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My Custom Mods [mod 8]: FALCON (Avengers)

July 26, 2010

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FALCON (Avengers) Despite the fact that the sculpt is absolutely comic-accurate: …I’ve never liked it. And why would I? This is a character whose only power is flight and the sculpt is of him crouched on the floor… …in mid-air. Um…really? Emboldened by my successful re-position of Danger Room Storm’s cape, I attempted a similar […]

Agents of Atlas: Full of FAIL?

July 22, 2010

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Last time I wrote about this themed team, I fretted about feats. But in the new Modern Age format, feats (and battlefield conditions) are disallowed. Fortunately, the team still works fine — in theory — with just a few bystanders and Special Objects. Jimmy Woo 46 M-11 59 Gorilla-Man 61 Namora 76 Marvel Boy (Hammer […]

My Custom Mods [mod 7]: Rookie SHAZAM (Origin)

July 19, 2010

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Rookie SHAZAM (Origin) People called this the NAMBLA sculpt. While I think those people are either a bit overreactive, it’s not hard to see why they might make such a comment. It is a little bit…disturbing. More to the point for a comic book continuity nerd like myself is that Billy Batson the human boy […]

Alternate Team Abilities: Who wins? Who loses?

July 13, 2010

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As with most changes to the game, the new Alternate Team Abilities mechanic produces some win/lose situations in HeroClix. ALPHA FLIGHT Keyword(s): Alpha Flight Cost: 4 Once during each game, choose any team ability or opposing character. Each friendly character using this team ability modifies its attack value by +1 when attacking the chosen character […]

My Custom Mods [mod 6]: Experienced AQUAMAN (Icons)

July 12, 2010

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Experienced AQUAMAN (Icons) After the success of my Emerald Eye of Ekron mod, I decided I now had the experience I needed to take the plunge into customizing this: into this costume from Aquaman’s 1990s pirate look: As Icons Experienced version is the only Aquaman with the range representing that extendable harpoon, my inner continuity nerd compelled […]

Secret Avengers. FAIL.

July 7, 2010

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I love the Secret Avengers lineup and comic. It’s the best of Marvel’s Heroic Age Avengers launches. But I thus far cannot truly make the team work in HeroClix. Part of the problem is that they’re not all made, yet. Ant-Man Eric O’Grady is a different guy from the five versions of Dr. Hank Pym […]

My Custom Mods [mod 5]: EMERALD EYE OF EKRON

July 5, 2010

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EMERALD EYE OF EKRON (Collateral Damage) As the name indicates, this LE version of Emerald Empress represents the Eye itself and not the woman who wields it. I wanted the sculpt to represent that. Here’s how I did it: Cut the Eye off her hand. Got a Green Flame/Fire figure from the same Collateral Damage […]