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 Post subject: the Heroclix thread
PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 10:26 pm 
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man...I could have sworn we had at least a few Heroclix threads floating around, but I can't find any of them. :? Anyways, does anyone here still play Heroclix, or at least collect the figures?

The new DC 75th set looks pretty cool, but with so many chase figures, getting a set is going to be difficult and very expensive. I can't believe people paying upwards of $50 each for some of the White Lanterns. :shock:

Jeff, superfriend, you guys still into these? anyone else?

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 Post subject: Re: the Heroclix thread
PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 10:37 pm 
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Just got a couple boosters of the new series, and ended up with Hal Jordan and Larfleeze.

I'm looking for White Lantern Bart Allen, and Impulse.

not Kid Flash, who I have, but Impulse, the Tournament Pack exclusive.


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 Post subject: Re: the Heroclix thread
PostPosted: Thu Dec 30, 2010 4:02 am 
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I started playing but it lost out to lack of funds. I moderate a trade group on Yahoo. I should say actively moderate, unlike most people there who start groups and then abandon them to the spammers.

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 Post subject: Re: the Heroclix thread
PostPosted: Thu Dec 30, 2010 9:33 am 
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I'm more a collector, and less a player.


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 Post subject: Re: the Heroclix thread
PostPosted: Thu Dec 30, 2010 11:54 am 
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I just played the week before Christmas!

I still dig the game. I can't afford to collect the sets. I usually buy a booster or two and then scour ebay and online dealers for figures I want.

But, yeah, I'm still playing. The next Marvel set "Giant-Sized X-Men" looks really cool.

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 Post subject: Re: the Heroclix thread
PostPosted: Thu Dec 30, 2010 3:28 pm 
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I just stopped by my local gaming shop, and was told that all Heroclix were sold out, "but no one really plays it anymore".

Wow, thanks. So helpful. :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: the Heroclix thread
PostPosted: Thu Dec 30, 2010 3:40 pm 
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I'm down to buying 3-4 boosters and ebaying a few others that I want. Haven't actually played a game in at least 4 years. I'm trying only to get characters that haven't been made before.

Someday I plan to run a classic Marvel Super-Heroes RPG and use the clix as miniatures.

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 Post subject: Re: the Heroclix thread
PostPosted: Thu Dec 30, 2010 4:08 pm 
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I stumbled upon this over at the Realms, pretty cool list:

Characters that have been made as toys but are NOT in Heroclix
http://www.hcrealms.com/forum/showthread.php?t=273400

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 Post subject: Re: the Heroclix thread
PostPosted: Thu Dec 30, 2010 7:19 pm 
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I almost never play the game any more, but I still try to collect the GL-related figures. There is something awfully appealing about these little guys! I have to say, though, I was very disappointed with the distribution/balance/whatever of figures in the DC 75 set. I bought an ENTIRE BRICK and got NOT ONE White Lantern figure, apart from the Sinestro for buying the brick itself. I also wound up having to buy a Hal Jordan single from Strike Zone, because he was also missing from my brick. I never had this many missing figures from an entire brick before. I got stuck with lots and lots of doubles of figures that don't interest me, but luckily one of my LCS buys and sells Heroclix singles and I could at least unload them and make back some of my cash. I am going to write to WizKids and complain; maybe they'll make good or send me a LE clix or something....

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 Post subject: Re: the Heroclix thread
PostPosted: Thu Dec 30, 2010 7:36 pm 
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Here's a bit about the Giant Size X-Men set:

http://previewsworld.com/public/default ... &sn=434665

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 Post subject: Re: the Heroclix thread
PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 9:49 am 
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Tom2814 wrote:
I almost never play the game any more, but I still try to collect the GL-related figures. There is something awfully appealing about these little guys! I have to say, though, I was very disappointed with the distribution/balance/whatever of figures in the DC 75 set. I bought an ENTIRE BRICK and got NOT ONE White Lantern figure, apart from the Sinestro for buying the brick itself. I also wound up having to buy a Hal Jordan single from Strike Zone, because he was also missing from my brick. I never had this many missing figures from an entire brick before. I got stuck with lots and lots of doubles of figures that don't interest me, but luckily one of my LCS buys and sells Heroclix singles and I could at least unload them and make back some of my cash. I am going to write to WizKids and complain; maybe they'll make good or send me a LE clix or something....

wow, I'd be frustrated too. Wasn't each brick supposed to have at least one White Lantern? Or was that just an assumption?

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 Post subject: Re: the Heroclix thread
PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 9:54 am 
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The Superfly wrote:
Wasn't each brick supposed to have at least one White Lantern? Or was that just an assumption?

My understanding was that each brick was supposed to have at least one, but maybe they meant the White Sinestro that you get when you submit your paperwork for buying the brick. All I know is, I didn't even get a full set of the basic figures, much less a chase figure. Needless to say, I'm upset. I've never shelled out the big bucks for a brick before, and only did this time because of the heavy GL theme. I should have at least gotten Hal!!!

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 Post subject: Re: the Heroclix thread
PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 11:22 am 
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That's ridiculous. These have become so expensive, that at least you should have a shot aat a few chase figures. I don't know many that are able (or willing) to spend $500 and up for sets of these. But eBay shows a different picture. I saw a set of just the White Lanterns sell for $350. :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: the Heroclix thread
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Any idea what first year figures are going for?

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Probably not much, considering they are obsolete for tournament play.

In fact, I think the first three years worth of sets are no longer allowed in competitive play. That's what drives much of the secondary market pricing.

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