent Canadian band that I strongly recommend you check out on youtube or whatever.
Last year I reviewed Guardian on Canada Day. It seemed fitting since he is the leader of Canada’s one and only super team ALPHA FLIGHT. The team is littered with silly stereotypes, from the leader being draped in our flag to their strong man being a sasquatch, but none are sillier than Puck, the midget who dresses like a hockey puck. In order to fight bad guys this dwarf basically just rolls around a lot. It’s kind of ridiculous but you gotta love him.
This figure was produced by Toy Biz and was actually just included with the Snowbird figure (one of Puck’s Alpha Flight teammates) as an add-on along with some Canadian woodland critters. Because of his small stature Toy Biz knew that they couldn’t possibly package him on his own and charge full price; If only Hasbro had got that same memo. I can’t talk much about this toy now since I gotta leave for the concert in 5 minutes but I will go into more detail at a later date when I review the recently released Marvel Universe version of the character. Until then, thanks for reading and…