Thursday, November 04, 2010

Heroclix Mod Mod

I'd say we're due for a Heroclix post!

Wizkids is pumping out the DC 'clix this year: The Brave & the Bold set at year's start, two
starter/collector minisets (Blackest Night and Brightest Day seven-piece sets) , and the forthcoming DC 75th Anniversary Set.

Some of the 75th Anniversary pieces have been revealed already, such as long-awaited Golden Agers like the original Mr. Terrific and Crimson Avenger, essential foes like Ragdoll and Ocean Master, boss/minions like Sgt. Rock/Easy Company, more full-spectrum lanterns, and wacky factors like Sargon the Sorceror and Detective Chimp.

But what would a DC Anniversary set be without.... gorillas?

Okay, I'm not expecting "JLApe" pieces (glorious though those would be). But I will be surprised and disappointed if we don't get something like gorilla generics for Grodd (as part of the latest craze for more functional generics that use some sort of 'minion' power that weighs heavily in favor of using them with their appropriate 'boss' figures). C'mon; you KNOW you want to be able to field a team of nothing but gorillas.

So I'm preparing. My (plastic) crack customizing team in the sub-sub-basement of the Pentagon (you know-- where they kept the Telephone Avatar?) has prepared this little gem representing one of the great One-Off Gorilla Characters of all time....


For those few of you who don't already know, the
Mod Gorilla Boss was a criminal mastermind who drank a "gorilla serum" (I bet you didn't know there WAS such a thing! Darn you, FDA!) and probably spent most of his ill-gotten gorilla-crime-gains at Gambi's tailor shop buying silverback-sized pinstriped zoot suits and french-cuff shirts. And he fought Animal Man. And by "fought" I mean, "tossed him around like a ragdoll until the gorilla serum wore off".

Naturally, a character this inspired belongs in my Heroclix collection. And so, behold:

I considered giving him a Special Trait that lets him use Animal Man as a permanent Light Object if he manages to kayo him. But I think I'll just keep that as a House Rule.


Anonymous said...

Yep. Heroclix post long overdue.
Now I can say welcome back Scipio!

Your Obedient Serpent said...

Don't forget that HUGE Watchmen collector's set.

Our store did an "free-for-all Marvel and DC vs. Doctor Manhattan" session on our HeroClix Thursdays a few weeks back.

Scipio said...

Hey, I did a Heroclix post on 09/09/10 (my THIRD post-return post)!

Oh, does DC still own the rights to that "Watchmen"? Funny, I though those were supposed to revert to that Moore fellow. ;-)

Anonymous said...

The figure is awesome. Does it stand up by itself, or does Animal Man throw off his balance? Also, is it possible we will one day see a Heroclix figure of the Thinker swinging the Atom around as a weapon (a la that cover on which Thinker uses a shrrunken Ray Palmer to club Al Pratt, possibly my favorite Silver Age cover)?

- Mike Loughlin

Scipio said...

Oh,, it's rock solid. The suit adds a lot of weight.

Anonymous said...

So you did! ...ummm.. not a Shield fan? maybe?

Scipio said...

I am THE Shield fan.

Anonymous said...

I meant me, not you. Why I didn't remember/comment on the Shield Heroclix post