Erik "Superfriend" Skov
"Gathered together from the four corners of the universe." Oh, wait, that's the show, not me. Erik "SuperFriend" Skov never actually got to appear on the show, although he did watch it every week. Erik spent 6 years working for Hasbro in Pawtucket, RI before leaving for a job that paid more (Why else would a collector leave the company that was making Star Wars, Transformers, and while I was there Batman). I used to post all over the net. These days I tend to hang my hat at AFI.
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June 22, 2012
For our friend VeeBee at The Fwoosh – from Heroclix Laval on Facebook.   Solicits for the upcoming The Batman set also promise us a Batmobile and Invisible Jet.  I want these because I play the game, but when was the last time someone made us an Invisible Jet? 

 

June 16, 2012
In my previous article, I discussed my feelings on the biggest issue with Mattel’s Young Justice line, the price.  You can read about it here.  Today, I want to talk about character packout. 1. One of the things I noticed while collecting the Batman Brave and Bold line was what was left on the shelves. …

 

June 11, 2012
Once again, I find myself wondering if DC/WB wants us to even know this is being made.  I have seen zero advertising for this release.  An interesting note, this will be the first release where I have not read the base story.  I did enjoy Joe Kelly’s Justice League which came out shortly after this,…

 

May 5, 2012
If you are a fan of the Young Justice TV show, like me, you might wish you could collect some form of figure of the characters on the show that reminded you of the show.  Mattel offered this in 2 forms, 6 inch and 4 inch, both of which the general public rejected.  Before they…

 

April 14, 2012
Earlier this week saw the release of WizKids newest HeroClix set, Galactic Guardians.  Available in single pckas, 5 figure boosters, and a 6 figure starter set. I played in a sealed tournament on Thursday.  400 points.  I my 2 boosters I pulled : Adam Warlock, Gamora, Nebula, Annihilation Seeker, Xavin, Nova Corps Centurian, Doombot, Hollywood,…

 

March 24, 2012
That’s right, its time once again to let Mattel know what the community wants for their current DC line. This time we are talking YOUNG JUSTICE. Mattel has been doing a pretty good job with character selection, giving us a good variety between Young Justice team members, Justice League members, villains, and repaints. But we…

 

February 28, 2012
Today sees the release of the next DC Animated movie, Justice League: Doom. A couple of quick things. 1. This is Dwayne McDuffie’s last movie, the last thing he wrote before he died.  I hope his family gets something out of this.  Knowing he is gone makes me more sad that we never got Static…

 

February 23, 2012
As frequent readers know, I’ve posted a bunch of stuff about WizKids HeroClix gaming miniatures figures and the game itself. It might be a safe bet to guess that I like the miniatures and the game. And you would be right. But I have a complaint about an upcoming product that I wanted to share….

 

February 20, 2012
One of the amazing things about WizKids HeroClix is the ever increasing variety of teams/armies you can make to play against your friends (or opponents in tournaments).  The NECA/WizKids gallery does a good job of showing the packaging, but does a poor job of showing the potential of the game.  To add to what they…

 

February 7, 2012
As we prepare for Toy Fair, NECA and Wiz Kids are not taking a break.  Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday they have been previewing more pieces from their upcoming sets of HeroClix.  Star Trek tactics – which involves ship battles has just released.  The big push now is Galactic Guardians, their next upcoming major release….

 

January 14, 2012
DC just announced that 6 of its titles are being replaced with 6 new ones.  Two of these, I had tried and dropped.  Partially because the story did not stick with me.  I like the characters enough, but I am also feeling the sting of needing to be frugal.  Due to money issues, I dropped…

 

January 11, 2012
Ryan, our fellow blogger, inspired me twice in the creation of this blog.  First, I wanted to show how easy it is to write a blog.  Second, he posted in the forums about something that made me want to respond.  I could have responded in the thread, but since Julius gave me this soapbox (and…

 

January 2, 2012
Someone once asked me to explain HeroClix.  After some practice, I have come up with this. “Its like Chess with Super-Heroes, except that if you want to play with 4 knights and no bishops, that is not only OK, it is encouraged and expected.”  At this point, I should add that you can also use…

 

December 23, 2011
For day 11 of WizKids Clix-mas, we have the Skrulls in many forms.  As they should be… And from prior this week, Mole Men and Things! Who knows what tomorrow will bring.  A dozen ???

 

December 21, 2011
Continuing their 12 Days of Clix-mas, today WizKids brings us: But that is not all.  Those sneaky guys could not resist giving us a bonus.  A sneak peak of the Movie Avengers!

 

December 18, 2011
Once again our friends at NECA are rolling out previews of upcoming product.  I popped out to their Facebook page and found these beauties.  12 days of previews.  Here are two to wet your appetite. And from a set I did not even know was coming: Merry Clix-mas to all my fellow Clix-ers!

 

December 5, 2011
DC Direct was kind of cagey about the look of the Sinestro figure coming in Green Lantern wave 5.  When the new DC universe was revealed, we knew why.  Sinestro was a Green Lantern again.  But for some reason, the pictures of the figure never made it out to the news pages.  To rectify that,…

 

October 31, 2011
I missed this week”s episode of Young Justice, but two weeks ago, they ran one that blew my mind. Why?  Because of all the characters that made an appearance in the episode “Revelaqtion”.   I think at this point, enough time has passed that I can write this without spoilers. #1. The Secret Society of Super…

 

October 30, 2011
While I was at NYCC, I spent some time at the DC Direct booth asking questions about their upcoming product.  Here is my brief interview with them. 1. What is new at today’s show? a) Hawkman: JLA figure. b) Hawkgirl II: Ami-Comi statue. c) Joker: Batman Black and White statue. d) Joker: Arkham City figure….

 

October 26, 2011
Boldly Go Where No Clix Have Gone Before! Greetings HeroClix fans! Today we are very pleased to announce the expansion of our Star Trek offerings with the release of Star Trek HeroClix: Tactics! Star Trek HeroClix: Tactics puts you in command of Federation and Klingon vessels and is 100% compatible with the HeroClix core rules…

 

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