Welcome to another Heroclix post. Sadly Heroclix was cancelled at the very last moment so it’s a news and Dreamclix special this week.
During the weekend a poster of all the figures from the standard boosters of Giant Size X-Men was leaked on to HCRealms. For once a set is truly mainly based on the theme then just less than 50% of the set. The only non X-Men stuff are Next Wave, even Hulk has an X-Men Theme. However Justin Ziran from Wizkids has stated that the poster is out of date, the duo figures that were first plan as Super Booster figures will now be in the standard boosters and the poster was done be for the change of plan. He also stated that were will be of large figure to the Super Boosters and as the number of six large figures was conformed, there should be six different Super Boosters instead of eight that was first rumoured. Sources revile that five of the large figures will be Apocalypse (seen), Nemesis, Onslaught and two different Sentinels (now seen both), but the sixth one has not been reviled.
Row 1 – Madrox (Dial Shown), Purifier, Omega Prime Sentinel (Dial Shown), Hellfire Club Guard, Mindless One, Skullbuster, Pretty Boy and Cyclops (Dial was leaked, me want).
Row 2 – Wolverine (Please be an Avengers one), Beast (Why another one), Emma Frost (Dial was leaked), Cypher, Empath, Roulette, Tabitha Smith and Aaron Stack.
Row 3 (Not of Picture sadly) – Domino (Hope she is as good or better than the old ones), Caliban, William Stryker (at long last), Harry Leland (interesting), Tarot, Cannonball, Psylocke (hope she is a good piece) and Gideon
Row 4 – Elixir (there is no picture of him at all but he is listed by the poster owner to be the missing character there), Leech (interesting), Diryn, Elsa Bloodstone, Monica Rambeau, Rogue (finally a Rogue that should be Rogue, all the old versions of her were all before special powers and never felt right), Angel (Finally a Fist Class Angel for the first class team) and Ch'od.
Row 5 – Blob (Not on this picture, at long last a remake), Pyro (At long last a remake), Mystique (At long last a remake), Professor X (Why do we need another remake, oh hang on it is hover chair version), Gatecrasher, Iceman, Lockheed (Sweet, but where is Shadowcat) and Sabretooth (At long last a remake).
Row 6 – Stryfe, Predator X, Trevor Fitzroy, Bonebreaker, Vulcan (The third Summers brother makes an appearance), Juggernaut, Phoenix (How many points will it be, may be built in Lazarus Pit) and Storm
Row 7 – Archangel (Horseman of Death), Armor, Hulk (Horseman of War), Wolverine (Horseman of Death), Magneto (Dial Shown) and The Captain.
If you include the Fast Ball Special duo figure that was reviled when they announced the set, there are three Wolverines in the set. A little over the top. Ok figures I would of loved to have seen in the set that are not in it are: a new adult Shadowcat as there was a Lockheed, other Academy X: New X-Men characters like Surge (we only got Elixir and that might only be because he is in X-Force now), Master Mould however there is still one unclaimed spot in the Super Boosters, Avalanche as he was crap and was released be for the Quake ability was added and Toad. Figures from the set I am must have are: A ton of Omega Prime Sentinel, Cyclops, Wolverine if he has the Avengers keyword and is good, Domino if she is as good, William Stryker, Psylocke if she is a good, Elixir, Leech, Rogue, Angel, Blob, Pyro, Mystique, Lockheed, Sabretooth, (At long last a remake), Vulcan to complete my Summers family and Magneto (Dial Shown) and The Captain. I am planning on buying a brick and maybe a second Super Booster if I can when it comes out.
On other Heroclix news, Wizkids have done a preview of the new beast figure. I do not like the sculpt, but the dial is great for an attack piece.
This week's Dreamclix I am doing for ShounenClix, Jango from One Piece, Watari from Death Note, Launch from Dragon Ball and dials for Sakura Haruno from Naruto. For MAClix I am doing dials for Nanami Ota and Ichiro Masuda. And lastly for MechaClix, I am doing a Tachikoma, a special LE Tachikoma, Major Motoko Kusanagi from Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex and some Wonder Bit feat card that I forgot to add last week.
First off we have Jango from One Piece. Jango was Captain Kuro first mate and lead his pirate crew, the Black Cat Pirate, while Kuro was away. He later joined the Marines under the command of Captain Hina as a seaman recruit and is now good friends with Fullbody. He should have two specials called “Hypnotist” and “Team Mates”, Blades, and Perplex.
Hypnotist: Jango can use Mind Control and Incapacitate. Give Jango a power action, he can use Perplex on all friendly characters including himself. All characters that were Perplex with this special ability gains Battle Fury while the Perplex is on them.
Team Mates: Jango gains a +1 to his attack value if a friendly Captain Kuro or Fullbody is within 8 squares of him and is in line of sight.
He should have about five clicks of health a starting states of Movement 6, Attack 9, Defence 17, Damage 1, Range 6 with 3 targets. He should have the One Piece TA and keywords Pirate, Marine and Black Cat Pirates. Black Cat Pirates is a Non-Generic keyword, I forgot to and this keyword to last week’s list.
Next is Watari from Death Note. Watari is L's handler, as well as the supplier of logistics to the Kira Investigation. Before the team is formed, he is the only person who has seen L, and the only one capable of contacting L directly. Like L, he represents himself with an Old English "W" on computer screens. He is also a fatherly figure to L. He is a famous inventor and founder of Wammy's House, an orphanage for gifted children in Winchester, England. Watari is well trained in espionage and marksmanship. So let us see, he should have Perplex, Support and two specials "Sniper" and "Fouls Identity".
Sniper: Watari can use Range Combat Expert, if he does he gains +2 his Attack value.
Fouls Identity: Once during you opponents turn, if Watari has one or less tokens on his, you may place a token on him to give a friendly adjacent character the ability to use Shape Change. If the friendly character is called L, they gain a +2 to their defence value too.
He should have four clicks of health and starting states of Movement 6, Attack 8, Defence 15, Damage 1 and Range 8 with one target. His should have on TA and the keywords Detective and Kira Task Force.
Next is Launch from Dragon Ball. Yes I did say I do a generic Wolf last week, but relooking at my manga novels I learnt that they must have been Anime only as guards for Emperor Pilaf so I changed to Launch. Launch is a girl with a strange disorder which changes between two personalities every time she sneezes. Her first personality is a sweet blue haired woman, but her other personality is an angry, trigger-happy, machine gun wielding blonde woman, who commits crimes for fun and is quick to respond with gunfire when angered. Neither of Launch’s personalities remembers what the other says or does. The basic idea I have for her is from her blue hair nice self to her blonde hair bad self and back again as you click her down. She should have on her blue hair clicks Enhancement or Support and on her blonde hair clicks Range Combat Expert and Tounghness. She should have six clicks of health, three blue hair, three blonde hair. For her states, in blue hair form she should have Movement 6, Attack 7, Defence 15 and Damage 1 and in her blonde hair form she should have Movement 6, Attack 9, Defence 16 and Damage 2. Both with Range 6 and one target. Launch should have the Dragon Ball TA and have the keyword Turtle Shell School.
Next is Orihime Inoue from Bleach. Orihime Inoue is a Human living in Karakura Town. She is a student at the Karakura High School, where she is in the same class as Ichigo Kurosaki and her best friend, Tatsuki Arisawa. Orihime lives by herself and is supported by her relatives living elsewhere. Previously, she lived with her older brother, Sora, who was fifteen years older than her. She and her brother were raised by a drunk father and a prostitute mother, who always argued and beat their children. It is unknown if her parents are still alive.
When Sora turned eighteen, he ran away with Orihime, who was three years old, and raised her from then on. For six years, Orihime and Sora lived in harmony despite the fact that Orihime was bullied in school because of her unusual hair colour. One day, Sora gave Orihime a pair of hairpins. However, Orihime refused to wear them because she said they were childish. On the same day, Sora was wounded in a car accident and died in the Kurosaki clinic. Orihime has worn the hairpins ever since. A year after Sora died, Orihime met Tatsuki, who defended her from the bullies. They became best friends. She should have Support (Sōten Kisshun) and two specials “Koten Zanshun” and “Santen Kesshun”.
Koten Zanshun: Orihime can use Range Combat Expert. If she does all damage is penetrating.
Santen Kesshun: Give Orihime a power action, Orihime and adjacent friendly characters can use energy Shield Deflection and Toughness.
She should have four clicks of health and starting stats of Movement 6, Attack 10, Defence 17, Damage 0 and Range 6 with one target. She should have the Bleach TA and the keywords Karakura Town and Teen.
Next is Rock Lee from Naruto. During his time as a student in the Ninja Academy, Lee proved to have no talent for ninjutsu and genjutsu. He was mocked by his peers because of this. Lee persevered, focusing on taijutsu. When Lee eventually graduated he was added to Team Guy. During the team's first meeting he vowed to become a splendid ninja that specialized in taijutsu. Neji Hyūga laughed at him, but their sensei, Might Guy, took a special interest in Lee. He encouraged Lee to keep at it and, in time, began teaching him powerful forms of taijutsu. He should have Charge, Force Blast, a special called “Lotus”, Close Combat Reflexes and Close Combat Expert. His ability to open his Inner Gates should be shown as his states increasing as he goes down the dial.
Lotus: Lee can use Incapacitate, but his damage is not reduced to 0.
He should have about six to seven clicks of health and starting stats of Movement 8, Attack 9, Defence 16, Damage 2 and Range 0. He should have the Naruto TA and the keywords Team Guy, Kid and Konohagakure.
Next is Captain Kuro from One Piece. Captain Kuro, also known as Klahadore, is one of the early antagonists in the series. He is the captain of the Black Cat Pirates and the former butler of Kaya, a friend to Usopp. He is also known as Kuro of the Thousand Plans for his elaborate plans that virtually never fail. However, this proved to have a huge setback; as time passed, he grew tired of setting up schemes for his crewmates and of constantly being hunted down by the Marines. That was when he decided to have an impostor, one of his pirates named Nugire Yainu to take his place as Captain Kuro, and be executed in his stead by Captain Morgan so that the hunt for him would be ceased. Kuro should have Hypersonic, Blades, Willpower and Probability Control. He should have about six clicks of health and starting stats of Movement 10, Attack 10, Defence 15, Damage 2 and Range 0. He should have the One Piece TA and the keywords Pirate and Black Cat Pirates.
Next we have the dials designs for Sakura Haruno from Naruto, Ryuk and Nanami Ota and Ichiro Masuda from the Iron Man anime. I decided to not do Nanami on her scooter any more and to give Ryuk Power Cosmic.
Next is a generic Tachikoma from Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex. Nine of them are assigned to Section 9's use originally. They are best described as a "spider type multi leg combat vehicle equipped with artificial intelligence". They should be a double baser with the Transporter ability, Leap Climb, Running Shot, Smoke Cloud, a special called “Armoured Transport” and Toughness.
Armour Transport: Tachikoma can use Defend and Invulnerability.
They should have about five clicks of health and starting states of Movement 12, Attack 10, Defence 18, Damage 2 and Range 8 with one target. They should have the Section 9 TA and the keywords Robot, Vehicle and Section 9. I have decided to change the Section 9 TA to be the same as the Batman Ally TA instead of the S.H.I.E.L.D.
Next is a LE version of the Tachikomas, Tachiko-Man. A "Spiderman" version of a Tachikoma seen in episode 24 of Tachikoma Days. It should be a double baser with a trait called “Anything a Tackikoma can”, the Transporter ability, Running Shot, Incapacitate, a special called “Armoured Transport” and Toughness.
Anything a Tackikoma can: Tachiko-Man can use Leap Climb and Super Senses.
Armour Transport: Tachiko-Man can use Defend and Invulnerability.
It should have about five clicks of health and starting states of Movement 12, Attack 10, Defence 19, Damage 2 and Range 6 with one target. It should have the Spider-Man Allies TA and the keywords Robot and Vehicle.
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Finally we have miss bad ass herself, Major Motoko Kusanagi from Ghost in the Shell. I will be doing the Stand Alone Complex series version. Motoko is a full-body cyborg working as a member of Public Security Section 9, an intelligence department under the Japanese Ministry of Home Affairs. Frequently called "Major", a reference to her military rank in the JGSDF before joining Section 9, she is in charge as squad leader when field operations are carried out by the group. Motoko is highly skilled in a number of areas, including close quarters combat, use of lethal weaponry, and hacking. Her skills are augmented by the fact that she was cyberised at a very young age following a plane crash, forcing her to become adept at controlling her cyborg body and the greater abilities it confers. How do I do her in Heroclix form. Here is a bash. She should have Running Shot, may be Smoke Cloud at the end of the dial, mid dial Super Strength, Incapacitate, a special called "Full Cyborg Reflexes", Willpower, a trait called "Cyber Hack", Outwit and Probability Control.
Full Cyborg Reflexes: The Major can use Close Combat Reflexes and Energy Shield Deflection.
Cyber Hack: The Major ignores hindering terrain for line of fire and movement. She can use Perplex but only to reduce states, and is immune to Mind Control and abilities that act like Mind Control.
She should have five or six clicks of health and starting states of Movement 10, Attack 12, Defence 17, Damage 3 and Range 6 with one target. She should have the Section 9 TA and the keywords JSDF, Robot, Section 9 and Solder. I am dumping both the JDF and the JGSDF keywords for just one JSDF.
I am ending this post with something I was planning on doing a last week with the Cosmic Break characters I did and forget. I have decided to change them a little. Instead of being feats card, they are their own type. A figure can only be one Wonder Bit, but it can be given multiple times. They are one turn use which the effect ends at the start of you next turn, however you can use another copy to keep the effect around until the start of your next turn. The figure must meet the prerequisites to be equipped with them.
And now for the three:
Propeller Bit – Prerequisite: Keyword Air – The character gains a +2 to its movement value until the beginning of your next turn.
Missile Bit – Prerequisite: Ever the Artillery or Support keyword – After making a successful range attack you my make a second range attack using Energy Explosion at a -1 to their attack value as a free action. You must declare using the Feat before making the first attack.
Lance Bit – Prerequisite: Ever the Land or Support keyword – After making a successful melee attack you my make a second range attack, but you damage value becomes 1 for this attack and -1 to their attack value, as a free action. You must declare using the Feat before making the first attack.
Next week's Dreamclix for ShounenClix, I am planning on doing Guy Might from Naruto, Yasutora “Chad” Sado from Bleach, maybe Brick figure Goku adult version from Dragon Ball Z and a dial design for Axe-Hand Morgan from One Piece. For MAClix I am doing dials for Grellar Solder and the anime version of the Mark 1 Iron Man armour. And lastly for MechaClix, I am planning on doing Winberrl, Zero Saber and maybe Cannon Ball from Cosmic Break and three wonder bit to go with them too. Well until next time, have fun.