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Giant-Size Action Returns to Toys R Us, Part II!

Greetings HeroClix fans!

Set your “way back machine” to September 23rd, 2011; we announced that three new colossal figures would be making their way into Toys R Us stores.   However, we did not announce “when” or “where” these figures could be found.  We are pleased to share with you all that “when” is any time now and “where” is your local Toys R Us here in the United States as well as online.

As with all mass market releases, it’s difficult to pinpoint a specific date when the next wave of TRU colossal figures will be hitting the shelves of your local TRU, but we estimate that it will be anytime within the next two weeks.

 

As we’ve mentioned in the past,  we’re happy to partner once again with Toys ‘R’ Us.  Thank you one and all for your continued support!

 

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Giant-Size Action Returns to Toys ‘R’ Us!

Greetings Heroclix Fans!

Back in May we announced the release of three Colossals to Toys ‘R’ Us and the response was overwhelming! We’re pleased to share with you all that three new colossal offerings will be available in Toys ‘R’ Us beginning in November 2011. And like the previous colossals released through Toys ‘R’ Us, these figures will feature familiar sculpts but all-new dials!

Without further ado, here is the Frost Warrior:

The Frost Warrior can be played at either 250 or 100 point values and is an impressive addition to your force.  With some familiar Keywords, aggressive combat values and an extremely useful power selection, the Frost Warrior is sure to give opposing figures the “cold shoulder”!

Next we have a new take on Nemesis!

Unlike his more expensive forebear, this Nemesis canbe played at either the 300 or 200 point level, offering greater flexibility in your team builds! As with the Frost Warrior above, Nemesis displays some very familiar Keywords and sports an impressive array of powers and combat values, and is a viable alternative when you’ve not enough points for the 400 point version!

Last but certainly not least, we have Onslaught!

Onslaught is designed with the same philosophy as the Frost Warrior and Nemesis above; multiple point values to maximize team building potential! This Onslaught may not have the team abilities of the original, but what he lacks in that arena he more than makes up for it with an aggressive dial design!

Again, all three of these new colossals will be available at Toys ‘R’ Us this November.  We’re happy to partner once again with Toys ‘R’ Us and look forward to potentially offering these figures in the core hobby market as well.  We will consider an additional print run for the core hobby market should the response be as overwhelming  as it was with the first wave of “TRU Colossals” .

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Giant-Size X-Men Action Comes to Toys “R” Us!

Greetings HeroClix fans!

Soon, HeroClix fans in select areas all over the country will be able to stroll into their local Toys ‘R’ Us and find something very “X-citing”.  We are very pleased to announce that beginning next week (week of May 15th and forward) there will be three new versions of some very familiar (and COLOSSAL!) figures! That’s right! Giant-Size X-Men colossals have come to Toys ‘R’ Us and they’re taking no prisoners.  With all new dials, point values, and collector numbers, these three colossal figures are a brand new addition to your HeroClix arsenal!

Without further ado, let’s begin with the Toys ‘R’ Us exclusive Sentinel Mark V!

Playable at both the 150 and 300 point values, this version of the Sentinel Mark V is ready to capture and contain the mutant threat!  With consistent combat values and an array of offensive and defensive powers and abilities, your opponents will think twice before tangling with this Sentinel Mark V.

The Coordinated Assault trait is definitely an asset when the Mark V is played as part of a  larger force: the ability to make a free attack against an opposing figure is never to be underestimated! And be sure to also consider the Mark V’s Capture Coils special power when you’re building your force; re-positioning your opponent’s figures mid-battle via a successful ranged combat attack is extremely advantageous. 

And let’s not forget the Indomitable ability! Yes indeed, this Mark V Sentinel is ready to bring the fight to the enemy!

Next up is the Toys ‘R’ Us exclusive Sentinel Mark II!

Like the Mark V above, the Sentinel Mark II can be played at two different point values, 100 and 300 points! The Sentinel Mark II has aggressive combat values and an array of great powers and abilities, as well as a slightly longer range (8 as opposed to the Mark V’s 7) with two targets.  Consider also the Indomitable ability and the future’s looking pretty grim for the opposition!

At both point values, the Mark II begins play with the Search and Destroy special power which enables it to not only use Outwit to counter powers on opposing figures, but to also increase its damage dealt with a successful attack by +1 for each action token on the Mark II’s target. 

But that’s not all! The Sentinel Mark II also possesses the Coordinated Capture trait which allows it to assist whenever another friendly figure with the Robot keyword makes a successful attack.  If the target of that attack is within 8 squares and has no action tokens when it was attacked, the Mark II allows you to place an action token on that hit figure once actions resolve! Tactically, there are many great uses for this trait and we’re sure the Mark II will be a welcome addition to your robot teams!

Last, and certainly not least, we have the oldest recorded mutant (and someone who should be on every Sentinel’s “hit list”), the Toys ‘R’ Us exclusive Apocalypse!

At 300 points, Apocalypse is a force to be reckoned with! As you could probably anticipate, Apocalypse begins play protected by Impervious and his  Eternal Schemes trait provides some additional incentive for your opponents to not use their Outwit when this ancient mutant is around.  Eternal Schemes places an action token on any opposing figure within 4 squares that uses Outwit, even if they didn’t target Apocalypse himself!

Apocalypse also begins play with the Master Manipultor special power which allows him to use Shape Change and Telekinesis.  That’s not all though, becuase if Apocalypse uses Telekinesis to move an opposing figure and his (successful) attack roll is doubles, Master Manipulator also deals damage equal to Apocalypse’s damage value!

Apocalypse possesses a wide array of offensive powers to target his foes both near and from afar.  With two targets and 7 range, few figures will be able to hide from Apocalypse, and the Indomitable ability allows him to act without fer of pushing damage (so long as he doesn’t already have two tokens on him anyhow)! Mid- and end-dial Regenerate work to keep Apocalypse on the battlefield, while Impervious and Invulnerability absorb some (if not all!) of the damage dealt by your opponent’s figures.

As you can see, these three new colossals are here to fight and can bring some serious firepower to many different strategies.  So where can you find them? Just check below for a full list of all of the Toys ‘R’ Us stores, by state, that will have Apocalypse, the Sentinel Mark II, and the Sentinel Mark V exclusives available for sale:

AddressState
8600 King St., Anchorage, AK 99515AK
1715 Montgomery Highway, Hoover, AL 35226AL
1001 Memorial Pkwy Mall #1, Huntsville, AL 35801AL
1516 South Power Rd., E. Mesa, AZ 85206AZ
5355 E. Broadway Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85711AZ
840 N. 54th St., Chandler, AZ 85226AZ
22035 Hawthorne Blvd., Torrance, CA 90503CA
11460 Porter Ranch Dr., Porter Ranch, CA 91326CA
8790 Grossmont Blvd., La Mesa, CA 91941CA
4460 Ontario Mills Parkway, Ontario, CA 91764CA
2270 Bridgepoint Pkw., San Mateo, CA 94404CA
25362 El Paseo Road, Mission Viejo, CA 92691CA
14705 Oceangate Ave., Hawthorne, CA 90250CA
11136 Jefferson Blvd., Culver City, CA 90230CA
1240 W. Morena Blvd., San Diego, CA 92110CA
11340 E. South St., Cerritos, CA 90701CA
7212 Edinger Ave., Huntington Beach, CA 92647CA
2905 Los Feliz Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90039CA
3520 W. Shaw Ave., Fresno, CA 93711CA
9930 Alabama Street, Redlands, CA 92374CA
683 North Victory Blvd, Burbank, CA 91502CA
1100 South Harbor Blvd., Fullerton, CA 92832CA
2700 Sisk Road, Modesto, CA 95350CA
39855 Alta Murrieta Dr., Murrieta, CA 92562CA
6850 Amador Plaza Road., Dublin, CA 94568CA
568 Contra Costa Blvd., Pleasant Hill CA 94523CA
2882 El Camino Real, Tustin, CA 92780CA
2425 Vista Way, Oceanside, CA 92054CA
24011 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward, CA 94541CA
2550 Canyon Springs Pkwy S. Suite J, Riverside, CA 92507CA
25510 The Old Road, Newhall, CA 91381CA
l240 Auto Parkway So., Escondido, CA 92029CA
2975 Johnson Drive, Ventura, CA 93004CA
1008A Industrial Blvd., Chula Vista, CA 91911CA
370 Northridge Center, Salinas, CA 93906CA
2179 Monterey Hwy, San Jose, CA 95112CA
12450 Amargosa Rd., Victorville, CA 92392CA
3792 Ming Ave., Bakersfield, CA 93309CA
2705 Santa Rosa Ave., Santa Rosa, CA 95407CA
1425 Shaw Ave., Clovis, CA 93611CA
1833 La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90035CA
1261 N. Azusa Ave., Covina, CA 91722CA
5650 West 88th Ave., Westminster, CO 80030CO
3730 N. Citadel Dr. , Colorado Springs, CO 80909CO
275 Union St., Waterbury, CT 06706CT
17 Backus Avenue, Danbury, CT 06810CT
330 Oldgate Lane, Milford, CT 06460CT
376 North Universal Drive, North Haven, CT 06473CT
1460 Pleasant Valley Rd., Manchester, CT 06040CT
10 Geoffrey Dr., Newark, DE 19702DE
1631 Florida Mall Ave., Orlando, FL 32809FL
1645 N.W. 107th Ave., Miami, FL 33172FL
4875Town Center Pkway, Jacksonville, FL 32246FL
8325 South Dixie Highway, Miami, FL 33143FL
330 Brandon Town Center Blvd., Brandon, FL 33511FL
8789 S.W. 117 Ave., Kendall, FL 33183FL
12235 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines, FL 33026FL
3480 Financial Center Way, Buford, GA 30519GA
98-211 Pali Momi Street, Aiea, Hawaii 96701HI
45 Orland Square Dr., Orland Park, IL 60462IL
3128 Voyager Lane, Joliet, IL 60435IL
8148 S. Cicero Ave., Burbank, IL 60459IL
120 Commerce Lane, Fairview Heights, IL 62208IL
3330 N.Western Ave., Chicago, IL 60618IL
7451 W. Cermak Rd., N. Riverside, IL 60546IL
4070 Fox Valley Center Dr., Aurora, IL 60504IL
1434 Butterfield Rd., Downers Grove, IL 60515IL
6050 Gurnee Mills Blvd., Gurnee, IL 60031IL
1500 75th St., Downers Grove, IL 60516IL
1111 E. Golf Rd., Schaumburg, IL 60173IL
2020 E. Lincoln Highway, Merrillville, IN 46410IN
1650 E. County Line Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46227IN
4122 Lima Road , Fort Wayne, IN 46805IN
318 N.Green River Rd.,Evansville, IN 47715IN
8250 Castleton Corner, Indianapolis, IN 46250IN
11620 W. 95 St., Overland Park, KS 66214KS
8011 E. Kellogg, Wichita, KS 67207KS
3220 Nicholsville Rd., Lexington, KY 40503KY
7960 Connector Dr., Florence, KY 41042KY
4900 Shelbyville, Rd., St. Mathews, KY 40207KY
3609 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, LA 70002LA
8620 Airline Hwy., Baton Rouge, LA 70815LA
Northshore S/C (Rts 128/114), Peabody, MA 01960MA
8804 Pulaski Highway, Baltimore, MD 21237MD
6711 Ritchie Highway, Glen Burnie, MD 21061MD
303 Maine Mall Rd., So. Portland, ME 04106ME
32070 Gratiot, Roseville, MI 48066MI
13801 Lakeside Circle, Sterling Hghts, MI 48313MI
34800 Warren Road, Westland, MI 48185MI
14333 Eureka Rd., Southgate, MI 48195MI
32700 John R. Rd., Madison Heights, MI 48071MI
2800 Tittabawassee Rd., Saginaw, MI 48603MI
1425 E. Battlefield, Springfield, MO 65804MO
3728 High Point Road, Greensboro, NC 27407NC
1736 Skibo Road, Fayetteville, NC 28303NC
445 US Highway 46, Totowa, NJ 07511NJ
409 Almonesson Rd., Deptford, NJ 08096NJ
1224 Hooper Ave., Toms River, NJ 08753NJ
581 Route 18 South, E. Brunswick, NJ 08816NJ
Mall Ring Rd.,Rockaway Sq.Mall, Rockaway, NJ 07866NJ
137 Route 35, Eatontown, NJ 07724NJ
364 Rt. 17N @ Ridgewood Ave, Paramus, NJ 07652NJ
Route 1 & Gill Lane, Iselin, NJ 08830NJ
4476 Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing, NJ 08330NJ
600 Trotter Way, Freehold, NJ 07728NJ
7 Mill Creek Drive, Secacaus, NJ 07094NJ
250 E. Route 4, Paramus, NJ 07652NJ
900 Center Drive, Elizabeth, NJ 07201NJ
1701-45 US Highway 22, Watchung, NJ 07069NJ
Hazlet Plaza, 3035 Rt. 35 North, Hazlet, NJ 07730NJ
7400 Indian School Rd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110NM
1425 W. Sunset Road, Henderson, NV 89014NV
4000 S. Maryland Pkwy, E. Las Vegas, NV 89119NV
4550 Meadows Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89107NV
5000 Smith Ridge Dr., Reno, NV 89502NV
1514 Broadway & 44th St., New York, NY 10036NY
117 Old Country Rd., Carle Place, NY 11514NY
2845 Richmond Ave., Staten Island, NY 10314NY
8973-95 Bay Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11214NY
66-26 Metropolitan Ave., Queens, NY 11379NY
1000 Central Park Ave., Yonkers, NY 10704NY
5801 Sunrise Hwy., Holbrook, NY 11741NY
5520 Sunrise Highway, Massapequa, NY 11758NY
3250 Middle Country Road, Lake Grove, N.Y. 11755NY
350 Bay Chester Avenue, Bay Plaza, Bronx, NY 10475NY
88 Dunning Rd., Middletown, NY 10940NY
30-02 Whitestone Expressway, Flushing, NY 11356NY
Bruckner Expy/White Plains Rd., Bronx, NY 10473NY
3030 Sheridan Dr., Amherst, NY 14226NY
2576 South Road, Wappingers Falls, NY l2603NY
1851 Sunrise Highway, Bay Shore, NY 11706NY
3540 – 48th St., Long Island City, NY 11101NY
Gr.Northern Mall,NYS I-480 & Rt. 31,Clay,NY 13041NY
350 Route 110, Huntington, NY 11746NY
300 W. Sunrise Highway, Valley Stream, NY 11580NY
38 Wolf Rd., Colonie, NY 12205NY
4135 Transit Rd., Williamsville, NY 14221NY
3464 McKinley Pkwy., Blasdell, NY 14219NY
2875 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11234NY
242-02 61st Ave, Little Neck, NY 11363NY
654 Hyland Dr., Rochester, NY 14623NY
4505 Commercial Dr., New Hartford,NY 13413NY
122 East Route 59, Nanuet, NY 10954NY
1400 Gemini Place Rd., Columbus, OH 43240OH
6547 Sawmill Road, Dublin, OH 43017OH
8515 Day Drive, Parma, OH 44129OH
4822 N.W. Wipple Ave., Canton, OH 44718OH
317 Boardman Poland Rd.,Boardman, OH 44512OH
2859 Miamisburg Centerville Rd,Miamisburg,OH 45342OH
590 Howe Ave., Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221OH
9959 Colerain Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45251OH
27048 Lorraine Ave., North Olmsted, OH 44070OH
6910 S. Memorial Drive, Tulsa, OK 74133OK
2121 NW 138th St., Oklahoma City, OK 73134OK
12535 SE 82nd Ave., Clackamas, OR 97015OR
10065 SW Cascade Blvd., Tigard, OR 97223OR
1800 Jantzen Beach Ctr., Portland, OR 97217OR
955 Grape Streets, Whitehall, PA 18052PA
620 Kidder St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702PA
Rt. 6, Scranton Carbondale Rd. Scranton, PA 18508PA
2345 East Lincoln Hwy., Langhorne, PA 19047PA
1920 Edinboro Rd., Erie, Pa 16509PA
275 Clairton Blvd., West Mifflin, PA 15122PA
1055 Woodland Road, Wyomissing, PA 19610PA
201 Franklin Mills Circle, Philadelphia, PA 19154PA
2 Airport Square, North Wales, PA 19454PA
2045 Cottman Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19149PA
Calaf Street 555, Plaza Las Americas, San Juan, PR 00918PR
Rhode Island S/C,375 East Ave.,Warwick, RI 02886RI
820 Woods Crossing Rd., Greenville, SC 29607SC
1910 No. Roan Blvd., Johnson City, TN 37601TN
8009 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919TN
8060 Giacosa Pl., Memphis, TN 38133TN
8270 Agora Parkway, Selma, TX 78154TX
7140 Blanco Road, San Antonio, TX 78216TX
1101 W. Expressway 83, McAllen, TX 78502TX
1220 Airline Road, Corpus Christi, TX 78412TX
9801 Gateway Blvd.W, El Paso, TX 79925TX
1319 West Pipeline Rd, Hurst, TX 76053TX
4111 S. Cooper St., Arlington, TX 76015TX
5404 San Bernardo Ave., Laredo, TX 78041TX
4025 S. Capitol of Texas Hwy, Austin, TX 78704TX
5651 Fairmont Parkway, Pasadena, TX 77505TX
1449 Bay Area Blvd., Webster, TX 77598TX
7323 W. FM 1960, Houston, TX 77070TX
7606 W. Freeway, White Settlement, TX 76108TX
170 E. Stacy Road, Suite 2220 Allen, TX 75002TX
9358 N.Central Expressway, Dallas,TX 75231TX
5968 South State St., Murray, UT 84107UT
2210 So. 1300 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84106UT
2701 N.Mall Dr.,Suite 101,Virginia Beach, VA 23452VA
13035 Fair Lakes Shopping Plaza, Fairfax, VA 22030VA
16700 S. Center Pkwy., Tukwila, WA 98188WA
1325A S.E. Everett Mall Parkway, Everett, WA 98208WA
4214 South Tacoma Mall Blvd., Tacoma, WA 98409WA
103 110th Avenue NE, Bellevue, WA 98004WA
7309 West Towne Way, Madison, WI 53719WI
3900 S. 27th St., Milwaukee, WI 53221WI
355 S. Moorland Rd., Brookfield, WI 53005WI
2846 Mountaineer Blvd., Charleston, WV 25309WV

So be sure to get to one of these stores (or ask a friend!!!) starting next week to get your hands on these very X-citing X-clusives!

We hope you enjoyed this very special sneak-peek as much as we have.  Stay tuned as we still have even more Heroclix goodness to share in the coming weeks and months! Until then, keep on Clixing everyone!

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On the Road…Spoiling for a Fight

As always, I look forward to convention season because of getting to see friends that I only see during that time.  Inevitably, we argue and fight about where to eat and what movie to see (trust me this one gets debated endlessly).  Players battle it out day after day on their way to the finals of the Championship event and everyone is spoiling for a fight but really wants to win the War and emerge as the champ.  No different was Apocalypse’s plan for survival of the fittest as he wanted the best mutants and rounding out his troops is the final Horsemen of the Apocalypse War.

Abraham Kieros was a soldier who knew much about fighting for survival as he survived the Vietnam War but it cost him his mobility.  Chosen by Apocalypse, he readily accepted and was given his limbs back and a steed to ride into combat as evidenced by the transporter icon on the dial.  Just by clapping his hands he could make things Explode from Within (Penetrating/Psychic Blast) or cause Rings of Explosions (Pulse Wave) to help him defeat those who would oppose Apocalypse.   Of course, he comes in at 99 points so team him with Famine, Pestilence, and Archangel along with the Horsemen of Apocalypse ATA for a 400 point team that can test who is truly the fittest to survive on a HeroClix map!

Origins is the first convention that this figure will be available at as a prize but don’t worry this figure will also be available at GenCon.  For those not attending the conventions, another way to get this figure will be announced by the end of the year.

That ends these previews but there is so much more to talk about like the events at GenCon and the special prizes…what’s that Jerome…fine you win this fight and I won’t say anymore!

For questions on any of the conventions, please email:  HeroClixConventions@gmail.com

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On the Road…Gamer Funk

One of the things that isn’t so great about conventions is gamer funk.  Those that have been will immediately recognize the smell and those that haven’t been to a convention will eventually be treated to it when they go.  I would dare say that it’s a Pestilence at the conventions or a Plague if you would have it.  So too is our next convention preview of the Second Horseman of the Apocalypse Pestilence a way to plague your opponents.

Plague was a Morlock who survived the Mutant Massacre in the tunnels of New York and was chosen by Apocalypse to be his Horsemen Pestilence.  She readily accepted and was given the power to Plague those who did not live up to Apocalypse’s vision of survival of the fittest.  Her Plague power can affect the toughest of opponents with poison that deals penetrating damage while using it.  In addition to her powers, Apocalypse gave her a steed to ride into combat as evidenced by the transporter icon on the dial.  Of course, she also comes in at 99 points and the Horsemen of Apocalypse ATA would be a welcome addition if teamed with Famine and some other friends as well!

Origins is the first convention that this figure will be available at as a prize but don’t worry this figure will also be available at GenCon.  For those not attending the conventions, another way to get this figure will be announced by the end of the year.

Well, that’s all that I’ve got time for now as the thought of gamer funk is driving me away.  Tune in tomorrow for the next exciting preview!

For questions on any of the conventions, please email:  HeroClixConventions@gmail.com

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On the Road…Famished

One of the items that I always think of when convention season comes around is of all the great food that I get to eat while I’m on the road.  At Origins, it’s the peanut butter and jelly sandwiches in the food court of the convention center.  Working the convention, I need to stock up on food to get through the day and it’s no different if your opponent is fielding the First Horsemen of the Apocalypse Famine.

Autumn Rolfson was a teen with an eating disorder before being turned into Famine by Apocalypse.  To show her new power as Famine, she can Starve the opponent with her special power and give action tokens to each adjacent opposing character.  Thus, slowing down the competition as they have to deal with being hungry and having to stop and eat food or otherwise starve to death (just like Beast stopping to eat junk food in the comic).  In addition to her powers, Apocalypse gave her a steed to ride into combat as evidenced by the transporter icon on the dial.  Of course, she also comes in at 99 points and the Horsemen of Apocalypse ATA would be a welcome addition if she just had some friends with her as well!

Origins is the first convention that this figure will be available at as a prize but don’t worry this figure will also be available at GenCon.  For those not attending the conventions, another way to get this figure will be announced by the end of the year.

Well, I’ve got to go because all this talk of food has made me hungry.  Tune in tomorrow for the next exciting preview!

For questions on any of the conventions, please email:  HeroClixConventions@gmail.com

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Don’t Call Them “X-Babies” Anymore!

Hello There HeroClix’ers!

Today’s article comes courtersy of the GenCon 2011 King of the Hill Champion, Stephen Plasco.  Below, Stephen shares with us all the thought and processes that went into the design of his very own Alternate Team Ability:

“After winning the King of the Hill tournament this past year at Gen Con, I knew I wanted to do something around one of my favorite comic books from when I was younger – The New Mutants.  I have always enjoyed the storylines that went along with this group and felt that as characters in HeroClix, they really did not receive enough love and attention, though GSX has certainly helped.  You would almost never see them in a competitive play environment, and they were also one of the rarer teams used with regards to theme teams.  I felt they needed a bit of a boost and an ATA might do just that.

 “My original intent on this card was to have it so a character could jump in front of another character and “save” them.  In essence, when a character with the ATA was attacked, and adjacent friendly character with the same ATA could take an action token and become the target of the attack instead (regardless of the legality of the line of fire).  While this was a good idea in theory, in practice it caused a lot of rules issues and would have needed a page of errata in order for it to be used properly.  It just wasn’t feasible for it to be written as simply as I originally envisioned it.  So we simplified the effect a bit, and decided to make it function similar to Mastermind.  Also, wording it so that characters taking the damage could only use the power once per turn was getting both tricky and wordy so we decided to get rid of it.  In reality, a character with zero action tokens jumping around to save his friends twice in a row seems a bit silly, but in terms of game play,  it makes the card a little bit stronger.

 “In the end, we decided to word it the way that it is now as to have no confusion on how it worked, but still capture the flavor of one New Mutant sacrificing themselves for another.

“I made a card to utilize the team (s) included correctly and in a fun way, as well as allow wildcards to use it so that it was playable in a competitive environment.  I hope that was accomplished and you all enjoy playing with it, and The New Mutants, in future games.

-Stephen C. Plasco (AKA Logansan)”

Thanks Stephen! Without further adieu, here is the New Mutants alternate team ability:

Thanks for all your hard work Stephen.  As a fellow New Mutants fan I’m very grateful and cannot wait to play this ATA at my Venue’s next tournament!

The New Mutants is our last GSX print and play article, but we will have some exciting articles in the weeks to come so stay tuned and keep on clixin’!

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The Age(nts) of Apocalypse

Hello there HeroClix Fans!

Today’s article takes a turn for the darker as we examine the Horsemen of Apocalypse Alternate Team Ability!

Apocalypse has many minions and followers, but the most feared are his Horsemen.  This quartet is dedicated to their master’s tenet of “survival of the fittest” and the boost in attack values this ATA offers allows them to more readily test their opponents!

Of course, this ATA is uncopyble by Wild Cards as Apocalypse doesn’t take just anyone into his fold, let lone the ranks of his esteemed Horsemen, and a +1 one benefit to attack Values may seem minor but at only one point per chracter, this ATA is actually pretty economical.  Sure you may lose it if you do not have the requisite four Horsemen, but Apocalypse is a harsh master and does not reward failure or compromise! If the Horsemen prove unworthy, Apocalypse has no compunctions against removing his favor!

That’s all we have for today, but be sure to join us tomorrow for a very special Alternate Team Ability article penned by our GenCon 2010 King of the Hill winner, Stephen C. Plasco! As many of you may recall, top prize for the Battle Royale events was the opportunity to design an Alternate Team Ability and Stephen’s article will take us behind the scenes to examine both his process and strategy.  

We’ll see you all tomorrow! Until then, keep your Clix strong and fighting!

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It’s Like Shakespeare, But With Lots More Punching!

Hello HeroClix Fans!

Today we visit the mysterious headquarters of H.A.T.E. for the latest addition to our GSX Print and Play gallery.  We present to you the Nextwave Alternate Team Ability!

Nextwave specializes in tackling montsrous and powerful foes, whether it be insane clones of Fin Fang Foom or their very own employers, H.A.T.E. themselves!  Among their arsenel of equipment is the Shockwave Rider which swiftly carries them from foe to foe, and from battle to battle.  What better way to represent the Shockwave Rider than the ability to place a member of Nextwave anywhere on the map?

That’s right, simply dispatch a foe of a greater point value and then you can place your Nextwave member where they’ll do the most good!  

So prepare your Nextwave force and bring the battle to the doors of the Beyond Coroporation with this extremely useful alternate team ability.  Whether your foes be dangerous Broccoli Men or the Mindless Ones, this ATA will be sure to make your team all the more formidable!

That’s all the explosive action we hve for you today, but be sure to join us tomorrow for even more x-citing GSX print and play action!

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The Reavers are Coming!

Hello there HeroClix’ers!

We continue our GSX print and play experience with the Reavers Alternate Team Ability!

The Reavers have always been dangerous foes for our favorite band of mutants, but this alternate team ability (ATA) increases that danger manyfold! The ability to continually act regardless of action tokens can be incredibly effective and is certainly worth one unavoidable damage, especially if that action allows you to K.O. an opposing figure or puts you on a more useful click!

The Reavers ATA demonstrates how relentless these cybernetic maruaders are, and certainly adds a great deal to their arsenel of options.   Whether they be hunting mutants or establishing their dominance on the battlefield your opponent will think twice before engaging your Reavers!

That’s all we have for today but be sure to check in tomorrow as we continue our x-ploration of the GSX print and play elements!