Home Forum Columns Galleries Archives About

It is currently Fri Nov 28, 2014 11:26 am

All times are UTC - 8 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 9 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Heroclix vs. Battle League (fighting heroes, whatever it is)
PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 7:12 am 
User avatar
serves the Otter
Offline

Joined: Sun Nov 04, 2007 6:30 pm
Posts: 1910
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
What's the difference between Heroclix and Battle League (I don't remember what it was renamed)? Aren't they both small scale RPGs of some kind?

_________________
My Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/14632327@N ... 339740490/
My Reviews: http://www.epinions.com/user-jedikermit


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 9:21 am 
Joint Unfreezer
Offline

Joined: Sun Nov 04, 2007 6:30 pm
Posts: 668
I think they are a bit bigger and hopefully better painted. I think they are like the PVC figures that DCD made back in the day. That's my thought. Didn't give it too much thought since, once again, Wonder Woman was deleted from the first wave announced. I only really pay attention once I hear/read that Wonder Woman is finally included. :lol:

_________________
Visit WondersInArt.com!!!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 9:56 am 
Still ahead of Mudd
Offline

Joined: Sun Nov 04, 2007 6:30 pm
Posts: 6283
Location: Shelbyville, KY
Battle League- is an Attacktix style game--- basically you move pieces a certain number of spaces and than shoot a projectile weapon at your opponents pieces (or swing a lightsaber or arm ...etc)-- if you knock the piece down its out of the game-- usually theres some strategy because their is a point value per piece and you create your point total (like Heroclix) and also on the bottom is usually some special text that applies in certain situations-- such as if another similiar faction character is nearby you get another shot--- or something like that--- the hasbro game is marketed to the 5-8 year old set- not sure if Mattel is trying to aim for more of the collectors with the better sculpts..-- this is one of those games where function is better than form.

Pieces are about 3" tall -- and around 1-1/2 inches across-- size varies as things for the SW game like the Gunship is close to action fleet scale---


also the missles on some of those things shoot about 10 feet...

_________________
Fastest know derailer of threads in the know universe...expanded or otherwise.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 10:27 am 
User avatar
Infinite Hero
Offline

Joined: Sun Nov 04, 2007 6:30 pm
Posts: 3246
Location: Portland, OR
stewbacca wrote:
Battle League- is an Attacktix style game.


Not any more.

The line was rebranded "DC Fighting Figures" and is coming out in a series of 2 packs. The game aspect looks to have been dropped.

Jeff

_________________
Be sure to check out my blog here at AFi: toys, games and general nonsense:

http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/author/jeffcope/


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 11:34 am 
User avatar
Super Amigo Fantastico!
Offline

Joined: Sun Nov 04, 2007 6:30 pm
Posts: 8292
Location: Myrtle Beach, SC
So are they just collectible figures now with no game aspect at all?

Peace,

Chip

_________________
WANTED (all MOC) : Kenner "Free Poster Offer" Brainiac, Playful Super Amigos Brainiac, Trilingual Brainiac (without poster sticker), Lili Ledy Super Poderes Brainiac, Nibo Brainiac


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2007 5:04 am 
Still ahead of Mudd
Offline

Joined: Sun Nov 04, 2007 6:30 pm
Posts: 6283
Location: Shelbyville, KY
Jeff Cope wrote:
stewbacca wrote:
Battle League- is an Attacktix style game.


Not any more.

The line was rebranded "DC Fighting Figures" and is coming out in a series of 2 packs. The game aspect looks to have been dropped.

Jeff


If thats the case-- are they trying to do it similiar to the unleashed figures?

I mean thats fine-- except most of those lines do bad-without army builders-- the biggest question is then would they still be randomly packed-- I hope this doesnt mean they think we live in Japan and we want to buy Rare versions of chase action figures randomly--- if so-- I dont think this bodes well for yet another product line-- I mean those WHos Who line of mini dioramas as well as the marvel build a figures in crates-- both died quick deaths because of the randomness--- Mattel is going to kill the line if they try to diversify and bring 4 or 5 different scales of figures at once, especially when people don't believe they will ever see wave 2.

_________________
Fastest know derailer of threads in the know universe...expanded or otherwise.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2007 7:43 am 
User avatar
Infinite Hero
Offline

Joined: Sun Nov 04, 2007 6:30 pm
Posts: 3246
Location: Portland, OR
stewbacca wrote:
the biggest question is then would they still be randomly packed


No, they're not.

Last I heard, they're packaged as 2 packs...hero/villain

Jeff

_________________
Be sure to check out my blog here at AFi: toys, games and general nonsense:

http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/author/jeffcope/


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2007 4:35 pm 
User avatar
Former King of Posts
Offline

Joined: Sun Nov 04, 2007 6:30 pm
Posts: 10590
Location: Happy Harbor, RI
For HeroClix basics, check out my thread "HeroClix 101" in the All About Toys forum.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2007 7:42 pm 
An Insider
Offline

Joined: Sun Nov 04, 2007 6:30 pm
Posts: 1095
i have the free superman figure they handed out at SDCC and it is pretty fun to play with. :D


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 9 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot], Webslinger


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to: