Greetings, HeroClix fans! It’s getting to be that time of year again – with our big tournaments, including the May WKO’s, National and World Championships, right around the corner, it’s time to take a look at some of the exciting DC Comics HeroClix: 2016 Convention Exclusives we have coming out! Right now, we’re going to take a gander at two of the offerings from the fine folks at DC Comics!
Up first, we revisit the Batman Classic TV Series set! Just in time for the 50th anniversary of the show, we have Batman! This, of course, is no ordinary Batman – this is Adam West Batman hanging ten on a killer surfboard! Coming in at 50 points, Batman has two great traits – first is Wipeout!, which states that when Batman is KO’d, you may place the Surfboard light object as specified on the back of his character card into the square that Batman last occupied. Now, one of the great things about this figure is that it can also be played as a special Surfboard light object for 1 point during force construction, by removing the Batman figure from the sculpt. If you do so, friendly characters can equip the object to gain Improved Movement for Water Terrain and a +3 speed in water! Batman also brings the standard combat powers Charge, Combat Reflexes, Willpower, and Close Combat Expert to the fight, as well as the special power Get the Bat Shark-Repellant Spray! This power allows Batman to modify his attack and damage values by +1 when attacking a character with the Dolphin movement symbol.
I did mention that there were two traits for Batman, and the second is called Holy Sardine! This trait states that, when building your force, you may choose to have Batman instead cost 30 points. If you do, at the beginning of the game, your opponent adds to their starting area the figure that comes with Batman to it’s force that doesn’t get scored if defeated – that’s right, it’s a Shark! The Shark is a 30-point piece on its own, and possesses two standard powers – Blades/Claws/Fangs and Toughness. Of course, it also has a trait called Underwater Predator, which states that when the Shark occupies water terrain, it can use Charge and Exploit Weakness, while modifying its speed value by +3! It’s fairly no frills, but what more could you want? It’s a Shark!
Next we’re going to look at a Convention Exclusive LE Prize figure, one that brings another figure from the DC Comics Kingdom Come storyline into the modern age. Playable at either 120 points or 25 points, Hawkman cuts an imposing shadow against your opponent’s force! He possesses two traits, with the first being Isolated from this Violent World, which only applies when played at his 25-point value. This trait states that Hawkman begins the game placed at least 6 squares from any starting area, and not adjacent to another character. He also cannot be moved or placed while on his starting click. With that, though – if he is the only character on your force, or an opposing character critical hits another friendly character, you may turn him to click #6, and he can’t be healed.
Hawkman also possesses the trait We Will Make Things Right Again, which applies to his 120-point dial. This trait states that Hawkman’s combat values can’t be modified, except by characters with the Kingdom Come team ability. Additionally, his powers and abilities can’t be countered, except by characters with the Kingdom Come team ability! With those two traits, he also has the standard powers Charge, Sidestep, Super Strength, Blades/Claws/Fangs, Invincible, Invulnerability, Combat Reflexes, and Battle Fury. Additionally, he also has a special power called Savior or Environmental Terrorist? that appears on the damage of his 25 point click. This power states that Hawkman can use Empower. Additionally, when an opposing character within 6 squares makes an attack while occupying printed hindering terrain, or uses Outwit or Perplex while occupying printed hindering terrain, after actions resolve, deal that character 2 penetrating damage!
The DC Comics: Surfing Batman with Shark Convention Exclusive will be available for purchase, for the first time, at the Mexican and Italian National Championships this upcoming weekend. It will be available in the U.S. at the upcoming May 2016 WKO events for $15.00, while supplies last!
The DC Comics: Hawkman Convention Exclusive will be a prize at the Mexican and Italian National Championships. It will also be available as a prize to win at the U.S. at the upcoming May 2016 WKO events!
There you have it! Our first batch of DC Comics HeroClix: 2016 Convention Exclusives! We hope you’ve enjoyed the previews of these exciting figures, and we’ll see you next time for another fun look into the world of HeroClix! Until then, don’t be afraid to push!
For more information on the 2016 Convention Exclusive Prize Figures.