The Happy Whisk asked me to post some pictures of my new HeroClix figures. Here they are in all their glory:
Magneto is the Experienced (blue ring) version from Infinity Challenge.
Dr. Doom is the Experienced version from Clobberin' Time.
Mr. Fantastic is the Veteran (red ring) version from Clobberin' Time.
Superman is the Unique (bronze ring) version from Hypertime.
Batman is the Veteran version from Hypertime.
Wonder Woman is from the new DC 75th anniversary set (no ring).
I hadn't bought any new Clix games for some years, and I hadn't kept up with any rules changes or the like, so I was a bit surprised to see that Wonder Woman came with a card with a unique ability just for her, meaning you'd need to keep the card handy for reference during play.
The card is useful in that it lists what powers she has and why. But having to manage a bunch of cards as well as a bunch of figures could get bothersome in play, I'd imagine. It would also make set-up take longer, as you'd not only have to figure out which characters you want to go together, but then you'd have to find both the figure and the card for each of them. "Where's that Blue Beetle Rookie card?"
And finally, my confession. When I was into comics heavily (my college days), I rarely read anything DC. I was a Marvel fanboy, one of those guys picking up multiple X-books every month, along with some other Marvel and indie comics. But I never followed any DC books. I'd read copies friends had purchased, but I wasn't buying them.
So most of my knowledge of DC characters comes from movies and TV. When people mention "post-Crisis" characters, I know they're referring to the Crisis on Infinite Earths, but I have no idea what changed. When I mentioned the other day that Bats and Supes were friends, I had the Super Friends cartoon firmly in mind.
Sorry, DC fans.
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