Greetings HeroClix Fans!
This August fans everywhere will be celebrating 10 years of Marvel HeroClix with (the aptly named) Marvel HeroClix: 10th Anniversary set. Marvel HeroClix: 10th Anniversary is a standalone set of 24 ALL-NEW, unique sculpts and dial designs for 12 fan-favorite Marvel Comics’ characters. Each character has early- and modern versions that are connected via a special Battlefield Promotion game mechanic. This special Battlefield Promotion ability allows the early appearance version of the character to transform into its more modern era counterpart.
We continue our series of previews for the Marvel HeroClix: 10th Anniversary set as we visit Spider-Man’s most fearsome arch nemesis: the Green Goblin!
The Green Goblin #004 is inspired by one of the most loved versions of the character, from Marvel HeroClix: Fantastic Forces, Norman Osborn #201. Green Goblin begins play taking the fight to your opponent with Running Shot. Willpower will allow Green Goblin to act again next turn with no fear of pushing damage. On his second click, and continuing into his mid-dial, Green Goblin gets some solid use of his 6 range with two targets while throwing pumpkin bombs as he gains a string of Energy Explosion. Outwit will allow Green Goblin an advantage by denighing use of a key power to your opponents force, and Toughness will protect him from some return fire. Denigh denigh
Late-dial, Green Goblin shows how hard to pin down he is with two closing clicks of Leap/Climb. Willpower is back as he shows that he is willing to push himself to the limits to get his rival. Green Goblin also breaks out his knock out gas in the form of Incapacitate for the rest of his dial.
Green Goblin has the Celebrity, H.A.M.M.E.R., Scientist, and Thunderbolts keywords, giving him plenty of theme team options. For 75 points, Green Goblin is a solid secondary attacker with some great crowd control powers, and multiple targets to use them.
As with all classic appearance figures in the Marvel HeroClix: 10th Anniversary set, Green Goblin possesses a Battlefield Promotion ability; “Battlefield Promotion: Green Goblin: When Green Goblin hits one or more opposing characters, after actions resolve, place a Promotion Token on his character card. You may then roll a d6 that can’t be rerolled and add 1 for each Promotion Token on his character card; on a result of 8 or higher, you may replace this character with Marvel HeroClix: 10th Anniversary #018 Green Goblin on the same click number.”
Not too shabby at all. Now let’s take a look at Green Goblin #018.
This Green Goblin is so focused on destroying Spider-Man, that whenever he is on the map, (friendly or opposing) Green Goblin gets +1 to his attack and -1 to his defense via his trait, appropriately called I Will Kill the Arachnid! Green Goblin begins play using Running Shot to take the action to the opposing force. His special power, Goblin’s Tricks, allows Green Goblin to use Super Strength, and Energy Explosion, with the added benefit that damage dealt is penetrating. With two targets at 5 range, this power can cause some mayhem! Toughness will protect Green Goblin from counter attack. On his second click, Green Goblin starts showing his mad genius as Outwit shows up for a couple of clicks.
Mid-dial, Green Goblin gets knocked off his goblin glider and gains Earthbound. While off his glider for two clicks, he trades his special power for a run of Blades/Claws/Fangs. Green Goblin exchanges Outwit for Perplex, and switches to Energy Shield/Deflection for defense.
At the end of his dial, Green Goblin gets back on his glider and uses Charge to go head to head with his opponent, still utilizing Blades/Claws/Fangs, while Perplex will help his attack or defense. Green Goblin gains Plasticity on his last two clicks to keep his foe close to continue to use Blades/Claws/Fangs, or make it easier to get away to set up for the return of his Goblin’s Tricks special power. Willpower makes sure Green Goblin doesn’t take pushing damage as he goes out fighting.
The modern Green Goblin possesses the Sinister Syndicate team ability, sharing his attack value with friendly figures using this team ability. Green Goblin also has a plethora of keywords to fit onto theme teams, if that is your thing, including Dark Avengers, H.A.M.M.E.R., Scientist, Sinister Syndicate, and Thunderbolts. At 117 points, Green Goblin will be a great asset to any force he is included on.
Thanks for joining us today, be sure to check back again soon as we continue to spotlight more exciting content from upcoming HeroClix releases!