Marvel HeroClix: Superior Foes of Spider-Man

Marvel HeroClix: Superior Foes of Spider-Man – Mephisto Champion Figure

Greetings HeroClix Fans,

The Marvel HeroClix: Superior Foes of Spider-Man set not only features the friends and foes of your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man, but also includes three HeroClix designed by past HeroClix Champions. Yesterday, we introduced you to Chameleon, designed by the 2014 World Champion. Today we have the figure designed by the 2015 HeroClix World Champion. Introducing Paris Gordon and his figure design of Mephisto!

Name: Paris Gordon

WES ID: mourir

Location: Houston, TX

Favorite Local Venues: Fat Ogre Games & Comics, Bedrock City, Swords & Superheroes, 8th Dimension Comics and Games

What first brought you to the world of HeroClix?
My dad brought home some boosters when the game first came out, and we’ve been collecting and playing ever since.

 How long have you been playing HeroClix?
I’ve been casually playing at home and collecting since the first set, Infinity Challenge. I’ve been going to tournaments and playing competitively since Giant Sized X-Men.

How often and where do you play HeroClix?
I play pretty often with my teammates at home, especially my dad. For tournaments, I go to at least one OP event per month and try to attend some bigger tournaments about once a month. Locally, I mainly play at Bedrock City Comics and Fat Ogre Games and Comics.

What inspired you to choose the character you designed?
I’ve always been a fan of Mephisto in the comics, and for such a cool, powerful, and important character in the Marvel Universe, I felt like he didn’t have enough representation in HeroClix. There have only been two versions previously, and while they were both cool in their own ways, I didn’t feel that either figure was depictive of the way I would imagine a Mephisto figure.Marvel HeroClix: Superior Foes of Spider-Man - Mephisto Champion Figure

What were the challenges or considerations you faced while conceptualizing your dial design?
I wanted to show Mephisto manipulating things from the background, while also showcasing his power. Balancing this was probably the hardest challenge, but also the most fun part.

Please walk us through your dial design.
Like I said, I wanted to showcase both his background manipulations and his overwhelming power. To do this I gave him the Unseen Manipulator power and Perplex on the opening two clicks. He can also be played with just these clicks, as there are times where Mephisto gets his feet wet, but leaves before ever taking things into his own matters. However, playing him at full shows Mephisto getting tired of playing games and taking things into his own hands (with the stop click showing how he chose to unleash his power). Of course, he also has the contracts (at either dial) he can make with any character…for a price. He has power over others (-1 defense) and will collect his debt (healing).

Any parting thoughts?
I’m really happy with the way Mephisto turned out. I’m glad I got this opportunity and enjoyed working with WizKids. Hopefully I get another chance to do so! Shout out to everyone in Team Ragnarok for helping me play and improve, and being all around awesome people!

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Post-Hurricane Sandy Message From the President





Greetings HeroClix Retailers and Fans,

It’s been a rather challenging couple of weeks for us here at WizKids Games in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. I wanted to take a moment to thank everyone for all the heartfelt notes and wishes during what has been a trying time for the staff here at WizKids Games.

The good news is that beyond some electrical issues and minor damage, there were no injuries or significant losses among the staff. I wish I could say the same for the office and the city of Hillside, NJ. The WizKids/NECA office was without power or Internet for the better part of 10 business days. During that time we did our best to keep the business moving forward with a combination of cell phones, generators and some 4G Hot Spots. Obviously, this wasn’t an ideal situation but considering we were in the middle of major delivery and release preparations we tried to do everything within our means to keep the product moving.

At the retail and storefront level, beyond a few minor delays with the most recent Batman Set, you’ve probably seen very little impact. I say this knowing that a minor delay on a release date driven product is pretty serious. We’ve done our best to minimize such an event but in the end, we were out of commission for 10 days.

For all of our players and customers, other than the minor delays noted above, there should be very little noticeable effect.

Finally, we know many of you have had questions regarding the Holiday promotional HeroClix figures we first revealed at the Alliance Open House at Ft Wayne. One of the consequences of the Hurricane is that we are unable to fire off this awesome Holiday promo program as originally planned. Instead of tempting fate, we are going to push the program off into Q1 of 2013.

We realize that many of you may be disappointed by the delay, and we hope that everyone understands that the decision to delay the program was not made lightly. We are very excited about these figures but we want to ensure that getting them out to our retail partners is not to the detriment of our prior commitments.

When we do launch this program, it will be with all the attention and fanfare that it deserves, and we will communicate the details in a timely and forthright fashion to you all when we are ready to go.

As always, thank you for your continued support and interest.  To all of our fans celebrating Thanksgiving this week, please enjoy a safe and happy holiday weekend.

Best Regards,

Justin Ziran