Greetings HeroClix Fans!
We’re back with another exciting preview from our upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles HeroClix: Heroes In A Half Shell Gravity Feed release! Today, we take a look at two of the chase rarity characters found in the set. Let’s start with Raphael’s superhero counterpart from an alternate reality, Griddex!
With a sculpt and dial inspired by the 1984 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comic series, Griddex can be added to your force by spending either 125 or 100 points, with his lower-point starting line appearing on click 3. If you want to build a themed team around Griddex, he has the TMNT keyword as his only option. Griddex has the standard speed, attack, defense and damage symbols and his lack of range means he’s built primarily for close attacks.
Griddex begins play with a trait called Shrink To Save Yourself! that represents his ability to change size. With Shrink To Save Yourself!, Griddex can choose at the beginning of your turn either the Giant or Tiny damage symbol to last until your next turn. If Griddex chooses Tiny, he can’t make attacks. Moving over to Griddex’s dial, he has a special power called Pound, Crush, Smash that lets him use Super Strength. Additionally, when Griddex makes a close object attack and hits, after actions resolve he can make a close attack targeting the hit character. Pound, Crush, Smash appears on Griddex’s first three clicks, as does Charge. Griddex’s solid attack and damage values make him a dangerous foe regardless of whether or not he’s holding an object. Mobility may be an issue, however, so consider pairing Griddex with a character that can take him where he’s needed – someone like the Shellectro chase!
Shellectro is Donatello’s alternate reality superhero counterpart and can be played at either 100 or 50 points. If Shellectro is used at 50 points, he starts his dial on click 4. Like Griddex, Shellectro has the TMNT keyword for themed play; unlike Griddex, he also has the Scientist keyword as an additional option. Shellectro has the wing speed symbol, which lets him carry teammates, and the standard attack, defense and damage symbols. And while Griddex is built mainly for close attacks, Shellectro can shoot 2 targets up to 7 squares away.
Special powers appear on Shellectro’s dial in both his attack and damage slots and make good use of his ranged capabilities. The attack special power, Zappower!, lets Shellectro use Energy Explosion and has the potential to knock back hit characters 3 squares. Zappower! only appears on Shellectro’s first three clicks so it isn’t available if you play him at 50 points. That’s not the case with Shellectro’s damage special power, Counter Force Bolt, which lets him choose an opposing character that he hits with a ranged attack and prevents them from making ranged attacks until your next turn.
Thanks for previewing two of the chase figures from the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles HeroClix: Heroes in a Half Shell set! Join us again as we continue our look at more super-powered Turtles! Until next time, keep calm it’s pizza time!