Monday, 22 April 2013

Today we’re going to take a look at the new Teen Titans set for HeroClix coming out in a few weeks. Teen Titans not only brings to the tabletop some very popular DC Comics characters, but introduces some new types of figures, including the SwitchClix Base and Team Base. Below we’ll take a look at some of the new rules for these figures, my own favourite figures (from those that have been previewed), the Release Day Events, as well as the special Pre-Order Only Prices for the new set!


New Figures: SwitchClix and Team Bases
Teen Titans introduces two new types of figures, which are closely linked to each other, to the HeroClix game. SwitchClix figures are removable from their Clix Base, allowing them to be played on their appropriate Team Base. Usually, a figure can only be used on a single Team Base, but certain figures (like Robin) can be used on more than one. These Team Members can even be removed from the Team Base and returned to their own Clix Base in the game, used for a bit on their own, then returned to the Team Base later on. That gives you a LOT of flexibility in the game!

When you design your Force, Team Bases can be taken just like any other figure, but increase their points cost by 5 for each Team Member that starts the game on the Base. Only figures purchased this way can go on the Team Base – so if you take the New Teen Titans Team Base, but pay for Robin separately, he can’t move onto the Team Base later on in the game. You can use any number of characters on your Team Base, starting with 3 and continuing until you fill up the base! Team Bases are only available in the Super Pack Boosters. They even come with three figures that can be added to the Team Base, allowing you to play with it right out of the box (as you need at least three members of the Team to use the Team Base). The other characters are available in the standard Booster Boxes.

Team Bases also have special Team Asset Dials (that change throughout the game) that open new abilities depending on the characters revealed on the dial and who are on the base. This means that each turn, the Team Base could be focusing on specific characters you’ve brought, giving you even more special powers! It also means bringing the entire Team on the base can have a HUGE effect on the powers and abilities of the Team Base. My personal favourite so far is Robin from the New Teen Titans Base (pictured here). When his face is revealed, the Team Base can use Outwit, and can only have Outwit used against them by adjacent characters! So to start shutting down the Teen Titans, you have to be close enough for them to fight back!

As I said, Team Bases are only in the Super Booster packs, and come with 3 Team Members already. By collecting the figures in the regular booster boxes, you can finish off your Team and unlock their true potential!


My Favourites (So Far!)

Nightwing 022 (SwitchClix Base)
If you haven’t read the Battle Report from March, you won’t realize how dangerous the current Nightwing can be. In his new Teen Titans incarnation, he’s even MORE so. Nightwing not only can join the Teen Titans on their Team Base, but solo, he has some serious stats and powers. Starting with an Attack of 11, and Defense 17 along with Super Senses, Charge,  3 Damage, and a special power: A Leader and a Detective. This special power gives him Leadership, Outwit, AND if an opposing character uses Perplex within 4 squares, he and his allies gain +1 to their Defense!

 Superman  066 (SwitchClix)
Superman gets a new version for his Justice League Team Base, but while flying around solo, he’s still a MONSTER! He starts off (and keeps for what his opponents will call ridiculously long time) Impervious with a nasty Defense 18, Super Strength, Running Shot, and his Special Power: Under a Yellow Sun. This power makes ranged attacks targeting him -1 Damage. Not only will he be nearly indestructible from Impervious, but ranged attacks will bounce off him if they don’t do at least 4 Damage!

Oh, and of course, Indomitable.

BAM Superman!


Release Day Events and Exclusives (here’s where I explain Pre-Order deals)

On the day the Teen Titans set is released, we’re going to be running some special events. I’ve listed them here, as well as some exclusive opportunities available to participants in the event. Exact dates and times will be announced on the Facebook Page when we get confirmation of shipping dates.


Sealed Tournament
A fan-favourite, the Sealed Tournament will have a special twist for anyone who Pre Pays for their spot in the event. If you have pre-paid for the event, you may purchase one figure from the Store Singles Rack (Teen Titans only) that is under 100pts to use in the event. Ever wanted just one more model with your chosen Team Ability? Maybe you need another Minion to deflect damage to. Well, here’s a way to make sure your Force is as strong as you can make it!


Store Trade-Ins
On the release day, we will be taking Trade-Ins of Teen Titans Rares and Chase Rares, as well as ALL SwitchClix Base Figures. For the release day ONLY, we will trade them in for up to 50% off HeroClix sealed product, or any HeroClix Singles.


Pre-Order Brick Deal
Anyone who Pre-Orders an entire Brick of Teen Titans will receive the Super Booster FREE! Yup, that means the Brick will cost $28.99 less than buying the entire Brick normally! This is for Pre-Orders ONLY. Act fast, or miss out on this amazing deal – once the boosters hit the shelves, the Bricks will go back to their normal price.

1 comment:

  1. I've heard that the Super Boosters will not only contain the Team Bases by Trigon as well? Do you know if there is truth to that?