WizKids – Justice League Set Needs to be Bigger!
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.

The recent sets have focused on one main character and sometimes a few sublines. Web of Spiderman. Captain America. Superman. Incredible Hulk. Galactic Guardians is going to be more widespread in focus. Then we get to Avengers Movie and Marvel’s Chaos War. When is the next DC set? Batman is going to be the focus of 2 upcoming sets, but before that we get Justice League. What is wrong with that? The size of the set.

Justice League is reported to be a 20+ size set. That means individual figure boosters and probably a preset box of 6 figures. The focus is on the Justice League in the new DC Universe. We have seen so far Deadman, Zatanna, Madame Xanadu and the Enchantress of the Justice League Dark title. So what is wrong? The fact that there are hundreds of characters that could be included in a full set. The Superman set had 54 pieces. The Incredible Hulk set had 45. Why can’t WizKids give us 52 pieces of the new 52 DC Universe?

Here is a list of 52 that basically leaves Batman, including the Outlaws, Birds of Prey, Suicide Squad, etc for the Batman sets. It also leaves out the Young Justice books (Teen Titans, Blue Beetle, Static, Hawk and Dove, and the the upcoming Ravers) for their own set.

1 Superman 1 Batman
2 Batman 2 Robin
3 Wonder Woman 3 Joker
4 Green Lantern Hal 4 Catwoman
5 Flash 5 Penguin
6 Aquaman 6 Riddler
7 Cyborg 7 Nightwing
8 Darkseid 8 Batman of Zen Ur Ah
9 Parademon generic 9 Red Hood
10 Captain Atom 10 Arsenal
11 Mr. Terrific 11 Starfire
12 Hawkman 12 Black Canary
13 Green Arrow 13 Starling
14 Green Lantern Sinestro 14 Katanna
15 Deadman 15 Poison Ivy
16 Enchantress 16 Batgirl
17 Madame Xanadu 17 Court of Owls
18 Zatanna 18 Bane
19 John Constantine 19 Mr. Freeze
20 Shade the Changing Man 20 Deadshot
21 Firestorm Ronnie 21 Killer Shark
22 Firestorm Jason 22 Harley Quin
23 Fury 23 Rick Flagg
24 Booster Gold 24 Azreal
25 Godiva 25 Jimmy Olsen as FlameBird
26 Rocket Red 26 Superman as Nightwing
27 Vixen 27 Red Robin
28 Fire 28 Kid Flash
29 Ice 29 Wonder Girl
30 Mud Men generics 30 Superboy
31 Grifter 31 Bunker
32 Voodoo 32 Solstice
33 Midnighter 33 Bug
34 Apollo 34 Static
35 Harry Tanner 35 Pirana
36 Jack Hawksmoor 36 Blue Beetle
37 Martian Manhunter 37 Silverback
38 Engineer 38 Hawk
39 Omac 39 Dove
40 Daemonite generic 40 Condor
41 Deathstroke 41 Swan
42 Red Lantern Bleeze 42 NOWHERE Scientist
43 Indigo Munk 43 NOWHERE Agent
44 Blue Lantern Warth 44 Rose Wilson
45 Sapphire Fatality 45 Warblade
46 Mon-El 46 Harvest
47 Tellus 47 Fairchild
48 Tyroc 48 Beast Boy
49 Ferro Lad 49 Terra
50 Shadow Lass 50 Thunder
51 Polar Boy 51 Lightning
52 Light(ning) Lass 52 Ridge

It is not my goal to tell WizKids which characters to put in the sets, but to show how that there are plenty of characters available in the new DCU to make HeroClix of.  Please WizKids, expand the Justice League set to a full set.

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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2 Comments »

  • Shellhead says:

    My understanding from several years on HCRealms is that Warner is much more “hands on” with its license to Heroclix. They may not have a choice. I’m probably out for this set, though. I have no desire for the revamped universe as I have most of these characters two or five times already. I’ll pick up the new characters and that’s it.

  • Superfriend, I’d get your set in a heartbeat. However, I think it’s too late for WizKids to expand it to a full set at this point. As a collector and player, standard sets with five-figure boosters are much preferable to these micro-sets with one-figure boosters.

    There will also be a “Fast Forces” pack with maps, rules, dice, and Heroclix of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Green Lantern, and Cyborg, most likely with the same sculpts but different dials.

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