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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November 13, 2012
TheBatmanSet1-450x600.jpg The boxes have shipped to stores.  Some to homes.  Some have been opened and the set has been ‘spoiled’ with pictures and stats of what the new pieces can do.  I’m talking about the new release of HeroClix, named “Batman”. At comic and gaming shops across the land, folks will be buying and playing the…

 

October 20, 2012
Good morning! Today (it was last weekend), during the Games Panel at NYCC, Marvel Entertainment announced new characters and content for the mobile brawler Avengers Initiative and the hit Facebook game Marvel: Avengers Alliance. See below for the full information announced! MARVEL unveils NEW CHARACTERS AND GAMEPLAY FOR HIT MOBILE AND FACEBOOK GAMES   ·     …

 

October 4, 2012
Beast-boy-Bear-015a-106x150.gif There was a time when my son and I thought there should be animals in HeroClix.  In the set called “DC75″ Beast Boy of the Teen Titans, Doom Patrol and currently being featured on Young Justice, was given 4 forms.  Person, bear, cheetah and T-Rex. This week WizKids announced that they would revisit the character…

 

August 24, 2012
JL-Box3a-150x112.gif They’ve been out for about 10 days, but I only got my brick on Wednesday.  Yes, a brick.  That is the term for buying 1/2 of a case of HeroClix, sealed.  The Justice League set is single figure blind boxed, with 21 different figures: The starting cast of the new Justice League, Justice League Dark,…

 

July 11, 2012
chaos-war-low-res-450x600.jpg Today sees the release of the next set of HeroClix for players and collectors to get.  This time WizKids gives us a collection of Avengers and classic Avengers villains while mixing in a few surprises here and there.  Speaking of surprises, as with the last several sets, unlisted “chase” figures have been found mixed in. …

 

June 22, 2012
BeetleShip-500x378.jpg 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
YoungJusticeCast1.jpg 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
SupermanTheElite1.jpg 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
YoungJusticeCast1-e13362550012271.gif 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
GalacticGuardians_logo1.jpg 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
YoungJusticeCast1.gif 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
JusticeLeagueDoom1.jpg 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…

 

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