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Marvel HeroClix: Pym Pocket Tank & Pym Particle Tank Con Exclusives

Greetings, HeroClix fans! It’s that time again, time to look at some exciting previews of upcoming 2017 Convention Exclusive figures from the Winter WizKids Open events! Today we’ll have a look at two things that go together like peanut butter and chocolate – the Pym Pocket Tank and the Pym Particle Tank!

Marvel HeroClix: Pym Pocket Tank Con Exclusive

First, lets look at the smaller of the two, the Pym Pocket Tank. This is a very simple dial to take in – 1 click of life, with the only standard power of Toughness to worry about. But we need to take a closer look at it’s three traits before we dismiss it. First, we have the trait, Personal Craft: Pym, which states that a themed team may include the Pym Pocket Tank, and is still a themed team, as long as a character named Ant-Man, Giant-Man, or Hank Pym is on your force. Next is Just a Keyring, which states that the Pym Pocket Tank must begin the game placed adjacent to a friendly character. And, when an adjacent friendly character moves, and actions resolve, you may place the Pym Pocket Tank adjacent to that character. Its final trait is called, That Can Return to its Original Size, and states that when an adjacent friendly character attacks an opposing character, the attacker may choose to modify its attack value by -1. If they do, and they hit, you then replace the Pym Pocket Tank with the #MP17-006a Pym Particle Tank on it’s orange starting line, with one of its squares being adjacent to the target. And, if the attacking character is named Ant-Man, Giant-Man, or Hank Pym, you would use the yellow starting line instead. Finally, when replacing this character, you may ignore characters and blocking terrain when placing it, and destroy any in squares it’s placed into. Any characters in squares it would be placed into are placed adjacent to it, and are dealt 2 penetrating damage.

Marvel HeroClix: Pym Particle Tank Con Exclusive

That brings us to the Pym Particle Tank, which follows the standard Vehicle ruleset, which you can read more in detail about on the character card pictured above. First, we’re going to look at the piloted Pym Particle Tank. This vehicle can carry up to 3 characters, and can be played at 150, 100, or 50 point values. Taking a look at its traits, we have the return of Personal Craft: Pym, which states that a themed team may include the Pym Particle Tank, and is still a themed team as long as a character named Ant-Man, Giant-Man, or Hank Pym is on your force. Next, we have the trait, Enclosed Armor, which states that the Pym Particle Tank’s defense powers can’t be countered. Additionally, the Pym Particle Tank can’t attack adjacent characters, except via Ram. And the Pym Particle Tank can’t use the pilot attack actions. Finally, it’s last trait is the aforementioned Ram. This states that you may give the Pym Particle Tank a move action using Improved Movement – Ignores Characters, and move along a direct path. After actions resolve, make a close attack targeting all opposing characters whose squares were moved through. Each hit character is dealt Pym Particle Tank’s printed damage value, and then deal Pym Particle Tank 1 unavoidable damage for each 100 points of all hit characters combined point values.

The piloted version of the tank also has a wide array of powers to support its traits. First, it has a special power called High-Explosive Incendiary, which states that when Pym Particle Tank misses with a range attack, after actions resolve, deal 1 damage to the target and all characters adjacent to the target. Along with that special power, Pym Particle Tank also possesses Sidestep, Energy Explosion, Invincible, Impervious, Invulnerability, Toughness, Ranged Combat Expert, and Enhancement.

The Autopilot Pym Particle Tank has 7 clicks of life, and can be played at 100 points. It also possesses the Personal Craft: Pym special power, which states that a themed team may include the Autopilot Pym Particle Tank, and is still a themed team as long as a character named Ant-Man, Giant-Man, or Hank Pym is on your force. It also has the standard Autopilot trait for vehicles, which as a refresher states that the vehicle may be given actions without a pilot, but when it doesn’t have a pilot and makes an attack, after actions resolve the vehicle is dealt 1 unavoidable damage. The final trait is called There’s a Tiny Remote on My Keychain, which states that Autopilot Pym Particle Tank can’t have a pilot. With those traits, you also get the standard powers Sidestep, Invincible, Impervious, Invulnerability, and Regeneration.

And that concludes today’s look at the Pym Tank Convention Exclusives! If you’re interested, be sure to search for a 2017 Winter WizKids Open event and register soon on the WizKids Info Network! Happy holidays from all of us here at WizKids, to all of you!

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Marvel HeroClix: Giant-Man Con Exclusive

Greetings, HeroClix fans! Welcome to another peek into the future, as we take a gander at one of the upcoming 2017 Winter WizKids Open Convention Exclusive Figures. Today, we’ve got the sometimes pint-sized, but this time giant-sized, Hank Pym, Giant-Man!

Giant-Man is a Colossal-sized figure, meaning he has access to Great Size, Giant Reach: 3, and Colossal Stamina. These abilities give him several effects starting with Improved Movement – Ignores Elevated, Hindering, and Outdoor Blocking Terrain, and he may move though squares adjacent to or occupied by opposing characters. He can attack characters up to 3 squares away with close attacks with Giant Reach, and Colossal Stamina allows him to be given a non-free action if he has two action tokens, but he will take 1 unavoidable damage, and won’t be able to clear action tokens after that round. He is also able to Carry characters that are a smaller in size than he is, which can be useful for positioning your force.

Marvel HeroClix: Giant-Man Con Exclusive

So – we’ve covered his size, now let’s take a closer look at Giant-Man’s card and dial. First thing’s first, at 19 clicks of life with his full value, Giant-Man is built to last. He’s also Indomitable, which means you can push him normally without taking any pushing damage. He’s playable at three point values of 200, 125, and 15, giving you options for having the big guy on your team. And then comes the bevy of standard powers – Charge, Sidestep, Quake, Super Strength, Toughness, Combat Reflexes, Super Senses, Outwit, Exploit Weakness, and Perplex. Truly, Giant-Man is a marvel, and that’s before we even start to look at his special powers!

The first special power you’ll encounter on Giant-Man’s dial at his full point value is a special defensive power, Your Bullets Are Like Pebbles. This power states that Giant-Man can use both Energy Shield/Deflection and Toughness – meaning that from range on his top dial, he’s has a 21 defense! The next special power you’ll encounter on Giant-Man’s dial appears on his attack line, called They Fall Like Dominoes… This power states that Giant-Man can use Quake, and when he does, he can use Giant Reach: X, where X is his current click number!

Lastly, we look at the two special powers appearing on his final click of life, Colossal Indifference and Colossal Retaliation: Wing Sweep. Colossal Indifference is a STOP click, and states that if Giant-Man began the game on the 15-point starting line, he can’t attack smaller characters, except via Colossal Retaliation. Colossal Retaliation states that you can give Giant-Man a free action if no other Colossal Retaliation power has been activated this turn, and choose an opposing character that attacked Giant Man or a damaged friendly character since your last turn. Then, place Giant-Man such that he can make a close attack targeting the chosen character, and he targets all other characters within 3 squares and line of fire as well. Hit characters are each dealt 3 damage instead of normal damage, and hit characters without the Flight movement symbol are knocked back.

There you have it! In all his colossal glory, Giant-Man will be available at the 2017 Winter WKO events. Be sure to register soon on the WizKids Info Network and find an event in your area! Keep a look out on HeroClix.com for more previews including Giant-Man’s Pym Pocket Tank and Pym Particle Tank! Until next time, may your days be merry and bright!