Now that I have a kid, there are certain things that are once again socially acceptable for me, like ordering a Happy Meal at McDonald’s. I admit I’m a kid at heart and really enjoy doing kid stuff like that again. Right now, everything is Toy Story 4 branded, but prior to that I was happy to pick up some Avengers figures! Yet my excitement soon turned to confusion…you’ll see why.
First, we have Captain America, a perfectly acceptable Happy Meal-quality toy. When you push a button, he moves his shield arm. Cool, right?
But then we have…well, I don’t even know what this is. The bag said it was Hawkeye, but…?
He has a Tony Stark goatee, generic hair, and a squinty eye. He does not have a bow or a mohawk, and is not wearing any costume that Hawkeye or Ronin wears in any movie. His superpower: he lights up. He LIGHTS UP. WHAT? Why?
Had they just made a generic superhero figure and didn’t want to waste it, so they labeled it Hawkeye because no one cares about Hawkeye? Of course not, but that idea makes me laugh. This is apparently the “Team Suit” version, though it barely resembles the team suits they wear in the movie.
So, of course my kid doesn’t care at all and loves the Light-Up Generic Superhero. And my husband refers to it as “Hawk Guy.” Poor Clint.