|General Ross corners the Hulk. What a helm...|
Those of you with long memories will remember this post way back when about Heroclix.
In the intervening months, I've slowly added a few more clix to the collection. I'll be painfully honest, It's not been for the gaming...
This is despite the fact that the ever welcoming lads from the Brighton Heroclix crew are at the Gambit Games Club day each month. Always there to provide advice and walk first timers through the rules of the game... I really need to take them up on their offer.
I think primarily, the reason I've been buying clix is to sate the collector in me. Keen to have a little plastic representative of all those classic heroes and villains from my days of Marvel comic fandom. And to be honest with you, that's been the main steer for my purchases. I'm not fussed (at this stage of non-gaming) by dial stats or triggering 'team abilities'. I'm basically collecting mini sculpts that just so happen to be Heroclix. That said, there is a loose collection of self imposed purchasing 'rules'...
1.) Buy the best looking sculpt avaialable for each charachter, regardles of dial ability
2.) Only buy figures from the 'Modern Age' i.e. with the 'oreo cookie' style dial
3.) Keep an eye out for interesting or uniquely different figures that stand out from the crowd (This may mean breaking rule 2...)
Rule number one is pretty straightforward. I've seen some pretty horrendous sculpts (and even worse paint jobs) on early examples of Heroclix figures and even if it's a character I'd like to tick off the collection (i.e. Dr Doom), I won't consider it if looks like it's been made by someone who's had an utter disregard for the subject at hand. Heathens.
Equally, I'll look to buy what I consider to be a great sculpt of a particular character, regardless of whether the figures' in-game dial isn't the most powerful and / or rare. The 'mid-swing' Spiderman pictured below being a good example...
Rule number two basically supports rule number one. With the larger base style representative of figures released in what Wizkids call the Heroclix 'Modern Age', as opposed to the 'Golden Age'. That said, rule two can sometimes be overridden by rule three if the figure is just down right different, interesting or unique. Goliath being a fair example...
Anyway. Enough of my (potentially knob like) Heroclix purchasing nonsense! Let's have a look at the newest editions to the collection...
|... along with the diminutive yet highly charged Wasp and the unlikely to be well endowed, Antman...|
|The Lizard fails to be amused as Mysterio drops yet another one of his 'gas bombs'...|
|The Future Foundation...|
|Storm prepares to cook Goliath a cheese toastie using nothing but her bare hands...|
|Three Things are better than one...|
|The demon-bound Demogoblin...|
|This Spidey has a converted stand using a taller GW flying base peg...|
|Kraven. Because Milk Matters|
|Magneto brings the power...|
|...While Shocker does his best to keep up...|
|Everyone say cheeeeesseee!|
Until next time ;)