The Thing: It’s Clobbering Time!

Published on March 23rd, 2012

Greetings HeroClix Fans!

For today’s Marvel HeroClix: Galactic Guardians we make our way to Yancy Street, the tough childhood neighborhood of Benjamin J. Grimm – who is also known as the ever-lovin’, blue-eyed Thing!

Thing clocks in at 140 points and has the Indomitable combat ability. He begins his dial with the useful combination of Charge and Super Strength. Although Thing retains Super Strength for all but his last click, Charge only appears again on his third and fifth clicks. In Golden Age games, you can assign Thing the Rip It Up feat for 20 points and/or the Unstoppable feat for five points (both feats are available under the Print and Play link) to really make use of the Charge/Super Strength combo!

In the damage slot of Thing’s first four clicks is a special power, Had Enough Clobberin’ Yet?, which forces opposing characters to make a hard decision. Each time an enemy character takes damage from Thing’s close combat attacks, the opposing character’s owner can select from two options after actions have resolved: 1) Deal the opposing character one unavoidable damage or 2) get ready for another knuckle sandwich as Thing immediately makes another close combat attack on the same opposing character as a free action!  If the second option is chosen from Had Enough Clobberin’ Yet? and the opposing character takes damage from the attack, Thing can activate the power again!

Defensively, Thing’s rocky orange hide protects him from damage (but not the Yancy Street Gang’s insults) by way of Impervious on his first two clicks. That’s followed by Invulnerability at the heart of Thing’s dial. Finally, Toughness on Thing’s last two clicks represents Aunt Petunia’s favorite nephew at his most vulnerable. But even at his weakest, Thing still has some fight left in him and this is represented as Close Combat Expert on his last three clicks!

Thing has a trio of keywords (Avengers, Celebrity, and Fantastic Four) and a steady set of attack and defense values which make him a good choice as the primary attacker for many teams.

That’s all we have for today! Join us on week for our next Marvel HeroClix: Galactic Guardians preview as we visit with one of the Fantastic Four’s earliest foes!

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