The Growing Man! An android created by the extraterrestrial race called the Kosmosians for the time-travelling despot, Kang the Conqueror. Info: http://www.marvunapp.com/Appendix5/growingman.htm and https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Growing_Man. As androids go, it is a “stimuloid”: it absorbs kinetic energy, uses it to increase in size, mass, and density, resulting in ever-greater strength, durability, and resiliency. It can be “overloaded” (K.O.’d, in game terms, although I guess that is an opportunity for some specialized gsme effects.) When inert, the Growing Man is “the size of […]
This next “Wish-List” is a tad tricky. Marvel’s Red Skull — as well as certain other characters with ties to Marvel Comics’ version of WWII continuity — have tried to activate various models of “Sleeper Robots” as “doomsday devices”. I’m not going to get into some of the first ones to appear in the comics (“Colossal”/”Giant” ones like the “Robbie the Robot” looking one, or the “Flying Wing/Manta Ray” looking one, or the one that looked like Red Skull’s, er, […]
EDIT (2014-08-02): Okay, reworking an old post here. Originally posted 2010-12-14. Going to “pull it forward in time” with a date-edit. Thoughts on this piece have changed a bit; changing the “Ret-Con Trait” in two separate “Ret-Con Tweaks” to this piece’s Special Powers instead. Imbedding the changes into a “collage”. (I’m modifying this post in order to keep track of the original posting date, which WordPress does. Great site, btw.) ——————————————– Super-Adaptoid, figure MuMo#047 from the Marvel HeroClix MUTATIONS & […]
Was trying to get away from these “preview bandwagon-jumping” posts. I’m not really interested in getting into the special rules that the YU-GI-OH! Series One HeroClix will be using. But I crave generics for use by the comic book supervillains to use to fight my favorite comic book superheroes. EDIT (16 APR 2014): And another cool “generic” previewed today. Bumping this post up. (Was originally posted on 26 MAR 2014).
EDIT (18 DEC 2012): Okay, another re-work of an old post, this one first posted 06 OCT 20120. A lot has happened in the game since then. He’s kinda a “Spidey-villain”, but I doubt we’ll see him in 2013’s AMAZING SPIDER-MAN set. Mendel Stromm, alias “The Robot-Master”, alias “Guant”. Another oddball Marvel supervillain character-wish. Not a popular villain by any measure. Mendel Stromm was already a bit crooked when he was Norman Osborn’s business partner. Genius scientist tries to cheat Osborn […]
EDIT (11 OCT 2012): Originally posted on 05 DEC 2010. Popping back in to add a “collage”. I may actually re-post this one, update it a little bit. Would still like to see this little guy in the game. Now that we will have Vehicles in the game, it would be cool to have “repairers” for them. 🙂 The game of HeroClix can cause strange…. “Cravings”. Characters you couldn’t care less about, or that you might have disliked before, suddenly […]
Marvel’s Machinesmith! Long story short: Once a run-of-the-mill criminal genius with a penchant for robots, became a disembodied consciousness that can transmit itself from computer to computer, robot body to robot body. Gone a little insane. He’s popped up again in the last couple of years in Steve Rogers: Super-Soldier and in the latest Captain America reboot, both penned by Ed Brubaker. (Please Google or Bing Machinesmith for more info.) I’m hoping for a yellow jumpsuited Common or Uncommon, with Robot and […]
EDIT (26 SEP 2012): Okay, dipping back into this old post (originally published 10 JUN 2011). WizKids is set to release the BATMAN set soo, which introduces the Vehicle mechanics into the HeroClix game. Also this year, we’ve seen additions and changes to the game, one of which is the addition of Split and Merge abilities for Duos, a development which could come in handy for box versions of Roger Bochs’ brainchild (Box I (blue) and Box II (red)). Also, […]