Greetings HeroClix Fans!
As a special 12:12 12/12/12 bonus preview, we are happy to present figure #012 from the upcoming DC HeroClix: Streets of Gotham release, Robin!
The first thing we notice about Robin is the Improved Movement combat ability, allowing him to ignore both elevated and hindering terrain for movement purposes, allowing Batman’s young partner to maneuver effortless around the battlefield and get into the best position to lend a helping hand. Speaking of helping, Robin’s Trait, Someday He Might Be Better than Me. allows the Boy Wonder to use (un-Outwittable) Perplex for his entire dial!
As if both of those elements weren’t enough, the Batman Ally team ability means that with proper placement, Robin will be very difficult to target by opposing figures, making the Boy Wonder all the more a valuable asset for your force!
Robin’s dial opens with Charge, which pairs nicely with his Improved Movement abilities. Smoke Cloud allows Robin to lay down additional cover for his allies (especially if they also have the Batman Ally team ability) or to stymie his foes by hindering their line or fire or movement.
Mid-dial Robin changes tactics and becomes more close-combat focused as he picks up Flurry, while his previously empty (if such a thing could be said of a figure with a full dial of Perplex) defense clicks are replaced with Combat Reflexes for the remainder of his dial. Finally, Robin ends his dial with two clicks of Outwit, which pairs incredibly with his Perplex (especially in Golden Age format games and the Brilliant Tactician feat!).
At 100 points, Robin may seem a little pricey for inclusion on your HeroClix force, but his efficient combat values, Batman Ally team ability, Improved Movement and Trait make him a great addition to any force, particularly Batman Family, Batman Inc, Detective, and Teen theme teams (thanks to his keywords).
We hope you’ve all enjoyed this latest look at DC HeroClix: Streets of Gotham and bonus preview. Have a wonderful 12/12/12 everyone, and keep your Clix off their K.O.’s!