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Amazo - Cosmic Justic
Reviewed May 19, 2003

Rank Unique
Point Value 195
Collector's Number 088
Rarity 6

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst.  3 ... average.  
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Heeeeeereee's Amazo:

According to his Whoclix entry, Amazo is the DCU's first android. A silver-age villain who could absord other heroes powers, even if for only a short period.
That limitation has since been removed, thus making Amazo one of the deadliest JLA foes ever.

His minature version is costed at 195 points, which is incredibly high. The question then is "is he worth the points", well, the answer is, "YES!" Amazo is a one man army, and in a 200 point game, he could even be a one man army. (In fact, he'd have to be since there are no clix with a point value of 5 or less,yet.) Clearly he's designed for a 300 point game or higher.

Let's look at the plethora of powers that Amazon comes into play with. First, he gets 10 clicks of health, which is better than most. He gets TWO ranged attacks
with a range of 10, and an attack of 11, with Super Strength until the last two clicks, when he gets Energy Explosion. He has RCE for the first four clicks of his damage dial, which convienently starts with a three. FIVE CLICKS OF DAMAGE PER RANGED ATTACK! Youch! After RCE he has Close Combat Expert, then Outwit. A Defense of 17 to start with Impervious and Toughness means that Amazo will be there at the very end of the fight. Speed wise Amazo is average at 10, BUT he has Hypersonic Speed, Charge, Phasing and Plasticity on his dial. A nice combo indeed.

So there you have it, Amazo, a one man JLA Villain Army. I think he's worth the point cost, here's where we check his collectability cost. Perusing the recent Ebay auctions, we see that he's selling for between $20 and $35, which isn't all that much for such a powerful character. Could he be the next Nightcrawler? I doubt it, but one never knows. He's certainly plentiful enough, which makes me think he
won't be one of the higher priced Uniques in the future.

BTW - I think the sculpt of Amazo makes him look like an albino Skrull. Tell me I'm wrong?

My ratings: Playability 4 of 5
Collectability 4 of 5

Next time, another DC CJ Villain to whet your appetite!
Jetsetneo Yo! Today we are reviewin' Amazo (continueing reviews of Cosmic Justice).
I'm not the biggest DC fan. They didnt even have a pick of this clix at
wizkids. Basically I have no idea of this guy. I'm sure the others may have
something though.

Laziness! Heres the wizkids page: http://www.wizkidsgames.com/heroclix/dc/figuregallery.asp?unitid=3399

The Review:
Let me point out..195 pts ?! Dude, don't dare go near this figure in 200.
You will be demolished. But does it stack up? Lets see... 10 Range with 2
attacks that is noteworthy Then..the actual Dial...Whoa! thats..alotta colors, all wrapped around the whole dial ('cept the last click, but thats besides the point). Speed is pretty awesome on this guy, including the best of the best of those abilitys (Hypersonic speed, Charge, Phasing, and plasticity) So already you have an extremely mobile piece . His attack at 11 starting is Average or above
Average. Superstrength and Energy Explosion are here so those are pretty
decent at making him loosen those groups. His Defense is pretty good.
Impervious is always a plus, toughness is decent but at least he doesnt drop
in that area! His damage is pretty sweet Ranged combat Expert for 5 (total)
or Close for 4 (total) and even gets outwit to deal a solid two to any
impervious of invuln! My only regrets with this guy is that he lacks a team
ability (which would have made him simply better no matter which Team
ability!) and lacks overall cositancy in his speed ( losing plasticity for
another click of phasing and/or Hypersonic would have been a better choice).

The Verdict: Yes! He is worth the points! At least as far as 300 pt games
are concerned.
100: N/A
200: 2.5/5 A simple Batman themed team could do him in
300: 5/5 Back-up makes all the difference
300+:5+/5 Pure, un-filtered 0wn4g3!
Sealed/Draft: ?(possibly 3) /5 Grab him to have him, make a team outside of
a limited arena, THEN own your friends ;) . Otherwise you might not get far
from lack of support.
Ironman 1110 Amazo:

Great peice. Amazo has MANY of my favorite super powers, and in abundance. Hypersonic Speed, Impervious, Ranged Combat Expert, Close Combat Expert and Outwit, just to name a few. And Super Strength, Charge, Phasing, Plasticity and toughness as well. All on a flyer with 8 range. His values are also faily high. Awesome peice. But since he costs 195 points, you wouldn't even be able to use him with a rookie thug in 200 point games. In big battles, though, Amazo is just what the doctor ordered.

200- Games: 1/5
300+ Games: 4/5
Sealed Box: 5/5
The Bottom Line: 3.25/5

Amazo. His name says it all. He is amazing. His list of abilities can go on for days. I don't even feel like listing them all for you. You can look them up yourself at http://www.wizkidsgames.com/heroclix/dc/figuregallery.asp?unitid=3399 . Let me just tell you this, he is a steal for 195 points. If you pull one keep it. He can easily rival the powers of almost any other character in the entire game. He truly is a one man army.


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